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Engineering Design Guidelines
and Project Engineering Standards

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KLM Technology Group has developed Engineering Design Guidelines and Project Engineering Standards 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 Standards 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 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.

Project Engineering Standards and Specification

Each Engineering Standard and Specification has 5 parts

A. Introduction / Scope - an introduction which has an overview of each application - 1 to 3 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 in this particular standard - 1 to 20 pages.

D. General Considerations - how the engineering fundamentals and principals are applied in this general field - 1 to 20 pages.

F. Specific Standards and Specifications - how the engineering fundamentals and principals are applied in this specific field - 1 to 20 pages.

The introduction to each Engineering Standard and Specification can be reviewed on the link below. Please contact us for ordering information.

Purchasing Procedures

One Project Engineering Standard USD $199.95

Five Project Engineering Standards USD $899.95

Categories of Standards

A. Process Engineering Group (Chemical Engineering)

B. Plant Equipment Group (Mechanical Engineering)

C. Safety Group

D. Civil Engineering Group

E. Project Plant System Group

F. Refinery Systems Group

G. Pipeline Systems Group

H. Liquefied Petroleum Gas Group

I. Off Shore Systems Group

J. Commissioning Standards Group

K. Maintenance Standards Group

L. Project Management Group

M. Plant Electrical and Instrumentation Group (Electrical Engineering)

Standards By Topic

1. Piping Standards

2. Process Engineering Standards Group

3. Safety Standards Group

Current Project Engineering Standards and Specifications

Process Engineering Group
(Chemical Engineering) Refining, Pipelines, LPG, LNG, Off Shore Production, and Chemical Plants

501. Engineering Standards for Feasibly Study Specifications

502. Engineering Standards for Basic Engineering Design Package Specifications

503. Engineering Standards for Process Flow Diagram Specifications

504. Engineering Standards for Equipment Layout and Spacing Specifications

505. Engineering Standards for Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) Specifications

506. Engineering Standards for Equipment Performance Guarantee Specifications

507. Engineering Standards for Detail Engineering Design and Procurement Specifications

508. Engineering Standards for General Commissioning Specifications

509. Engineering Standards for Plant Operating Manuals Specifications

510. Engineering Standards for Plant Equipment Manuals Specifications

511. Engineering Standards for Project Numbering Specifications

512. Engineering Standards for General Process Equipment Design Specifications

513. Engineering Standards for Off Shore Piping and Instrumentation Specifications

514. Engineering Standards for Preparation of P&I Diagrams Specifications

515. Engineering Standards for HAZOP Review Specifications

528. Engineering Standards for Process Requirements of Heat Exchangers Specifications

543. Engineering Standards for Preparation of P&I Diagrams Specifications

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