THE LEADERS IN
OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING
As a leading consultant for ASME joint reviews and provider of engineering solutions on process engineering packages; we serve the energy sectors such as oil & gas, petrochemical, EPC manufacturing, Power generation and marine & offshore
DESIGN CONSULTING-ASME JOINT REVIEWS
Since last TEN years we are into design consulting the ASME joint reviews for fabrication shop approval of U, U2, R, S and PP stamps. We are well known to most famous Authorized Inspection Agencies to assist fabrication shops to get certified with ASME.
Our design consulting package includes design and documentation of demo vessel for fabrication and procurement, shop visits during trial and final joint review.
ENGINEERING OF SKID PACKAGES
We are the experts in static skid packages such as
Gas Sweetening Packages
2 Phase & 3 Phase Separators
Gas Metering Systems
Chemical Injection Systems
Well Head Control Panels
Test Separator Packages
FEED ENGINEERING AND CASE STUDIES
UES does the whole project FEED design and documentation from feasibility to procurement. We produce all engineering documents from PFD, P&ID and Technical Datasheets up to operating manual. Also our engineers will be available for commissioning and training. We do the documentation in process, civil,mechanical, electrical and instrumentation.
UES provides engineering solutions for process skid packages. We support the leading manufactures in energy sector as an independent consultant for all activities from feasibility study, FEED and up to commissioning.
Since last ten years we serve our prestigious clients to produce a well engineered product with 100% efficiency through our well experienced engineering team.
Our field of expertise includes:
Chilled water piping stress analysis
Design and Detail engineering of Steel Structures
Pressure Vessel design and
FEM Studies of pressure vessels
Piping Design & Pipe Support Calculation
Pipe Stress Analysis of O&G piping
Surge Analysis piping networks
Static and Dynamic Studies
Heat Exchangers process and mechanical design
Design and Detailing of Storage Tanks
Any fabrication shops involved in the manufacturing of high pressure products to be get certified from ASME team. We works together as a part of the shop floor team to get these certifications and help them to produce internationally certified pressurized products.
We are into the project management of various skid packages such as gas sweetening, test separators, well head controls, BOP and metering systems.
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: +971 529152529 or fill out the following form
Universal Engineering Services LLC(UES)
G-02 | Bilal Building | Rashidiya-3
Near Amina Hospital | P.O Box 13263
Ajman | U.A.E
Tel: +971 (6) 745 4526
Fax: +971 (6) 745 4597
Mob: +971 (52) 9152529
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RELATED LINKS & READINGS
ASME CODE AND PRESSURE VESSEL DESIGN
ASME codes are used for process equipment design such as pressure vessels and piping all over the world. ASME codes cover the design, construction, maintenance and alteration of pressure vessel.
ASME codes used for the design of pressure equipments are:
ASME Sec.VIII Div I for design of vessels, towers and exchangers
ASME Sec I and Sec IV for boilers and water heaters
ASME Sec B31.1, Sec B31.3 and Sec B31.5 for piping system design
ASME Sec B31.3 is also used for the design of pipe fittings
These codes follow design by rules which provide formulas to check the design is safe as per the corresponding ASME code.
For high pressure vessels and complicated configurations ASME Sec. VIII Div. 2 rules are used for design by analysis where in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools are used for detail Engineering.
PRESSURE VESSEL DESIGN TOOLS
DISHED HEAD THICKNESS CALCULATION
Heads are formed steel plates for pressure vessels and heat exchangers. The Head Thickness calculation page is an example page to calculate the wall thickness of heads, ellipsoidal, torispherical, kloepper and korbbogen heads. Calculation codes are ASME, Dutch Rules and the EN Euronorm.
SHELL THICKNESS CALCULATION
The Shell Thickness calculation page is to calculate the wall thickness of a cylinder, cone and sphere under internal pressure. The calculation does not take into account the extra stress around holes for nozzles and is therefore a basic strength calculation. Calculation codes are ASME, Dutch Rules and the EN Euronorm.
Material properties are necessary for
PRESSURE VESSEL DESIGN TOOLS (CONT.)
the strength calculations of components of pressure vessels.The material properties page on this website is only for reference and values can be taken when using the head and shell calculation pages.
PRESSURE VESSEL NOZZLE DESIGN CALCULATOR
Equations and Calculator to determine the wall thickness of a welded nozzle connection to a shell, head or a similar geometry. Nozzle design includes pipe with flanges and with hub forgings. Area replacement calculation as per UG-37 determines whether the nozzle requires Reinforcement Pad.
CODE CASE 2901
Code Case 2901 is mandatory from Edition 2019. New section added as UG-44(b). For nozzles with external forces and moments the effect of these loads on flanges to be encountered in design with the equation gives in Code Case 2901/UG-44(b). The equivalent pressure is calculated and to be
PRESSURE VESSEL DESIGN TOOLS (CONT.)
added with internal pressure while calculating flange rating.
Flanges are used on equipment for the nozzles and in piping systems. The flanges are bolted together with a gasket in between to prevent leackage. The dimensions of flanges as per ASME B16.5 can be calculated with this tool.
This page lists the pipe wall thickness of pipes per schedule according ASME B36.10.
Shell and tube heat exchangers are complex and more expensive than ordinary pressure vessels. Also the strength calculation is more difficult. Part of the design process includes the determination of the amount of tubes to be used in the heat exchanger. The number of tubes and the dimensions are required to execute the calculation for the tube sheet. The Tube Sheet Lay-out page facilitates the calculation of the amount of tubes. The calculation can be done for four (4) pitch patterns (how the tubes are laid out) and for ten (10) types of passes (tube compartments).
Piping Stress Analysis is a vital part of Piping Engineering. Stress analysis of piping to be done for analyzing the piping system for flexibility against sustained and expansion stresses. Sustained stress is one of the primary stress caused by weight such as pipe weight, insulation weight, fluid weight, etc. and pressure such as Internal and External Pressure. ASME B31 codes provide equations for sustained stress calculation and also provides allowable values to compare it with calculated sustained stress. Expansion stress is a displacement driven secondary stress generated in piping system due to temperature change or thermal differential between the installed and operating temperature. All B31 codes, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3 etc. provide equation for calculating this expansion stress and then compare the calculated stress with allowable values. Read more...
Drums are cylindrical pressure vessels that are adopted in the process units for multiple functions.
The piping designer should cut down piping interconnections between the drum and its adjacent equipment when situating the drum.
The accompanying documents are required to locate the drum on the plot plan.
TYPES OF REDUCERS IN PIPING INDUSTRY
Depending on process requirement or availability of material, there is a necessity of reducing or expanding the size of pipelines. Reducers are available in two styles:-
REBOILER FOR DISTILLATION
Reboilers is an exemplary heat exchanger that contributes vapor to drive fractional distillation separation. Reboilers typically are shell-and-tube exchangers that heat up the fractionation column fluid exploiting the heat shift from steam. Specific services may use other specialized designs including stab-ins, plate-fins, spiral-plates and others. Read more…
PROCEDURE TO OBTAIN AN ASME CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION AND THE ASME CERTIFICATION MARK
Select an ASME accredited Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) and sign an Inspection Service Agreement with this agency.
Application to ASME
Payment of the ASME fees
Purchasing the necessary ASME Code Books and Standards
Preparing and implementing a Quality System according to the ASME Code
The Pre-Joint Review performed by the AIA (represented by the Authorized Inspector [AI] und Authorized Inspector Supervisor [AIS]) serves to review the Quality Control System and its implementation.
ASME Joint Review:
Preparing and implementing a Quality System according to the ASME Code
Scheduling the steps that need to be completed to be prepared for the ASME Certification Audit (ASME Joint Review)
Writing a Quality Control Manual
Preparation of Work Procedures
Selecting a representative demonstration item to be presented at the ASME Joint Review
Preparation of the required design documents.
Qualification of procedures (Procedure Qualification Records [PQR] and Welding Procedure Specifications [WPS], Nondestructive Examination Procedures [e.g. for RT, UT, MT, PT, VT] , etc.)
Qualification of personnel (welders [WPQ/WOPQ], NDE-personnel)
Demonstration of NDE procedures witnessed by an Authorized Inspector [AI]
Preparation of an Inspection and Test Plan [ITP], also known as a Traveller
Procurement of material
Fabricating the demonstration item including performing the necessary inspections during fabrication
Preparation of a Manufacturer's Data Report [MDR] Read More...
DESIGN SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
Major structural design and analysis software tools are:
STAAD Pro (Structural Design and Analysis Tool)
AutoCAD (Automatic Computer Aided Design) for Drafting
SAFE (Designing foundation slab systems and concrete floors)
RISA (3D Analysis and Design Tool)
Navisworks (3D Environment)
PRESSURE VESSEL NOZZLE LOAD TABLES
EPC( Engineering, Procurement, Construction) Company should have project-specific pressure vessel nozzle loading tables which are used for relating allowable nozzle loads for vessels, columns or towers, Heat Exchangers, Drums or any similar type of equipment. Normally forces and moments at the nozzle and shell interconnection are provided in a tabular format. Read More...
Design of Storage Tank
Heat Exchanger Design
Brief note on Pressure Vessel inspection
Case Study on Vessel Design Optimisation if Client Spec asks for Shell or Head to limit Vessel MAWP
Elastic-plastic analysis of pressure vessels
Structural Design an Overview
How we do Detailed Engineering of Piping Systems
Advantages of Modular Electrical Substation
Application of pressure vessel in the Industry
BLOGS FOR FURTHER READINGS
Beams and Column in Structural Engineering
Centrifugal Pump with Speed Control
Corrosion under insulation (CUI)
Combined Cycle Power Plant
Basic design of Winterization systems
Calculation of Pipeline Wall Thickness with an example
Various Types Of Pressure Relieving Devices For Protection Of Pressure Vessels
Under Ground Pipelines (Pipe stress Analysis)
Process Engineering Deliverables of Oil and Gas Industries
Brief Article on Piping insulation
Forms of Corrosion
All about Ball Valve
Flange Insulating Gasket Kits for Industrial Application
Guidelines to be followed for Selection of Various Types of Flanges
Heat Tracing of Piping Systems
Stress Analysis of Column piping system (Caesar II)
Stress Intensification Factor (SIF) and its Impact
Lifting Lug Design using PV Elite
Heat Transfer by Heat Exchangers Tubes and Tubesheet
Types of Industrial Storage Tanks
Flame Arresters Testing and Certification
General Criteria for material selection of Heat Exchangers
Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers
Elastic analysis of pressure vessels
Gaskets for Leak Proof Flanged Joints
Storage Tanks with high pressure to store LPG
Slug Flow Load
Pipe Rack and considerations for Pipe Loop and Rack Loading
Supporting of Dual Insulated Piping System
Reference Piping Books For Beginners
Mix-Up between Carbon Steel (CS) pipe and Low Temperature Carbon Steel (LTCS) pipe
Protection from Corrosion for Offshore Pipelines
Above ground Piping support
Nonstandard Valve Models used in Pipe Stress Analysis (Angular, 3-way, 4-way, with Actuator)
Specifics that a Pipe Stress Engineer must know
Storage Tank Implosion
Safety considerations for Storage Tanks
Introduction to Breather Valves
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers Industrial use
Heat Exchanger Collar Bolts
Checks and Tests on the Modular Electrical Substation
Equipments in the Electrical Substations
Wind load calculation as per ASCE 7 10
Colour Coding and Marking Criteria of Piping System
Hazardous Area- Theory, Classification and Equipment selection
Painting or Surface Coating
TEMPERATURE: Units & Methods of measuring temperature
Different types of Loads on a structure
Flame Arrester Function
Article on Trusses
Materials for Plate Heat Exchangers
Difference between elasto plastic behavior and hardening in pressure vessels analysis
Post Weld Heat Treatment in Carbon Steel and Low Alloy Steel Materials
Common Steels used in Process Piping Industry
Materials required for produced water systems
Widely used Piping Codes and Standards
Role of a Piping Material Engineer
Various Load Cases In CAESAR II For Piping Stress Analysis
Exceptional 3D Modeling Tools For Engineers
Emergency Vents for Storage Tanks
CAESAR II Error (Material is Outside the Temperature Range)
Considerations for Material selection & Quality management for a cross country pipeline
Details about CAESAR II Error: “Material is Outside the Temperature Range”
What you should expect from a Piping Design Company
What are the challenges in Piping Design?
Things to be aware for Selecting Pipe Layout Software
Piping Design Codes, Standards-Refineries
Major Special Pipe Support Arrangements and their Application
Hazards due to Piping Design Failures
A glance through Piping Support Design in Piping Engineering
Introduction to Flame Arresters
Static Equipment: Understanding Heat Exchangers
Flange leakage analysis in CAESAR II
Process Equipment Packages for Oil and Gas Industries
Functions of Surge Drum
Assembled oil and gas skids
Slug Catcher in Oil and Gas Industry
Compressor stations in natural gas storage
How to identify Pressure Vessel Nozzle Problems from its Cracking Pattern
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