Responsibilities of Piping Engineer

  • Piping design engineers involvement starts right from the plant feasibility study and then to detail engineering study and remains till commissioning of chemical plant.
  • Study of process requirements and site conditions to prepare equipment layout and complete pot plan.
  • Co-ordinate with civil and structural engineers to finalize pipe rack, platforms, foundations and other structural requirements.
  • Provide support to all purchase activities and evaluate all vendor documents for technical requirements.
  • Analyze all mechanical data sheets (MDS) and develop required mechanical drawings like nozzle orientations, support clip drawings etc.
  • Preparation piping layout and isometrics adhering to process requirements, erection, operation-ability, maintenance and safety.
  • Preparation of piping material specification (PMS) and valve material specification (VMS).
  • Preparation and regular updation of material take off (MTO) as per changes in piping layout and process piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID).
  • Review the vendor supplied documents like pump drawings, skid plan, equipment data sheet etc to ensure piping requirements are fulfilled.
  • Stress analysis of stress critical lines and support marking for all the isometrics. Ensuring sufficient structural members/pedestrals are in place to place all the piping supports.
  • Co-ordinate with structural and equipment departments for handling excess loads and structural members and equipment nozzles as an outcome of stress analysis.
  • Verify the requirements of high point vents and low point drains more than specified in process P&ID to facilitate the hydrotesting.
  • Assisting site construction team for any field raised issue by providing immediate solution.

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