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PDMS Overview

Plant Design And Management System PDMS – An Overview

Plant design management system (PDMS) and it’s related application provides a powerful suit of facilities for the creation analysis documentation of a real-life plant in three dimensional representation in a logically interconnected system.

1. Features Of Plant Design And Management System (PDMS)

  • Concurrent engineering
  • Controlled catalogue database
  • Automatic drawing production
  • Isometric generation
  • Material takeoff
  • Report generation
  • Clash checking
  • Interfacing with third party software
  • Project progress monitoring
  • Customization -PML Programming
  • Training and maintenance




How PDMS is organized

PDMS organisation

How PDMS is organised

Different Modules In PDMS

The different modules available in PDMS are listed below:

  • Monitor
  • Design
  • Diagrams
  • Schematic Model Manager
  • Spooler
  • Draft
  • Isodraft
  • Paragon
  • Specon
  • Propcon
  • Lexicon
  • Admin
PDMS modules

Modules in PDMS



1. Admin module in PDMS

PDMS Project Administration: The Project is a fundamental concept in PDMS, and all work takes place within a project. Everything that is defined in PDMS ADMIN is specific to a given project, although it is possible to read databases in another project.

This module is only used by project PDMS administrator to create piping specification required as per the project material specification.

The following are the key operation in admin module

1. Creation of MDB

2. Creation of DBS

3. Creation of TEAM

4. Creation of users

5. Access control

6. Replication

7. Reconfigure

8. Communication

9. Backtracking

10. Session control

Admin in PDMS

Admin in PDMS

2. Monitor Module in PDMS

Monitor allows the PDMS user to enter into a pdms project . This is a real life simulation of working in a controlled working environment . This feature controls unauthorized access to the project and also checks the user status for access.

This module gives the project information which has been assigned during the PDMS project set up. The information like Project, Project name, Project code, Project Number is available in this module. It also lists the different MDB available in the project which can be used.

Monitor module in PDMS

Monitor module in PDMS

3. Design Module in PDMS

This module has different sub-modules like General, Equipment, Pipework, Cable Trays, HVAC Designer, Structures, Design Templates & Cabling System. Each of the sub-module is used by the modeler to model or create a graphical representation of the component required as per design requirement. There are many general commands and sub-module specific commands which are available to the user in different sub-module.




Design module in PDMS

Design module in PDMS

 

Design module in PDMS

Design module screen in PDMS

4. Isodraft Module in PDMS

ISODRAFT can be used to produce isometric plot files of pipes and networks, from either the Design or Fabrication databases, to your own required standards. These drawings can be used for pipe work fabrication, as well as during on-site erection.

The isometrics produced can be fully dimensioned and annotated to ensure that you find them easy to use and unambiguous.

PDMS administrator has to create the back-up project template so that all the isometrics are extracted in the project required. This back-up template is available to the modeler when he starts extracting the isometrics using the standard isometric utility.

Using isodraft system isometrics can also be extracted.

Isodraft module in PDMS

Isodraft module in PDMS

 

Isodraft enables you to do the following

– System isometric showing a complete piping network and equipment trim

– Automatic spool identification

– User defined Drawing Format

– Automatic splitting of complex Drawing

– Automatic isometric including the associated material list

– Standard isometric of pipe zone or spool

5. Draft Module in PDMS

This module is used to extract project general arrangement drawing. Using this module all discipline including piping, structural, electrical etc. extract all the required general arrangement drawing. PDMS administrator has to create the back-up project template so that all the general arrangement drawings are extracted in the project required. This back-up template is available to the modeler when he starts extracting the isometrics using the standard isometric utility.

Extacting general arrangement drawing using draft module helps user to use annotation & tagging as required.

Draft module pdms screen

Draft module pdms screen

Draft enables you to do the following

– View creation

– Dimensioning

– Annotating

– Labelling

– 2-D drafting

6. Paragon Module in PDMS

Paragon is used to input and modify the component catalogue stored in the PDMS Project Database .It is similar to the Manufacturers catalogue which we refer while conventional design

This module is only used by project PDMS administrator to create different catalogue, section & categories required in the project. PDMS administrator also uses this module to create project bolt table & connection table (Coco table) as per project specification.

Paragon module display screen

Paragon module display screen

 

Paragon enables you to do the following

– Specifying the

– Geometry

– Connection information

– Obstruction feature

7. Specon module in PDMS

Specon is used to input and modify project specification. This is similar to manual pipework which assists and constrains the designer in the selection of components

Specon enables you to do the following

– Specifying the detail text

– Pipng symbol

– Catalogue reference

8. Lexocon module in PDMS

Lexicon allows the PDMS Administrator to add new attributes to any element in the design catalogue or the drawing database. Once defined udas can be accessed in the same way as the standard attributes

9. Propcon module

This module is used to construct a Properties Database . The database contains data for use with stress analysis package and safety auditing of all parts of design.The data structure is designed to provide information suitable for any stress analysis package if required.

propcon module pdms

Propcon module in PDMS

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