Company Spotlight: Venturi Engineers
Here’s what the president of Venturi Engineers, Jose DeLeon, had to say about his journey of starting a civil engineering firm and what lies ahead.
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Is ENGR 102 a Hard Class? My Personal Experience
ENGR 102 is an introduction to engineering course where many TAMU engineering students encounter engineering principles for the first time. In this article, we will review the syllabi, my personal…
Is Engineering Hard?
Is engineering hard? Yes. It is hard. Why? It requires a great deal of math, physics, and applied physics. Applied physics is the basis of the engineering discipline. It includes…
Why are Engineers Bad Communicators?
In a general and swooping categorization, people are quick to label many engineers by nature as bad communicators. The characterization has been prevailing from the earliest of times and continues…
Why did my Chegg account get suspended?
In the past decade, with the increase in technology utilization at the academic level, Chegg has become a giant in homework help. Chegg is an academic platform that gives students…
Is Energy a Good Career Path?
In the world of engineering, the energy sector is a major career path engineers should consider. The energy sector is responsible for the production and supply of energy. The industries…
Is Statics a Hard Class?
Statics is a class that deals with the application of Newtonian physics and serves as an entry point into engineering mechanics. Typically, mechanical and civil engineers take the class as…
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Anchor Bolts – Specification and Types
Anchor bolts attach structural objects to concrete structures. In the fabrication industry, anchor bolts commonly fix equipment, structural skids, and vessels to concrete. One end of the anchor bolt embeds…
Pipe Spool Drawings
Pipe spool drawings, sometimes referred to as piping isometrics, are shop drawings that provide a 3 dimension view of a piping run to allow shop personnel to fit and weld…
General Arrangement (G/A) Drawings
General Arrangement (G/A) drawings present the overall composition of a plant, skid, building, or piece of equipment. In this article you will learn the process for generating a G/A, how…
Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
The P&ID, also known as the Piping and Instrumentation Diagram, is an end to end schematic that displays major process details of a system. P&IDs show operating conditions, major equipment,…
This is the Best Minor to Supplement Your Engineering Degree
A student recently emailed me this question and my gut reaction was “Do what brings YOU value.” Too often, students focus on what they learned for years: make your application/resume…
Engineering Tools & Calculators See all
Flange Working Pressure Rating
Given design pressure and temperature, calculate an appropriate flange rating.
Heat Trace Requirements
This tool will give you the wattage losses to outside air given the insulation material and pipe size.
Control Panel Heat Dissipation
For calculating the heat rise inside of NEMA or IP rated enclosure.
Margin & Markup
Margin and markup are frequently confused. Don’t make that error with this easy to use tool.
Cable Sizing and Length
Ensure the proper cable size given acceptable loss, voltage, and amps. Or determine how far a particular cable can be run given acceptable loss, voltage, and amps.