ENGINEERING SERVICE

ENGINEERING SERVICE

PLANT 3D ENGINEERING (PIPING)














Our team is composed of professionals with twenty years experience in the field of plant design (2D / 3D) and analysis (stress analysis) and is able to operate in the following sectors: petrochemical, iron and steel, shipbuilding, energy, water treatment, transport, etc.; we can use the most popular software on the market, such as: Autocad ® , Inventor ® , Aveva E3D ® , CADWorx ® , etc.

The team supports Customers throughout the project cycle, from layout viability to the preparation of shop drawings for isometrics, supports and steel ancillary structures. Among the plants we have developed we are particularly proud of our work on heating oil refinery furnaces. For such projects we have also carried out stress analysis on internal and external lines, the piping assembly development, isometrics, bills of materials and the specifications of the supports for burner supply lines, product input lines, transfer lines and decoking lines.

Field surveys are an integral part of our business. They are carried out mainly using laser scanners: this cutting-edge technology provides a result which can be integrated into modern 3D design technologies.

STEEL STRUCTURE AND CIVIL DESIGN

Design, construction management, static and technical-administrative tests, diagnostics and intervention management of civil works carried out in reinforced concrete and steel with a view to innovation and sustainability.

From design to construction site for civil works in accordance with current international, European and national (Swiss and Italian) standards such as ACI318, ACI315, ACI350, ASCE7, Eurocodici, SIA, NTC2018. The design of the structures is achieved through finite element calculation programs such as Midas Gen and obtained through software such as Tekla, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Advance Steel.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

 

Design of single-wire and / or multi-wire, power and automation switchboards, complete with switchboard layouts, terminal blocks, cable lists, etc.

Design of electrical plant tables with walkways, machine positioning, connection details, positioning of lighting systems and F.M.

Software: ETAP, Ampère Professional, Cadelet, Aveva Electrical

INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING











 

· Drafting of the plant project;

· Drafting of the electrical diagrams of the switchboard and system;

· Definition of electrical interconnections with the plant;

· Plant plans;

· Logic diagram;

· Primary and secondary hook-up schemes;

· Typical electrical connection;

· Cable list;

· Positioning of junction boxes, local panels and cable routing;

· Creation of front panel layout and instrument lists on the panel;

· All the technical documentation necessary for workshop and site activities;

· As-built processing;

· Instrumentation list;

· Signal interlock list;

· Logic diagram;

· Loop diagram;

· MTO Tools;

· Specifications of instrumental cables and valves / solenoid valves.

 

Software Aveva Instrumentation.

ANALYSIS ENGINEERING

Numerical Thermo-Fluid Dynamics is playing an increasingly important role in the industrial field as a support tool for design. The use of numerical analyzes is establishing itself as an innovative method of investigation for the study of phenomena with heat transmission or problems of thermal comfort, with immediate and significant qualitative and economic advantages.

Through CFD simulations it is possible, for example, to "guide" the design of ventilation systems for closed environments or car cabins to ensure a good level of comfort, or to improve safety devices in the presence of fires and smoke propagation, or to optimize the size and location of the openings of a building, or, again, to improve the performance of an industrial oven or a burner, or to improve the functioning of refrigerated cabinets for food storage, etc.

Thanks to Computational Fluid Dynamics ("CFD"), a vast range of information, both qualitative and quantitative, can be accommodated.

With these techniques it is possible to predict the performance of a certain component or machine, or to know a priori the evolution of a certain phenomenon even before the experimental prototype is built.

 

This results in a considerable reduction in the design and development times of a product, which inevitably translates into a significant reduction in costs.

The problems and phenomena that can be faced in "Heat Transfer & HVAC" are innumerable, thanks also to the possibility of correctly reproducing all forms of heat transport (conduction, convection and radiation).

Furthermore, from the specific point of view of safety in the "Fire & Safety" sector, thermo-fluid dynamics analyzes can become a useful prevention tool and influence the design choices of any type of building and construction, such as stadiums, concert halls, theaters. , supermarkets, warehouses, warehouses, industrial environments, laboratories, buildings, hotels, tunnels, underground parking areas, schools, bookstores, railway stations, airports, offices, etc.

Main references:

· Central Station of Milan

· Station Roma Tiburtina

STRESS ANALYSIS

Our vast experience in the sector has been developed over years of collaboration with various engineering companies. Since we are able to assess a wide range of plant types (power,

chemical, oil & gas, etc.) it is within our capacity to deal with several aspects of planning, including any potential checks on existing plants should breakages occur or instable situations emerge.

Our previous experience also allows us to offer valid support regarding audits on documentation produced during the planning stage. Our technical staff mainly uses CAESAR II ® software.

PIPE SUPPORT SIZING

 

The sizing and positioning of the supports for the system pipes plays an important role in the construction of the systems.

It is that element that allows the pipes to move freely, absorbing all the phenomena of thermal expansion, vibrations or settling of the pipes themselves.

HYDRAULIC CALCULATION

With the recent purchase of Pipenet, a leading software in the design and analysis of hydraulic networks, we add a plus to our analysis engineering.

With this software we are able to verify and evaluate any hydraulic network, in particular in the fire-fighting field. The Spray / Sprinkler module, constantly updated and compliant with international regulations (NFPA 2016), allows us to solve any problem in the study of fire-fighting applications.

 

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

 

Our activities in this sector cover the following types:

· structural checks (concrete-iron);

· tank checks according to ASME and API 650;

· development of basic and detailed engineering documentation.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM HV, MV, LV

Calculation of HV, LV and MV electrical networks, according to CEI and international standards. With the help of the  software we are able to develop calculations of HV, LV and MV electrical networks, alternating and direct, according to CEI 64-8, 11-17, 11-25, 17-1 and international standards IEC 60364 , 60909, 62271-100, standard NF C 15-100 (French), UNE 20460 (Spanish), BS 7671 (English), NBR 5410 (Brazilian), NFPA 70: NEC (American).

Software: Amperè Professional / ETAP

 

TOOLS / STANDARD

Means for the purpose
In the most general sense tools stand for “means for the purpose”. Our tools stand for the fact that they enable us for an effi-cient, accurate and reliable conversion of our specialized knowledge into projects. Wherever such tools are needed, however not available, we develop our own products, which we license also to interested customers.
Together with the tools standards are an integral part in plant design. We are experienced with the most important internatio-nal standards and their application.


Our design tools
• Aveva E3D
• Aveva Instrumentation and Electrical
• Aveva Enginnering
• Aveva Diagram
• Tekla
• Inventor (Autodesk) – 3D-design
• Advance Steel (Graitec) - 3D-design steel structures
• AutoCAD (Autodesk) – 2D-design
• Revit
• CADWorx (Coade) – 3D-arrangement planning


Our calculation tools
• Ansys (Ansys) – FE analysis
• PVElite (Coade) – FE analysis
• Ceasar II (Coade) – FE analysis
• MIDAS GEN – design and analysis of structures in concrete and steel
• IdeaStatica—Node sctructural analysis
• Pipenet—Hydraulic calculation and analysis
• ETAP—Electrical Network Calculation and analysis
• Ampere Professional—Electrical Network Calculation and analysis


Standards in use
• ASME VIII Div.1, AD 2000, PED – pressure vessels
• ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, PED – piping
• UBC-97, ASCE-7 – buildings
• AISC, CSA, BS, Eurocode, ecc. – steel / concrete /
• NFPA—Fire protection
• IEC— International Electrotechnical Commission
• Ecc.