of Process Equipment Design
(Engineering Design Guidelines)
KLM Technology Group has developed
to assist design engineers, operations and maintenance personnel in designing many of the equipment types in refining, off shore production and chemical plant unit operations.
Engineering Design Guidelines are typically a collection of multiple industry references which need to be reviewed by an operations personnel or design engineer when designing or specifying a piece of equipment such as a control valve, relief valve or heat exchanger.
The references at times can almost seem to contradicted each other. There is a vast amount of engineering hours spent each year in reviewing these industry references and very often no good recommendation is developed from the reference review.
To help simplify this process, we have reviewed the industry references and have developed guidelines for engineers to do Preliminary Designs and Process Specification Sheets. The final design must always be guaranteed for the service selected by the manufacturing vendor, but these guidelines will greatly reduce the amount of up front engineering hours that are required to develop the final design. The guidelines are a training tool for young engineers and a resource for engineers with experience.
There are some very low cost guidelines and programs, sometimes even free, provided by the equipment vendors. Let the buyer beware, many times these guidelines and programs tend to pick their brand as the best choice - good for the vendor, maybe not so good for the buyer.
Engineering Design Guidelines
1. Written Guideline of Design Basis
A. Introduction - An introduction which has an overview of each application - 3 to 10 pages.
B. Definitions - A list of definitions used in the industry and these guidelines - 1 to 3 pages.
C. Theory - The engineering fundamentals and principals that are used to design the particular piece of equipment - 5 to 20 pages.
D. Application - How the engineering fundamentals and principals are applied in the field, with an example of the design of the equipment - 5 to 20 pages.
E. Process Specification Sheet - For the designed equipment example a typical process data sheet is derived - 1 to 2 pages.
2. Excel Based Spreadsheet based on Written Guideline Content
The Excel Spread Sheets are based on the written guideline contents. They also include the designed equipment examples in the written content. There is one spread sheet with multiple work sheets tabs for the examples.
3. Application Program Based on Written Guideline Content
We are developing Application Programs based on the Written Guideline Content.
The introduction to each Engineering Design Guideline can be reviewed on the link below. Please contact us for ordering information and availability.
Current Guidelines (Currently 45+ and we are adding monthly)
Engineering Equipment Fundamentals Group
1. Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Hydraulics Line Sizing and Material Selection
Piping Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet
Piping Hydraulics Line Sizing Equipment Data Sheet
Piping Two Phase Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet
Piping Two Phase Hydraulics Line Sizing Equipment Data Sheet
Piping Surge Calculations Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet
Piping Surge Calculations Hydraulics Line Sizing Equipment Data Sheet
Instrumentation Control Valve Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2
Instrumentation Control Valve Specification Sheet
Pump Process Data Specification Sheet
Heat Exchanger Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet
Heat Exchanger Process Data Specification Sheet
18. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Integration with Pinch Analysis
19. Engineering Design Guideline For Air Cooled Fin Fan Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection
20. Engineering Design Guidelines for Plate Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection
21. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cryogenic Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection
Engineering Equipment Systems Groups
35. Engineering Design Guidelines for a Refinery Vacuum Tower Selection and Sizing
36. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refinery Furnaces