What to look for in a Piping Design Company
Some of the world’s most reputed corporations turn to contract engineering services to meet the competitive demands of an ever-challenging business climate. Engineering services like piping system design can help companies focus better on their core activities, ensure speedy deployment of projects, leverage niche expertise that may not be available in-house. Piping design and engineering companies can deliver accurate and reliable design solutions at competitive rates and international code quality. But how to select your ideal partner for piping design solutions?
Few questions that will help you make the final choice:
- Are they well-versed with international piping codes and standards?
Piping design providers need to have experience in international pipe codes and standards such as ASME, ASME B31 ASTM, ISO, SAE, ANSI, BS, DIN and MIL and so on. This is to ensure accurate dimensioning and tolerances as per specific weather and temperature conditions and as per industry standards and applications. Various sectors like power, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals are mandated by different codes and requirements. Only an experienced piping design provider will be able to understand the specific differences between each and deliver.
- Do they provide end-to-end industrial piping engineering?
Ideally your design team should have multi-disciplinary engineering expertise. Whether your requirement is simple or complex, your design partner should offer the full spectrum of services like P&IDs, piping specification, General arrangement drawings, AUTOCAD 3D equipment design, process piping designs, piping design calculations, piping stress analysis and so on. The more extensive their offering, the better their understanding of your specifications and deliverables.
- What kind of piping design software do they have available in-house? Do they have an annual subscription contract?
Design engineers rely on some of the most cutting-edge software and tools to create piping design for various industries. You need to ensure your design partner has licensed software tools because that makes all the difference in the model created. Some well-known Plant Engineering 3D piping software tools include Intergraph PDS, AVEVA PDMS, Intergraph CADWorx, Bentley AutoPLANT 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD. Additionally, review tools like Bentley MicroStation, Autodesk Navisworks and Intergraph CAESAR II are also beneficial.
- What are some of the projects they have worked on?
Ensure you review their project portfolio and client case studies to understand the breadth and depth of their expertise. What tangible success stories do they have of piping layout design that demonstrate their commitment to quality? It is worth checking their contribution in space management analysis, optimizing plant and equipment layout.
- What sort of engagement and delivery models do they follow?
There are many models like fixed-price, Time and Material, and Hybrid that are followed industry-wide. Your piping design company should offer you the flexibility in pricing by allowing you to choose the model that works the best for you.
It is worth finding out if the engineering company also offers flexible delivery models – off-premise, on-site or a combination of both. The final choice of delivery model will depend on the scope of the project and specific client requirement.
Selecting the right piping engineering services partner is vital to the success of your project. Ensure that you choose a company that maintains the highest quality control and project confidentiality. A reliable vendor will also hire the best team of engineers, piping designers, developers, and project managers that have the necessary experience and skill-set to deliver your project.
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