The Complete Engineering Workflow for the Food & Beverage Industry

The population of the world is currently 7.6 billion people. It is predicted to reach 8.6 billion in 2030. As a result, the need for more food and beverage plants will continue to grow at a staggering rate.

Food & Beverage plants represent a huge corporate investment that requires rigorous solutions to meet operational challenges. The obvious need for sanitary conditions within the food and beverage plant environment dictates that the industry specific standards and specifications must be adhered to during plant design, construction and operations. Similarly, the need to support the unique 304 and 316L stainless steel materials (tubing) clamped connections, and multi-port valve components found within process piping systems in the plant environment, mandates that 3D plant design software must be able to accommodate these system requirements.

Choosing an engineering partner who understands your needs is vital to future expansion. Hexagon PPM has more than 40 years of experience as a world leader in engineering software and we understand the complex needs of the Food & Beverage industry. Working in different process industries, we know that your engineering and plant design requirements demand a diverse combination of software tools that help you:

• Rapidly develop new plant facilities with intelligent 3D modeling software solutions which will provide dramatically better control over valuable information assets needed to operate plants more effectively and comply with government regulations.

• Leverage intelligent plant models to minimizing costly plant shutdowns.

• Proactively manage the critical information required to demonstrate regulatory compliance in operating the plant day-to-day.

3D Design & Visualization Some of the world’s leading Food & Beverage companies, as well as EPC companies involved in the design and construction of Food & Beverage plants, have chosen PPM plant design software for major projects for the past two decades. CADWorx®

Plant Professional

software for intelligent 3D plant design offers a proven track record of success for developing 3D process piping models. CADWorx Plant Professional excels in generating sanitary piping models which, when used in combination with our Isogen®


benefits during project coordination and construction.

At the core of current plant design are advanced project execution workflows that utilize:

• State-of-the-art 3D modeling software • BIM • Modular construction techniques

CADWorx Plant Professional also supports the BIM workflow and coordination with our IFC export utilities for BIM interoperability. Plant models are easily reviewed using CADWorx Design Review software.


High-value Food & Beverage facilities require very strict standards, and Hexagon PPM analysis solutions can help you design these facilities, so they are safer and more reliable.

For example, the challenges of clean in place (CIP) designs in many of these facilities, often in constrained locations, can introduce piping stresses that cause mechanical failures that lead to extended closures, while facilities undergo repairs and sanitation for reuse. PPM solutions help eliminate substandard designs that could lead to system failures, which prevents costly closures and provides long-term savings for owner operators.

Take advantage of the pressure vessel design software PV Elite®

along with

CADWorx to quickly develop complete plant designs. PV Elite meets

requirements for pressure vessel and heat exchanger design and analysis.

Engineering & Schematics

software, delivers automation for isometric drawings and pre-fabrication

Food & Beverage projects are executed in a fast-track mode, because the investments are high. This forces owners to begin projects often quite early with the risks of changes. Engineering & Schematics solutions offer fast-track, high-quality design and support of validation and compliance.

To fast-track projects, often a plant is made up of prefabricated units that Hexagon PPM solutions can manage and integrate into a uniform design. During operations, the engineering tool needs to support the continual need to modify and re-configure the plant and keep a history of the re-configuration for new production campaigns. This ability is vital throughout the lifecycle of the plant asset.

The CADWorx Plant Design Suite includes CADWorx P&ID for process flow diagrams (PFDs) and intelligent process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) as well.

Procurement, Fabrication & Construction Without continuous management and project performance, it is difficult to take the appropriate corrective action to prevent schedule delays. These delays can often be even more costly when they affect the Food & Beverage facility owner’s ability to produce and sell the product. Effectively managing these complicated business processes in an integrated environment throughout all phases of the project life cycle is vital.

For a typical new Food & Beverage facility or extension:

• 10 to 15 percent of the total cost is for engineering design

• 50 to 60 percent of the costs are related to material

Stainless Steel process piping is expensive. It is obvious that surplus materials caused by ineffective materials management, even to levels of only five percent, can result in the loss of millions of dollars on an average capital project.

We offer the Food & Beverage industry an integrated and optimized tool set that enables data flow between different disciplines. From 3D design & visualization to analysis and information management the Hexagon PPM portfolio of software solutions supports the whole life cycle of your facility, from start to finish.

For more information please contact:

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