Pannon Engineering Ltd is a compact, but hard-hitting engineering company from Hungary. It is located on the western border of the country, in the cradle of the Hungarian oil industry. Since implementing CADMATIC software in 2011, the company has reported efficiency gains and higher accuracy in its oil and gas engineering projects.
Pannon Engineering Ltd. was founded in 1999 by former employees of MOL Nyrt, a Hungarian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. Pannon Engineering provides technological engineering, control engineering, and electricity supply design for the oil and gas sector.
The Pannon Engineering founders have a history in CAD design predating the founding of the company. “Before we started our company, we were already familiar with CAD methods, even though only 2D at the time. At Pannon Engineering, we saw a growing demand from our customers for improved design standards, which in practice meant that there was an increasing need for 3D design,” says Mr. Zsolt Hadri at Pannon Engineering.
Testing 3D design packages
Due to the growing demand for 3D design, Pannon Engineering started testing various 3D design packages from 2010. The company’s main requirements were a well-organized and soundly built database that could speed up their engineering work. In 2011, they selected CADMATIC as their preferred design tool.
“CADMATIC helps us to work faster and more accurately.”
CADMATIC lived up our expectations already in the first year. Its structure and database met our requirements, which opened the way to real 3D design. We use CADMATIC for the design of modular skid-units and bigger plants. Compared to our previous software, CADMATIC helps us to work faster and more accurately. Any required rework and several variations can be done rapidly,” Mr. Hadri explains.
Pannon Engineering has used CADMATIC to design several smaller oil and gas industrial plants as well as their subassemblies.
“We use CADMATIC to design units like separators, heat-ex¬changers, manifolds, and heat¬er skid units, but of course also for proper oil and gas plants like oil re¬ceiver and operation plants.”
Gas storage and gas handling station
The Konyár gas storage and gas handling station in northeastern Hungary is one of the plants that Pannon Engineering has designed recently with CADMATIC. The project was completed in 2018. The designed module sets the CH and water dew point of the handled gas to satisfy pipeline requirements.
The novelty in the design can be seen principally in how it contrasts with traditional horizontal arrangements. Pannon Engineering created a vertical arrangement for the design, which is the most suitable for the technology and space requirements. Another important aspect was the compact implementation of the module. The module was implemented by Oiltech Ltd. See pictures.
Interactive consultations with customer
“CADMATIC was a great help during the interactive consultations with the customer on the Konyár project. It was fantastic to show the customer the ready technological unit on the screen, which made the experience more realistic. The engineering work was also more interactive and trackable between the contracting party and our company. We could send the 3D model to the contractor during the design phase, which helped us to reduce collisions,” says Mr. Hadri.
When asked about CADMATIC’s most useful features, Mr. Hadri indicates “the best part of CADMATIC is the grandiose 3D environment as well as the very efficient isometric production and arrangement drawing production. The database can be expanded very quickly and simply and the material take offs are also rapidly created”.