As a leading chemical equipment maker, Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery has to accurately predict the lifetime of the product for security reasons. For example, cracks might occur at the welded spot between a tank and a jacket when expansion and contraction occurs due to temperature changes over time. In order to predict all possible situations, Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery used to outsource such simulation, which didn’t allow the company to utilise the value of the accumulated simulation knowledge through efficient reuse of data.

With the deployment of CATIA, the company can now conduct simulation internally by applying sophisticated CATIA 3D models in various conditions to predict product lifetime accurately and increase reliability of products. In the meantime, simulation knowledge can be accumulated and reused inside the company, significantly reducing simulation time from two weeks to at most two days.

“We benchmarked multiple products to solve our issues before deciding on CATIA,” said Koichi Kinoshita, deputy general manager of Engineering Department, Japan Chemical Engineering and Machinery, Co., Ltd. “We rely on CATIA’s strong capability to ensure a smooth transition from 2D to 3D and create a seamless environment between CAD and CAE to reduce errors. Also, CATIA Thermal Analysis provides superior functions to minimise errors, providing us with highly reliable simulation results. We are now considering adopting 3DVIA solutions to utilize 3D data more effectively for assembly manuals.”

“We are delighted that Japan Chemical Engineering & Machinery has successfully deployed our solutions and seen the significant improvement in product quality and efficiency,” said Tomohiko Suetsugu, president of Dassault Systèmes Japan. “With years of experience and solid know-how in the industrial equipment industry, we will continue providing world-leading solutions to support our customers’ success.”