How Block Pattern Changes Plant Design

PlantStream has entered into the the market of plant design, bringing with them the latest technology “Block Pattern.” But what is Block Pattern and how does that impact you? You saw it in action with the accompanying video, but let’s deep dive into what the feature is.

Block Patterns are preset templates of equipment and peripheral pipings. You’re able to quickly place these blocks throughout your plant to form your plant layout. With these blocks you’re able to adjust parameters of the equipment, such as how big the access space is, how many inlets or outlets there are, which direction the header should face, and more. Every single parameter change is reflected by the 3D model in real time.

But what does this tech, Block Pattern, do for you? First you’re able to quickly generate 3D models of equipment based on your project’s needs. Then you’re able to iterate on equipment parameters to adapt to process requirements, efficiency discoveries, and safety requirements in a swift and painless way. With that, whenever Block Pattern is modified, you can quickly route and reroute pipes with Route Assist, making iterations of your plant design consistent and up to date.

As you can see in the video, adjusting a Block Pattern is simple and straightforward. Routing new pipes between the blocks is quick and efficient compared to our manual counterparts. With the ability to layout, iterate, and route within minutes rather than hours, we hope to give you the time you need to tackle the hard issues of plant design, by optimizing the routing grunt work. You can see what other workflows we’re optimizing by following us here, but to cater our active dev team to you, tell us what is the next system you would like optimized.