Engineering Design Guidelines

and Project Engineering Standards

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The Operators, Maintenance and Engineers Toolbox

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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.

One Project Engineering Standard USD $149.95

Five Project Engineering Standards USD $675.95

Purchasing Procedures

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

Safety Standards

515.   Engineering Standards for HAZOP Review Specifications

575.   Engineering Standards for Emergency Isolation and De-pressuring Specifications

576.   Engineering Standards for Pressure Relieving System Specifications

577.   Engineering Standards for Protective Instrumentation System Specifications

578.   Engineering Standards for Flare and Blow down System Specifications

579.   Engineering Standards for Fire Fighting Floating Vessels Specifications

580.   Engineering Standards for Fire Fighting Heat Resistant Equipment Specifications

581.   Engineering Standards for Fire Water Systems Specifications

582.   Engineering Standards for Off Shore Mechanical, Safety, and Life Saving Equipment Specifications

583.   Engineering Standards for Fire Fighting Foam Generator System Specifications

584.   Engineering Standards for Gas Detection Systems Specifications

585.   Engineering Standards for Fire Fighters Personal Protective Equipment Specifications

586.   Engineering Standards for Personnel Protective Equipment Specifications

587.   Engineering Standards for Off Shore Technical Safety Specifications

588.  Engineering Standards for Static Electricity Specifications

589.  Engineering Standards for Hydrocarbon and Pyrophoric Substances Specifications

672.  Engineering Standards for OffShore Mechanical, Safety, and Life Saving Equipment Specifications

679.  Engineering Standards for OffShore Flare Systems Specifications

684. Engineering Standards for Off Shore Life Extensions for Transportation Systems Specifications

808.  Engineering Standards for Instrument Safety Protection Systems (SIL) Specifications

811.  Engineering Standards for Electrical Area Classification Specifications

821.  Engineering Standards for Static Electricity Specifications





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