.: REVIEW OF ENGINEERING DESIGNS BY OTHERS :.
We review piping designs by others and make calculations to determine if their designs meet ASME B31.1 or B31.3 code rules, and determine if piping loads on rotating equipment and vessels are below their respective allowable values. This review is very helpful prior to construction because it identifies problems in design, drawing errors, reference errors, and provides an opportunity to make corrections while they are the least expensive.
.: New Designs by Others
.: Existing Piping Systems with Flexibility Problems
.:Overloaded Nozzles on Rotating Equipment
.:Overloaded Nozzles on Vessels, Tanks, or Heat Exchangers
.: Improperly Balanced Piping Resulting in Equipment Flange Alignment Problems
.: Excessive Piping Loads on Equipment
.: Incorrect Use of Expansion Joints
These calculations will also determine if the piping is properly supported and restrained so that it can be floated at all equipment flange connections. This is an important design technique that many design firms do not understand. Missing this step in piping design leads to significant trouble when connecting piping to rotating equipment. For these calculations we need piping drawings, line specifications, support details, valve details, specialty item drawings, etc. These are the same drawings that will be needed for construction. These peer reviews provide a precursor to construction that identify missing and incorrect information, that can be corrected prior to construction, so that appropriate, well thought out, economical corrections can be made.