FSD fully embrace innovation across all aspects of our business and we are constantly seeking ways of improving our project delivery process and differentiating ourselves from the competition.
One example of innovation at FSD is “Cabletrack”, a cable design software programme which we have developed in house. It utilises a database to produce Block Cable Diagrams, Cable Schedules and Cable Terminations Drawings. In addition the database is used to produce cable markers, ferules, and equipment labels. The package allows import of information from the Amtech cable sizing package which is utilised to calculate cable sizes and check discrimination of the overall system. FSD engineers would produce a total cable design package including cable containment routing / sizing, from the client’s Load list, and drive, valve and instrument schedules.
This innovation has reduced our engineering cost by around 20%, however, this is not the only saving as it allows us to produce a design in a reduced timescales which can reduce the overall programme requirements which has an unquantified cost benefit.