Process Industries Corporation (PIC) provides mechanical
engineering services in a wide range of areas particularly a plant’s
utilities: air, water treatment, steam distribution, and condensate
recovery. Our experience in these areas comes from over 35 years in the
design, engineering, fabrication, and installation of skid mounted systems:
water filtration and ion exchange
PIC offers the mechanical engineering and design experience
necessary to provide complete package and system integration. Our mechanical
engineering expertise includes:
Process Engineering: For each application, PIC will
perform a process analysis to establish the basis for the design:
Mass Flow and Heat Balance
Required Flow rates
PFD and P&ID development
Engineering, Design, and Fabrication of skid mounted
systems: Detailed mechanical engineering and design to develop detailed
fabrication and installation drawings.
Preparation of equipment purchase requirements: Sizing
and selection of pumps, valves (automatic, control, & manual), field
instrumentation to allow for purchase (by either PIC or the end user).
Other mechanical engineering services include:
Pipe stress analysis of existing piping subject to
transient and impulse conditions. The expansion of high temperature
piping can have a dramatic effect on pump performance and process
equipment connections. Dynamic conditions such as: water hammer and
harmonic vibrations can have a major impact on piping; resulting in
premature pipe failure.
Lifting and handling analysis: Analysis of equipment
lifting during transport and/or installation can reduce damage incurred
by improper lifting and handling methods.
Noise evaluation: A noise evaluation of a skidded
system to ensure that a specified noise limit, usually 85 dba, one meter
from the edge of the skid is not exceeded.
System pressure drop analysis. A study of pressure
drop in a piping system can reveal pump discharge or suction problems
such as cavitation and/or inadequate discharge pressure.
Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD) capabilities.
Simulate flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces in real world conditions
to troubleshoot or establish optimum design conditions.