Detailed Engineering

Our Process Design and Piping Engineers have worked on some of the most challenging projects and across many sectors and so can apply considerable experience and expertise to the Detailed Engineering Design.


We recognise that a significant level of investment in high quality Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams is a fundamental component in effective process design. BPE have integrated teams of Piping and Process Engineers, working together to ensure that we deliver you with a fully optimised solution in terms of Process, Connectivity, Operability and Safety.  BPE have a full range of design skills, including equipment selection and specification, line sizing/materials of construction and instrumentation specification/selection. We ensure that suitable control schemes are applied to allow the generation of P&ID’s that firmly align with your business objectives.

To provide P&ID’s that give a clear and concise illustration of all equipment, pipes, valves, instruments, sensors, etc. so that all stakeholders and project teams have a secure understanding of the process.
To deliver information that supports the analysis of all process hazards (HAZOP’s etc), required safeguards and potential faults.
To support the development of effective Operating and Maintenance procedures.
To serve as an on-going record of the process so that changes can be planned safely and effectively via a formal Change Control process.
We have effective IT Solutions in place to support the integration and management of design processes, including the use of AutoCAD Plant 3D, to support the generation and management of equipment, line and instrument schedules and to provide seamless transition into facility layouts, 3D modelling and the generation of isometric drawings.

3D Modelling and Piping Design

At BPE, we have invested in the use of AutoCAD Plant 3D on projects as it delivers a number of significant benefits compared to a 2D based design. The 3D environment means that design coordination and clash detection is considered throughout the design process, minimising the potential for rework. Extraction of quantity/materials data from 3D designs is also much easier to achieve and therefore more accurate, especially useful in cost estimating the  use of “Intelligent” P&ID’s ensures that a single design base is used for the generation of other design information and associated schedules, which ensures consistency of the final design.

3D modelling and the ‘Walk throughs’ that we provide to our Clients, allow an earlier and wider access to the details of the project design by all stakeholders and helps to ensure that the delivered facility/plant meets all identified requirements. This helps to reduce re-working and therefore to shorten project timelines and reduce costs. It is also a valuable tool to demonstrate to the maintenance team that the design is practical and maintainable.

We have a team of experienced CAD designers who, working closely with the Process and Piping Engineers, can bring your project to life.

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