Roxtec Transit Designer (photo: Roxtec)
The Roxtec Transit Designer has become an efficient everyday tool for thousands of designers and engineers. Gary Jennings, Lead Electrical Designer of Wood Group, used the free online tool in a large oil and gas offshore facility project.
“We were able to import data on 11.940 cables directly into the Roxtec software,” he says. “We saved several weeks – if not months, and were definitely heroes on that project.”
The web-based application simplifies product selection and the process that surrounds cable and pipe transits. Designers just enter their input to automatically generate full documentation.
Jennings is especially satisfied by the time-saving multi-import feature of the Roxtec Transit Designer. He used it when their customer asked for detailed packing plans and lists a short amount of time before the scheduled cable pulling activities. He managed to do several weeks’ work in a few hours and was able to supply the customer with all the information they needed.
“Instead of having to enter every cable and window, I took all the information from the database program we use, put it into the Roxtec tool and got it validated. It was an absolute necessity because of the time limit we had.”
This was also a way for the project to ensure that all cable transit decisions were taken by the designers and not by the cable pullers and installers in the field.
“I see this coming as a requirement as projects are getting bigger. It’s my job to make sure we meet all the standards, regulations and fire rating specifications.”
Jennings also recommends the Roxtec Transit Designer because of its ability to help designers optimise the size of the cable transits and avoid space issues.
“One of our major challenges is to size the transits correctly. If we don’t build them big enough due to lack of data in the beginning of a project, we have to cut out and resize the old transits or find another space to put a transit in later on.”