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Detailed engineering encompasses the design and configuration of various engineering systems that form the internal workings of a facility, including:

  • Process design & specification
  • Mechanical design & specification
  • Piping design & specification
  • Structural design & specification
  • Electrical design & specification
  • Instrumentation design & specification
  • Control system design & specification

Process Design & Specification

  • Process design criteria development
  • Process functional description
    • Design & development
    • Process flow design (PFD)
    • Mass balance
    • Heat & energy
    • P&IDs
  • Continuous/batch processing
  • Equipment sizing
  • Process safety management Mechanical Design & Specification

Mechanical Design & Specification

  • Layouts designed for constructability, reliability, operations, & maintenance
  • HVAC, including ventilation & hood design
  • Dust control & aspiration
  • Sheet metal & spouting
  • Equipment specification development

Piping Design & Specification

  • Layout
  • Stress analysis
  • Aseptic & sanitary design (ASME BPE)
  • Plumbing
  • ASME B31.1 reviews
  • Underground systems

Structural Design & Specification

  • Field supervision
  • Facility planning & evaluation
  • Facility expansion
  • Value engineering
  • Structural design analysis

Electrical Design & Specification

  • Low- & high-voltage design
  • Design criteria development
  • Single-line design
  • XFMR, switchgear, & MCC design
  • Electrical grounding
  • Heat tracing
  • Power system studies
  • Lighting design
  • Power-factor coordination studies
  • Lightning protection

Instrumentation Design & Specification

  • Design criteria development
  • Instrument specifications & selection
  • P&ID control-loop design & layout
  • Instrument loop diagrams
  • Control & input/output panel design
  • Input/output check-out

Control System Design & Specification

  • Instrument specifications, tailored to each job
  • Design calculations
  • Fieldbus installation, designed to specification
  • Control & interface panel design
  • Electrical power system design, 4.5 kV & below
  • Electrical system analysis

Programming & Configuration

  • PLC & DCS systems
  • HMI graphics development
  • UPS & back-up systems
  • Networked control systems
  • Automation

Project Management

  • Detailed proposals
  • Project monitoring & weekly/monthly reporting
  • Design coordination
  • Labor utilization
  • Cost estimating & overall analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Document control 

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