Our Polaris piping design group provides expertise through each phase of the project, from design to regular maintenance. We lay out the conceptual units and build 3D models to provide an interactive model of the design. Finally, our team converts the conceptual design into final detail design deliverables for fabrication. Our piping design team includes senior designers and Mechanical Professional Engineers with more than 30 years of experience.
Design Process – Integration and Collaboration
Our Engineering team develops the known scope and conducts three separate model reviews throughout the design process.
- First Review (30%) -present the overall plan to the Construction Team to provide the team the opportunity to understand and influence the design, e.g., changes to aid in equipment access, crane placement, maintenance access, etc.
- Second review (60%) – Civil Structural design and Piping design merge beyond conceptual, i.e., modeled steel design is incorporated into the piping This is where design nuances are addressed prior to moving forward.
- Third Review 90% – Final review before issuing drawings
Engineering and Design personnel perform field walkthroughs during the developmental phases of the design. The Mechanical & Piping team collaborates with the Civil Structural team on laying out the site.
State of the Art Technology
Polaris uses state of the art technology with Laser Scanning and point cloud data sets of the site. With point cloud data, we overlay the piping design with actual field measurements, reducing design errors and allowing designers to evaluate existing field issues.
Mechanical Engineering works with our Polaris fabrication shop to provide ASME Section VIII Pressure Vessel Calculations required to design, fabricate, and certify pressure vessels for operation. We provide rerate and modification calculations to existing pressure vessels.
Mechanical Engineering performs stress analysis on all required piping systems. This specifically applies to rotating equipment during the design. Correctly implementing a design with minimal stress effects on the rotating equipment is essential to minimizing maintenance and lost operating costs.
Our Mechanical Engineering team is highly experienced in specifying fixed equipment, rotating equipment, heat exchangers, boilers, heaters, compressors, etc. We have the capability to evaluate root cause failures on fixed or rotating equipment and recommend engineering fixes for the failures.