Check List – (Piping) Project Start/ Kick-Off Meeting Discussion

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1. Basic/ Extended basic engineering package
–       Project design basis
–       Piping design basis
–       P & I D
–       Equipment data sheet
–       Piping material specification
–       Review the entire package requirement and generate queries for missing information, contradicting information, Ambiguous information, and content of information.
2. Site survey drawing and Site master plan
3. Client’s/ Process Licensor’s design standards
4. Existing facility documentation
5. Scope of work and Split of work
6. Applicable codes and Standards
7. Review requirement
8. Project schedule
9. Documentation requirement
10. Design basis for stress analysis and support design
11. Design basis for 3D model/ Usage of software
12. Local regulation and Statutory requirement
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1. Client’s standard/ preference for locating various facilities on the plot.
2. Client’s standard/ preference for equipment spacing.
3. Minimum foundation heights for equipment and supports
4. Preference of piperack/ Pipe sleepers design if any,
–       Preference of elevated rack v/s pipe sleepers v/s inside trench v/s buried pipes and extent of the same
–       Concrete, steel or combination of both
–       Minimum piperack elevation in general and at road/ rail crossing
–       Tier to tier distance
–       Spare space in each tier for future expansion
–       Cable tray/ duct routing preference – combined pipes and cables tier or separate?
–       Walkways between cable trays for cable pulling/ maintenance
–       Location of rack longitudinal beam at tier elevation or in between tier elevation.
–       Conventional rack or modular rack. If modular, philosophy of design, erection etc.
–       Incase of air fin cooler on top of the rack, operating/ maintenance platform requirement and access
–       Incase of equipment supported on top of the rack, maintenance requirement, erection methods etc.
–       Cable tray layout – flat type of tree type
–       Usage of Low friction rods, low friction sliding plates etc.
–       Movement requirement below the racks
5. Preference on Building/ structure design
–        Concrete, steel, combination of both
–        Building sides closed or open. If closed type of enclosure with doors windows, cladding etc.
–        Minimum floor to floor height requirement
–        Minimum ground floor plinth elevation requirement
–        Roof configuration
–        Floor finishes – Type of floor
–        Encasement of steel sections
–        Floor and wall cut out type – precast or at site, with or without sleeves, sealed or unsealed etc.
–        Floor drainage philosophy
–        Need for foundation for small equipment or can be supported off the floor
–        Extent of paving out side building
–        Architectural features if any
–        Expansion requirement/ future space/ provision to be made at present for any future requirement.
–        Equipment erection philosophy within building
–        Preference on equipment support and mounting arrangement.
6. Layout consideration
–        Specific hazard consideration
–        Maintenance requirement such as crane, monorail, lifting beams etc.
–        Road width, roads cross-section and type of road etc.
–        Future expansion provision and consideration
–        Operating access requirement for instrument valves manways, handholes etc.
–        Storage warehouse sizes, no. of days storage for raw material, intermediate, finished product, waste, by products etc. and their loading and unloading consideration”
–        Non plant facilities requirement
–        Extent of paving, drainage requirements and containment consideration.
–        Architectural consideration
–        Equipment erection consideration for very heavy, very tall and fragile equipment.
–        Understanding operating and maintenance requirement for the entire plant and individual equipment
7. Stress analysis
–        Stress analysis design basis
–        Derivation procedure/ criteria for stress critical line list
–        Design codes to be used
–        Wind loading data and earthquake zone
–        Additional external loading consideration such as snow load, solar effect etc.
–        Fabricated equipment acceptable equipment nozzle loads for various sizes and pound rating nozzles
–        Proprietary/ Rotary equipment acceptable equipment external nozzle loading for equipment such as pumps, turbines, compressors, air fin coolers, fired heaters etc
–        Package equipment battery limit tie in point acceptable nozzle loading
–        Relief valve force calculation – client’s standard
–        Software to be used for stress analysis.
–        Documentation requirement.
–        Review requirement by client
8. Pipe support design
–        Movement
–        Design criteria, guidelines, support standard.
–        Up to what size it is supported on design office document and below which size to be field supported
–        Structural steel section type.
–        Specific requirement of using type of support
–        Loading/ height criteria for determining whether to be built by civil group or piping group.
–        Probable vendor for spring
–        Usage of low friction slide plates in supports near critical equipment, high expansion area etc
–        Vessel supported pipes – cleat, standard, design
–        Documentation requirement :

Pipe support on model – annotation or actual support Pipe support on isometrics or on layout

Special pipe supports

Support MTO

Support design software

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