Golden Valve Awards

2016 Golden Valve Best of Show
Best of Show 2016
This artist's rendering represents the R&D prototype design of a multi-renewable energy plant together with some classic offshore drilling units. Intergraph Smart™ 3D, Intergraph® SmartPlant® Review, SmartPlant P&ID, and Global Workshare were used for basic and detailed engineering.
2015 GV winner best of show
Best of Show 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler, Oil & Gas Canada, used SmartPlant® Review, PDS®, and 3D laser scanning technologies throughout project execution of a pipe rack on a major Alberta oil sands project.
Golden Valve winner, Best of Show
Best of Show 2014
ECM S.A. Projetos Industriais, Brazil, used Intergraph® software to integrate between disciplines on this project for Vale. Intergraph Smart™ 3D and SmartPlant® Review helped create this image detailing a ball mill unit on a brownfield project in Brazil.
2013 GV Best of Show Winner
Best of Show 2013
Ecovix Construcoes Oceanicas SA created the image with SmartMarine® 3D (now a part of Intergraph Smart™ 3D) and SmartPlant® Review. It showcases a new form of angles and images to view the engineering project.
2012 Best of Show GV winner
Best of Show 2012
WorleyParsons Ltd. used SmartPlant® 3D (now a part of Intergraph Smart™ 3D), SmartPlant P&ID, SmartPlant Review, SmartPlant Electrical, SmartPlant Instrumentation, and SmartPlant Foundation to create the image of a process facility.
GV Best of Show Winner 2011
Best of Show 2011
COSCO Shipyard Group used SmartPlant® 3D (now a part of Intergraph Smart™ 3D) and SmartPlant® Review to create the isometric view of the Sevan 650 drilling rig.
GV Best of Show Winner 2010
Best Of Show 2010
China Petroleum Construction & Engineering Corp. East-China Design Branch (CNPCCEI) used Intergraph’s 3D and visualization solutions, PDS® and SmartPlant® Review, to create the image depicting the sun setting on China’s largest refinery with an annual capacity of 10 million tons.
2009 Golden Valve Best of Show winner
Best of Show 2009
Keppel FELS Limited used SmartMarine® 3D (now a part of Intergraph Smart™ 3D). The isometric view of a semi-submersible drilling tender was created with SmartMarine 3D to perform detail engineering design.

HxGN LIVE – Golden Valve Awards Competition

Win great prizes for your designs!


The 2017 Golden Valve Awards Competition will recognize the most innovative and well-executed uses of software supported by Intergraph Process, Power & Marine.

You could win US$1,500 and complimentary registration for HxGN LIVE! Winners will be announced at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas, June 13 - 16. All entries must be received by March 13 - so prepare yours today!

Entry categories

All entries must be created using Intergraph Process, Power & Marine-supported software as the primary design and rendering tool. SmartPlant® Review or Intergraph Smart® 3D must be used to render the submitted image or animation. Subject matter must relate to the process, power, offshore, shipbuilding, or mining industries.

  • Visually Complex – Based on visual complexity shown in one image, this category is open to any type of plant - onshore, offshore, pharmaceutical, power generation, food & beverage, etc. Although the entire plant need not be shown, a view highlighting complexity is recommended.

  • Discipline-specific – This image spotlights your specific discipline, whether structural, HVAC, equipment, or electrical, using Intergraph software as a professional tool.

  • Photo-realism (formerly Rendering and Ray Traces) – This category comprises 3D model images, which are highly detailed and attractive with photo-realistic quality, such as mirror-like reflections, smooth shading, and realistic skies and backgrounds. Photo matching is also in this category.

  • Animation – This category encompasses movies or multimedia presentations related to the process, power, or offshore industries. Fly-throughs and construction sequencing are some examples.

Prizes

In each of the first three categories, the prizes will be: 1st place – $1,000, 2nd place – $500, 3rd place – $250. The Animation category will have one winner: 1st place – $1,000. All entries will be considered for the Judges’ Choice Awards at $1,000 each. Best of Show will receive $1,500 and complimentary registration for HxGN LIVE. All winners will also be featured in the 2018 Golden Valve Calendar. All monetary prizes are in U.S. currency. If your company does not allow monetary awards, we will make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Click here to enter the 2017 competition.

See the 2016 winning images here.

Download the monthly desktop calendar featuring the 2016 Golden Valve Award winners here.

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