Design is the main foundation of every project. If ever the design is flawed, then your machine will also surely be flawed. With a flawed design, you will be spending thousands of dollars on recalibration, repairs, and maintenance.
If you choose to use an MEP design, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits:
- Flawless performance
- High cost savings
- Long lasting machinery
- Precise figures and measurements for documentation
- Customized features
Our special toolkit can give you all of those benefits when you partner with us in creating an MEP design. As long as the backbone is well built, then you can be sure that all the other parts will remain in tiptop shape.
Breaking Down Low Pressure Steam Systems
When we created designs for low pressure steam systems, we are extremely meticulous with detail because these machines are rather sensitive and need to be built with intense precision so that it will last longer and work in the most efficient manner.
In order to create an efficient steam system, we have to make sure that the machine efficiently distributes steam through the pipes. When a low pressure steam system operates, it would heat up water from the boiler, producing steam. The steam then gets pushed through the piping and through a radiator to provide heat to homes or establishments.
So as you can see, there is a certain flow that has to be followed when we design our low pressure steam systems. For the flow to remain smooth, we need to make sure that all parts are in good working condition and are all in sync with each other.
What We Do When We Design Low Pressure Steam Systems
The design of these steam systems can be a little bit complicated, but we can break it down, so it’s simpler to understand. Basically, we take a few things into consideration when we create our MEP designs:
We always consider the pressure design first before we create our designs. We know for a fact that low pressure steam systems are only limited to 15 PSI. Of course, we also make sure that we customize this based on what our customers need and want. But as a general rule, we keep to 15 PSIG design and nothing higher.
One of the biggest factors that we take into consideration would be the heating load or the size of the machine. When we brainstorm with our clients, we also take into consideration the weather conditions so that we know how much heating load to add. We prefer to be a little flexible with our low pressure steam systems’ design so that the features can match and adapt to the situation of the client.
Just like the PSIG design, the heat must also be limited to a minimum in order for the steam to move through the pipes smoothly. As designers, we need to ensure that the machine keeps to only a temperature of below 250 degrees Fahrenheit; otherwise, the machine will border toward the high pressure steam system type and may not take the load.
- Local Emission Regulations
We understand that there are certain regulations that need to be observed when designing heavy machinery such as this. That said, the regulations may differ per state. For instance, machine regulations in Chicago may be different from that in other states. With that, Nearby Engineers New York Engineers will always discuss local machinery regulations with our clients before tackling the design so that we follow the policies of each state.
Lastly, we will consider the piping system that can be installed in the area of our client. When we create our design, we need to make sure that the machine fits right into the area which is why we send principals to do thorough inspection first. We can take a look at the existing piping system or the area where can install extra pipings.
While we are pretty specific when it comes to what we consider in building your low pressure steam system MEP design, we are also rather flexible with regard to customizations so that we can tailor-fit the final design to what you need.