Steel stairs see frequent deployment in modularized construction and structural skids. Allowing for easy movement through a process module or plant, steel stairs meet building codes to allow safe passage…
Desalters are crucial in the processing of crude oil. Typically, they are the first step in processing crude oil by removing salt and dissolving it into water. In this article,…
An electrical designer works with mechanical designers, engineers, clients, and fabricators to produce design documentation for electrical equipment. Not all industries require a dedicated electrical designer. Equipment that with only…
A mechanical designer works with engineers, clients, and fabricators to produce design documents. In this article, you will learn job roles, design packages used, credentials, and potential employers of mechanical…
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In many piping systems, pumps are crucial to the proper operation of the system. In some cases, the intended flow characteristics are not met which causes operational issues. Among those…
Smart or Intelligent P&IDs are schematic drawings that show the connections and relationships of piping and instrumentation within a piping system. Working in conjunction with stored information such as design…
API Tanks – Function and Uses
API tanks see heavy use in the petroleum industry to store oil and other liquids. This article describes the features of an API tank, their construction, the different types, and…
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.