3D Plant Layout
Laying out a processing plant starting from a rough idea through process development to engineering design is a culminating point for any training curriculum. Finally, numbers, symbols and sketches are put together to a virtual plant that will enhance the imagination of what will be the real-world structure. The actual training outcome, however, lays in the questions that need to be answered and the data that need to be assembled to build the 3D Model. Mechanical insights are combined with operational requirements and safety concerns. All these questions that will be raised make the trainee aware of the challenges he/she or, as in most cases, his/her colleague will be facing when putting together what has been modeled, simulated, calculated and designed in parts. As most larger companies outsource these tasks to companies outside Europe, such awareness of the challenges, but also the insight of the job to be done can mitigate the already challenging task of communicating effectively through language and cultural barriers.