Stretch/Trim Functions in PDMS Equipment Modelling

SIL (Safety Integrity Level) Overview

Introduction to SIL (Safety Integrity Level) Terminologies SAFETY: “Freedom from Unacceptable Risk” ALARP   : “As Low As Reasonably Practicable” RISK: “Freqncy of occurrence of hazard causingharm and conseqnce of the harm” Risk = freqncy x conseqnce Safety Systems Engineering (SSE) A disciplined, systematic approach encompassing hazard identification, safety requirement  specifications, safety system design, building,

Nozzle Orientation Drawing

The objective of this post is to describe the requirements for preparation and issue of Nozzle Orientation. 1. Intent of Nozzle Orientation Nozzle Orientation drawing is prepared per equipment taking into consideration Process, Operation and maintenance requirements to: Orient all nozzles, manholes and lifting arrangement. Define equipment mounted platforms / ladders Orient and locate equipment

Vendor Drawing Review (VDR): Valve Specific Requirements

Specific Requirements : In the previous post we had discussed about the general requirements relating to the vendor drawing review (VDR) for the manual valves. But there are few requirements which are specific depending upon the type of the valves. These requirements are specified below based on valve type- Gate, Globe & Check Valves Ball

Vendor Drawing Review: A Review of Valve Drawings

Introduction Vendor drawing review (VDR) is a review of valve drawings indicating cross sectional view, material of construction with respect to purchase requisition (PR)requirements / data sheets. Piping material engineer shall well understand  the Project/Client/contract specifications to take care of any requirements specified therein which need to be reflected in the drawing before taking up

Equipment Modeling Using PDMS- Primitives And Templates

Previously I gave a PDMS overview in this post. Here I will take you through the equipment modelling using PDMS. An application is supplementary program that has been tailored to provide easy control of operations that are specific to a particular discipline. The applications you will use for design work are: General Equipment Pipework Cable

Fire and Explosion in Oil & Gas Industries and Related Q&As

Table of contents: 1. Basics of fires 2. Factors and causes of fire 3. How can we reduce the risk of fire 4. Fire tetrahedron 5. Questions and answers Basics of Fires The major cause of accident in oil & gas industries is due to fire. There are many flammable & inflammable fluids & solids

Hierarchy in PDMS: World, Site, Zone

Hierarchy in PDMS (Plant Design Management System): World, Site, Zone In the previous post, we saw the PDMS overview. I will cover WORLD, SITE, ZONE aspects in PDMS software developed by Aveva Plant to create 3D models. Before anyone starts modeling in the design module of PDMS, he should be well acquainted with the concept of hierarchy

Offshore Pipelines – Design Activities

Table of contents: 1. Pipelines requirements 2. What are Pipelines 3. Design Activities for Pipelines A. Pipeline Route selection B. Pipeline Material Selection C. Pipeline Coatings D. Pipeline Wall Thickness E. Pipeline Thermal Expansion F. Pipeline On-Bottom Stability Design G. Pipeline Free Span Analysis H. Cathodic Protection Design I. Pipeline Shore Approach J. Subsea Tie-in

Pivot Tables – Step by Step Guide

I will explain thoroughly how to create pivot tables using one of the real life (engineering ) example using MTO(Material Take-off) list. So let’s start pivoting using Microsoft excel 2010. You can see video here quickly which will show all required steps to create this pivot table. How-to: 1. Insert a pivot table 2. Select