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Enjoying the Benefits of 3D Design

As Forbes continues to invest strongly in improved 3D design, both in terms of technology and staff expertise, it is timely to reflect on the advantages that this service offers over traditional 2D designs.

Storage tank and environmental technology fabrications are becoming increasingly complex. When fitting units into already complex sites, a combination of intricate pipework and space limitations can make for challenging conditions. This is where 3D planning comes into its own.

One of the key benefits of 3D design is clash detection. Being able to highlight potential clashes between objects and components while the unit is still ‘on the drawing board’ brings both time and cost benefits. Clash detection is particularly relevant in regard to complex pipework meaning issues can be identified well before fabrication or installation.

Finite element analysis is another important benefit. Our engineers are more easily able to apply any extremes of force, pressure and temperature to the model in order to visualise where the stresses and strains in each fabrication occur.

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