Power & Process Piping Design

After a process design has been completed, our team generates a 3D model for the process piping system based on information depicted in the piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID). The 3D process piping model allows for integration with building and pipe rack structural steel models to ensure design coordination and detect clashes. Once the model has been validated, the primary outputs are general arrangements, orthographic, and isometric drawings.

Our orthographic and isometric piping drawings projects include:

  • General arrangements drawings provide information for locating major pieces of equipment
  • Orthographic drawings (or orthos), which include plot plans (top-down views) and section or elevation views (looking from the side), typically to-scale
  • Piping isometric drawings (isos), which are dimensioned drawings that give individual bills of material for smaller segments (spools) of an entire line, are tagged with line numbers from the P&IDs, and account for each valve and instrument along with the pipe and fittings that make up the line

Piping isometrics—once field-verified—allow for fabrication of pipe spools within a shop setting, rather than building each line in the field, which aids in efficiency and quality control.

Our Power & Process Piping Design Experts

Charles DeBerg, P.E.

Manager, Mechanical Engineering & CAD Services

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