Exton, US: Bentley Systems announced that LTL Holdings – an engineering enterprise, has deployed Bentley Substation V8i. LTL Holdings chose Bentley Substation V8i – the first intraoperable software for intelligent electrical and physical substation design – to increase efficiencies and reduce costs and errors in its substation design and fabrication processes. Bentley Substation is replacing a standard CAD product at LTL Holdings that was previously used for 2D design and the production of drawings without intelligence.
Hewa D. Chaminda, electrical design manager at LTL Projects Ltd., an associate of LTL Holdings, said, “The market for turnkey design-build projects is very competitive, and we are always looking for ways to improve productivity. Bentley Substation will do that and much more. With the many different designers on our projects now working from a single intelligent model of the new substation infrastructure, we can be sure that any changes made will be carried through to all of the design documentation from every discipline.”
Chaminda continued, “This will reduce our costs by speeding the design process, lead to fewer design errors, and ensure that we can fabricate to the original design fully confident that change orders will be kept to a minimum. For those on the business side of our organisation, this translates to less project risk, and with today’s economic challenges, that’s really important.”
The company claims that Bentley Substation empowers project teams to design substations 30 percent faster than with stand-alone, non-integrated applications.
LTL Holdings is using Bentley Substation in concert with Bentley’s STAAD.Pro for structural analysis, STAAD.foundation for foundation design, ProSteel for structural detailing and fabrication, and Bentley Rebar for rebar specification and detailing. The structural analysis and design products work seamlessly with Bentley Substation, leveraging the intelligent model of the substation created in the initial design process.