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Author Yu. Kuznichenkov

06.12.2012 

Gazprom’s strategy in the east of Russia
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Vladimir Putin and Alexei Miller at the ceremony of putting into operation of the first gas transportation system start-up complex sakhalin — Khabarovsk — Vladivostok
Vladimir Putin and Alexei Miller at the ceremony of putting into operation of the first gas transportation system start-up complex sakhalin — Khabarovsk — Vladivostok

The Government and President of the Russian Federation are aiming to turn our country into one of the global economy leaders and to reach the social and economic development level of the highly industrialized states. In particular, by 2020 Russia is going to become one of the top five countries in terms of economic power, i.e. gross domestic product.

An important part in the solution of these tasks belongs to the East of Russia (Eastern Siberia and the Far East). This region comprises 18 constituent entities of the two Russia’s federal districts — Siberian and Far-Eastern. The area of this region amounts to 10,300,000 square kilometres (60.5 percent of the Russian Federation). However, only 16,300,000 people inhabit that huge territory (11.3% of the country’s population).

The region’s natural resources are rich and diverse, but still not sufficiently used. In order to use the natural resources of the East of Russia efficiently we need energy: energy of thought, energy of action; we need energy resources and power engineering.

“The Energy Strategy of Russia for the Period of up to 2020” approved by the Government of the Russian Federation entrusted the gas industry with the following tasks related to the East of Russia: fast development of the industry; formation and development of new large gas producing districts and regions; Russia’s entry into gas markets of the Asia-Pacific Region.

The solution of these tasks is imposed on the Eastern Gas Program (formal name — Development Program for an integrated gas production, transportation and supply system in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, taking into account potential gas exports to China and other Asia-Pacific countries) adopted by the Government of the Russian Federation on September 3, 2007.

The main purpose of the program is to establish efficient gas industry in the East of Russia and thus to create conditions necessary for rapid social and economic growth of the region, for improvement of living standards of the local population.

The scope of the program planned up to the year of 2030 may be illustrated by the following figures: more than 2.4 trillion rubles is required for the program implementation; total macroeconomic effect of the program implementation is estimated at 27.8 trillion rubles; tax revenues of the federal and regional budgets of the Russian Federation for the entire period of the program implementation will amount to nearly 3,8 trillion rubles; the program implementation in the period of 2015–2030 will provide for additional GDP growth in the East of Russia — from 3.5 to 13.4% per year; the total natural gas export via pipelines may amount up to 50 billion cubic meters, and the volume of LNG supply to Asia-Pacific countries may amount to at least 28 billion cubic meters.

In accordance with the decisions of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Development Program for an integrated gas production, transportation and supply system in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, taking into account gas exports to China and other Asia-Pacific countries is now being implemented, Gazprom acting as the coordinator.

The program is a fundamental document defining the long-term strategy of gas industry development in the East of the country and includes a set of interrelated activities, the implementation of which (in accordance with the approved parameters) will, in addition to the construction of “Eastern Siberia — Pacific Ocean” pipeline system, enable to significantly increase the level of social and economic development of the Far East of Russia, and also provide for the Russian natural gas markets’ diversification and for protection of Russia’s geopolitical interests.

The natural gas resources available in the Eastern Siberia and in the Far East allow to satisfy the demand of the Russia’s eastern regions and also to secure export deliveries in the long term. The initial aggregate gas resources of the East of Russia account for 52.4 trillion cubic meters onshore and 14.9 trillion cubic meters offshore.

The Eastern gas program provides for the following stages of development of gas resources of the Eastern Siberia and Far East and the following principal scheme of development of the region’s gas transmission system:

A separate part of the Eastern gas program is presented by the Sakhalin region, where the demand for gas is incredibly high. That is why the company pays so much attention to Sakhalin offshore projects; for instance, Kirinskoye deposit will be placed under production as early as in the next year. The “big” gas will radically change the local economy structure, which will certainly influence on the constituent entity’s financial state.

The Sakhalin island shelf is best prepared for gas production and supply to consumers in the Russia’s Far East. Gazprom company is participating in Sakhalin-2 project as its main shareholder. Russia’s first liquefied natural gas plant was constructed within the framework of this project, and LNG is now being supplied to foreign consumers. The plant reached its design capacity in 2010.

Sakhalin-3 is another large project developed by Gazprom company. The company holds licenses for Kirinsky, Vostochno-Odoptinsky and Ayashsky blocks, and also for Kirinskoye deposit; Gazprom has already started development of the deposit. For the first time in Russia such offshore production method and process will be applied that involve use of subsea production complexes — not platforms but subsea production complexes. Moreover, for the first time in Russia the offshore production will be carried out using subsea production complexes — not platforms but subsea production complexes.

In September of 2010, the company discovered a new deposit within the Kirinsky block — Yuzhno-Kirinskoye deposit with the gas reserves of 260 billion cubic meters.

Gazprom company is also constructing Sakhalin — Khabarovsk — Vladivostok gas transport system (GTS) exploration activities are carried out on 18 license blocks. In 2005, Beryambinskoye field was discovered. In the Irkutsk region, the exploration works are carried out on 5 license blocks. Chikanskoye field has been discovered. “General scheme for gas supply and gasification of the Irkutsk region” has been developed and is now implemented. The scheme involves the development of a model of Gazprom company’s cooperation with independent subsurface users holding licenses for the development of small and medium-size fields.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, works on the exploration of the Sobinskoye field oil rims are carried out.

The possibility of building gas-processing and gas chemical complexes based on this field is being negotiated. A new field — Abakanskoye field — was discovered in 2010 .

In the Irkutsk region, Chikanskoye field was brought into pilot production in 2008, and issues related to gas transport facilities are currently negotiated, which includes transport facilities necessary for gas supply of the towns of Sayanks, Angarsk and Irkutsk. In 2007, first phase of the gas pipeline supplying gas from Bratskoye field to Bratsk consumers was completed. In 2011, Gazprom company purchased the assets of RUSIA Petroleum company.

Works on the establishment of the Kamchatka territory gas supply system have been started, Sobolevo — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky gas transmission pipeline has been constructed, and gas supplies to the territory’s center have been launched. Currently, Gazprom Company is constructing Kshukskoye and Nizhne-Kvakchikskoye fields located on the western coast of Kamchatka peninsula.

Simultaneously with the construction works, preparation for the exploration of West Kamchatka shelf is conducted, because the existing onshore deposits do not allow for stable gas supply of the territory in the long-term.

Since the gas produced from the largest deposits of the East of Russia is characterized by high content of uranium, propane, butane, other hydrocarbons and helium, the Program envisages the establishment of a number of large gas-processing and gas chemical facilities focused on export, which enterprises will provide the production volume of at least 13.6 million tons a year by 2030. The demand for helium (especially in nuclear power engineering) is forecasted to increase almost four times by 2030, due to the unique properties of helium. Under such circumstances, it is inadmissible to develop high helium content gas fields of Eastern Siberia and Yakutia merely for the sake of methane fuel gas.

Such specifics requires a different approach to be applied in the development of resources of Yakutsk, Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk centers, not the same as in the development of Western Siberia resources. It is necessary to apply the most up-to-date high technologies and to make full use of all of the components contained in the produced gas. It is not only about gas production, but also about establishment of a cluster of gas chemical enterprises in the East of Russia and about export of high value-added products.

Within the framework of implementation of the Eastern Gas Program, Gazprom company is negotiating over some conceptual proposals related to the establishment of processing facilities in the Eastern Siberia and Far East. Currently, the company is considering the possibility to establish:

Judging by the prospects of the Eastern Siberia and Far East social and economic development as well as Eastern gas program’s potential, in 10–15 years gas will take a sustainable position in the regions’ fuel and energy balance and by the year of 2020, gas will account for 28–38% of total consumption of the boiler and furnace fuel in these regions.

By now, Gazprom company has signed Agreements of Cooperation with eleven out of fourteen Eastern Siberian and Far Eastern regions and Gasification Agreements — with nine of them.

The implementation of the Eastern gas program will require not only new technologies but also highly skilled specialists. Gazprom is planning to train a major part of them “locally”, in the regions of the Eastern Siberia and Far East. As is known, Gazprom company has a System for continuous corporate professional education. The system includes the following: organization of training and advanced training for workers (294 professions) in the training subdivisions within the system; support in the training of young specialist having higher education; organization of advanced training (540 workshops) and professional retraining (4 programs) for leaders and specialists having higher education; apprenticeships at Gazprom company’s production facilities for leaders, specialists and workers; pre-certification training for leaders, specialists and workers.

Within the framework of that system, a unique training base has been opened in the Training center of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk, with a number of full-scale simulators and models of the gas transport system equipment. Some of the equipment items can be controlled remotely by means of the supervisory control systems. The training base is intended for the acquisition of skills related to using both existing technologies and future technologies proposed for implementation.


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04.12.2012 

The international natural gas market
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Author: Yu. Kuznichenkov

Over the past 20 years the share of natural gas in the global energy balance has increased from 19% to 24%. According to the forecasts of some experts, it will continue to increase gradually up to 26-28% by 2020 and 30% by 2050.

However, it is necessary to consider that the scale and structure of the energy resources consumption in the world economy with the lapse of time undergo the significant changes under the influence of supply and demand.

The demand forms The proposal

Among the factors of demand for natural gas the determining are the paces of the global economy and its energy-intensive sectors — electrical energy industry, chemical industry, metallurgical industry and some others. Also the demand is affected by the consumption of services, public sector and households, and in these segments of the economy multidirectional effect of many factors takes place. On the one hand, the new energy-saving technologies and products appearing on the market lower the demand for natural gas, on the other hand, increasing the power-to-service, public sector and households leads to its growth.

The structural changes in the energy consumption directed at increasing the share of natural gas are also associated with the changes in the energy resources supply. Along with the traditional energy resources (oil, gas, coal) in the recent years the market has a wide range of non-traditional forms of energy such as coal bed methane, associated oil and shale gas.

In 2010 the North American and European gas consumption closed to the record levels of the previous years. Of course, in many cases the cold snap helped the gas producers but the main reason for the growth is still the economic recovery and the demand for gas as a fuel in the short and long-term outlook. The Asian market leads in the process of gas consumption reconstruction after the financial crisis.

The main gas consumers are the industrialized countries of Europe, America and Asia: about 70% goes to these regions. The projections show that the greatest increase in gas consumption is expected on the market of the APR and the Middle East — 3-4% per year. In contrast, the market growth forecast in the North America and Europe will be the smallest, at around 0.4-0.8% per year.

For Russia gas is the main fuel: its share in the primary energy consumption is 55.2%, which by the world standards is very much: at least among the developed countries there is no larger proportion of gas in the fuel balance, including such not deprived with gas powers as the UK (where the share of gas is 40%), the Netherlands (38%), Canada (27%), U.S. (26%) and Norway (only 9% due to the dominance of hydropower).

Yet, against such countries as Iran, where gas also produces 55% of all primary energy, or Algeria, where its share is 60%, Russia looks quite organic. And if compared with the UAE, Qatar, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Belarus, it's impossible to say that everything is heated by gas in Russia.

However, the consumption of natural gas in Russia is giant. Suffice it to say that it is equal to consumption in Germany, France, Italy, Japan, China and India combined. Annually Russia burns and processes 420 billion cubic meters of gas, yielding on this parameter only the U.S.

The exporters and importers

The natural gas market, in fact, consists of two markets: the market of pipeline gas and the market of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The main gas exporters are the five regions, and the major gas importers — six or seven countries.

The main and largest pipeline gas exporter now is Russia, providing more than 36% of world exports. Five countries (Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Algeria) supply the world market with more than 94% of natural gas. On the other hand, five other countries (USA, Belgium, France,Germany and Italy) import about 72% of gas supplied to the world market.

The major exporters in the LNG market are Qatar, Algeria, Indonesia and Malaysia, Australia and Russia, providing 71% of world exports. At the same time, only two countries — Japan and South Korea — import 71% of the LNG market supply. Overall, the world LNG market is 75% the APR market. First of all, it should be noted that in contrast to the oil market, which can rightly be called the world, the natural gas markets possess a quite distinct regional character.

It's safe to say about the American, European and Asian international markets and the domestic market of Russia and CIS countries.

The dynamics of the world gas prices

The world prices for natural gas vary depending the regional characteristics and circumstances, but the common gas price used as a reference when entering into financial contracts is the price used on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Its official name is Henry Hub Natural Gas. The price of this contract is based on the supply from Henry Hub natural gas storage in Louisiana.

It should also be noted that the single world natural gas market itself has not yet been formed. The major obstacles to the creation of the global gas system are associated with the large distances of gas supply and a high share of transport infrastructure in the natural gas economic indicators. Thus, in the cost of natural gas delivered to Western Europe from Norway the share of transmission and distribution networks is up to 70% of all costs. Under the comparable transport capacities the cost of gas transportation due to the less flux density is almost two times higher than that of oil. Because of this feature the price in different regions varies.

The world natural gas prices are rising because of the increasing demand from Japan, where the earthquake has led to the suspension of 11 nuclear reactors.

In Britain, gas contracts with the gas supply went up by 7.4% — up to 74 pence per therm. There has been no such a sharp jump since November 2008. In New York, the April contracts for gas went up by 3.8% — up to $ 4.037 per million Btu.

After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan the demand for energy resources grew, which led to the increase in the gas spot prices. Japan is the world's largest consumer of LNG. The country accounted for almost 35% of total gas imports in 2009.

Russia sells gas almost exclusively on long-term contracts (up to 30 years or more, with hard-agreed volumes). And for a long time this mechanism — at least in Europe — has had no alternative. But now Europe is getting the increasing volumes on the spot market (the market for immediate goods delivery and virtually unlimited volumes).

Trading on the spot market does not allow the manufacturers to plan their production and profit margins. This situation is particularly dangerous now that the gas producers have engaged in the development of Eastern Siberia and the ocean shelves. The cost of production continues to rise in price, and before investing in the new fields, the manufacturer must be sure that he will be guaranteed a certain amount of sales over a long time.

It is clear that the spot market, in contrast to the market of long-term contracts, cannot give such guarantees. The consequence of this is the reduction of works on the hard-to-reach gas bearing areas. Passion for the spot market could harm Europe's energy security. On the other hand, the consumers can also be understood. In the past year the prices for long-term contracts were higher than the spot ones by 100-200 US dollars. There is another factor of the consumers' interest rise in the spot market — the development of the liquefied gas market and the lowering of the overhead costs in its production. In these circumstances, the Russian gasmen will have to admit the competitive LNG market as a marker for gas prices. Soon 15% of Russian gas will be supplied at the prices linked to the spot market.

Gas market situation forecast

Discussing about the gas prospects in the global energy balance, it can be noted that the gas now conquers its positions and will stay on them for several decades. Transition from oil to gas balance is to come.

At the same time, almost all experts say that the gas market in the nearest future will undergo serious changes. The shale and liquefied gas will play an important role in it.

Analyzing the patent applications filed in the recent years, the following conclusion can be made: "If in 15 years the patents turn to technology, the power consumption of the traditional sector will grow by 9%, of alternative energy — by 12%, and of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) — by 30%" (2008 taken as a starting point).

The large-scale investments made in the period of high gas prices allowed to bring to the world market the additional LNG volumes: the supply growth in 2009 was 16%. According to the BP forecasts, LNG production could almost double by 2020 reaching 476 billion cubic meters. It is estimated by CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates) that the share of LNG in the European market could grow from 11% in 2008 to 36% in 2035.

Coming of shale gas to the global balance will seriously affect the Russian gas companies. Projects to build the capacities for LNG in the Yamal and Shtokman fields provide the delivery of up to 80% of liquefied gas to USA. But now the outlook for gas imports to the United States have undergone a substantial correction, Yamal and Shtokman gas may be unclaimed, or its price will be lower than the predicted values.

It should be noted that some experts doubt that shale gas will play such a notable role in the global hydrocarbon markets. In particular, for the formation of shale gas fields a rare combination of natural conditions is required. So there are cannot be many of these fields in the world. And those that exist are "short-lived". In the first year of production volume in the well falls to 70% and in 10-12 years the well is out of operation. Shale gas won't be on the market in the large volumes for long. Therefore, the industry of liquefied natural gas in Russia should be developed.

The increasing global demand for natural gas

By 2035 the demand for gas will be 5.132 trln. cub. m. against 3.1 trln. cub. m. for 2008. Over 80% of this growth will come for the countries outside the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. By 2035 the demand for natural gas will be equal to the European Union indicator. Comparable to China's demand will appear in the Middle East.

The IEA estimates, that Russia in 2035 will be the largest natural gas producer (881 billion cubic meters compared to 662 billion cubic meters in 2010). Gas consumption in Russia will be 528 billion cubic meters in 2035 (453 billion in 2010). In 2035 over 90% of Russia's gas will be produced from the conventional sources. Globally, about 40% of demand in 2035 will be met by the unconventional gas supply, according to the IEA.

At the same time currently it is a change time for the Russian gas. Thus, gross gas production in Russia in the past year fell by 12.4%, including Gazprom cut production by 16%. Russia has not witnessed such a thing for 25 years. The crisis has reduced the demand on world markets, particularly in Europe, but it doesn't explain everything, because in the USA gas production in the last year grew. The main reason is the fundamental change in the global natural gas markets.

In the recent years it has become clear that the stability of the natural gas supply and price based on the long-term contracts does not allow the energy sector to adjust effectively to the changes in the world economy, and the gas business is too dependent on the geopolitical aspects. The most important and, until recently, still rather isolated than connected to each other, the USA and the EU markets have started to change their configuration noticeably, the interdependence between them began to grow. The market receives new gas products, transport routes vary. The gas transportation schemes change rapidly too.

The pipeline deliveries are replaced by the tanker LNG transportation. If previously the major geopolitical gas industry challenges had been the disagreements with the transit countries on the transit and price of the pipeline gas released for domestic consumption in these countries, now, when the contract prices and the terms of the contract itself can be affected by the spot LNG deliveries, the geopolitical relationships have become more complex. That is the old market — a seller's market — is gone. For the first time in the decades the European gas imports fell, there was a reduction of pipeline gas purchases. Gazprom's gas supplies to the EU in the first quarter of 2010 decreased by 39%. The share of the Russian company in the EU market fell by 4-5%, due to the energy conservation policy pursued by the EU and the emergence of the new sources of natural gas in the global market.

Where will the "swing" rock to?

The "consumer-producer" swing in natural gas trading is now shifted towards the consumer, the producer's challenge is to respond adequately to the new conditions of the gas market, to fully engage in it and to restore the energy export potential of the country. To do this, first of all, it is necessary to recognize that self-regulation works even on this, as it would seem, naturally monopolistic market.

Finally, the changes at the global gas markets require a fundamental revision of the Russian energy policy. Indeed, the possibilities for extensive development and mechanical distribution of the FEC structures and traditional technologies on all the new fields and areas of consumption are reducing. The emphasis on the development of new technologies that require a more active partnership with Western companies is needed. And the gas itself is transformed from a monopolistic good to the world market good, and therefore the investment policy should be a tool of cooperation with the neighboring countries and the consumer countries.

A major change in the balance of supply and demand will inevitably affect the prices. An example of this is the United States, where since the beginning of the active shale gas production the price has fallen three times, falling almost to the prime cost — from around 212 dollars per thousand cubic meters to 70 dollars. "The sharp rise in natural gas production has already led to a collapse in prices to historic lows, making the development of many fields economically unattractive — has told DW Tatiana Mitrova, the head of the "World Energy" department of "Skolkovo" Business School Energy Center.

Today in the USA mainly small independent companies are engaged in the shale business. Fall in the average gas price and the complexity of the production often affect the profitability of their business. However, many companies continue drilling. "The total shale gas production share in the USA is growing, which means that there is an economic meaning in this" — says Tatiana Mitrova. Mike Wood, when asked by DW, added that "not all companies in the USA cope with profitability maintaining, but it's a natural 'Darwinian' process." The market, he said, is still in motion, but the prices are more likely to remain low.

In Europe, of course, it did not go unnoticed that the gas price in the USA is almost six times lower than the price that it pays for the long-term contracts to "Gazpro– –m" (the average price will reach $415 per thousand cubic meters). Hence — an active search for the opportunities to diversify imports and press the Russian gas monopolies — either through courts or through the regulatory agencies such as the European Commission's anti-monopoly committee.

Gazprom is so far looking at this shale race with a condescending detachment. Earlier this year, the deputy president of the company Alexander Medvedev said: "In Russia, we put the production of the shale gas in the back burner and maybe 50-70 years from now will be back again to this." According to him, the traditional "Gazprom" reserves are ten times more effective than the development of the shale gas reserves.

Meanwhile, by refusing to participate in the shale projects, the company risks to lose the current market at the same time. A serious alarm bell was the actual failure of Shtokman project. "The first results of the 'shale revolution' for Russia is the transition of North America from a state of power shortage to the energy surplus state," says the "Skolkovo" expert Tatiana Mitrova. "Accordingly, the need in the projects focused on the LNG supply to the U.S. market is gone, and Shtokman is the most striking example to this." According to her, shale gas will inevitably lead to a competition rise in the export markets.


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NEOLANT for Russian nuclear industry: IT support for all stages of the industry objects' lifecycle
Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

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Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

N. V. Salnikov

For several years NEOLANT JSC has actively worked with customers from Russian nuclear industry. The company specializes in integration of information systems for end-to-end support of nuclear objects’ lifecycle by application of 3D modeling technologies. By today NEOLANT has completed more than 10 projects for such customers as Rosenergoatom Concern JSC, Leningrad NPP, Kalinin NPP, Kolsk NPP, Bilibino NPP, Smolensk NPP, Novovoronezh NPP, Institute for safe nuclear energy development of the Russian Academy of Sciences, “VNIIAES” JSC, “Atomenergoproject” OJSC, “SPbAEP” OJSC, “NIAEP” JSC, “TVEL” JSC, “Siberian chemical plant” JSC, “Mayak Production Association” Federal State Unitary Enterprise and other companies.

To address the customers’ problems NEOLANT has developed innovative solutions based on products by leading IT vendors. For example, the company is a Russian strategic partner of Intergraph, the leading vendor and consultant in the sphere of information systems in the world nuclear industry, offering a product line that minimizes cost of each stage of industry object’s creation – design, material purchase, construction. NEOLANT assists Intergraph in their adaptation to the requirements of Russian market, integration with other systems and adoption as part of operation.

Innovative solutions created by the company for IT support of all stages of the nuclear objects’ lifecycle:

Design:

Construction:

Operation:

Emergency modeling.

Decommissioning:

All the abovementioned systems are implemented with the help of 3D technologies that provide great benefits for the whole lifecycle of a nuclear industry object. A special department of NEOLANT dedicates its time and effort to creating 3D models.

This article features two systems: SOMOKS and a module for integration of requirement management information system and PLM.

Optimal construction

Technologies integrated into SOMOKS: Information 4D model, GIS, GLONASS/GPS, laser scanning, RF ID technology, mobile devices.
Technologies integrated into SOMOKS: Information 4D model, GIS, GLONASS/GPS, laser scanning, RF ID technology, mobile devices.

SOMOKS - System of operative monitoring of capital construction objects – is an information system integrating information technologies that are used during the whole process of nuclear industry objects’ creation: from global positioning of objects to geo-tech survey.

The system assists in forming a common information space based on information models of constructed objects and geographic information systems of construction sites. It combines different charts, drawings, design and as-built documentation, etc, as well as operative data on construction progress.

SOMOKS allows specialists participating at every stage of construction – designers, customer representatives, contractors, supervisory organizations and others – to work with a common database and ensures their coordinated interoperation.

The System is used to fulfill the following tasks:

It is important to note that SOMOKS helps any user - be it a specialist, or a manager - to tackle his own tasks: for example, a designer strives for quality and speed in designing and wishes to exclude the necessity to redesign, logistics specialist wants to eliminate erroneous relocations of equipment and materials on the construction site, etc.

SOMOKS combines a multitude of solutions in inter-system integration, developed by NEOLANT company, and information tech-nologies from different vendors. Every solution or technology separately already benefits the efficiency of capital construction process, as well as contributes into synergetic effect from using the system as a whole.

Today SOMOKS unites the following technologies:

Design that meets requirements

NEOLANT company is first in the history of Russian nuclear industry that has created a solution for automatic verification of requirements based on design data – a module that ensures integration of requirement management information system and PLM, exemplified with Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation (SPF) and IBM Rational DOORS.

Design of nuclear industry objects has to meet a multitude of requirements. Design organizations keep all project requirements on a NPP generation set in a common storage based on Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation system.

Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation

A powerful PLM system. Allows the user to collect, store in a structured way and present engineering and technical data – 3D/2D engineering models, designs, data on the equipment, etc, transfer data between Intergraph CAD products.

Requirement management systems (RMS) are used for project verification; these systems collect, formalize, keep and verify requirements to the project. “All-Russian Research Institute for NPP Operation” JSC and Design branch of Rosnergoatom Concern JSC asked NEOLANT OJSC to create an integration module for connecting SmartPlant Foundation with СУТ IBM Rational DOORS RMS, though it is possible to implement such integration between other systems at the customer’s choice.

IBM Rational DOORS

Operation of integration module for connecting Intergraph Smart - Plant Foundation and IBM Rational DOORS
Operation of integration module for connecting Intergraph Smart - Plant Foundation and IBM Rational DOORS

One of the leading applications for requirement management that helps in reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving the result by enhancing the process of requirement observation. It allows the user to organize the process of requirement management for the whole enterprise, optimize collaborative work with the requirements, their verification and creation of large data volumes of inter-linked information.

The integration module allows the user to keep track of requirement observation for any NPP object and its properties: ranging from NPP generating set as a whole to a specific property of an equipment or document instance. Besides the user has a certain freedom: specific requirements (for example, “leveling vessels should be made of corrosion-proof steel of a certain grade”) are verified automatically, while general requirements (for example, “Pipeline should be mounted securely so that a failure of one pipeline does not affect the others”) are verified by the user.

Correction of issues is possible not only after the design stage is complete, but right after they are found. Speaking of the technical aspect, the integration module provides automated copying and updating of the requirement tree from Rational DOORS to SmartPlant Foundation. In SPF the tree is read-only.

With the help of the integration module the user links the SmartPlant Foundation objects (systems, equipment, pipelines, reinforcement, documents, etc) or their properties (pressure, temperature, safety class, mass and size, etc) with the corresponding requirements. For example, the requirement “leveling vessels should be made of corrosion-proof steel of a certain grade” are linked to the property “Material” of the leveling vessels. The integration module supports “one to many” links, that is any requirement may be linked to any number of objects and vice versa.

After the links are established the user runs an automated verification procedure and receives a report on issues once the procedure is completed.

The customer receives the following benefits from using the module:

Improvement in design process and requirement management due to updating these processes to the up-to-date approaches in the system engineering.

Labor division is one of the key principles for working with the module; this allows the RMS specialists and designers to do their own tasks as the verification can be performed by a separate specialist. The design specialist creates an information model of a NPP generation set in SmartPlant Foundation, RMS specialist supplies the requirements into the RMS, and the verification specialist unites both systems and creates a report on requirements’ observation in the project. Thus a simple organization change triggers a significant improvement in quality.

Thus NEOLANT has accumulated a significant experience in implementing innovative projects in nuclear industry; at the same time all company’s solutions may be adapted to the tasks of a specific customer.


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Начало активности (дата): 10/01/2012
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Количество показов: 4489
Дата первого показа: 2012-10-19 11:38:48
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Дата создания: 10/19/2012 10:30:49
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
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28.08.2012  ID: 1424
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Название: Autodesk confirms: NEOLANT is the consultant system integrator of Autodesk
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Autodesk hereby confirms that CJSC "NEOLANT" is the holder of the status of CSI partner - consultant system integrator of Autodesk, and recommends it as a partner for Autodesk service projects in Russia and CIS.

CJSC "NEOLANT" has significant experience in developing system to support Product Life Management (PLM) and intersystem integration. Firstly, it provides strategic consulting services and secondly, services in business model re-engineering. These competences are confirmed by the successful experience in implementing projects in the largest holding companies in Russian Federation.

The letter from Jim Bailey, Vice president of strategic solutions at Autodesk


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Начало активности (дата): 08/28/2012
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Дата первого показа: 2013-01-25 16:47:20
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Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
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Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
09.07.2012 

NEOLANT is the ENVINET preferred partner in radioactive waste characterization in Russia
Atomic project

ID: 1641
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Название: NEOLANT is the ENVINET preferred partner in radioactive waste characterization in Russia
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Atomic project

ENVINET a.s. company has been a well-known supplier of high quality equipment, innovative solutions and comprehensive services for the nuclear power and industry, radiation and chemical laboratories, educational institutions, research centers in the Czech Republic and abroad since 1995.

The careful attention of the regulatory authorities to the nuclear power industry requires the organization of works at the highest level of international quality standards. ENVINET is certified in accordance with: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001.

ENVINET core business activities include:

The dominant focus of the company is nuclear power industry, in which, inter alia, ENVINET implements the following comprehensive projects: measuring systems and spectrometric software supplies for radioactive waste characterization and free release measurement; chemical and radiation monitoring equipment, software and services; continuous and laboratory measurement of the physico-chemical parameters; measurement of noble gases activity in the ventilation stack; gamma spectrometric detection of steam generator leakages based on N16 activity concentration measurement; information systems covering all processes of radioactive waste, nuclear fuel management and NPP operation; LIMS, etc.

ENVINET is authorized by the State Office for Nuclear Safety and the Czech Metrology Institute for provision of free release measurement of radioactive waste. The company provides characterization measurement of all radioactive wastes originated from Dukovany and Temelin NPPs.

ENVINET characterization equipment is successfully used at the SUE SIA Radon Moscow (Russia), Ignalina NPP (Lithuania), Rivne NPP (the Ukraine), etc. The measuring systems are supplied together with ENVINET spectrometric software. The information systems developed by ENVINET cover all the processes of radioactive waste management, accounting and control of radioactive waste and nuclear fuel, monitoring and evaluation processes at the plant, radiation monitoring, laboratory data management (for chemical, radiochemical, radiometric and metrology laboratories).

In the Russian Federation ENVINET company is represented by the CJSC «NEOLANT» – the leader in the field of inter-system integration for energy complex and one of the four largest IT companies in the country. The customers of CJSC «NEOLANT» are the largest enterprises of the Russian nuclear industry, including NPPs, a number of organizations of the JSC «Concern Rosenergoatom» and the State Corporation «Rosatom», JSC.


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Дата первого показа: 2013-10-21 15:35:14
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Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:00:11
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
02.07.2012 

Creation of as-build three-dimensional model at the Leningrad NPP by means of laser scanning
Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

ID: 1307
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Название: Creation of as-build three-dimensional model at the Leningrad NPP by means of laser scanning
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Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

Vitaliy Kononov, Vladislav Tikhonovsky, Nikolay Salnikov, Dmitry Dorobin

Introduction

Nowadays JSC «Concern Rosenergoatom» performs activities on three-dimensional modeling of NPP units within the framework of creation and improvement of the information database pf preparation and decommissioning of NPP units.

At the same time at most NPPs there is often no urgent and sufficiently detailed design documentation. Moreover such a documentation is not available at design organizations due to various reasons. As a result the available documentation does not fully correspond to the current state of the NPP unit, that is the three-dimensional models, created on its basis, have a low degree of accuracy and credibility.

So the urgent task is fast and qualitative obtaining of credible information about the current state of the object.

«NEOLANT» company has performed a pilot project on creation of three-dimensional models with use of the laser scanning technology for JSC «Concern Rosenergoatom», found out labor-output ration and determined organizational and technical aspects of its application for nuclear power objects.

The Leningrad NPP (LNPP) has been selected as an object for performance of the pilot project, since earlier «NEOLANT» developed the information system of database for decommissioning (ISDBD) for it, which included three-dimensional models of the main buildings of the plant.

The main purpose of the ISDBD of the LNPP units is accumulation, long-term storage and presentation in the form convenient for specialists of the information, required and/ or influencing performance of activities on decommissioning. Access to the information of the electronic archive and visualization of the information are ensured by use of three-dimensional design models of the NPP objects.

Three-dimensional models of the main buildings and sites of the first and second stage LNPP were created by «NEOLANT» company specialists. In the course of creation of the three-dimensional model of the main building more than 10 thousand drawings of the architectural and construction part of the building, of the auxiliary buildings, of the reactors, of the technological, etc. were processed.

Fig. 1. Example of the «cloud of points», obtained as a results of laser scanning of the industrial object
Fig. 1. Example of the «cloud of points», obtained as a results of laser scanning of the industrial object

Based on the results of the pilot project the three-dimensional models of the NPP objects were updated according to laser scanning results.

Laser scanning technology

Nowadays the laser scanning technology is widely used for three-dimensional modeling of complex industrial objects at enterprises of oil and gas, power, etc. industries throughout the world, including Russia.

The laser scanning allows to obtain space information about the object by means of laser radiation. Based on the obtained data coordinated of the objects are calculated automatically, and as a result the «clod of points» is formed (fig. 1).

Modern technologies of laser scanning are assumed to obtain the «clouds of points» with an error not exceeding 1 mm in the enclosed space, and 2 to 3 mm in the esplanade. There is a possibility of obtaining results with higher accuracy too (up to 1 to 5 mm), but this entails significant increase in the costs of activities.

Fig.e 2. «Cloud of points» of the industrial site of the first stage LNPP
Fig.e 2. «Cloud of points» of the industrial site of the first stage LNPP

Since the «clouds of points» to be scanned correspond to the original quite accurately, then the three-dimensional models to be obtained will also correspond to the real state of the objects in sufficiently greater degree irrespective of the level of their detailing. It is practically impossible to achieve this degree of urgency by the method of reengineering of data.

Course of laser scanning

The «NEOLANT» company has performed laser scanning of the main buildings and sites of the first and second stage LNPP.

Such objects as facades of the main buildings, buildings and structures, approach channels and discharge canals, cable bridges and pipeline trestles, openly located equipment, motor roads, walkings and railways, storages of salvage and other wastes, openly located at industrial sites were scanned.

The scanning process consisted of the following stages:

According to the results of activities on laser scanning resulting integrated «clouds of points» of the objects of the first and second stage LNPP were obtained, which were resulted to the coordinate system of the initial models of the industrial sited. The laser scanning data in the plan and on height have been oriented and brought into compliance with the models of the buildings.

Updating of 3D models

Fig. 3. Combination of the existing model with the obtained «cloud of points» on building 402A of the first stage LNPP
Fig. 3. Combination of the existing model with the obtained «cloud of points» on building 402A of the first stage LNPP

The «NEOLANT» company performed work on updating the existing 3D model of Building 401 and of the industrial site of the first stage, of building 601 and of the industrial site of the second stage Leningrad NPP with account of laser scanning data. As a result 3D as0build models were obtained, which correspond to the current state of the object for the moment of laser scanning.

Figure 3 shows combination of the initial model with the data of the laser scanning on the cable tray and vent pipe of the industrial site of the first stage LNPP. The existing model of the industrial site is shown in violet, the cloud of points is painted as per reflection intensity. The divergence on the vent pipe and cable tray is shown in red arrows.

At the same time the divergence between the initial model and the laser scanning data reaches a few meters. In order to correct this divergence all the objects of the initial model were replaced to their actual location.

Further the analysis of the correspondence of the initial model of the industrial site to the actual object composition of the LNPP was performed as per the laser scanning data. In the course of the analysis the following unconformities of the object compos ition of the initial 3D model and of the resulting integrated «cloud of points» of the industrial site were revealed:

The 3D models of practically all existing objects of the industrial sites of the first and second LNPP were updated (fig. 4).

Conclusion

Fig. 4. Updated model за tanks, combined with laser data. The model corresponds to the «cloud of points»
Fig. 4. Updated model за tanks, combined with laser data. The model corresponds to the «cloud of points»

The pilot project, performed by the «NEOLANT» company, corroborates effectiveness of laser scanning as a technology of creation of accurate and credible 3D NPP models, reflection of urgent arrangements of the equipment, systems and structures. This is especially important in case of absence of updated and sufficiently detailed design documentation or development of as-build documentation.

It is profitable to use laser scanning for solving the tasks of operation, which require high accuracy and updated model. The technology allows to continually monitor changes as a part and in the configuration of the small-sixe equipment and pipelines of small and average diameter, which take place significantly oftener, than for large-size equipment and large diameter pipelines.

The «NEOLANT» company has acquired a necessary experience of performance of activities on laser scanning and creation of as-build models. The pilot project has shown effectiveness of laser scanning technology application for solving the tasks of construction, and decommissioning in nuclear industry.


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 07/02/2012
Начало активности (время): 07/02/2012
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Количество показов: 3597
Дата первого показа: 2012-10-08 13:18:35
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
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Дата создания: 10/08/2012 12:41:21
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:00:28
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
26.06.2012  ID: 1442
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Внешний код: 1442
Название: NEOLANT is Autodesk CSI partner
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Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 06/26/2012
Начало активности (время): 06/26/2012
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Количество показов: 3022
Дата первого показа: 2013-02-07 14:44:51
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
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Дата создания: 02/07/2013 14:43:46
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:00:48
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
06.06.2012 

The JSC NEOLANT's Key Ideas and Aspects for InterBridge, InterView, and InterStorage Technologies Implementation to Create NPP Unit Life Cycle Management System
Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

ID: 1315
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Название: The JSC NEOLANT's Key Ideas and Aspects for InterBridge, InterView, and InterStorage Technologies Implementation to Create NPP Unit Life Cycle Management System
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Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

Vitaliy Kononov, Vladislav Tikhonovsky, Nikolay Salnikov

Nowadays, the nuclear power industry is faced with the imminent necessity to create common NPP unit design digital model (CDDM) to be supplied finally to the Customer – JSC Concern Rosenergoatom (REA) and consolidating the parts of the project of General Designer and General Constructor. The principal requirement for CDDM is that it should by created using the facilities of single platform only, adapted and integrated into corporate information system (CIS) of the Customer, but should not represent itself as a set of diverse systems . Moreover, during NPP units designing, various CADS are commonly used, thus the task of integrated NPP CDDM creation to consolidate both the graphics and semantic structures, created in primary CADS, is urgent.

To solve the problem JSC NEOLANT has elaborated specialized technologies, the implementation key ideas and aspects of which are reviewed in this article:

InterBridge – the bridge between the project parts and platforms

InterBridge is a technology to provide transmission of graphic and semantic 2D/3D data among different platforms CADS enabling to make up the final CDDM allowing formation by means of CAD-platform facilities created according to terms and condition of the contract, either domestic or foreign.

During InterBridge technology implementation for particular CAD platform, the three following levels of integration are defined:

The program implementation InterBridge does not envisage development of an individual specialized format of data exchange and also uses common applicable data formats (original formats of CAD, STEP, SAT, etc.), that significantly simplifies its implementation.

Nowadays, JSC NEOLANT has implemented graphical and semantic data transmission between CADS supplied by the vendors below:

In nearest future, they plan implementation of the following CADs and standards: Intergraph (SmartPlant Enterprise), Bentley (DigitalPlant – OpenPlant), Dassault (CATIA, SolidWorks), Siemens (SiemensNX, SolidEdge), Autodesk (AutoCAD Plant 3D), and open standards (SAT, STEP, in prospect – ISO 15926).

InterView – the tool for viewing of integral NPP CDDM

InterView technology is used in course of design, construction, and operation for the purposes of quick visual interactive navigation in NPP CDDM, which integrates information about the object obtained from various sources and platforms using InterBridge. InterView visualizes complex 2D/3D-models, 2D-drawings, GEOS-data of process and linear objects.

Simple and intelligible InterView interface provides access to the information even for persons inexperienced in operation of CAD-products, and also enables supplying the customers and construction engineers with graphical and attributive data in formats defined by contractual requirements.

Fig. 1. Integral NPP CDDM for Kursk NPP units 1 & 2
Fig. 1. Integral NPP CDDM for Kursk NPP units 1 & 2

Figure 1 shows an example of representation of comprehensive 3D-model of Kursk NPP – KuNPP (total number of the model elements is over 780 thousand) created by engineers of JSC NEOLANT using several CAD-platforms:

InterStorage – common digital model data saver

InterStorage – PLM-platform storing NPP CDDM data of operating NPP units integrated into the Customer's CIS REA and intended for operation tasks solution.

Implementation of NPP CDDM by the Customer during operation and decommissioning of NPP requires the PLM-platform to support solutions of a wide range of specific application-oriented operation tasks, to which common PDM\PLM platforms are not oriented, for instance:

For the purposes of solution of the listed tasks, it is necessary to provide integration of NPP CDDM with the following operation systems and sub-systems included in the CIS REA:

As it was mentioned above, JSC NEOLANT has implemented InterStorage by means of rework, adaption, and integration of PLM-system of Intergraph SmartPlant Foundation – the solution that is successfully used by JSC NIAEP, JSC AEP , JSC SPbAEP for the purposes of creation of design models of new NPP units.

Fig. 2. Overall architecture InterStorage for NPP unit electronic model use for the purposes of operation
Fig. 2. Overall architecture InterStorage for NPP unit electronic model use for the purposes of operation

The overall architecture of InterStorage on the basis of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise platform including integration with corporate information system of JSC Concern Rosenergoatom is shown in Fig.2.

Fig. 3. Access to NPP CDDM data stored in SmartPlant Foundation with InterBridge, InterView, and InterStorage technologies applied
Fig. 3. Access to NPP CDDM data stored in SmartPlant Foundation with InterBridge, InterView, and InterStorage technologies applied

Use of InterBridge, InterView, and InterStorage technologies provides representation in PLM-system of semantic data of all external CADs applied for creation of NPP CDDM. Such approach allows transferring of maximally completed scope of design data to the operation stage (Figure 3).


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Количество показов: 4806
Дата первого показа: 2012-10-18 14:04:06
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
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Дата создания: 10/18/2012 12:57:53
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/27/2014 13:48:58
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
27.03.2012 

3D Well Survey is Coming to Russia. Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler as a Tool to Create 3D Well Survey
Oil. Gas. innovations

ID: 1429
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Внешний код: 1429
Название: 3D Well Survey is Coming to Russia. Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler as a Tool to Create 3D Well Survey
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Описание для анонса: Oil. Gas. innovations
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Oil. Gas. innovations

G. Emelianova, I. Spivak, A. Shatokhin

The authors consider the reasons with the modern tendency related to transition from 2D geo-informative systems to 3D systems. They present the detailed software description of capabilities and practical application for conceptual 3D modeling of large territories – Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler. The system effectively solves various tasks in the area of civil construction, architecture, development of transport infrastructure, city planning. The authors present the as-build by “NEOLANT” projects while applying the well survey 3D procedure for the Customer in the name of Moscow city cultural heritage department and administration of Dubna, city of science, near Moscow

Key words: well survey, geo-informative systems, 3D Well Survey, 3D geo-informative systems, 3D area modeling, Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler, 3D model of the city


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 03/27/2012
Начало активности (время): 03/27/2012
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Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 2887
Дата первого показа: 2013-01-31 13:20:51
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
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Дата создания: 01/31/2013 13:20:43
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:01:38
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
07.10.2011 

The NPP Unit 3D Engineering Model-Based Application
Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

ID: 1314
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Внешний код: 1314
Название: The NPP Unit 3D Engineering Model-Based Application
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Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

Vitaliy Kononov, Vladislav Tikhonovsky, Pavel Novikov, Nikolay Salnikov

The scope of tasks for the maintenance and repair services of nuclear power plant (NPP) is extremely wide. Many of these tasks due to difficulties with their formalization and influence on the process of planning and execution of the mass of engineering and organizational factors are considered to be poor realizable in classical information systems of strictly deterministic process (transaction) type. To perform such kind of tasks by operation, engineering and repair services there is a necessity to have a complete engineering and radiation database concerning NPP unit along with implemented specialized software in areas of activities of workshops and services of the NPP.

Applied aspects of use of 3D engineering models are inextricably linked to the presence of relevant and reliable information, as there is no practical sense to visualize or process unreliable information by means of 3D engineering models. Therefore, in most of subsequent sections the review of 3D engineering models application includes their integration with the applicable at NPP operation informational system (automated system) (IS (AS) and/or automated identification technology.

Automated identification technology provides actuality and reliability of the operational information collected and received by staff of nuclear power plant, and also an access to this information in a location of a specialist near a controlled/handled NPP unit’s part.

Automated identification technology consists of two parts. The first part is represented by a marking of the NPP element by bar-code or radio frequency marks containing a unique station (workshop) identifier of the element. The second part is represented by application of mobile computing devices in the industrial version, equipped with the optical mark readers. These devices are equipped with touch-sensitive screens of high resolution, have a long time of off-line operation, large memory capacity which is able to contain all the necessary information on the NPP power unit, including even the 3D models and design documentation. With such devices a specialist, having read the bar-code or radio frequency mark from the control, can access to necessary information, instructions, manuals, etc., repeatedly improving the quality and performance of the work. Herewith identifier of a specialist as well as date and time of reading the label shall be fixed. Thus, it is precisely known, at least about the fact that a specialist is located close to the control object.

Control of the walk round checks, mobile access to information, visualization of NPP power unit elements’ conditions

Fig. 1. Display of fire barriers inspection results
Fig. 1. Display of fire barriers inspection results

At nuclear power plants there is a steady statutory monitoring of the current conditions and parameters of systems, equipment and other NPP elements. Control of the conditions and parameters of elements which are not covered by the automated technological process control system, is provided by the personnel of workshops and operational services. As a rule, to date such control is made in the form of walk round checks by personnel who handle the control objects, and is followed by fixation of their parameters in the appropriate paper or electronic journals by a specialist in the workplace after walk round end. In this form of control it is quite difficult due to a «human factor» to guarantee reliability and actuality of the information received.

On the other hand, for the head of a service/workshop it is quite problematic to monitor steadily the performance of statutory inspections/walk round checks by subordinate staff as existing at NPP electronic, and moreover paper forms of fixing and reporting require a long time needed to study them because of the large amount of contained records (the number of reporting elements can be calculated in thousands).

The combined use of 3D engineering models along with automated identification technology will allow solving specified problems effectively. 3D models of NPP unit (allow to the head of a workshop/service to display on a computer screen the NPP elements controlled by him (process equipment, piping welds, fire barriers, etc.), which are dynamically painted in different colors while receiving the information about the results of statutory inspections. A head of a subdivision can observe two main features – the fact of completion/non-completion of statutory inspections by personnel, as well as the current parameters and conditions of equipment, collected by the personnel upon the results of walk round checks.

An example of such information reporting on a 3D engineering model is shown in Fig. 1, which displays an array of fire barriers in the context of the architectural and construction part of the NPP power unit, which are in three colors:

Fig. 2 shows, on example of turbine-generators oil facilities, a visual representation of equipment information, collected during statutory inspection. Examples of NPP elements marking are shown in Fig. 3.

The process of statutory walk round check/inspection with the use of automated identification is as follows:

  1. Before starting the inspection a specialist is identified in the terminal of data collection (TDC) or industrial tablet computer (ITC), indicating the username and password. Identification procedure of a specialist in the TDC/ITC is mandatory, and without it a specialist cannot read bar-code/radio frequency marks and consequently he cannot input information to the TDC/ITC. This technology ensures a clear personal responsibility of specialists who perform work to control the condition of the NPP power unit elements.
  2. While inspection a specialist performs with TDC/ITC reading of bar-code/radio frequency marks from the NPP elements (premises, equipment, welds, etc.). In this case the TDC/ITC decodes the read code and determines the class (type) of the element and identifies its specific exemplar which is associated with this code.
  3. After decoding and identification of the element’s exemplar, the TDC/ITC shall provide to a specialist with an access to information about changing the controlled parameters of the equipment in the past, and allow entering the current values of controlled parameters. In this case the TDC/ITC fixes an identifier of a specialist, who completed inspection, values of controlled parameters, date and time of inspection.
  4. After completion of walk round check, a specialist shall set TDC/ITC in a special docking station attached to his personal computer. Information from the TDC/ITC automatically can be transferred to the information system, where there shall be carried out its analysis and processing.

The functionality of an automated identification can be realized both within the planned implementation if the information system on operation support (with use of TDC), and in expanded form within the implementation of informational database (IDB) 3D NPP (with the use of specialized TDC and ITC).

Applications to this technology are statutory walk rounds and monitoring the current condition of:

Completion of statutory measures on maintenance and repair

Fig. 2. 3D-Representation of equipment operational condition
Fig. 2. 3D-Representation of equipment operational condition

Planning and execution of scheduled activities on maintenance and repair of NPP elements can be efficiently supported in information field by using of 3D engineering models along with the automated identification technology and information system of maintenance and repair. Possible areas of use:

Fig. 3. Examples of bar-code marking equipment
Fig. 3. Examples of bar-code marking equipment

In the last two variants automated identification is used for identification of repair objects on a site to get an access to the detailed plans of works, interactive technical manuals for assembly/disassembly of elements and other necessary repair information. The same automated identification technology can be used both to fix the fact of the work and to control the sequence of their execution.

Engineering calculations

The presence of the actual 3D engineering model, integrated with operational IS (AS) data, such as, for example, materials control system shall allow performing at NPP various engineering calculations with the use of certified calculation codes. For example, calculations on the strength, hydrodynamic calculations, calculations of work time to failure, etc. Use of these approaches will facilitate the transition from a preventative maintenance and repair system to the system of maintenance upon condition which is currently considered to be more effective (Fig. 4).

For safe operation of nuclear power plant it is necessary to make calculations on stability to the seismic action. Having all the engineering and technical information about the elements of NPP unit, integrated into the IDB 3D of NPP, allows forming conclusions about the technical condition and reliability level of equipment in a vibration exposure.

3D models engineering models allow making gas-dynamic calculations and calculations of power/heat loss in the pipes and air ducts of ventilation systems.

Fig. 4. 3D model visualization of engineering calculations
Fig. 4. 3D model visualization of engineering calculations
Fig. 5. 3D model presentation of NPP turbine hall layout
Fig. 5. 3D model presentation of NPP turbine hall layout

Thus, the use of 3D models engineering models along with verified calculation codes will allow to NPP engineer staff to provide more accurate forecasts and as well as provide the instrumental base for modern approaches implementation on the NPP power unit aging management.

Training of maintenance and operational staff

3D models engineering models provide a framework for the introduction of progressive training methods of operating, maintenance and engineering staff. There such areas of application as follow:

Such simulators and simulation models allow evaluating interactively the level of staff competence, to increase gradually the complexity of the tasks, to train and supervise the correctness of the staff’s actions in simulated emergency situations (Fig. 6). In the same time a scenario of performed activities and operations is formed and can be analyzed. Achieving the required level of accuracy of the trained specialist as well as the cohesion of the entire repair team can be one of the criteria for their admission to the repair work on a physical object.

Fig. 6. 3D model visualization of equipment replacement
Fig. 6. 3D model visualization of equipment replacement

The use of simulators and simulation models while the implementation of the repair work ensures an opportunity to optimize them by manipulating the sequence and scope of operations.

Integration of information on the radiation environment.

At the nuclear power plant there are various types of radiation monitoring: standard automated systems, manual radiation monitoring, individual, etc. At the same time, at the most nuclear power plants there is no unified structured storage of information about the radiation environment in the premises of NPP unit, which can unites all types of radiation monitoring and present its findings in a concise form for specialists.

Fig. 7. Measurement of the radiation environment with the use of data collection terminals
Fig. 7. Measurement of the radiation environment with the use of data collection terminals

One of the most important application of IDB 3D of NPP and 3D engineering models in its composition is their use for purpose of structured visual saving and visualization of information on the radiation environment along with automated systems of radiation monitoring and automated identification technology.

The information about the radiation environment comes into IBD 3D of NPP in the automated mode both out of standard radiation monitoring systems and manual dosimetry monitoring, carried out with using the TDC. At the same time to operate the system of manual data collection on radiation environment by means of TDC, there is a need to identify premises by bar-code marks. While reading the bar-code of a premise, premise plan is displayed on the terminal with points of manual dosimetry control. Used to record the parameters of the radiation environment TDC can be integrated with dosimeters. For registration of the parameters of the radiation background, radiation safety specialist shall place a dosimeter in the required point of the premise and select the same point on the premise plan on the TDC touch screen (Fig. 7).

Fig. 8. Display of the operational data of the radiation situation on the 3D of NPP unit
Fig. 8. Display of the operational data of the radiation situation on the 3D of NPP unit

After the measurement and verification by the operator, radiation measurement data on selected point are automatically stored in the TDC memory. During the walk round check it is possible to add new control points in the TDC. Upon completion of the walk round, information from the TDC is loaded into the IDB 3D of NPP.

Updated information about the radiation environment is visualized on a 3D model of NPP power unit (Fig. 8).

The point which is displayed on a 3D model is either a point of manual measurement or automated sensor of monitoring system. Appeal to this point on a 3D model will redirect the user in IDB 3D of NPP to the entire information on the controlled location, providing the possibility of trending, data filtering and other tools.

The application of represented approach is appropriate both during the operation stage, and on the stage of RE. The systematic accumulation of information about the radiation environment along with data on the equipment replacement will allow making automated calculation of radioactive waste volumes and the need of deactivation volumes.

Implementation of information functions of control and management system of fire protection (CMSFP).

Fig. 9. Example of marking a bar-code mark of the element of fire protection of NPP power unit
Fig. 9. Example of marking a bar-code mark of the element of fire protection of NPP power unit

Ensuring fire protection is a major task while operating NPP power unit. According to [1] on the NPP power unit CMSFP is to be implemented, which should ensure the implementation of informational and management functions.

CMSFP is developed to detect and extinguish fire in premises containing equipment of systems which are important for safety and systems of normal operation not affecting the safety, and also provides operations of divisions on fire protection. Additional requirements for CMSFP are identified in the documents [2-6].

The implementation of CMSFP functions requires processing of large amount of data on the elements of NPP power unit, consisting of dozens of parameters of premises, equipment, fire protection equipment and systems, as well as information on measures to be taken in case of fire.

IDB 3D of NPP represents the best way to implement the functions of CMSFP, because in addition to providing all necessary information, it provides a visual presentation of power unit topology, which is especially important for solving the issues of fire safety. IDB 3D of NPP and 3D engineering models needed for the CMSFP functions implementation can be used in the following areas:

To ensure objective control of the fire protection elements condition of NPP power unit it is also effective to apply automated identification technology and mobile computing devices – TDC, ITC. Example of marking of fire protection equipment is shown in Fig. 9.

Fig. 10. Visualization of conditions of the fire protection equipment of specific type (fire barriers) upon results of walk round checks performed by staff
Fig. 10. Visualization of conditions of the fire protection equipment of specific type (fire barriers) upon results of walk round checks performed by staff
Fig. 11. Obtaining information about the fire characteristics of the NPP power unit premise through the 3D engineering model
Fig. 11. Obtaining information about the fire characteristics of the NPP power unit premise through the 3D engineering model

Example of visualization of the integral condition of fire protection equipment of special type is shown in Fig. 10. The figure in the context of a semitransparent display of architectural and construction of the reactor compartment of NPP power unit with VVER-1000 (water cooled reactor) represents the implementation status of statutory inspection of fire barriers by personnel: green – inspected according to the regulations, yellow – not inspected according to the regulations, red – inspected according to the regulations and fixed a defection that is not eliminated.

Fig. 11 shows the implementation of the CMSFP informational component in obtaining part through a 3D engineering model of information about the fire characteristics of the NPP power unit premise.

Fig. 12 shows the simulation of escape routes for staff in case of fire growth. The premise, in which there was a danger, is marked in red (the information is received from CMSFP sensors). Adjacent premises, where staff is located, are marked in blue (the information is received from duty systems requiring a special access).

Evacuation passage, which must be used to exit from the fire dangerous area, is marked in green (the information is received from the evacuation plan contained in CMSFP). The operative information on the fire characteristics, fire protection equipment, etc. concerning each premise can be quickly obtained. Such visualization will allow getting all necessary information to take decisions on fire elimination and evacuation.

Informational support of materials technology tasks

Fig. 12. Modeling and display of escape routes for the staff in case of fire
Fig. 12. Modeling and display of escape routes for the staff in case of fire

For safe operation of NPP power unit there is important information which is represented by reliable data on the conditions of metal, welds and weld metal of vessels, collectors, pipelines and other equipment operating under pressure. Volume of controlled welds at the NPP power unit reaches tens of thousands of inventory items and more. For nuclear power plants there are regulatory requirements [7] on the operational nondestructive inspection (NDI) by means of variety of methods.

A significant amount of information on the controlled metal condition accumulated in the process of NPP power unit operation, and the relationship of this information to the topology and configuration of the NPP power unit determines the use effectiveness of IDB 3D of NPP and 3D engineering models in its structure in order to store, systemize, process, analyze and visualize the results of nondestructive control of metal equipment and pipeline of NPP.

The main objectives of IDB 3D of NPP in this area:

Example of using 3D engineering models to obtain information about the selected weld joint is shown in Fig. 13.

Information support of operation tasks of integrated cable system

Fig. 13. Display of attribute information on weld joint of pipeline on 3D engineering model
Fig. 13. Display of attribute information on weld joint of pipeline on 3D engineering model

The problem of monitoring the condition of integrated cable system is represented by search, identification and obtaining information about the selected cable or pass.

In the cable tray on the overpass rack there are jointly laid dozens of cables of varying capabilities. Determination along the way course of the cable belonging to a certain position in the cable journal is a difficult and time consuming task in case of unavailability a developed system of marking and tracing cables.

Using testers along the way route and on terminal boxes does not always give a quick search result. The search complexity of the required cable in the bunch sometimes causes failure of operating personnel to dismantle the out-of-function cable that leads to the accumulation of broken cables and a gradual overloading of internal space of a cable tray. There is also an increase of fire load of the existing cable route; there is a need for laying new boxes or trays.

Intermural and interfloor cable passes have a similar trend: it is sometimes easier to make a new pass in the wall than to remove an old unwanted cable from the existing one and to lay a new one in return. In addition to increasing the fire load and creating new passes there is a problem on the pass sealing, its inspection and maintenance while operation. Laying of new cable which runs alongside can break intermural passes sealing that can reduce the fire safety of the pass.

Marking of cables and cable passes for their identification, automated reading of bar-code mark by means of TDC or ITC on site, and showing cable traces on a 3D engineering model reduce the complexity of cable and cable passes maintenance. Automated identification of cables and cable passes along with IDB 3D of NPP shall provide:

Informational support on ventilation systems operation

Fig. 14. Display of air pipes layout of NPP power unit
Fig. 14. Display of air pipes layout of NPP power unit

Ventilation systems of NPP power unit provide acceptable climate conditions for staff work at different NPP regimes, prevent indoor and outdoor air pollution with radioactive substances, and maintain optimal operating conditions of technological equipment. Supply and exhaust, exchange and technological ventilation systems with mechanical drive are applied.

Branching of air pipes of ventilation systems in nuclear power plant is significant (Fig. 14). This fact along with the importance of data systems needed for safety, determines the efficiency of IDB 3D of NPP and engineering and 3D model of NPP power unit in integration with the system of automated identification of ventilation elements (equipment, air pipes, etc.) and along with standard automated ventilation control systems.

Application of such technologies while operation of NPP ventilation systems shall provide:

Informational support of I&C operation

Fig. 15. Reading bar-code mark from I&C equipment
Fig. 15. Reading bar-code mark from I&C equipment

I&C at nuclear power plants are characterized by a significant amount and spatial assignment in premises and equipment of NPP. Despite the appearance in recent time such EC&I generations that support remote determination of device status, the automatic diagnosis of the cause of device problem, and in some cases allow to standardize and to diagnose a device remotely at the operating NPP power units, now terminal blocks of I&C which require periodic maintenance and control by thermal automatics and measurements (TAM) specialists are still used.

In such circumstances it is quite effective to use IDB 3D of NPP along with automated identification technology (Fig. 15) to control the execution and visualization of the plan/fact of execution of maintenance activities, storing and displaying information on I&C systems and equipment. This technology shall provide:

Information boards displaying the complex state of the NPP unit

Due to the accumulated information and wide potential of its 3D visualization on engineering models of IDB, NPP can ensure the realization of the ideology «visual state boards» of NPP unit in the following areas: radiation safety, fire safety, technical safety, and other state boards both directly for the NPP specialists and for technical managers of JSC «Concern Rosenergoatom».

Fig. 16. An example of a visual shield for the state of the radiation environment in premises of NPP
Fig. 16. An example of a visual shield for the state of the radiation environment in premises of NPP

To implement such boards, the NPP 3D engineering model is used, on which IDB 3D data on the relevant directions in the context of a semitransparent architectural and construction part of the NPP power unit should be visualized through the given and limited contrast range of colors (usually traffic light coloring is applied – red (danger), yellow (fault/suspense), green (normal) (Fig. 16).

Because IDB 3D of NPP may contain not only the current but also retrospective information, with help of state boards it is possible to assess the dynamics of changes in characteristics over time. Overlay of several state boards on the 3D model will identify the mutual influence of different processes and characteristics as well as define implicit common factors.

Visual boards which indicate top-level state should allow evaluating operatively and integrally the condition of NPP power unit in the chosen direction without excessive detalization. For example, for the board of radiation safety it is possible to color the contours of the premises, as shown in Fig. 20. For the board of fire safety it is possible to color the contours of the premises, or even more enlarged contours of fire compartments/zones of NPP power unit, integrally displaying the accurate information about the state of serviceability and readiness of active and passive fire protection equipment and systems.

For the board of technical safety it is possible to color 3D models of technological and engineering systems through aggregating IDB 3D information of NPP on the results of condition monitoring equipment, pipes and other system elements, visually with help of color displaying the average rate of technical security.

Improving the emergency preparedness level

To ensure emergency preparedness at nuclear power plants, the following activities performed:

A list and description of the possible draft emergency situations, which may arise while operation of NPP power unit, are provided in the respective reports on detailed security assessment developed by the General design engineer or the chief constructor of NPP. Descriptions of accidents involve dozens or more NPP elements (equipment, pipelines, facilities, etc.), include a variety of their parameters; take into account different speed of accident development. Thus, it is quite problematic to reconstruct for the operational personnel the integrated picture of the potential emergencies flow which develops in the same time in several places of NPP power unit.

Potential of modern information technologies allows on the base of a 3D engineering model of NPP to create visual simulators of various kinds of emergencies. These simulators can provide a simultaneous display of multiple locations of NPP power unit, where the simulated accident occurs, representing the change of the important equipment characteristics and visualizing the radiation background in the premises, allow to the staff being trained to perform actions for preventing the emergency development. Thus, we can assess the level of training. In the simulators it is possible to set the desired time scale for a more careful study of fast emergency modes. Separately, in a class of similar interblock simulators, we can highlight simulators of emergency situations associated with the occurrence of fire at the nuclear power plant.

As a rule, simulators are implemented in two or more monitor configurations. For example, one of the monitors can display several types of power units, while the other one may reflect changes in the equipment characteristics and the virtual elements of management and indication to provide management actions (Fig. 17, 18).

Fig. 17. Demonstration of emergency development in dynamics simultaneously in several places of NPP
Fig. 17. Demonstration of emergency development in dynamics simultaneously in several places of NPP
Fig. 18. Training of operating personnel with the use of simulator
Fig. 18. Training of operating personnel with the use of simulator

The next class of simulators provides forecasting and simulation in the virtual space of possible emergency situations connected with radioactive emission into environment. Such simulators provide prediction of areas and directions of the pollution spreading, radiation dose rates in the territories of RW emission as well as definition of settlements, which may be affected by the accident, exercising scenarios on interaction of forces and resources for disaster recovery and evacuation of population in the surrounding areas and NPP personnel.

To ensure the simulating output of RW outside the NPP power unit in case of the accident there is a need to apply estimation codes based on models of the spread of gas and aerosol pollutants in the atmosphere, which predict the direction and velocity of RW spreading in ground air layers and value of RW fallout on the surface. Examples of such calculations are estimation codes created in the Institute of problems of nuclear power safe development of Russia Academy of Sciences. The results of calculationsare visualized on 3D models (Fig. 19, 20), reflecting the industrial site of power unit and the monitored area of NPP and allowing in relation to the timeline to view the development of an emergency (passing of a pollution cloud), as well as to exercise the processes of interaction between departments and services, to calculate required resources for evacuation of population, etc.

Fig. 19. Modeling of the emergency development an at the reliability margin area of NPP which displays 3D radioactive emission
Fig. 19. Modeling of the emergency development an at the reliability margin area of NPP which displays 3D radioactive emission
Fig. 20. Modeling of the interaction of services, departments and state offices on a simulation model
Fig. 20. Modeling of the interaction of services, departments and state offices on a simulation model

In accordance with a set of estimation scenarios and in accordance with climatic and weather conditions a set of models, that are used to train personnel and departments involved in the processes of an emergency elimination, is created.

Modeling of emissions spread on the simulation model allows evaluating of the following:

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Background for creation and usage of integrated database on the ground of 3D engineering models for operation, maintenance and safety of nuclear power plant units
Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

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Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

Vitaliy Kononov, Vladislav Tikhonovsky, Pavel Novikov, Nikolay Salnikov

The importance of tasks of economic efficiency increase with strict observance of safety requirements for nuclear power plant units, defines necessity of integration and maintenance of actual state of technical information on the operating nuclear power plants unit.

World experience of the largest international companies in the field of nuclear engineering, oil and gas and chemical industry, recommendations of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other foreign organizations confirm the necessity of equipment of operating units of nuclear power plants units with full-function systems for managing technical information and configuration of the NPP power unit, informationally integrated with the General designer of the NPP power unit, and with the set of operational information systems applied.

The present concept considers the creation and application of Integrated database on the ground of 3D models of NPP power units (IDB 3D NPP) for operating NPP units and those being decommissioning. The concept doesn't consider the problems of formation of 3D design and 3D «as built» models on the stages of design and construction of NPP units.

The background for creation and implementation of IDB 3D NPP operating NPP units and those being decommissioning is the following:

Principles of realization, objectives and tasks for creation and application of IDB 3D NPP

Principles of realization and application of IDB 3D NPP:

The objectives for IDB 3D NPP creation and application at the stages of NPP operation and decommissioning are the following:

The increase of safety and reduction of expenditures for NPP units operation can be achieved with the application of IDB 3D NPP by means of:

Improvement of anti-breakdown preparedness is achieved with the application of IDB 3D NPP at the expense:

Securing of development of optimal decommissioning project, securing of effective and safe decommissioning realization in accordance with decommissioning project for achievement of specified end state is achieved with application of IDB 3D NPP by means of:

Performance indicators of IDB 3D NPP application

The analysis of international experience proves the high efficiency of application of 3D engineering models in complex manufacturing operation – NPP, oil and chemical, oil-refining plants etc.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has developed a great number of recommendations concerning the usage of informational technologies and, in particular, three dimensional engineering models at the stage of NPP units operation. These are IAEA NS-G-2.12, Ageing Management for Nuclear Power Plants [4], IAEA 50-P-3, Data collection and record keeping for the management of nuclear power plant ageing) [5], IAEA-TECDOC-1284, Information technology impact on nuclear power plant documentation) [6] etc.

The IAEA publications specify that the creation of database of all the technical information on NPP (design, construction, operation, diagnostics, maintenance, upgrade) and its maintenance throughout all period of life of NPP (maintenance of high level of its usage by all employees of NPP, continuous updates) is one of key factors for implementation of effective aging management program for NPP units. For creation and maintenance of such database IAEA considers being the best variant the usage of technical tools and information technologies: application of 3D-models, computer aided design engineering systems (CAD), WEB-portals of knowledge, electronic document management systems at NPP etc.

As the illustration of successful application of such technologies IAEA shows some examples in technical documentation «Influence of information technologies on documentation keeping at NPP» [6].

The analysis and consolidation of informational materials based on the international experience and published in various sources, has allowed defining the list of the main indexes defining the efficiency of application of IDB 3D NPP in NPP units operation. The analysis findings are described in Table 1.

Table 1. Performance indices of application of 3D engineering models in NPP units operation
Improvement Realized by means of Range of values Source
Reduction of number of equipment failures.
  • Availability for operational staff of the complete set of engineering information, that implicitly secures the maintenance quality improvement.
  • Execution of engineering calculations with the application of relevant operational engineering models (allows forecasting failures and preventing them).
2-5% »Plant Information Management».
»Development of Information Technology in the Construction and Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants».
»Engineering Information Management».
Reduction of time, necessary for design works in object reconstruction and upgrade.
  • The availability of access for 3D engineering models reflecting the actual integrated information, related to the NPP for designer.
  • As the consequence, decreased number of changes in working documentation.
15-30% »Plant Information Management».
»Sharing product data of nuclear power plants across their lifecycles by utilizing a neutral model».
Reduction of downtime periods.
  • Accurate planning and optimization of scheduled preventive maintenance works on the ground of actual informational models of object.
  • Carrying out preliminary personnel training with using of 3D engineering models.
  • Possibility to transit to repairs as required by means of high quality engineering calculations with application of accurate operational informational model.
20-50% »Simulates nuclear plant maintenance with DS PLM solutions and services».
»Plant Information Management».
»Visualized maintenance planning based on a virtual 3D-plant model».
Reduction of costs necessary for execution of complex repair works. Detailed digital modeling of TMaR processes in specialized software environments on the ground of 3D engineering models, where:
  • Takes place the detection and correction of collisions (detection of blockages of ways to equipment, assembly impossibility because of lack of free space etc.) before the commencement of works.
  • The optimization of work of personnel and minimization of possible risks are carried out.
  • Operational staff performs the work off of necessary actions.
15-20% »Visualized maintenance planning based on a virtual3D-plant model».
»Plant Information Management».
Reduction of costs for repair personnel compensation. Involvement of less repair personnel, achieved by means of improved planning. 15-25% »Engineering Information Management».
»Creation and Use of 3D As-built Models».
Decrease of period of preparation of operational and repair personnel before execution of complex works. Training of operational and repair personnel before the works execution with usage of engineering models. 50-80% »Engineering Information Management».
»Creation and Use of 3D As-built Models».
Safety level increase. Securing of convenient integrated access to all design and operational information in a virtual environment based on 3D models. Integration of 3D models with systems of radiation control, fire safety, visualization of automatic process control system data essentially raise the level of safety of NPP operation and staff individual defense. Data collection and record keeping for the managemenof nuclear power plant ageing.
Information technology impact on nuclear power plant documentation.

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12.09.2011 

Elena Konvisar: Competition is the main engine
Atomic project

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Atomic project

Elena Konvisar, marketing director NEOLANT
Elena Konvisar, marketing director NEOLANT

— Everything that is demonstrated at Innovation Design Forum is a kind of a novelty for Russian companies. How would you explain to heads of enterprises the peculiar features and significance of IT used for sophisticated facilities life cycle management?

— Samples of information models of facilities are demonstrated at the forum. What is an information model, in our case based on 3D model? It is not just a graph or an image; in each case all the data related to any component, even to a smallest fastener, is shown together with the component. Moreover, the cost of a component of a large facility can be shown in the model at all stages of the project implementation including purchasing, construction, assembly, replacement, etc. It means that the information model contains engineer-ing and financial data as well as legal documents (for example, sale/purchase agreements). The company management understands what specific engineering decisions determine the cost and can manage it changing parameters of the model consciously.

— NEOLANT is an innovation firm that uses ready programs and information models. To succeed you must be just connoisseurs in information technologies. Can your experts be so good at the nuclear industry problems as to offer appropriate IT decisions to enterprises?

— According to our director, although we are an IT company, our specialists have at least two competences: they are supposed to be connoisseurs in information technologies and to know the peculiar character of the customers business. Frequently, as we perceive the problems of the industry’s enterprises not from within but from outside we understand them more deeply. In the process of communication with heads of companies representing the same industry we get to know the trends in its development, the needs of the industry and what kind of an IT product we can offer to solve the problems. We always start with the search for a ready decision, both of Russian and foreign developers, but when the decision is not existent, which happens quite frequently, we develop new applications for the platform that is available. Such practice ensures the predictability of a result, and this is very important for operation of sophisticated facilities.
Any development is boosted by competition, and it is not incidental that the nuclear industry has become the locomotive of introducing the most advanced technologies. Russia is eager to work in the western market, it wants to build NPPs worldwide, and to do so it must be competitive. That implies the necessity to introduce actively the most advanced IT technologies at enterprises. Otherwise we shall lag behind with lower parameters: duration of project development, duration of construction, financial figures when cost optimization provided by modern IT technologies is not used. In such expensive projects as NPP construc-tion each percent is of the paramount importance, the competition is tough, and the situation is the main engine of introducing new IT technologies.
Other branches of power production in Russia – heat-power engineering and hydropower engineering – do not compete with Western companies and are well protected in the domestic market, but if those who can build thermal power plants and hydropower stations quicker and at lower cost come to our market our companies must be ready to compete. That is why representatives of the branches other than nuclear industry attended the forum. They want to grasp the trends, to understand the essence of transformations and to introduce the best IT technologies at their enterprises. By the way, all power engineering specialists regardless of the branches they represent are interested in the issue of sectoral Equipment Catalogue. The nuclear power specialists have initiated the project which is important for all power production companies. This is a field where IT companies can exert efforts too.
The most important thing is to grasp a trend at the proper time and to be able to offer an appropriate solution of the problem faced by the industry.

— What is your vision of IT technologies prospects in Russia? Will they be used mainly in money-intensive branches such as power production or widely applied in all branches?

I’ll speak about our impressions. As an intersys-tem integrator NEOLANT has been engaged in life cycle management issues for seven years. And for seven years we were among the few who spoke about the need and significance of introducing information models in production sectors. It seems that today everyone has got to understand the importance of the issue. The process of introducing IT technologies in the life cycle management has become more intensive. At the same moment customers, vendors and other system integrators realized that further development is impossible without introduction of information technologies. We are ready to adapt to the boom having technologies and qualified personnel and hope that the process of introducing information technologies in Russia will accelerate.


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28.04.2011 

Computerized Identification for Oil and Gas Processing Plants
Oil&Gas EURASIA

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Oil&Gas EURASIA

Mariya Yurchenko, NEOLANT senior specialist


Modern industrial facilities are usually complex technologic structures housing a wide range of equipment, technology and engineering systems and communications. Smooth and reliable operation of these structures is important in both economic and safety terms: safety of the company personnel, the locals, and the environment.

What is done to achieve good safety levels today, what can be done to make it more effective?

Current Bottlenecks of Oil and Gas Processing Companies

For oil and gas companies, maintaining an operational integrity of the equipment and systems depends on the quality of monitoring, inspection and maintenance of the equipment (among others). But to date, efficiency of monitoring efforts is questionable as it requires considerable financial and human resources.

Usually, during monitoring and inspection rounds the specialists first write down the monitored and measured parameters on the paper. Then, back at the workdesk, they again rewrite the collected information to the operational logs, or key it into the computer (usually in Excel table, less often into the MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) programs.

Such a “traditional” data collection procedure implies high degree of human error – there is no guarantee that the reporting specialist really completed the inspection and correctly noted the data. This means that reliability and accuracy of the received information, and, consequently, the operation of the facility, could be questioned.

Fig. 1. Example of barcode tagging for a technological unit.
Fig. 1. Example of barcode tagging for a technological unit.

During the scheduled search for the best location for each facility according to given information, the personnel is forced to continually go back and forth, from the archive to the computer to check the database, as no-one can possibly keep the information about all monitored equipment in the head. Time wasted on moving and search for the necessary data takes at least 20 percent of the employees’ time (according to foreign estimates). That is, non-production costs are about six resource days per month or 70 resource days annually – this is a large figure, and the one that should attract attention of the management engaged in efficiency enhancement routines.

This means that practically any facility of oil and gas processing industry is facing the tasks of reducing the impact of human factor on the quality of monitoring and maintenance, and improving the operating efficiency of personnel.

Boosting the Performance Gains

Significant reduction of the resources used to maintain the normal functionality of equipment and engineering systems could be achieved by improving the following processes:

The Modern Answer: Computerized Identification and Information Mobility

NEOLANT promptly responded to these market needs, unrolling its flagship information system based on the technology of automated identification and standing on the “three pillars”:

The system provides ultimate control over the actions of operating personnel, the constant accumulation of relevant information about the equipment status, real-time expert access to all operational data independently of location.

Barcodes or RFID?

Let’s consider the functioning of automated identifi-cation technology in detail.

Barcode tags (Fig. 1) are graphically encoded IDs of equipment. Special production and application method leads to the following results:

Fig. 2. Data terminal with the software for monitoring the operational information
Fig. 2. Data terminal with the software for monitoring the operational information

In the application of radio frequency identification (RFID) data stored in the so-called RFID-tags are read and written by radio signals. This technology can do more complex tasks than barcoding; RFID-tags are more resistant to mechanical stress and pollution, and can be picked off by a scanner from a larger distance. Tags come in various forms: some contain only information stored by the manufacturer, others allow the customer to rewrite data. However, the RFID system can be affected by electromagnetic fields.

The choice between the barcoding and RFID depends on the operating conditions at the customer’s plant - either technology has plus and minus points, and they complement each other well.

To read barcodes and RFID tags, portable data terminals (Fig. 2) are used. The device, a combination of hand-held computer and scanner, guarantees the identification of the units, allows entering the current values of monitored parameters and storage of large amounts of information. The data terminals are equipped with touch screen, run NEOLANT-provided OS and have significant battery life (8-10 hours).

How Does the System Operate?

Routine rounds, inspections, planned maintenance of equipment with automated identification (Fig. 3) can be divided into several stages:

Fig. 3. Work with the automated identification technology.
Fig. 3. Work with the automated identification technology.

Modern tag manufacturing technologies labels guarantee certain properties – i.e., the tags are impossible to remove or change without breaking. To scan the barcode, the employee must be near the monitored unit, and data entry option is available only after scanning is complete. This excludes the possibility of fake reports records and guarantees completion of routine maintenance rounds. Also, employee identification in the system and stored date and time of the inspection round ensure personal responsibility of operating personnel.

Information at Your Fingertips

Another key advantage of automated identification technology is that mobile terminals significantly reduce time while adding up to the comfort of a planned maintenance. They allow storage and retrieval of information about the current state of company’s units, also giving the history of changes for monitored parameters and other data required by operators, up to route maps, guides and unit images.

All operating data and documentation collected in one device and available for reading at any location within the company on both HQ locations and in the field using secure Internet communication links. This means that personnel of operating units and services belongs to a single information space, to receives real-time information, updates it during the inspections, planned maintenance work, and does not waste time on unneeded movements within the company.

Monitoring Implies Visual Control

A single information space created in NEOLANT system is supplemented by data visualization software - geographic information systems (GIS) and informational 3D models. The latter represent a 3D models of company facilities linked to relevant operational information and documentation; such models provide visual expert access to the data (by selecting objects on a 3D model). Visualization also helps business leaders to perceive information conveniently and clearly, for real-time troubleshooting and for reducing the risks associated with the human factor.

3D model can reflect in a variety of data required by the manager or a technologist for the analysis of energy facilities and systems, such as:

Usage of GIS systems to display information is advisable if the manager needs a comprehensive understanding of the status of equipment on large territories, or in geographical context.

The Problem Solved

Automated identification technology helps to:

NEOLANT proposes a complete cycle of works on creation of an automated identification system, from development of technical specifications, and to determine the optimal tag technology, customization, implementation, personnel training, tagging, equipment supply, creating 3D models, GIS networks, etc. Because each enterprise is unique, the company’s specialists develop, implement and adapt their solutions based on the specific situation.

Using the technology of automated identification, NEOLANT customers get a solution to the complex challenges they face–reducing the impact of human factor on the quality of monitoring and maintenance within the enterprises while improving the operating efficiency of personnel.


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01.03.2011 

Application of NPP Power Unit 3D – Information Models as the Base for Information Support of Their Life Cycle
Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

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Club 3D. Innovative ingineering design

Vitaliy Kononov, Vladislav Tikhonovsky

The entire period of NPP life cycle may exceed 100 years. By way of example, the following main key life cycle ranges can be appraised for generations I and II NPP power units being in service in Russia:

Leningrad NPP (LNPP) Unit 1 may be taken as an actual example. The unit field survey and design works started in 1966 and its service life was extended up to 2018. According to the LNPP Unit 1 Decommissioning Program approved as of today the period of long-term keeping under the supervision prior to the start of the reactor disassembling exceeds 50 years, i.e. the disassembling active phase will take start in 2068. In fact, at least three generations of technicians will change for such period of time.

As operational practices of active NPP power units show, there are significant problems with passing on the torch from the elder generation specialists to the younger ones already inside the period of 40-50 years. For the reason the skilful staff retirement essential amount of significant data is lost. In many cases important information, data and records are stored in desktops of individual key specialists in workshops and departments to be lost with their retirement. The Soviet times balanced system of material and engineering document workflow between the operating entity and design institutes now doesn't work to the full. Discordance between the operating NPP power unit real state and contents of design documentation is observed. Various IT-systems for operation support are implemented in operating NPPs and each of the systems is frequently provided with not quite compatible equipment lists and systems. Studying NPP operation documetation one can find out that sometimes different names are used to designate the same process system.

All that is largely due to nonavailability of permanently updated consolidated engineering information repository at operating power units which could be accessible for all manning divisions of NPP and external entities (according to the clearance level). Intrinsically such repository should be capable to represent at any moment an updated project or as- built documentation on the power unit and its site.

Only actual design appropriate to the real state of NPP power unit can be an information fundamental element for any operation documentation development, intercourse and training of the personnel, implementation and use of various IT-systems supporting NPP operational and decommissioning stages (e.g. IS TOiR).

Taking into consideration the stated problematic urgency for NPP operating entities worldwide, NPP and other highly technical and potentially dangerous objects design software solutions (CAD) suppliers have made a real essential ideological and technical upswing in their software products development over the last 10 years. Such systems as Intergraph® SmartPlant Enterprise now can provide not only design development automation and 3D modeling but also allow creating effective unified information space to support life cycle joining scientific, design and construction enterprises, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, as well as properly operating entities. Integration of all participants proceeds around permanently updated NPP power unit 3D model produced in the specified information space at the NPP power unit design stage.

For the time being application of Intergraph® SmartPlant Enterprise platform software for NPP design is industrially mastered in Russian engineering companies JSC Atomenergoproekt, JSC SPbAEP, and JSC NIAEP. However matters regarding the designed NPP power unit information models communication and employment at the subsequent stages of life cycle: construction and operation are not yet bug-free. In this regard integrating efforts of all concerned facilities: State Corporation Rosatom, JSC Concern Rosenergoatom, engineering companies should be provided.

This article gives consideration to meaningful concepts of 3D models employment at the stages of NPP construction, operation and decommissioning.

1. The Stage of NPP Power Unit Construction

Fig. 1. Example of laser scanning results superimposing on 3D model (yellow highlighted)
Fig. 1. Example of laser scanning results superimposing on 3D model (yellow highlighted)

It is well-known, that NPP power unit construction deliverables and initial design may often considerably differ because of various factors starting from probable deficiencies in the design and ending with necessity to change equipment and associated items defined by the design to other types of equipment because of delays in deliveries, supplier obligations defaults etc.

The NPP power unit information design 3D model used in combination with other up-to-date technologies such as laser scanning, GLONASS/GPS-navigation, mobile computing devices, wireless high-speed data transmission networks are able to produce a real breakthrough in the field of developing «as built» documentation corresponding strictly to NPP power unit construction deliverables. The specified technologies employment in common was developed by JSC NEOLANT and patented under SOMOKS® (Capital Construction Projects On- line Monitoring System) trade mark.

Implementation of SOMOKS® technology at NPP power unit site is targeted to the following:

Let's consider one of the fields of SOMOKS® – support of CEW deliverables conformity to the design.

Using SOMOKS® tool a specialist of an engineering company, the constructed NPP management or other entity charged for construction quality control and acceptance will be able to take one of three possible solutions precisely and reasonably: to approve the construction deliverables as corresponding to the project, to accept the construction deliverables with making an appointment to update the design, to give up acceptance of CEW deliverables because of mismatch to the design.

In brief SOMOKS ® works as follows. The NPP site is covered with a field of wireless wideband linkage to which mobile computing devices of engineers (industrial tablets, data acquisition terminals etc.) are connected. Being at any point of the site the engineers load necessary parts of the NPP 3D design model in the mobile devices. To control CEW quality robotized laser scanners are used. The scanners are connected to and controlled through the wireless network as well. The laser scanners are precisely positioned at the site (mm accuracy) due to usage of GLONASS/GPS coordinates differential correction backbone network available at the site.

Fig. 2. Sequence of 3D design model conversion in «as built» model
Fig. 2. Sequence of 3D design model conversion in «as built» model

When civil and erection works completed the construction site of NPP power unit is laser scanned the results of which may be loaded at once to a mobile device by a control and acceptance service engineer right from his location. Then the results are superimposed on the 3D model appropriate section to control consistency of CEW deliverables to the initial design (Fig. 1). As the 3D design model and laser scanners are captive to the same coordinate system so it is possible to define with required accuracy if CEW is in conformance with the design and to take one of the above mentioned solutions on the works produced acceptance. The described sequence of 3D design model conversion in «as built» model is shown in Fig.2.

Among other important fields 3D models application at the stage of construction the following can be pointed out: CEW progress control due to integration of the 3D model with CEW schedules in PIMS (Fig. 3), optimization of CEW schedules with time-space collisions resolution, especially important and especially complicated work production plans (WPP) execution debugging (Fig. 4), personnel training, physical volumes information obtaining, quantity of equipment mounted etc.

2. The stage of NPP unit operation

At the stage of operation the NPP unit construction resultant 3D «as-built» information model should be the information base for creation and application of various IT systems to increase efficiency and safety of the NPP unit operation. The main guidelines for NPP unit 3D «as-built» information model use at the stage of the NPP unit operation are as follows:

Fig. 3. CEW progress control due to integration of the 3D model with CEW schedules in PIMS
Fig. 3. CEW progress control due to integration of the 3D model with CEW schedules in PIMS

Let's deal with the above listed areas in short.

Maintaining 3D modeled NPP unit configuration adequacy to the operating NPP unit real state can be provided only in case of system implementation of all the scope of activities on introduction of changes in the design through the as-built 3D model. Such way of work management provides the 3D model availability to be used for all the NPP personnel units with no possibility to modify the model. The model revising requests are to be approved at the NPP and routed to appropriate engineering companies or design entities authorized for upgrading or revising the model. After changes implemented 3D information model's alternate version appears according to which actions for repair, upgrading and redesign should be carried out. Then the model alternate version becomes main and accessible for all operation units of the NPP.

Fig. 4. Especially important and especially complicated work production plans (WPP) execution debugging on 3D model
Fig. 4. Especially important and especially complicated work production plans (WPP) execution debugging on 3D model

It is for sure, that all IT systems used for NPP operation information support should handle the unified equipment, systems, reference guide and classifiers content. The issue settling will be available only if all operation systems obtain the specified base data from common source. Such source should be the NPP unit 3D information as-built model to be continuously supported by appropriate engineering company. Now JSC NEOLANT as agreed with JSC Concern Rosenergoatom IT Department and supported by JSC Atomenergoproekt and JSC INLINE-GROUP – main designer of corporate IT system (CITS) of JSC Concern Rosenergoatom is engaged into development of design solutions for integration of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise platform as a new component of the CITS to provide storage of all the NPP unit engineering information and its transmission to subsystems of the CITS, e.g. IS TOiR.

3D model can both display and be the common point to access to data of various information sources of the NPP unit IS TOiR, APCS, radiation monitoring and fire safety systems data etc. In ergonomic and intuitively clear visual user interfaces management it will be possible to raise considerably the efficiency of the operational personnel activity, its awareness of the NPP unit integral state (state monitor) and also knowledge of specific technological and engineering systems current status.

Fig. 5. The 3D models usage to display nuclear environment at Leningrad NPP premices by ARMS
Fig. 5. The 3D models usage to display nuclear environment at Leningrad NPP premices by ARMS

As a sample of such approach may be taken automated radiation monitoring system (ARMS) which is now under development by JSC NEOLANT for Leningrad NPP. The NPP operating units are always under radiation monitoring aimed to control various parameters of radiation environment. Such monitoring is carried out both by scheduled computer-aided facilities and manual radiation control method used. Yet the same time other techniques are used for radiation environment data capture. Unfortunately, and it regards to all operating units of the NPP, all the specified information is not edited in unified data repository to make impossible operationally fast understanding integral radiation situation of the power unit in whole if we represent it spatial 3D allocation of elevations and rooms. In terms of Leningrad NPP units 3D models the ARMS enables displaying the current state of radiation situation data allowing the users to skip between data sources or their aggregation (Fig. 5). To automate hand-picking radiation situation information room bar-coding and radiation estimator-integrated smart data picking terminals able to identify bar-codes as well as room doors bar-coding are used. When a data-picking terminal reads the bar-code marks out the room plan is displayed on the monitor screen where radiation control points are specified to which the take-off data (Fig. 6) is to be referred.

Relying on the on-going NPP operation and maintenance personnel «alternation of generations» the matters of personnel training including personnel nuclear accident actions are needed to be provided with much more prominence to. For this purpose JSC NEOLANT together with Institute for Atomic Engineering Safe Development of the Russian Academy of Science (IAESD RAS) and Leningrad NPP has designed a simulator of KMPZ downcomer pipeline rupture incidence development on the NPP main building 3D model base with up-to-date technologies capabilities used. The designed software system is capable to display NPP unit key points accident conditions evolution at any moment and to train the personnel for preventing them (Fig. 7, 8).

Fig. 6. The mobile terminals usage for automized picking and display of radiation environment at Leningrad NPP premises by ARMS
Fig. 6. The mobile terminals usage for automized picking and display of radiation environment at Leningrad NPP premises by ARMS

3D modeling of air pollutants propagation at the sites of nuclear and radiation– dangerous facilities is used for ones where there is a probability of accidental release of radioactive gaseous and/or form substances to the environment and its distributions within the site precincts.

Fig. 7. The NPP unit key points accident conditions evolution properties screen
Fig. 7. The NPP unit key points accident conditions evolution properties screen

Such incidents estimation and consequences minimization as well as decision making to protect the personnel and population requires radiation situation forecast while radioactive or toxic dispersion and fallout on-site in conditions of rapid situation development.

Such forecasability allows specifying and solving a number of challenges to enhance the emergency preparedness of radiation-dangerous plants:

Application of computational systems based on dynamic easy-to-handle 3D models of facilities during planning and management of emergency situations essentially improves awareness and coordination of the services and subdivisions personnel engaged in the accident management, site personnel, and the near-by territory population. The obtained calculated data object 3D model visualization facilitates fast estimation of conditions and allows reducing negative effect of emergency consequences on the site personnel, the near-by territory population and emergency services personnel.

By now JSC NEOLANT jointly with IAESD RAS have elaborated a computer-aided infosimulation system to support decision making in the context of radiation-dangerous situations occurrence on nuclear and radiation hazardous sites in terms of rapid mapping and analysis of evolutionary and projected radiological situations (Fig.9)

3. The stage of NPP unit decommissioning

Fig. 8. The selected equipment various characteristics display in the accident conditions evolution dynamics
Fig. 8. The selected equipment various characteristics display in the accident conditions evolution dynamics

NPP unit decommissioning preparation and decommissioning itself is a complicated process including several stages on the base of which development of local (point) concept and program of decommissioning, implementation of integrated engineering and radiation surveys, decommissioning organization process, equipment decontamination and disassembly, RW handling etc. is carried out. At any stage of decommissioning the reasonable decisions making can be secured extremely by availability and completeness of information required for these purposes.

Implementation of the NPP unit decommissioning operations complete cycle is a large-scale organizational and technical action, in many respects comparable to amounts of timing, material and manpower which were required for the unit initial construction.

The main problem of NPP decommissioning is the reactor and the unit's contaminated structures dismantling originated RW reprocessing and removal to be subsequently stored or disposed. One of the most dangerous effects during equipment dismantling is radiation because of purposeful break of protective safety barriers leading to impliable carryover of hard, liquid, gaseous and aerosol type RS generous amount. RW handling and nuclear safety assurance factors play the most significant role in the cost of decommissioning practical implementation.

Fig. 9. Visualization of RS transmission in the lowest atmospheric layer
Fig. 9. Visualization of RS transmission in the lowest atmospheric layer

In view of decommissioning time length, complexity and potential hazard for the personnel, population and the environment, substantial cost of decommissioning practical implementation as well as with due account for up-to-date ITs development and availability of 3D modeling use– based information-intensive databases for decommissioning at a number of Russian NPPs decommissioning preliminary modeling appears to be necessary and practical to be accomplished on simulation multidimensional interactive models of a NPP unit (NPP DSM).

Fig. 10. The NPP unit decommissioning process optimization space
Fig. 10. The NPP unit decommissioning process optimization space

As of today it is possible to start activity for practical creation of a NPP DSM by the example of Leningrad NPP Unit 1 for which on the one hand the prolonged life expectancy expiration is closing in and on the other hand – the decommissioning database is generated and information filled. Setting in such system various options of finite states, works accomplishment schedules with specifying the unit structural elements dismantling technologies and processes used it will be possible to obtain timing and financial characteristics of the works accomplishment variant, amount of RW occurred, and the engaged personnel radiation exposure values (Fig. 10). A not insignificant factor is availability of visual dynamic display of the unit structural elements dismantling process to estimate correctness and optimality of working stages development, to reveal space-time collisions, and to train the personnel preliminary as well.

For sure, the creation of similar NPP DSMs can be based only on availability of comprehensive information database – NPP unit decommissioning database containing all the necessary information on the unit including its 3D engineering models. Under the auspices of the «Working program on creation and improvement of 3D modeling use-based NPP decommissioning preparation and accomplishment information database for 2010 – 2020 within the JSC Concern Energoatom's corporate information system» embraced by JSC Concern Energoatom JSC NEOLANT is engaged into activities on creation of similar NPP decommissioning database information systems. Some results of the activity on Leningrad NPP are shown in Fig. 11, 12.

Summary

The 3D engineering models usage has a set of practically important applications at all stages of NPP unit life cycle. Some of the applications are represented in this article. However to support active application of models by an operating entity a lot of methodological, organizational, information and other issues will require appropriate solutions to be found. Now, unfortunately, there are no yet examples of full-function application of 3D models developed by engineering companies in JSC Concern Rosenergoatom. JSC NEOLANT is trying to promote the matter solution by both studying practical application of models for various stages of NPP unit life cycle and pooling various entities of the nuclear engineering branch for making dialogue in this field of activity.

Fig. 11. Example of a 3D model fulfilled accomplished within Leningrad NPP decommissioning database information system (Leningrad NPP first order turbine hall)space
Fig. 11. Example of a 3D model fulfilled accomplished within Leningrad NPP decommissioning database information system (Leningrad NPP first order turbine hall)space
Fig. 12. 3D information models of Leningrad NPP units in the interface of decommissioning database information system
Fig. 12. 3D information models of Leningrad NPP units in the interface of decommissioning database information system

About JSC NEOLANT

JSC NEOLANT is a leader of the market of intersystem integration for enterprises of the fuel and energy industry and the public sector of Russia. The main guidelines of the company's activity – creation and implementation of information systems of corporate and federal level to support of managerial solutions acceptance on the base of CAD, GIS, PLM, PDM, SED, ACS, APCS, MES technologies integration.

The company's experts are engaged into development of individual solutions to tackle each customer tasks. The company has implemented innovational projects for such big businesses as «Gazprom», «LUKOIL», «Transneft», State Corporation «Rosatom», the Federal guard service and others.

JSC NEOLANT has its representative offices in Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg, Stavropol, and Tyumen. In 2010 the company built up «NEALANT Energy» – joint venture with VNIIAES.


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 03/01/2011
Начало активности (время): 03/01/2011
Окончание активности (дата): 
Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 4281
Дата первого показа: 2012-10-18 17:00:50
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
Внешний код информационного блока: 
Дата создания: 10/18/2012 15:40:17
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:03:24
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
21.01.2011 

Practical Experience in Applying Modern Instruments that Accompany the Processes of Designing, Construction and Operation of Oil and Gas Industry Objects
Oil. Gas. innovations

ID: 1428
Символьный код: 
Внешний код: 1428
Название: Practical Experience in Applying Modern Instruments that Accompany the Processes of Designing, Construction and Operation of Oil and Gas Industry Objects
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Описание для анонса: Oil. Gas. innovations
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Oil. Gas. innovations

I.Isakov

The author considers modern information technologies, used in accompanying the process life period for complicated process objects in oil and gas industry. Among them are informative 3D models, spherical charts, computerized operative documents, electronic technical passport of the pipeline. The author presents the IT systems designed by JSC “NEOLANT Service” experts, like P3DB/Navigator, the tool on visualization and on-line navigation for 3D models and 2D drawings; EDoc Pro, the information system to solve the targets while arranging and filling-up the electronic data bases of the project work documents; EDocInspector, the information system to perform the control over the diagnostic information at compressor stations.

Key words: 3D information models, 3D models, spherical charts, computerized operative documents, electronic technical passport of the pipeline.


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 01/21/2011
Начало активности (время): 01/21/2011
Окончание активности (дата): 
Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 3109
Дата первого показа: 2013-01-31 13:17:43
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
Внешний код информационного блока: 
Дата создания: 01/31/2013 13:17:18
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:03:45
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
22.11.2010 

Geographic Information System Data Management of Field Construction
Geographic Information System Data Management of Field Construction

ID: 1397
Символьный код: 
Внешний код: 1397
Название: Geographic Information System Data Management of Field Construction
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Сортировка: 500
Описание для анонса: Geographic Information System Data Management of Field Construction
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Designing construction of oil and gas field surface facilities concepts with using of innovative IT-solutions - Geographic Information System Data Management of Field Construction (GIS DMFC) Conception of exploitation

The work description

Developing conception of surface facilities construction of Tevlinosko-Russkinsky field for OOO “LUKOIL – Zapadnaya Sibir” and her technical and feasibility study with using innovative IT-solution from “NEOLANT” - Geographic Information System Data Management of Field Construction (GIS DMFC).

GIS DMFC is spatio-temporal-financially digital model of oil and gas field infrastructure, created to support process of taking projects and management decisions.

System integrates the data from different sources – settlement systems, technical documentations etc., - and connects it to the surface facilities. All facilities and fields systems are interconnected, as in life, and reflected on an electronic map. Thus, a unified information environment, or a kind of Esperanto for different specialists: engineers, designers, economists, marketers - and managers, as well as forming an intuitive and graphic interface.

Application

GIS DMFC is designed to develop concepts of surface facilities construction as for Russian as for foreign oil and gas fields.

Solving business problems:

Conclusions

GIS DMFC provides effective development concepts of oil and gas fields surface facilities construction for future years and support the tactical decision-making.

The system optimizes the cost of maintaining the effective functioning of fields and, consequently, contributes to profit from each petrodollar.

Innovative contribution

For the first time the market is realized the possibility of modeling the alleged field development on an extended interval of time with using technology timeline («timeliner»).

At first on the market the model is provided the relationship of three basic systems of surface infrastructure fields, responsible for the production and gathering of oil: oil-field system, maintain reservoir pressure and energy. That is why its using provides a balanced development of the field construction.


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 11/22/2010
Начало активности (время): 11/22/2010
Окончание активности (дата): 
Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 2842
Дата первого показа: 2012-12-17 14:02:46
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
Внешний код информационного блока: 
Дата создания: 12/17/2012 12:28:05
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:04:05
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
01.10.2010 

Management of engineering and operational data on the basis of the information technologies
Management of engineering and operational data on the basis of the information technologies

ID: 1396
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Внешний код: 1396
Название: Management of engineering and operational data on the basis of the information technologies
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Описание для анонса: Management of engineering and operational data on the basis of the information technologies
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Management of engineering and operational data on the basis of the following technologies: informational 3D models, GIS, spherical panoramas - at all the life cycle stages of the fuel and energy complex objects (technical and economic assessment, design, construction, operation).

Abstracts:
As of today the effective management of engineering and operational data of the fuel and energy complex enterprises is impossible without the use of IT technologies. “NEOLANT” Company creates and implements innovative information systems based on the informational 3D models, GIS, spherical panoramas, etc. These technologies provide data management support at all the life cycle stages of the fuel and energy complex objects (technical and economic assessment, design, construction, operation).

Informational 3D models are 3D models integrated with the data management systems. Due to this, each component of the model corresponds to the entire array of the information about it - design, executive, operating, financial information, etc. This model is a complete database of the object, it visualizes the objects and provides their visual analysis.

Analytical GIS also provide storage, convenient representation and visual data analysis, but in the present case for the spatially extended objects. “NEOLANT” Company has its know-how in the GIS sphere: the "timeline" which enables a time analysis of the situation development; the universal code classifier which provides an automatic binding of the incoming data to the object.

Spherical panoramas are another convenient way of the data presentation based on the existing facilities - due to the binding to the spherical photos of the objects, panoramas allow you to virtually "look around" on 360 degrees "standing" on the certain point of the object.

“NEOLANT” Company completed significant projects using these technologies, such as:


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 10/01/2010
Начало активности (время): 10/01/2010
Окончание активности (дата): 
Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 2838
Дата первого показа: 2012-12-17 14:03:16
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
Внешний код информационного блока: 
Дата создания: 12/17/2012 12:27:03
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:04:22
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
01.11.2009 

UDOM GIS Presents Innovations for Management of Oil and Gas Fields Development
Oil&Gas EURASIA

ID: 1319
Символьный код: 
Внешний код: 1319
Название: UDOM GIS Presents Innovations for Management of Oil and Gas Fields Development
Теги: 
Сортировка: 500
Описание для анонса: Oil&Gas EURASIA
Картинка для анонса: Array
Детальное описание: 

Oil&Gas EURASIA

Selection of Field Infrastructure Area Development Variation in 2012.
Selection of Field Infrastructure Area Development Variation in 2012.

The NEOLANT Project engineering company, a subsidiary of NEOLANT company and a leading intersystem IT integrator, creates and substantiates its developmentstrategies based on the revolutionary quality level thanks to application of its proprietory cutting-edge information technologies. Such technologies include the UDOM GIS, the geoinformation system for field development data management.

UDOM GIS provides the following:

For the first time ever, the system has incorporated the timeliner principle, whereby the software’s upper screen should include multiple tabs. As you tear each one of them, you get a vivid presentation of the proposed field development for the specific time period (for example, development of infrastructure can be calculated on the yearly basis). Therefore, there is display image in progress based on development milestones like construction, recon-struction, preservation, and abandonment with allowance for commissioning of some new project elements and variation in the volumes of production/liquid injection and power consumption.

UDOM GIS offers the following functionalities:

The UDOM GIS can be installed not only on PC’s, but also get integrated into the IT appliance developed by the NEOLANT engineers to provide ease of control thanks to the touch-interface feature. A more detailed account of the technology is available in the Oil&Gas Eurasia magazine, #7/8 2009 (July-August 2009).


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 11/01/2009
Начало активности (время): 11/01/2009
Окончание активности (дата): 
Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 3046
Дата первого показа: 2012-10-19 12:49:01
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
Внешний код информационного блока: 
Дата создания: 10/19/2012 12:48:33
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:04:38
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
01.06.2009 

ITable – data at your fingertips: a new NEOLANT project
Oil&Gas EURASIA

ID: 1320
Символьный код: 
Внешний код: 1320
Название: ITable – data at your fingertips: a new NEOLANT project
Теги: 
Сортировка: 500
Описание для анонса: Oil&Gas EURASIA
Картинка для анонса: Array
Детальное описание: 

Oil&Gas EURASIA

ITable transforms meetings, presentations and other group venues into a new “military council“-type form.
ITable transforms meetings, presentations and other group venues into a new “military council“-type form.

NEOLANT unveiled its latest development, ITable hardware and software system, at MIOGE-bound Russia’s oil&gas Congress (23-25 June).

ITable complex ensures seamless and intuitive operation with large volumes of data, visualising it at electronic table with easy-to-use touchscreen display. For software module the customers can choose GIS solutions, control object information models, etc.

The key advantage of the complex is that it needs no specific IT-related knowledge, providing unparalleled ease of use even for the person with little computer literacy. The system control panel is transparent both in the proper and figurative sense, while the intuitive interface and semi-transparent buttons help to present the information on the screen in clear and concise manner.

The simplicity of the touchscreen interface means that top managers can operate the electronic table without help from the IT-man, which erodes the possibility of data manipulation by the personnel.

The information on present bottlenecks, the progress of construction, modernisation, exploitation of the objects, must enter the complex’s information systems without delay.

ITable transforms meetings, presentations and other group venues into a new convenient “military council”-type form: members of the meeting simply get around the table, jointly manipulating the display structures. This simplifies the data analysis and decision-making processes, boosting their efficiency in parallel.

ITable can use GIS solutions, control object information models, or several systems in parallel. Expansion options, i.e., adding extra monitors, servers, Internet connection etc., provide new potential for practical application of the complex.

ITable specifications

The complex includes:

Architecture of the system block is selected according to the software installed in ITable.

Controlling of LCD-monitor images – pages alternation, zoom, image relocation – is done using the main operating panel.

The bounding furniture is done with leather, wood and aluminium.

Dimensions of the main table – 160х80х100. Weight ~ 100 kg.


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 06/01/2009
Начало активности (время): 06/01/2009
Окончание активности (дата): 
Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 2782
Дата первого показа: 2012-10-19 13:17:04
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
Внешний код информационного блока: 
Дата создания: 10/19/2012 13:09:06
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:04:53
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)
01.04.2008 

NEOLANT Automatizes Work of an Oilfield Production Engineer
Oil&Gas EURASIA

ID: 1321
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Внешний код: 1321
Название: NEOLANT Automatizes Work of an Oilfield Production Engineer
Теги: 
Сортировка: 500
Описание для анонса: Oil&Gas EURASIA
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Oil&Gas EURASIA

The NEOLANT Company has initiated the development of an information system called “The Oilfield Production Engineer Workstation” under the auspices of SSK and RREM LUKOIL-Komi. The System for Supporting, Controlling and Regulating of Field Development and Operation is being designed to ensure inputting, searching, viewing, processing and analyzing information of the operation of oil-producing facilities.

Fig. The Structure of “Oilfield Production Engineer Workstation” Software System.
Fig. The Structure of “Oilfield Production Engineer Workstation” Software System.

The Oilfield Production Engineer Workstation consists of a number of subsystems, which perform the following functions:

The “Oilfield Production Engineer Workstation” system is designed based on client-server architecture. The database functions under the operation of DBMS Oracle. Corporate reference books of LUKOIL are used as master data. Transferring data and communicating between the functional subsystems are performed through the ТСР/IP and HTTP protocols.

It is expected that the introduction of the present system will make it possible to deal on a more advanced level with the issues of accumulating, processing and visualizing of all types of information characterizing the business activities of an oil-and-gas producing enterprise, as well as production and operational processes. This will allow for increased effectiveness of decision making pertaining to the recovery of the remaining oil.


Детальная картинка: 
Начало активности (дата): 04/01/2008
Начало активности (время): 04/01/2008
Окончание активности (дата): 
Окончание активности (время): 
Количество показов: 10020
Дата первого показа: 2012-10-19 14:02:15
Тип информационного блока: NEOLANT_ENG
ID информационного блока: 17
Символьный код информационного блока: articles_eng
Название информационного блока: Press about us
Внешний код информационного блока: 
Дата создания: 10/19/2012 13:43:26
Кем создан (ID): 38
Кем создан (имя): (matthew) Матвей Земсков
Дата изменения: 06/26/2014 14:05:08
Кем изменен (ID): 47
Кем изменен (имя): (rocketservice)

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