This was one of our most complex steel detailing models. The construction detailing was made for our client in Germany and the construction itself was erected at 3 different sites in Saudi Arabia. The construction was produced multiple times for each location as new elements of existing gas power plants. It consisted of 2 main parts– an exhaust stack and silencer duct. The projects greatest challenge was the need for very precise detailing, ranging from welded pins that hold insulation and inner sheeting, to obstruction lights on an exhaust platform.
The inner sheeting was particularly complex to model due to heavy corner geometry while we also needed to ensure that the fabrication drawings were issued in such manner that after production the inner sheeting covered the entire insulation area. Every sheet required its own unique position within the construction along with different moving and fixed points to allow for the high temperatures inside the construction. The final model consisted of 34 338 individually designed elements.