Who are Waste2Energy?
Waste2Energy provide systems for generating electricity from waste, taking untreated general waste that would otherwise end up in landfill and reducing it to an inert ash. At their Dumfries plant, a batch system can process 60,000 tonnes of waste per year and has the potential to generate 6.2MW.
We acted as the design department for Waste2Energy during the construction of the plant at Dumfries, managing their CAD files, creating manufacturing drawings and generating ideas for arising fabrication and operation issues. One of our first tasks was to organise their several thousand CAD documents which were scattered through various folders without any control of revisions. We implemented a product data management system to control the 3D CAD files. This was essential to maintain the relationships between the parts, assemblies and drawings. It also provided a framework for applying naming conventions and revision control schemes.
Waste2Energy’s CAD documents have been safely stored and managed, allowing easy access to search for specific drawings, being sure that they are the latest revisions. Parts and assemblies have been re-used in subsequent projects, avoiding the need to re-draw hundreds of standard parts.