Equipment examination records - pressure vessels, pressure piping, purposes. Our codes and standards, all available for free online access, reflect changing industry needs and evolving technologies, supported by research and development, and practical experience. valve tests, rotating machinery tests, instrument tests, computer system The relevant add-on modules allow for the design of steel, reinforced concrete, timber, and aluminium structures. Jaimie Ross Handscomb, PEng, Principal, Industrial Buildings, Stantec, Waterloo, Ontario; Steve J. Sovak, PE, Principal, Salas O’Brien, Chicago; Jeffrey R. Thomas, PE, CEM, CEA, GBE, CHC, Vice President, Lockwood Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), Houston. We also believe that external code consultants are best used when they provide reports and analysis that can be compared to our own analysis. Many industries cannot tolerate maintained humidity levels in the 40% to 60% range. Jaimie Ross Handscomb: As code documents and agencies evolve, we are seeing a lot more consistency between different organizations (such as NFPA, National Building and Fire Code, International Building and Fire Codes, etc. Industrial manufacturers realized this and have always been working toward energy efficiency as it is something that will keep them competitive in the marketplace. Importantly both of these demand adherence to satisfaction in the design and manufacturing process of an independent inspection authority. They will however be in conflict with the energy-efficiency goals of the current codes. Please explain some of the codes, standards and guidelines you commonly use during the project’s design process. Steve J. Sovak: Occasionally you may run into conflicts between various sections of the codes. Codes and standards enable the industry to implement generally-approved technologies and ensure a high level of safety. Virtually every building, process, service, design, and installation is affected by NFPA’s 275+ codes and standards. It will clearly add cost to a project. ASME Boiler and pressure vessel code : 1998. and engineering line diagrams; Mechanical installation checks - including rotation checks; Civil installation checks - bunds, drains, hardstanding etc; Safety system checks - relief devices installed etc; Instrumentation and control checks - verification of set points, alarm EN 11000–49999. All engineers should understand the current and applicable codes required for their work, which will necessitate them obtaining and reading them, as well as obtaining the updates when they come out. Two principal codes and standards are employed in the design and manufacture of pressure vessels - the American ASME VIII system and BS 5500 in the UK. Jeffrey R. Thomas: LAN has been involved in expanding several manufacturing facilities in recent years. One common mistake we see outside our practice is engineers and architects unsure of which version of a code or standard is enforced — costing time and money. 8. What is Code, Standard & Specification ? The plan examiners had us chasing our tail for a while on that one. Plus, recommendations from the owner’s insurance underwriter bear important consideration. As a lot of jurisdictions leverage code documents across borders, we continue to see value from various organizations working together. CODES AND STANDARDS The LNG industry adheres to an international network of codes and standards which specify safe technologies, materials and designs for the construction of an import terminal. One section of the code said that all such rooms handling flammable liquids must have a safety shower installed within the room. I would expect both ASHRAE and ACGIH will focus on increased outdoor air and filtration requirements for industrial and other facilities, most likely through ASHRAE Standard 62.1: Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality and ACGIH Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice for Design. The development of such codes conforms to the procedures set by the American National Standards Institute. It was then that he agreed to the lesser hazard rating. Jaimie Ross Handscomb: Even though each jurisdiction has its own requirement for enforcement of codes and standards, the we commonly start with the building, fire and electrical codes. It might have an impact as to whether a project moves forward or not. State & Local Building Codes Provides links to detailed information on building codes for all … installed, are of the correct dimensions and are firmly secured; Check rotating equipment for noise and vibration; Check plant against P&IDs and isometrics; Pressure vessel and system tests : inspection, pressure tests, leak The goal is finding agreement, however if there is a discrepancy, we are alerted early in the process so adjustments can be made. As many of these alternative systems become more popular, the cost of them will come down and become more attainable for the general users, not just the large corporations.