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PLANT PIPE RACK GUIDELINES

Posted by Antony Thomas at Saturday, May 31, 2014

PLANT PIPE RACK GUIDELINES FOR PLOT PLAN

 

1. In general, pipe racks for process Units and pipe sleepers for the off-site facilities shall be considered as the principals support of the pipe way. Run pipe lines overhead should be grouped in pipe racks in a systematic manner.

2. Pipe rack runs oriented in the same direction shall be at consistent elevations. Pipe rack runs oriented opposite to these runs shall be at other elevations to accommodate crossing of lines at pipe racks junctions and to accommodate branch line intersections.

3. Single level pipe racks are preferred, if more than one level is required, the distance between levels oriented in the same direction shall be adequate for maintenance but not less than 1.25 meters.

4. Maximum pipe rack widths shall be 10 m. If widths larger than 10 m are required, the pipe rack shall be designed to be of two stages. Actual widths shall be 110% of the required widths or the required widths plus 1m. In cases where air fin coolers are to be placed on the pipe racks, the pipe rack widths shall be adjusted based on the length of the air coolers.

5. Avoid flat turns. When changing directions, change elevation.

6. Allow ample space for routing instrument lines and electrical conduit. Provide 25% additional space for future instrument lines and electrical conduit adjacent to that required.

7. Provide 20% additional space on the pipe rack for future piping. This space shall be continued and clear on each level for the full length of the rack. The width allocation may be split in two sections but not more than two.

8. Allow a continuous clear area of 4 meters high by 4 meters wide below main racks in process Units for maintenance access ways.

9. Pipe racks outside process areas shall have the following minimum overhead refinery/plant clearances: main roadway: 5 meters, access roads: 4.5 meters, railroads: 6.7 meters above top of rail.

10. Typical layout of pipe rack, for process plants depending on the number of process Units incorporated and the process complexities are given in Figs. 1 through 4 with reference descriptions as follow:

a. "Single Rack Type" layout, in Fig.1 is suitable for small scale process complex consisting of two-three process Units. It is economical without requiring any large area.

 

Single Pipe Rack

b. "Comb Type" layout shown in Fig. 2, is recommended for use in process, complex consisting of three or more process Units. "Single Rack Type" in  this case will not be suitable since separate maintenance and utility administration in normal operation will be difficult because of the utility and flare line which are placed on the common rack.

Comb Type Pipe Rack

c. "Double Comb Type" layout is an expansion of the "Comb Type" which is recommended for the use in large scale process complexes where five to ten process Units are to be arranged. This layout as shown below in Fig. 3, can be conveniently utilized.

Double Comb type pipe rack

d. "U Type" layout shown in Fig. 4 is recommended to be used in case of process Units whose maintenance cannot be conducted separately, within the complex. This type can be regarded as an expansion of the "Single Rack Type". Even process complexes of this nature, can be regarded as one process Unit in the planning of their layout.

U-Type Pipe Rack

11. Location of pipe racks shall be in general agreement with the plot plan.

12. Overhead racks may contain more than one level. For steel pipe racks, the height of levels shall have one of the following elevations:

a. Main pipe racks: 4.60, 6.20, 7.80 m

b. Individual or secondary pipe rack: 3.80, 5.40, 7.00 m. In special cases for large size pipes or concrete pipe racks, the distance between the various floors may be increased.

13. Except for special cases, minimum width of pipe rack shall be 6 m. The width of pipe rack shall be designed to accommodate all pipes involved plus 20% space for future expansion or modification. Where the pipe rack supports air coolers, the preferred width shall be the width of air coolers.

14. In multi-level pipe racks, pipe carrying corrosive fluids shall be on the lower level, and utility lines should be at the upper floor. Large size or heavy weight pipes shall be located at the lower level and on extreme sides.

 

 

 

Principal Piping Designer – Fluor –United Kingdom

Posted by Antony Thomas at Friday, May 30, 2014

Job Abbreviation Title

Piping Designer (Principal Designer)

Principal Piping Designer Job Description


Headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire, Fluor Limited is the UK operating arm of Fluor Corporation, one of the world's largest engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management services companies. From this office we undertake world class projects in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Mining, Industrial, Transportation, Telecommunications, Power and Government sectors working for clients including major oil and gas companies, national oil companies, governments, private investors and industrial companies.
Fluor has been established for over 100 years and has a global headcount of 43,000. We undertake a wide range of projects including studies, conceptual design, front-end engineering design and full engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
To enable us to meet challenging new markets and existing client demands, we are now concentrating on expanding our existing teams in Farnborough. The opportunities we have are long term and offer great career development.
Under general supervision, the successful candidate will be required to:
Prepare layout and or schematics for conceptual and detailed design of moderately to advance complex designs
Reviews drawings, and vendor equipment documentation of moderate to advance complexity from both within the discipline as well as from other disciplines for compliance with project requirements and actively seeks resolution
Check moderately to advance complex piping design drawings
Squad check of vendor equipment drawings of Moderate to advance Complexity
Interface with other design disciplines
Can work Independently with little or no supervision
Proficient in 2D AutoCAD, Microstation and 3D PDS CAD capabilities, as required
Provides close interface with, and promotes the understanding of, other discipline functions
Conducts reviews of model using 3D Review platform
Applies project drawing standards to design drawings
Assist the Design Supervisor, as required
Supervisory experience of other Designers
Communicates both verbally and in written form in a professional manner
Participate in general piping department training programs/seminars and on-line training
Participate in people development through mentoring of less experienced Designers
Evaluate Performance Appraisal input and administer counseling
Become familiar with Knowledge Online Community, Fluor standards and procedures, as well as other industry codes and standards
Become familiar with Fluor internal work practices and culture to facilitate development of leadership skills
Able to work in a team environment as well as working across multiple execution offices
There is the potential for travel, domestic and international assignments and self-determination of your development and future with the company.
As well as offering interesting job opportunities, Fluor actively encourages career and personal development for its staff through a structured career development programme, in-house training, specialist development courses and mentoring. We have developed an industry recognised Knowledge Management system which provides access to our global expertise through an established platform for personal interaction and collaboration with other members of Fluor worldwide.
The advert is running from 29 May 2014 until 26th June 2014.
A competitive salary, nine day fortnight, and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.
Fluor’s Farnborough campus is a modern, state-of-the-art complex situated close to the main line station and adjoining Farnborough Airport. Our campus accommodates approximately 1,800 people and includes undercover parking, landscaped grounds with outdoor recreation and seating areas, a central coffee shop, subsidised restaurant and good access to local shopping and transportation networks. A shuttle bus service operates between the two local stations and is also available at lunch times for trips to local shopping centres.
Due to the high volume of applications received, we are not able to respond to each individual applicant, regrettably only those selected for interview will be contacted. We will, however, keep your CV and information on file for consideration against upcoming positions.

Principal Piping Designer Basic Job Requirements


Suitable candidates will be educated to a minimum ONC level, HNC, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent in Engineering
Proficient in 2D AutoCAD, Microstation and 3D PDS CAD capabilities
Candidates will have demonstrable experience within the oil, gas and chemical industry

Other Job Requirements
Good level of computer skills – Microsoft office, E-mail etc

Degree Required
No

City (or Nearest City): Farnborough

State/Province: Hampshire

Country: United Kingdom

Location Type: Office

Requisition Number: 63611BR

Diverse Workforce

We reserve the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing law.

 

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Lead Engineer Piping – Fluor - Malaysia

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Job Abbreviation Title:

Lead Engineer Piping

Lead Piping Engineer Job Description


As PMC Discipline Lead Engineer, incumbent will be responsible for monitoring the EPCC CONTRACTOR detail design for piping detailed design. She will need to establish that the FEED design is being followed incorporating requirements for technical uniformity and standardization as defined in the EPCC CONTRACT Scope of Work.
Responsibilities & knowledge includes -
- Development of Overall Plot plan
- Equipment layouts
- Piping layouts
- Isometrics
- Stress Analysis
- Materials
- Support Design
- Planning/Forecasting/Scheduling/Progressing
- Piping MTO handling and control for the project
- Quality Control
- International & Local/statutory codes and standards for piping design
- Conducting Model Reviews/other reviews
The person may have to take an assignment for over a year at EPCC contractor location and thereafter return at project site in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.


The general responsibilities of the lead discipline engineer for his area of expertise are:
1. Review and/or approval of EPCC contractors’ key engineering drawings and vendor data per the engineering document and data requirements set forth in the EPCC contracts and the document review and approval matrix
2. Review and technical approval of requested deviations (in consultation with Central Engineering Group)
3. Review and approval of critical equipment requisitions and technical bid tabulations in accordance with the terms of the EPCC contracts
4. Compliance with the PMC review and approval cycle stipulated in the EPCC contracts for claim avoidance
5. Address EPCC contractor’s clarification requests on errors or inconsistencies in the FEED engineering deliverables
6. Liaison with the central engineering team for plant integrity and consistency
7. Manage mechanical interfaces with other EPCC contractors and PMC directorate.
8. Participate in engineering review meetings
9. Participate in constructability, operability and maintainability review
10. Coordination for compliance check and deviation approval
11. Liaise with other disciplines to ensure inter-discipline checks are being performed by EPCC CONTRACTOR.

Basic Job Requirements:
1. An accredited Bachelors degree, or equivalent, in Engineering, and 2. 20 years of related experience in Oil & Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical projects

Other Job Requirements:
Strong communication and ability to lead a team

Lead Piping Engineer Preferred Qualifications:


Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical, Piping, or similar filed with requisite piping design engineering experience.

Degree Required: Yes

City (or Nearest City): Kuala Lumpur

State/Province: Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Location Type: Project

Requisition Number: 63779BR

Diverse Workforce

We reserve the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing law.

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SR.PDMS PIPING DESIGNER - Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Antony Thomas at Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SR.PDMS PIPING DESIGNER - Kuala Lumpur

Corporate overview
Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. Our engineering, design and technology bring discoveries into production and maximize recovery from each petroleum field. We employ approximately 28,000 people in about 30 countries. Go to www.akersolutions.com for more information on our business, people and values.
We are looking for individuals who are prepared to take a position. Not only a position within Aker Solutions, but also a position on the exciting challenges the global oil and gas industry faces now and in the future
Aker Solutions' Engineering team based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is involved in Concept and Front End Engineering Design, Detailed Design Engineering, Looking for experience individual who can strengthen our team and support our ambitious growth plan within the Asia Pacific market. We are looking for PDMS Designer / Senior Designer Structural

Responsibilities and tasks
PDMS Designers/Snr Designer
  is responsible to deliver good quality engineering design/ PDMS model satisfying all the statutory and project requirements in timely manner. This includes but not limited to the following
-Create PDMS model and perform clash checks in line with analysis and designs
-Adopt specifications ,configuration developed by Lead engineer designer, structural configurations,
-Follow Standardization of Designs, Procedures, and guidelines and check lists for PDMS model and Drawings.
- Follow instructions from PDMS coordinator and Area Designers / Lead Designers
- Adopt Statoil Standards, Norsok standard any PSA requirement and project requirements, standards
- Overall responsible for the correctness and accuracy of PDMS model.
- Liaise with multi disciplinary team like process, mechanical, instrumentation, structural, piping etc to ensure deliverables related to structural, PDMS model etc under area engineering are delivered as per schedule and bid requirements.
-Perform checks and ensure model integrity in coordination with Lead Designer/ Area Lead and senior engineer.
-Ensure That PDMS model are true reflection of design conducted by engineering and own the responsibility of PDMS model integrity.
-Participates in quality Audit and assist in implementation of quality management system

Qualifications & personal attributes:
Minimum Certificate/Diploma  or equivalent in Civil Engineering

We offer
•Friendly colleagues in an industry with a bright future
•An environment where you are encouraged to develop your skills and share your knowledge with your colleagues
•Competitive benefits and strong focus on work-life balance
Friendly colleagues in an industry with a bright future
An environmental where you are encouraged to develop your skills and share your knowledge with your colleagues
Competitive benefits and strong focus on work- life balance

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Department Manager - Mechanical/Piping Tebodin

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Department Manager - Mechanical/Piping

Discipline:

Country:
India

Office: Chennai

Job number:

Position         : Department Manager (Have to handle (15) draftsman, Jr and Sr Engg for piping division)

Mandatory   : PDMS,PDS,Ceasar

Location   : Chennai

Site/In-house   : In house/Site

Contract/Direct  : Direct - Full time

Experience Range  : From 12.0Years to 17Years

Package   : 10Lpa to 12Lpa

For appointments Please send you updated resume ASAP to kramaswamy@tebodin.in

Senior / Principal Piping Engineer – Foster Wheeler Abu Dhabi

Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, May 25, 2014

Senior / Principal Piping Engineer - FW Abu Dhabi


Overview

Foster Wheeler currently has an opportunity for a Lead / Senior Piping Engineer. In this role you will enjoy being both proactive and hands-on, whilst also taking a leadership role in supporting the group’s objectives across FEED, EPC and PMC scopes of work.  This position will be based in our Abu Dhabi Office, working within the Foster Wheeler Upstream organisation. The role will serve the requirements of our Client's onshore and offshore facilities in the UAE. It offers an excellent and exciting opportunity to develop your existing talents.  You will deliver projects safety, on schedule and on budget to meet Foster Wheeler’s and the Client’s expectations and give leadership to additional Piping Engineers / Designers, as required. In addition responsibilities include giving layout support to projects, undertaking discipline audits and due-diligence reviews, providing discipline training and developing project procedures and standards.
The ideal candidate shall be a highly motivated engineer, able to work unsupervised and as part of a discipline and overall project team and have demonstrable leadership qualities. The candidate shall have had previous experience executing piping engineering project work in the oil and gas industry.

Senior / Principal Piping Engineer - FW Abu Dhabi

Responsibilities
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the planning, administration, and technical activities of Piping teams to achieve the high quality and timely completion of assigned work.
  • Must be experienced in supervision of staff and running the Engineering portion of Projects, scheduling, progressing, work plan input, planning, manpower loading etc.
  • Delivery of unit and equipment level layout through all project phases and particularly in the early conceptual studies and the pre-FEED and FEED phases of projects.
  • Be responsible for a cost-focussed approach so that the layout minimises plant installed costs, whilst ensuring that constructability and operational safety and maintenance requirements are appropriately addressed.
  • Provide quality and innovative plant layout and produce deliverables and technical reports as required to deliver the Projects safely, on schedule and on budget.
  • On each project, produce or review and comment on all requisitions, i.e., expansion joints, special pipe supports, etc.
  • Read and interpret equipment narratives, technical drawings, schematics, process data, piping 3D models, Isometric Drawings, and computer-generated reports.
  • Undertake site surveys.
  • Confer with engineers, designers and other personnel to implement piping designs, resolve systems inconsistencies and/or provide technical information.
  • Specify system components and / or direct modification of equipment to ensure conformance with engineering design, specifications and performance, maintain piping specialty items list and data sheets.
  • Present and discuss plant layout issues with various audiences, including prime project stakeholders in a highly professional manner providing sound constructive advice.
  • Ability in the use of industry wide 2D and 3D CAD systems, especially PDS, PDMS and SP3D.
  • Coordination of Stress analysis and knowledge of the use of Caesar would be advantage.
  • Facilitate effective workshare with other Foster Wheeler offices as required.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provides technical support and expertise in meetings with Clients, A/E’s, Vendors and others, as requested.
  • Provides technical guidance to other engineers, as requested.
  • May serve as an individual contributor or may plan, assign, coordinate, and review work of other engineers depending on the scope of a particular study.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
Skills Requirements:
  • Extensive and comprehensive knowledge of piping and effective working knowledge of the organization’s technologies.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities while working effectively and efficiently.
  • Works and communicates effectively with Clients and Vendors, other technical disciplines, and the organizations project management team.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Understands both the technical and commercial aspects of the organization’s projects and proposals.
  • Understands business implications of decisions.
  • Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth, while effectively managing multiple and conflicting priorities.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Delegates work assignments through the matching of work assignments to the available resources to ensure both the quality of the deliverable and the development of personnel.
Qualifications
  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive use and knowledge of PDS (Plant Design System), PDMS (Plant Design Management System) and use of SP3D (Smart Plant 3D) is also useful.
  • Expertise in specific processes or in constructability strategies such as modularisation.
  • Experience working on conceptual, FEED or EPC projects and studies within the following disciplines; Oil & Gas - offshore and onshore, Petrochemical and Refining.
  • Experience of training and mentoring junior staff members.

Senior / Principal Piping Engineer - FW Abu Dhabi

Requisition ID :2014-3066
Work Location :AE-Abu Dhabi
Position Category :Piping Engineering
Foster Wheeler Hiring Entity :Foster Wheeler Energy Limited (UK)

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Plot Plan Development

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Plot Plan Development

3D Modeler – Aker Solutions Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, May 18, 2014

3D Modeler – Aker Solutions Kuala Lumpur

Job ID #: 14944
Country: Malaysia

Job category: Technical/Engineering
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Position type: Employee
Department: Aker Process Systems AP Sdn. Bhd.

Experience required: More than 10 years

Education required: Bachelors Degree

 

Corporate overview
Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. Our engineering, design and technology bring discoveries into production and maximize recovery from each petroleum field. We employ approximately 28,000 people in about 30 countries. Go to www.akersolutions.com for more information on our business, people and values.
We are looking for individuals who are prepared to take a position. Not only a position within Aker Solutions, but also a position on the exciting challenges the global oil and gas industry faces now and in the future
Aker Solutions' process equipment team based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, provide specialized products and services through the design and engineering of new systems as well as maintenance and modification of existing systems. We need experienced individual who can strengthen our team and support our ambitious growth plans within the Asia Pacific market. We are looking for an Engineering Manager.

Responsibilities and tasks
•  Maintenance of high HSE and Quality standards during the execution of Projects
•  Conceptual design of modular packages with optimized layout at proposal stage using PDNS, Cadworks etc
•  Development of weight estimates and Bills of Material to be used for pricing and project cost estimates
•  Upon award, further refinement of modular skid package 3D model and development of General Arrangement drawings and views
•  Incorporation of vessels, pumps, exchangers etc and optimizing layouts
•  Understanding vessel design and ASME Section VIII Division I
•  Mechanical Design of piping inclusive of selection of material, pipe schedules etc with applicable Codes such as ANSI B31.3.
•  Understanding of Stress/Fatigue  vessels and piping
•  Best practice for structural skids, ladders and platforms
•  Review of piping and general arrangement drawings for optimized operations and maintenance e.g. location of manways etc.
•  Support of bid and proposal development
•  Management of engineering hours to budget
•  Interaction with client on discussions of mechanical design
•  Training, mentoring of staff and support functions
•  Ownership of projects

Qualifications & personal attributes
•  Minimum a bachelor degree in engineering
•  Minimum of 3 years experience with module design
•  Experience with vessel, piping and structural design
•  Project Management experience preferred
•  A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in process packaging
•  People management skills will be an added advantage
•  Fluent in verbal and written English
•  Ability to lead a team or project if required

We offer
•Friendly colleagues in an industry with a bright future
•An environment where you are encouraged to develop your skills and share your knowledge with your colleagues
•Competitive benefits and strong focus on work-life balance

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Piping Designer Job in Abu Dhabi (Oil & Gas Company)

Posted by Antony Thomas at Saturday, May 10, 2014


Piping Designer Required for Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas Company


Hello,

TS International are currently recruiting for a Piping Designer for our clients current project requirements to be based Abu Dhabi based on a 12 month extendable contract on permanent residential single status . You will be office based in Abu Dhabi working for one of the largest Oil and Gas Companies in the world and we preferably need you to be based in Abu Dhabi already.
The basic net salary will be negotiable and will be based on 5 days per week, 8 hours per day + plenty of overtime and all expenses are covered by my client including accommodation, flights, medical, living allowance, food, local transport and visas.

 If you are interested please attach an updated CV in MS Word format and confirm the following questions as this is mandatory for sending your details to the client.

* Availability / Notice Period ?
* Highest level of Education ?
* Full Date Of Birth ?
* Current location ?
* PDMS design experience ?
* PDS design experience ?
* Current Rate / Salary ?
* Net salary expectations ?
* Nationality ?

I look forward to you reply

Regards,

Shakeel


Shakeel Khan
TS International
Senior Consultant
Direct line:      0044 (0) 1277 262 936
Switch Board: 0044 (0) 1277 725 180
TS International
Jubilee House
The Drive, Great Warley
Brentwood, CM13 3FR, UK
Fax 0044 (0)1277 725 001
Email shaks@tsinternational.co.uk

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What does the Code say about Flare stack location with respect to Prevailing Wind Direction

Posted by Antony Thomas at Thursday, May 08, 2014



What does the Code say about Flare stack location (Upwind or Downwind)?






Reference: 8.3.1.k
Environmental Protection for Onshore Oil and Gas Production Operations and Leases
API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 51R
FIRST EDITION, JULY 2009





Reference:5.8.c.1
Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Offshore
Production Platform Piping Systems
API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 14E (RP 14E)
FIFTH EDITION, OCTOBER 1, 1991



Keywords: Upwind, downwind, crosswind, Prevailing wind.

Wind Direction that influence the Plot plan


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