CEA's Plant-4D model reduces engineering hours up to 40% at Südsachsen Wasser

By employing CEA Systems' Plant Design software, Südsachen Wasser improved a number of automatic routines leading to 40% reduction of engineering and drawing hours. The importance of this is underscored by the fact Südsachsen Wasser GmbH, operating since 1994, ensures the safe supply of drinking water for more than one million people in the South-Saxonian area of Germany...

CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, The Netherlands, Jan. 19, 2005 -- Südsachsen Wasser GmbH, operating since 1994, is the leader of the Administration Union Fernwasser Südsachsen, ensuring the safe supply of drinking water for more than one million people in the South-Saxonian area of Germany.

They provide a broad spectrum of tasks, for example:
-- The running of waterworks and nationwide water delivery systems;
-- Specific performance (especially in the field of water supply); and
-- Waste water treatment (including automation engineering and overall control techniques).

In 2004, Südsachsen Wasser designed a special 3Dmodel with CEA System's Plant-4D, Plant Design Software. This is proved to be one of Südsachsen's special achievements for the year. This 3D-model was primarily generated for its own plants, but in the meantime it is also used for plants from neighboring associations. Through these plants, more than 13,000-m3 dam water can be filtrated per day.

During the design process of the plant, the emphasis was laid on creating the smallest possible footprint. With Plant-4D, the 3D-model is offering the possibility to use all available space in the most optimal way.

Plant-4D offered Südsachsen Wasser several advantages, resulting in substantial gains for the company. For example, the Plant Design software gave Südsachen Wasser a great number of automatic routines leading to 40% reduction of engineering and drawing hours.

Furthermore, if the customer wants to change the request, the flexible nature of Plant-4D enabled Südsachsen Wasser to add adjustments very easily. So the new requests could be realized in a short amount of time. In addition, another big advantage and time-saver is the bill of material, which is generated automatically.

Finally, with the integration of the plant identification system into Plant-4D, an optimal interface to the plant automation system became visible (for example, consumer lists, cable lists, wiring diagrams etc.).

About Südsachsen Wasser
Südsachsen Wasser GmbH (www.suedsachsenwasser.de), of Chemnitz, Germany, is a service company that seeks its tasks in all sectors concerning water resource management. Their projects run from special engineering supply to construction and operation of plants for water management. This includes highly advanced analysis for water and environment. As the leader of the Administration Union Fernwasser Südsachsen ensures the supply of drinking water for more than one million people in the whole South-Saxonian area of Germany.

About CEA Systems
CEA Technology (www.cea-int.com), of Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands, is a leading software developer in the field of engineering, construction and Plant Life Cycle management and has successfully provided solutions globally to clients in the process and power industries. Founded in 1987, the company has offices across Europe and North America and a carefully selected worldwide distributor network. CEA technology offers a wide range of high-level CAE, CAD and Plant Life Cycle software solutions. It will be exhibiting at the daratechPLANT 2005 trade show, Jan. 24-26, in Houston, Texas.

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