PPD Group Engineering

The PPD Group specialise in a range of services from feasibility studies, Engineering Design through to complete turnkey installations. These projects are carried out using the latest design tools, technology and software which helps to provide cost effective solutions for our clients.

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All of our design projects are carried out using PDMS plant design software.

The PPD group have been at the leading edge of 3D Engineering Design since 1987 and have been using PDMS since 1995. This software provides a fully interactive 3-Dimensional virtual environment (model) within which every designer can work simultaneously on their specialist field.

As our designers work PDMS builds a sophisticated plant database from which all layouts, detail drawings and piping isometrics are produced. In addition material take off lists and equipment schedules can be generated instantly, as are reports on any clashes or integrity errors.

This Model can be viewed at any point during the design by the client and subcontractors without the use of specialist hardware using free software (Navisworks see links).  Ideal for Design and Safety reviews.

With the latest development, AutoCAD P&I Diagrams are now linked to the model to ensure single source integrity and reduce the possibility of errors during the design phase.

PPD Engineering Tools

  • PDMS - 3D Modelling, Design and Draughting.
  • AutoCAD - P&I Diagrams and the final issue of detail drawings to client.
  • P&I Manager - Links AutoCAD P&I to 3D Plant Model. Ensures single source integrity of model, schedules etc.
  • NavisWorks - Enables any client or contractor to view the 3D model
  • Microsoft Excel - System and Mass Flow Balances
  • Microsoft Project - Planning and Scheduling