Thursday, 17 November 2016

PARANTHAMAN EXPORTERS ACCELERATING DRILLING RIG DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION WITH SOLIDWORKS SOLUTIONS

Paranthaman Exporters relies on SOLIDWORKS design and analysis solutions to accelerate the development and validation of custom-designed drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration, and other applications.

Challenge Faced:
Accelerate the development and validation of custom-designed drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration, and other applications.

Solution from SOLIDWORKS:
Implement SOLIDWORKS Standard design, SOLIDWORKS Professional design, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional analysis software solutions.

Benefits Earned from SOLIDWORKS:
• Cut development time by 50 percent
• Doubled custom rig development throughput
• Reduced rig weight by 10 percent
• Resolved fabrication and assembly issues

Paranthaman Exporters is the export division of PRD Rigs, a leading Indian manufacturer of drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration, and other applications. Founded in 1972, Paranthaman Exporters has designed, manufactured, and exported more than 350 rigs to various countries around the world. The recipient of consecutive Indian Regional Export Awards for outstanding export performance from 2005 to 2014, Paranthaman Exporters has continued to grow, due to increasing demand for the company’s drilling rigs, particularly in Africa. PRD rigs are now used in 30 different countries.

“With SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional software, we run linear static stress analyses not only on critical components but also on each subassembly of the rig. This capability has allowed us to reduce the weight of our rigs by 10 percent while maintaining strength and performance.”
— Ramesh Rajamani, Design Head
 
FASTER DESIGN, INCREASED THROUGHPUT, FEWER FABRICATION ISSUES
Since implementing SOLIDWORKS design and analysis solutions, Paranthaman Exports has cut its development cycles in half—doubling its custom rig development throughput - while simultaneously resolving a range of fabrication and assembly issues, which occurred frequently when working in 2D.

“Our customers demand that we complete all manufacturing drawings for a custom rig within 15 days,” Ramesh notes. “Working in 2D, it was impossible to finish the drawings for a rig in less than 30 days. By implementing SOLIDWORKS, we have been able to consistently meet our customers’ requirements, reducing our design cycles by 50 percent, which has substantially improved our competitiveness.

“We’ve also been able to eliminate the fabrication and assembly issues and associated rework that were common with 2D because we can use tools like interference/collision detection to resolve  learance and alignment problems in 3D,” Ramesh adds. To Know More

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