Professional Piping Engineering Services - Onshore & Offshore
Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services are engineering experts with specialist skills and a wealth of experience to provide our clients with consistent professional piping engineering and design services. From a simple piping spool design, skid layouts or complex process plant design, Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services has undiluted, practical and technical resources to deliver any project. We are experienced in complying with all major industry codes and standards, and regulations.
We provide premium piping engineering & full-service pipe design and pipeline / pipe stress analysis services, from initial concept through final construction. Located in in Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, BC; Toronto, Ontario; Buena Park, California; We serve all types of industries across Canada & globally. Using CAESAR II and pipe stress calculations as per API, ASME B31.3, B31.1, B31.8, B31.4, CSA Z662.
Our specialist areas include
Onshore; Refinery, Petrochemical plants, Gas stations, LNG terminals, Pump stations etc Offshore; Wellhead platforms, Oil processing platforms, FPSO, FLNG, LNG Terminals etc Services we deliver are specified below:
Facility Piping Layouts
We specialize in the creation of process plant layouts for our clients covering the following sectors;
Offshore Processing Facilities.
Pulp and Paper Mills.
Water Treatment Plants.
Waste Treatment Facilities
Factors we consider in the design of process plants are:
Short design, engineering and construction schedules and getting the plant on stream as quickly as possible.
Minimizing or even eliminating field rework, which significantly increases plant construction costs.
Satisfying environmental requirements.
Piping Materials Selection & Line Class
Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services can conduct corrosion studies and produce material selection reports including material selection diagrams or MSDs. We provide piping line classes for all process conditions or modify existing line classes to suit new process trains. We generate new line classes and can update existing Piping line classes based on new fluid services or design conditions. Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services can review any client inventory and suggest ways to re-use redundant materials for cost savings. The piping codes we specify to include:
Piping Deliverables Checking
Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services can step into our Client shoes as owners engineers and provide quality assurance services on contractor supplied piping deliverables. We guarantee very quick turn around of documents / drawings to meet client schedules. Piping deliverables which require adequate quality checks include but not limited to:
Pipe stress analysis reports
Finite element analysis reports
Pipe support schedules
General Arrangement Drawings
Pipe Support drawings
Proposals / Contractor bids
Material Selection Reports
Piping Supports Design
Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services has capability in the design of pipe supports determined from Caesar II or Autopipe stress analysis. Our Pipe Support design approach addresses the following objectives:
To support weight of pipe-during operation & testing
To take Expansion load
To take Wind load
To take Earth quake load
To have Noise control
To take Hydraulic thrust in piping
To support the system during Maintenance conditions
To support the system during Shutdown conditions
To support the system for Erection conditions
We can consult on behalf of our clients from design - procurement - supplier's quality assurance / control and delivery.
Piping Stress Analysis
Little P.Eng. for Engineering Services perform static and dynamic analysis of piping systems in accordance with various international codes such as ASME B31.1, CSA Z662, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8, DNVGL-ST-F101, PD 8010-1/2, BS EN 13480. Our analysis are performed using CAESAR II and Autopipe softwares which are recognized within the industry. Our approach to stress analysis will aim to:
Determine piping reaction loadings onto equipment nozzles
Confirm all Pipe Stresses will be below defined limits of allowables
Mitigate the effects of thermal and pressure expansion on the piping systems
Capture potential support lift off scenarios for pipe supports
Determine piping modal / harmonic frequencies for flow induced vibrations assessment
Determine pipe support loads on Steelwork and Civil Structures
Assess the effects of potential impact loads such as slug loads and water hammer
Assess the effects of potential vibration sources such as wind and seismic
Define and create Variable and Constant Spring pipe support datasheets using a variety of supplier catalogs to suit client requirements
Determine anchor restraint points to resist loads on pipework and equipment
Review nozzle loads for compliance with international codes / standards and any limitations imposed by the equipment manufacturer