Kurita Water Industries and Fracta Leap are currently engaged in the development and deployment of automated design solutions for water treatment plants under their joint Meta-Aqua Project,which aims to accelerate digital transformation (DX) in the water treatment industry.
In addition to the automated layout design application released last November, the project team has now released and deployed the beta version applications for equipment configuration and construction planning.
The Meta-Aqua Project aims to dramatically improve the speed of responding to customer proposals and drastically reduce the time required to design the projects in order to meet the needs of customers in the semiconductor industry as well as other industries, shortening the duration between the initial request from customer to the final plant startup.
In addition to these newly released applications the project team also aims to deliver a beta version application of block flow creation this summer, thereby covering all of the main processes involved in the basic plant design*3 of water treatment plants, thus fully automating the process.
With this series of automated design applications, basic plant design workload is expected to be reduced by roughly 60%, with the design phase of projects being shortened by around 40%.