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KLM Technology Group is an industry leader for engineering documentation in Unit Operation Design, Sizing, and Troubleshooting. We have assisted small, medium and Fortune 500 Companies in their critical information for well informed decisions.

KLM Technology Group has developed Engineering Design Guidelines, excel spreadsheets, and software to assist engineers, operations and maintenance personnel in designing many of the equipment types in plant unit operations.

The industry design guidelines are typically a collection of multiple industry references which needs 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 or 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 Products

1. Written Guideline of Design Basis

A. Introduction - an introduction which has an overview of each application - 2 to 6 pages.

B. Definitions - a list of definitions used in the industry and these guidelines - 1 to 2 pages.

C. Theory - the engineering fundamentals and principals that are used to design the particular piece of equipment - these are all developed from first principles - 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.

Purchasing Procedures

One Engineering Design Guideline - USD $499.95

Five or more Engineering Design Guidelines - USD $2249.95 (10% Discount)

One Engineering Design and Sizing Software - USD $299.9

Ethylene Unit Guidelines

Refinery Unit Guidelines

Current Engineering Design Guidelines

Equipment 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 Hydraulics Line Sizing Program

2. Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Two Phase Calculations

Piping Two Phase Hydraulics Line Sizing Excel Spread Sheet

Piping Two Phase Hydraulics Line

Sizing Equipment Data Sheet

Piping Two Phase Hydraulics Line Sizing Program

3. Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Hydraulic Surge Calculations

4. Engineering Design Guidelines for Piping Fluid Flow Measurement Selection and Sizing

5. Engineering Design Guidelines for Instrumentation Control Valve Selection and Sizing

Control Valve Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2

Control Valve Speciation Sheet

6. Engineering Design Guideline for General Instrumentation Sizing and Selection

7. Engineering Design Guidelines for Pressure Relief Valve Sizing and Selection

Relief Valve Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet

Relief Valve Speciation Sheet

8. Engineering Design Guidelines for Pump Hydraulic Sizing and Selection

Pump Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet

9. Engineering Design Guidelines for Heat Exchanger Sizing and Selection

Heat Exchanger Design Sizing Software Excel Spreadsheet

Heat Exchanger Speciation Sheet

10. Engineering Design Guidelines for Compressor Sizing and Selection

Compressor Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet

11. Engineering Design Guidelines for Separation Vessels Sizing and Selection

Separation Vessel Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet

12. Engineering Design Guidelines for Distillation Column Sizing and Selection

13. Engineering Design Guidelines for Distillation Column Tray Hydraulics

Tray Hydraulics Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

14. Engineering Design Guidelines for Distillation Column Packing Hydraulics

Packing Hydraulics Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2

15. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cooling Towers Sizing and Selection

Cooling Tower Design Sizing Spreadsheet

16. Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Process Equipment Design

17. Engineering Design Guidelines for Safety in Overpressure Reliving Systems

18. Engineering Design Guidelines for Membrane Sizing and Selection

19. Engineering Design Guidelines for Static Mixer Sizing and Selection

20. Engineering Design Guidelines for Coalescer Sizing and Selection

21. Engineering Design Guidelines for Reboiler Sizing and Selection

22. Engineering Design Guideline For Air Cooled Fin Fan Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection

23. Engineering Design Guidelines for Plate Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection

24. Engineering Design Guidelines for Cryogenic Plate Fin Heat Exchangers Sizing and Selection

25. Engineering Design Guidelines for Steam Turbine Sizing and Selection

26. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Flow Sheets

27. Engineering Design Guidelines for Statistical Process Control


System Applications Groups

30. Engineering Design Guidelines For Furnaces

31. Engineering Design Guidelines for Flare Selection and Sizing.

Flare Design Sizing Excel Spreadsheet Part 1 Part 2

32. Engineering Design Guideline for Storage Tanks Selection and Sizing

33. Engineering Design Guidelines for a Refinery Crude Tower Selection and Sizing

34. Engineering Design Guidelines for a Refinery Vacuum Tower Selection and Sizing

35. Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant Quench Oil Tower Selection and Sizing.

36. Engineering Design Guidelines for an Ethylene Plant Quench Water Tower Selection and Sizing.

37. Engineering Design Guidelines for a Ethylene Splitter Distillation Tower Selection and Sizing.

38. Engineering Design Guidelines for an Propylene Splitter Distillation Tower Selection and Sizing.

39. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refinery Furnaces

40. Engineering Design Guidelines for Olefin Furnaces

41. Engineering Design Guidelines for Boilers

42. Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Dehydration Systems (Amine)

43. Engineering Design Guidelines for Dehydration Systems (Mole Sieves)

44. Engineering Design Guidelines for Gas Sweetening Systems

45. Engineering Design Guidelines for Reactor Systems

46. Engineering Design Guidelines for Process Control

47. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refrigeration

48. Engineering Design Guidelines for Slug Catcher Units

49. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crude Unit Desalter Units

50. Engineering Design Guidelines of Olefin Compressors

51. Engineering Design Guidelines for Crystallization Systems

52. Engineering Design Guidelines for General Plant Cost Estimating

53. Engineering Design Guidelines for Project Management

54. Engineering Design Guidelines for Waste Water Treatment

55. Engineering Design Guidelines for Solid Waste Treatment

58. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refinery FCC Units

68. Engineering Design Guidelines for Refinery Catalytic Reformer Units

69. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units


Manufacturing Unit Group

70. Engineering Design Guidelines for Air Separation Units

71. Engineering Design Guidelines for Hydrotreater Units

72. Engineering Design Guidelines for LPG Units

73. Engineering Design Guidelines for LNG Units

74. Engineering Design Guideline for NGL Units

75. Engineering Design Guidelines for Ethylene Units

76. Engineering Design Guidelines for Butadiene Production Units

77. Engineering Design Guidelines for Olefin C4 Derivative Units

78. Engineering Design Guidelines for BTX Extraction Units

79. Engineering Design Guidelines for Mercury Removal Units

80. Engineering Design Guidelines for 1-Butene Units


Engineering Fundamentals

100. Engineering Fundamentals for Solid and Fluid Mechanics

101. Engineering Fundamentals for Engineering Ethics

102. Engineering Fundamentals for Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

103. Engineering Fundametals for Engineering Materials and Their Strength




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