Piping, tanks and equipment
The piping department of IDEA Ingeniería boasts more than 15 years’ experience in the Industrial sector. Idea Ingeniería can develop any of the engineering stages that apply to a project.
IDEA Ingeniería develops the modelling of its projects with two applications specialised in Piping Engineering. Cadworx Plant (Intergraph) and OpenPlant (Bentley).
These leading programmes in the sector allow us:
To cut by a third the man hours compared to any other methodology.
We carry out collaborative, intelligent, 2D and 3D plant designs, based on ISO 15926 open standards. We improve all aspects of the life cycle of your plant.
To load the specifications of the customer.
Analysis of the final interferences and routes.
Automatic generation of Layout, isometrics, lists of lines, measurements, supports’ standard …
The work philosophy at Idea Ingenieria is to carry out all the piping works with these 3D modelling programmes.
Flexibility and hydraulic calculations
IDEA Ingeniería can carry out any kind of hydraulic calculation and analysis of complex piping systems in which the flows and pressures have to be balanced in order to solve the hydraulic calculation of the system.
We also analyse and resolve a wide range of stages at which the flow and pressure drop must be identified through the channels/networks.
We carry out stress and flexibility analyses on complete piping in just one model, including all the elements, conditions and details of its system, including SIFs, flexibilities, specific equipment and studies, highlighting the main ones:
Safety Valve discharge
Natural frequencies / Vibration modes
Thermal stratification (thermal bowing)
High surge pressures
Prestressed elements / Cold spring
Static tremors (including NSCR) and dynamic tremors
Fluid and thermal transients
We highlight the carrying out of flexibility calculations, flexibility isometrics, critical point detection and the proposal of alternatives, the definition of the type of supports and location, the design of standard and special supports, the definition of structural supports’ requirements, MTO generation of supports etc.
Piping engineering assignments at the works’ site
In view of the experience of IDEA Ingenieria’s staff in construction and implementation stages, we can carry out a wide range of works focused on the works’ stage.
Implementation of the Welding Map for the works.
Bracketing and spooling of piping.
Measurement of piping and supports.
END test reports.
Traceability and Quality Control.
Equipment and tanks
IDEA Ingeniería is endowed with qualified staff and specific software for the calculation of pressurised equipment. The calculation of the tanks may be in accordance with the standards API 650. API 620, UL142 and AWWA D100.
The calculations include seismic pressures, internal and external, and wind load.