Starting with Intergraph’s ISOGEN® and SmartPlant Isometrics software as a framework, Tyco Thermal Controls has developed an in-house application initially for the automatic generation of the designs for their heat-tracing systems and the generation of heat-tracing isometrics with integrated bill of materials and power consumption design data. This application will integrate Tyco Thermal Control’s proprietary calculation software to optimize the design of the heat-tracing systems. This will enable them to analyze the complete piping network of a plant and identify the sub-systems with common heat-tracing requirements, and then efficiently design the heat-tracing system for each subsystem. Future applications will involve other engineering disciplines such as insulation isometrics and bill of materials as well as power distribution infrastructure design.
With SmartPlant plant design and engineering software embedded in its solutions, Tyco Thermal Controls is able to read files from all leading 3D modeling systems as well as be compatible with many of its customers who also use Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise solutions. In addition to broadening its market appeal, this interoperability will enable Tyco Thermal Controls to deliver its products and services regardless of the 3D modeling system used to design the plant, promoting more reliable designs and faster project delivery times.
“Our selection of Intergraph’s SmartPlant Enterprise is based on a couple of factors,” said Jaap Nieuwenhuizen, Tyco Thermal Control’s project operations manager for Europe. “First, Intergraph’s willingness to work with our engineering staff to develop our own applications for heat-tracing and isometrics will enable us to offer a more robust solution to our customers. Additionally, Intergraph is the recognized leader for plant design and engineering, and many of our customers were already using its enterprise engineering software. We wanted to make ourselves compatible with this client base to make work sharing easier, thereby reducing project timelines, saving money and avoiding the additional costs and headaches of field changes,” he said.
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, “Tyco Thermal Control’s use of SmartPlant solutions further solidifies Intergraph as the industry standard to manage information throughout the plant life cycle and a path to increased interoperability and productivity.”
About Tyco Thermal Controls
Tyco Thermal Controls, a division of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; BSX: TYC), is a global company providing optimal solutions for various applications involving heat-tracing, floor heating, snow melting & de-icing, temperature measurement, fire and performance wiring, and leak detection systems. With operations in 56 countries and experience in managing projects around the globe, Tyco Thermal Controls is the ideal partner for companies worldwide. Currently, it manufactures and distributes products and provides services under brand names such as Raychem®, Pyrotenax®, DigiTrace®, Tracer®, IsopadTM, HEW THERM®, Frostex®, TraceTek® and WinterGard®. For additional information regarding Tyco Thermal Controls, please call (800) 545-6258, email Email Contact or visit www.tycothermal.com.
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