Hologram display shows off Egan fabrication of Edeniq project

By Andy J. Egan Co. | May 24, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.—Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. leaves little to the imagination when engineering and coordinating partner projects for the energy and power industries. The company’s value-added engineering process brings its partners’ technology to life in 3-D CAD models used to fabricate modular skid systems with incredible detail. At the 2013 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, attendees will be able to view a model for an Edeniq Cellunator project – without access to a computer.

Digital holographic technology was used to render an Egan 3-D model into a realistic display that showcases the project’s details from every angle and level of viewing. “The Edeniq Cellunators are impressive products that Egan was proud to fabricate,” said Pat Heffron, project manager in Egan’s fabrication department. “It’s incredible to see the 3-D CAD model become a hologram where the details we’ve coordinated appear to pop right out at you.”

The Cellunator project is one of Edeniq’s proprietary technologies designed to increase ethanol output in plant operations. Like many Egan partners, Edeniq provided the fabricator with PFD and P&ID documents, which Egan tests for constructability and serviceability through 3-D modeling before fabricating a modular skid package that can be shipped to worldwide locations for final construction. Egan’s coordination and fabrication process saves its partners both time and money in the process of bringing their technology to market. The hologram display can be viewed at the Edeniq booth No. 1223, at the 2013 FEW in St. Louis, MO, June 10-13. Egan is also an FEW exhibitor and will be located at booth No. 1208.