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CASE STUDY

Image courtesy of Jiangxi Electric Power Design Institute.

Project Summary Jiangxi Electric Power Design Institute


Bentley
(JXEPDI) InRoads
Organization:
POWERCHINA, Jiangxi Electric
Power Design Institute
Increases Substation Design Efficiency
Solution: Powerful tools for thefordesign
Unified Environment of civilPhysical,
Structural, infrastructure
and Electrical Design Eliminates
Utility Transmission and
Distribution Infrastructure Inconsistencies and Enables Concurrent Engineering
Location:
Pingxiang, Jiangxi, China
Accelerated Substation Design Enables Integrated Substation Design
Project Objective: Economic Development Bentleys substation solution is comprised of integrated design,
Design and deliver the 220 kilovolt
As an energy industry leader, the Power Construction simulation, and collaboration software products that enable all
Duxiling Substation
Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) provides the full range disciplines to accelerate design, improve constructability, and
Improve design quality and of services from planning, survey, design, and engineer- reduce the operating costs of electric substations. The solution
efficiency by implementing a
ing to finance, construction, installation, and operation and components implemented by the design institute included
unified, multi-disciplined, collab-
orative design environment maintenance of hydropower, thermal power, new energy, and Bentley Substation, GEOPAK Civil Engineering Suite,
infrastructure projects. POWERCHINAs subsidiary, Jiangxi Bentley Raceway and Cable Management, Bentley
Deliver an intelligent digital
Electric Power Design Institute (JXEPDI), delivered the 220 ProSteel, STAAD.Pro, and AECOsim Building Designer.
substation model for construction
and operations kilovolt Duxiling Substation for owner-operator China State Grid
Corporation to support economic development and enhance the Bentley Substation, the only integrated software product
Products used: for intelligent electrical and physical substation design,
AECOsim Building Designer, quality of life in Jiangxi Province by improving the electricity
Bentley i-model Composer, network and power supply reliability. Using Bentleys substation supported the creation of an intelligent substation model.
Bentley Navigator, Bentley solution, which provided a unified environment for structural, The designers were able to develop a 3D physical layout
Raceway and Cable Management, physical, and electrical design, the institute was able to with wiring and sag modeling to check clearance and
Bentley Substation, GEOPAK Civil spacing. From the comprehensive 3D physical model, 2D
eliminate inconsistencies and perform concurrent engineering.
Engineering Suite, MicroStation, schematics and 2D construction drawings were generated,
ProjectWise, ProSteel , STAAD.Pro As a result, the design efficiency of the CNY 81 million
substation was significantly enhanced by avoiding silos of along with bills of material and 3D renderings for review
data and many errors that can occur with the use of separate by the owner.
Fast Facts products for site design, physical layout, and electrical GEOPAK Civil Engineering Suite, proven civil engineering
systems design. and road design software for designing and sustaining
JXEPDI implemented Bentleys
substation solution comprising infrastructure, enabled the generation of the digital terrain
integrated design, simulation, and
Seeking to Improve the Substation
Design Process model using topographic data from a site survey.
collaboration software.
The design institute recognized that past substation design The software supported the design of roads, and the
The solution enabled collaborative calculation of cut-and-fill quantities. The complete site
and concurrent design within and practices had been inefficient and caused duplication of effort.
among disciplines. Without a collaborative design process, each design discipline model was exported for use by the structural and physical
(site, structural, physical, and electrical) had created its design disciplines.
ProjectWise enabled all
disciplines to work simultaneously own separate substation model, which led to design The design institute used Bentley Raceway and Cable
and have timely access to each inconsistencies, collision problems, and rework. This workflow Management to execute efficient layout, routing, and
others design work. also had rendered the design team unable to provide a material quantities for raceways, cable trays, conduits,
ROI comprehensive substation model for construction. and cables.
Substation design efficiency JXEPDI sought a comprehensive solution that could help
increased by approximately ProSteel was used for the structural design of truss work,
accomplish substation projects more efficiently through a
30 percent. gantries, and other support structures for electrical
collaborative design process among all disciplines.
Project quality was increased by equipment, conductors, and cables as well as the structural
eliminating errors and inconsisten-
The institute routinely promotes technological innovation, and
design of control and switch house buildings located on site.
cies across disciplines. communicates with both domestic and international leaders
The comprehensive digital substa- in the field to learn from their experience and adopt the The design institute used STAAD.Pro, which integrated
tion model will deliver ongoing best practices. Bentleys substation solution was adopted to seamlessly with ProSteel, for advanced analysis and
efficiencies across the lifecycle of improve collaboration, quality and efficiency, and to facilitate design of support structures.
the substation infrastructure. the transfer of a digital substation model to construction.
Bentley Substation Starting with the structural models developed in ProSteel Image courtesy of Jiangxi Electric Power Design Institute.
for consistency, the design institute used AECOsim Building
provides a Designer to construct a single model for the on-site control
and switch houses, encompassing architectural, structural,
consolidated mechanical, and electrical systems design, construction
platform for electric documentation, and 3D visualization.

substation design Project Collaboration Environment


The institute also implemented ProjectWise, Bentleys project
that enables greater collaboration and information management software developed
collaboration explicitly for the design and construction of architecture,
engineering, construction, and operations projects. Used for
within and across multi-discipline collaborative design and results sharing, the
The 3D substation model enabled lightning protection
ProjectWise environment unified the design team with a single
modeling and visualization.
the physical and source of truth for models and analysis created using the
various design applications.
electrical design and building, with ProSteel, STAAD.Pro, and AECOsim Building
The standardized working environment, engineering data, and Designer) eliminating duplication of work and inconsistencies.
disciplines. project information were all hosted on a dedicated ProjectWise This timely and accurate exchange of current project
server. With ProjectWises directory management and information transformed what was a step-by-step design
Chenhong Liu,
China Power Construction permissions controls, appropriate read, write, and other access process into an agile, concurrent engineering process that
Corporation, Jiangxi Electric permissions were set up according to the needs of the project shortened design time while increasing design quality.
Power Design Institute team members.
Bentleys Substation Solution Enables
Increased Quality and Efficiency Through Faster Design
Find out about Bentley Concurrent Engineering Bentleys substation solution allowed the institute to achieve
at: www.bentley.com Although the institute gained independent productivity and concurrent, streamlined workflows that improved quality and
quality benefits from each software application for substation increased substation design efficiency by approximately 30
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1-800-BENTLEY (1-800-236-8539) design, the biggest gains in efficiency and quality arose from percent. At the same time, stakeholder communications
Outside the US +1 610-458-5000 the collaboration environment enabled by ProjectWise. Having were improved due to the ability to deliver an integrated 3D
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www.bentley.com/contact improved work quality and efficiency both within and across context of the surrounding terrain. Upon project completion,
disciplines. Hosting all project information on a dedicated the design team delivered a comprehensive, intelligent digital
ProjectWise server enabled convenient sharing of up-to-date substation model that will improve the efficiency of operations,
models across disciplines (for example, between structural maintenance, and subsequent refurbishment projects.

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