If our clients aren’t in a position to provide this information, we can proide an Engineering Line Diagram (ELD) to establish process needs.
We can then work with the clients to augment the ELD with piping data (size and materials) and control philosophy to produce a Process and Instrument Diagram (P & ID) to serve as a “blueprint” for subsequent disciplines to carry out Engineering and Design activities.
Given a P & ID, physical constraints and performance criteria, the engineering input can then be implemented.
Design information can be established using basic engineering principles and computer software such as Finglow (vessel design) and STAAD (structural design).
Information provided by the process and engineering staff can then be converted to arrangement drawings, details drawings and parts lists to conform with the above, and take into consideration the following: -
Manufacturing and assembly constraints
Spatial constraints (especially for skid mounted packages)
Service connection points etc.
In parallel with the above activities it is imperative that project documentation is rigorously controlled to aid project control and to demonstrate to the customer and appropriate H & SE bodies and Inspection bodies that work had been done to the an adequate standard.