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Services

Engineering Design Services LLC offers a plethora of services. Whether you’re building a facility and need a drone based laser scan or are worried your equipment will fail and need Fitness for Service performed, EDS has the capability to support your needs.

Engineering Support

Engineering Design Services offers a wide variety of services including mechanical, piping, process, instrumentation, electrical, civil, and structural engineering along with project management and procurement support.

Mechanical, Process & Piping Engineering

  • 3D Modeling

    • Solidworks Modeling

    • Photorealistic Rendering

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Pipe Stress Analysis

  • Fitness for Service

  • Failure Analysis

  • Heat Exchanger Design

  • Rotating Equipment

  • ASME B&PV Design

    • ASME B&PV Section VIII Div. I & II

    • ASME B&PV Section IX

  • Backflow Preventers

  • P&ID & PFD Generation

  • Pipeline Compliance

  • PSV Calculations

  • Nozzle Loading

  • Spring Can Sizing

  • Process Simulation

  • Dispersion Modeling

  • As-Built Services

Mechanical Process & Piping

Civil & Structural Engineering

  • API-650 Tank Design

  • Structural Steel

  • Wind Loading

  • Pipe Rack Design

  • Custom Pipe Supports

  • Concrete Testing

  • Equipment Foundations

  • Drainage & Containment

  • Surveying

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Instrumentation & Electrical Engineering

  • PLC Control Specifications

  • Smart Plant

    • Electrical (SPEL)

    • Instrumentation (SPI)

    • P&ID (SPPID)

  • Arc Flash Studies

  • Loop Checks

  • One Line Diagrams

  • Instrument Specification

  • Conduit Routing

  • Area Classification Drawings

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Project Management & Procurement

  • Scheduling

  • Third Party Review

  • Onsite Staffing

  • Model Reviews

  • Feasibility Study

  • Predominant Use Study

  • Project Management

  • Procurement

  • Turnaround Support

  • Outage Support

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Aerial Services

Engineering Design Services LLC employs technology such as the DJI Matrice 300 RTK. With a one hour flight time, thermal imaging camera and 23x optical zoom camera, we can help capture your projects in a way that helps you operate more efficiently. All our pilots are FAA certified.

Hot Spot Detection

Make sure your process is running smoothly by inspecting your equipment for burn through and hot spots. Our drones have an integrated radiometric thermal imaging camera capable of capturing the sharpest of images.

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Insulation Inspection

Make sure your insulation is performing the way it should be. Our drone mounted thermal imaging capabilities allow you to quickly look for areas where your insulation may be failing.

Drone Based Laser Scanning

Turn a multi-day field walk into a couple days working from the office by implementing the use of drone based laser scanning for your next project. In less than a day, an entire unit can be scanned, processed and uploaded to allow for remote “field walks” – eliminating the need for large amounts of personnel in the field and therefore reducing the potential for injury.

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Startup Advising

Starting a new company with a new product has enough challenges, so why stress putting together an all-star engineering team too? EDS offers the ability to offload your engineering requirements to an experienced and professional staff that has worked in the startup industry. Whether it’s designing consumer product enclosures, printed circuit boards or full-scale multidisciplinary work, EDS can help. Our staff has worked on robotics, plastic extrusion, home automation and more.

  • Rapid Prototyping

    • 3D Modeling & Printing

    • Photorealistic Rendering

    • Circuit Board Design

    • Machining

  • Rapid Reviews

  • Flexible Payment

  • PCB Design

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Fitness For Service - API 579

Fitness for Service (FFS) is a standard used in the petrochemical industry that is applied to in-service equipment in order to determine its ability to continue in service.

Why should we use it?

Fitness for Service has the potential to save clients hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars. This is because FFS has the potential to show that existing equipment can continue service in conditions that may have previously been thought to necessitate a shutdown.

So what's involved?

Fitness for Service, as governed by API-579, is broken down into fourteen (14) parts and three (3) levels.  Each part, after Part 1 (Introduction) and Part 2 (Procedure), relates to a type of damage.  For example,  Part 3 is Assessment of Existing Equipment for Brittle Fracture and Part 11 is Assessment of Fire Damage.

There are three levels to Fitness for Service.  As the level increases, the complexity and information required via inspection increases while the level of conservatism decreases.

  • Level  1  – A level 1 assessment uses a combination of screening curves, tables and a few computations.  It is quicker and more conservative than the next two levels.

  • Level  2  – A level 2 assessment is less conservative than a level 1 assessment. The  amount  of  time  required  can  be  substantial  and  the  computations  performed  start  to  become  complex.   This  level  sometimes  requires  the  use  of specialized software.

  • Level  3  –  A  level  3  assessment  typically  involves  the  use  of  Finite  Element Analysis (FEA) to model and replicate the loading scenarios found in the field. It is the least conservative and most complex component to FFS.

Engineering Design Services LLC can provide support for any level of analysis needed. Do you have a piece of equipment that may need an analysis performed? Reach out to speak with one of our Fitness for Service Consultants!

Coverage Areas

Assessment of:

  • Existing Equipment for Brittle Fracture

  • General Metal Loss​

  • Local Metal Loss​

  • Pitting Corrosion

  • Hydrogen Blisters and Hydrogen Damage

  • Weld Misalignment and Shell Distortions

  • Crack-Like Flaws

  • Components Operating in the Creep Range

  • Fire Damage

  • Dents, Gouges and Combinations thereof

  • Laminations

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Hydrogen & EVs

Engineering Design Services provides engineering support for the development of hydrogen and EV infrastructure for a plethora of both private and public sector companies. We have experience in the development of hydrogen consuming off-highway assets, skid mounted hydrogen production systems, and can provide turn-key solutions from design through commissioning. 

  • Hydrogen Systems Integration

    • Mechanical Design

    • Distribution

    • Electrical & Controls

  • Systems Development

  • Balance of Plant

  • UL & Intertek Listing Support

  • Engineering -> Construction ->

  • Commissioning

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Automation Services

Engineering Design Services employs Subject Matter Experts to provide automation services from performing loop checks on new or existing facilities to reliability & process reviews on mechanical, electrical, and process equipment. 

PLC/HMI Design & Development

  •  New PLC/HMI Development & Implementation

  • Solutions for Retrofit & Upgrading Existing Systems

  • Distributed Control systems

  • Custom Builds & Specialized Graphical Interfaces

  • Support from Design to Installation & Commissioning

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Field Commissioning/Loop Checks & Calibrations

  • On Site Device Verification

  • Loop Checks for New or Existing Facilities

  • Spot Loop Calibrations

  • End Device Regulatory Documentation Creation

Critical Instrument/PSM Testing

  • Annual device testing & documentation in accordance with OSHA Standards

  • Critical instrument tests are performed on running facilities by highly skilled programmers and instruments technicians working together with operations to ensure field devices are identifiable, functioning, and calibrated correctly.

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Control Narratives

  • Development of new control narratives 

  • Update existing or edit current control narratives

Taking the How/Why out of the PLC & Process Controls and putting it on paper. 

Cause & Effect

  • Develop Cause & Effect for new or existing processes

  • Edit existing C&E for process updates

  • Audit current C&E for accuracy

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Network Development & Troubleshooting

  • Design Distributed Control Network

  • Add Remote Nodes to Current Systems

  • Troubleshoot Network Communications

Reliability & Process Reviews

  • With the highly skilled Subject Matter Experts at Engineering Design Services, we can review, simulate, and test any system whether it is mechanical, electrical, or process to maximize efficiency.

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In-House Panel Shop

  • Custom Designs

  • Build to Customer Specifications

  • Complete Drawing Packages

 

Pulp & Paper

Engineering Design Services provides engineering and consulting support for a wide range of pulp and
paper manufacturers. We have experience with virgin kraft mills, recycle mills, and converting mills.
Most of the nation’s pulp and paper mills are aging, which brings the question “How do we effectively
combat this?”. Our support deals directly with risk-based inspections and risk analysis in accordance
with accepted codes/standards for existing mill assets (tanks, pressure vessels, piping, etc.). For those
with damage we often assist in: determining how effectively they can be repaired or replaced,
formalizing repair and replacement plans, and performing quality verification for the work performed.

Tank, Pressure Vessel, Piping, & System Risk-Based Inspections

  • Visual Inspection

  • Drone-Based Inspection

  • Risk-Based Inspection Planning

  • Failure Investigations

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Tank, Pressure Vessel, Piping, & System Design/Construction

  • Capital Engineering Support

    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis​

    • Project Selection Analysis

  • Repair Planning​

  • New Component/System Planning

  • Quality Verification of Construction

Thorough Experience in Pulp & Paper Mills

  • Metallic, Fiberglass (FRP), & Brick/Block/Tile Equipment

  • PSM Covered Processes & Equipment

    • Chlorine Dioxide​

    • Methanol

    • Turpentine

  • Bleach Towers​

  • Bleach Washers/Seal Chests

  • Batch Digesters

  • Liquor Storage Tanks

  • Black Liquor Evaporators

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