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Equipment Design Solutions

Realizing Your Product Potential

Engineers are the heart of product development and are key to the manufacturing process, which is why Design Group offers a number of engineering solutions to help you overcome even your most challenging obstacles and set your business up for success.

Every day, manufacturers like you are faced with the need to streamline processes, improve productivity, efficiently manage the product lifecycle, improve the effectiveness of managing client relations all while focusing on core innovation and development priorities.

Engineering teams often find themselves burdened with non-core activities that prevent them from successfully accomplishing the business objectives of product innovation and time-to-market, which makes it difficult to meet market demands and competitive pressures.

Learn more about Design Group's project experience in the Equipment Design Solutions Resource Center.

  • Product Development Solutions

    Reduce Your Development Costs and Time-to-Market

    We know that your business is under constant pressure to decrease time-to-market, improve competitive advantage and reduce overall costs. We’re here to assist you with our proven methodologies that offer both strategic and operational vision for your organization, all while working closely with you to resolve your biggest challenges.

    Our core services include:

    • Product Development
    • Product Cost Optimization
    • Engineering Collaboration
    • Sustaining Engineering

    Our Solutions

    With our team of inspired people, you can expect Design Group to work with your business throughout every stage of the manufacturing process. For the design stages, we support you with design optimization, part standardization, and modularization. To assist in optimizing costs, we offer an Onsite- Offshore model of engineering that allows for a lower product cost, faster time-to-market, and improves your ROI.

    ProPEL - Design Group's Product Development Process

    ProPEL is Design Group's proven product development process that manages the scope of the project while reducing risks. This process ensures your product development team creates world-class levels of quality products in less time and at lower costs.

    ProPEL (Pro-active Product Engineering Language), is based on the industry standard Phase-Gate Process together with the Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) approach.

    We also provide alternate sourcing solutions that empower ideas and decisions around Make vs Buy Analysis, BOM Error Correction and Inventory Planning. We give your team the right tools to help make the most informed decisions that result in the biggest ROI for your company.

    Solving Your Pain Points

    We understand the challenges that you face on a daily basis. Our services and solutions, along with our knowledgeable and capable team members, work together with you to resolve your company’s biggest pain points including:

    • The need for rapid evaluation of product designs through virtual prototyping
    • Optimizing product performance and reducing product costs
    • Operating on products with different complexity levels through modularization
    • Product benchmarking leading to reduced material costs
    • Adhering to regulatory compliances and safety standards
    • Managing multiple product teams around the globe and resolving issues from concurrent product engineering
    • Improving the interaction between multiple engineering and manufacturing teams across sites and even across the globe to increase the ability to innovate and shorten the time to market
  • Process Systems Engineering

    Design and Engineering Offerings for the Oil & Gas, Water and other process industries

    Engineering managers and the head of operations from companies from Process Equipment manufacturing, Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contracting, and Engineering and Fabrication often face challenges in:

    • Process Engineering
    • Process module layouts, plant and skid piping layouts using PDMS/PDS/CADWorx/SolidWorks
    • Design and detailed engineering of pressure vessels and heat exchangers
    • Pipe stress analysis, pipe support design and piping isometrics with BOM
    • Design of steel structures for process skid modules and pipe racks
    • Electrical and instrumentation design including panel design, DCS and PLC design

    Industries

    • Oil and Gas 
    • Water and Waste Water Treatment
    • Power Industries
    • Chemicals and other process industries
    • Energy solutions

    Our Offerings

    Process Engineering Support

    • Process Simulation Studies
    • Oil and Water Separation studies (2&3 Phase)
    • Crude Desalting
    • Gas Dehydration, Sweetening and Dew Pointing
    • Fuel Gas Treatment
    • Produced Water Treatment
    • Generation of PFD and P&IDs
    • Heat & Mass Balance studies
    • Hydraulic studies 
    • CFD Analysis 
    • Oil Removal and Recovery 
    • Package R.O. Plants for Sea Water and Waste Water
    • Industrial Water Treatment Systems: D.M. / R.O. / Softening 

    Electrical Engineering

    • Panel design
    • Low and medium voltage power distribution panels
    • Power Distribution System (SLD)
    • MCC panel GA & Layout
    • Cable trench & tray drawings
    • Transformer, bus bar and cable sizing
    • ETAP analysis, electrical load list
    • Earthing and lighting calculations
    • Detailed BoM

    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

    • Design and Engineering to ASME Sec. VIII Div. 1 & 2, PD5500, EN13445, API 650 / 620 & TEMA
    • Detailed manufacturing drawings for pressure vessels, columns, tanks and heat exchangers
    • Thermal design of heat transfer equipment (HTRI)
    • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    Civil and Structural Engineering

    • Stress analysis of structures using FEA
    • Design of process modules, skids and pipe racks (STAAD.Pro) for American and European codes
    • Detailed structural models and drawings (TEKLA)
    • Design of pre-engineered buildings (PEB)
    • Equipment foundations and RCC tanks

    Piping and Packaging Engineering

    • Piping flexibility and stress analysis
    • Plant and skid layouts
    • 3-D modeling and clash detection
    • Piping Isometrics and BOM

    Instrumentation and Safety Instrumentation Engineering

    • Instrumentation
    • Instrument IO list
    • Process hookup and logic drawings
    • Instrument loop diagram
    • Cause and effect matrix
    • Interface termination drawing
    • Fire and gas detectors location and Layout

    Safety

    • SIL audit and reporting
    • SIL instrumentation selection, configuration and implementation

    Controls and Automation Engineering

    Our pipeline system solutions comprise of SCADA, RTUs and field instruments for the control of valve stations, and metering stations by linking the RTUs with a SCADA control room.
  • PLM Solutions

    Reduce Your Time-to-market & Improve Product Quality

    Every day, manufacturers like you are faced with challenges including streamlining processes, increasing productivity, efficiently managing the product life-cycle, and improving client relations, all while simultaneously working on core innovation, and development priorities.

    With PLM consultants across the globe, we at Design Group support manufacturers like you with evaluating PLM systems, optimizing your current system, and unlocking business and engineering value across the product life-cycle.

    Our team of experts apply their extensive industry knowledge with leading technologies and best practices to identify and implement total operational solutions to meet your product development, lean manufacturing, and time-to-market needs.

    We provide complete turnkey PLM consulting solutions that support multiple platforms including PTC Windchill and Siemens Teamcenter.

    Our Solutions

    Consulting

    • Business Process Consulting Services, Assessments & System Audits
    • PLM Technology Evaluation & Selection - PLM Advisory Services
    • PLM System Infrastructure Design
    • Engineering Process Assessments
    • Application Performance Management Solutions

    Implementation

    • PLM System Infrastructure Deployment
    • Quick-start implementations
    • Custom implementations
    • Multi-site / Multi-country deployments
    • Industry best practices recommendations
    • Regulatory compliance adoptions
    • Standardization
    • Project management
    • PLM System Monitoring & Maintenance
    • PTC Navigate 

    Upgrades and Migration

    • Service pack upgrade
    • Version upgrade
    • Customization upgrade
    • Integration module upgrade
    • Software Compatibility matrix
    • PDM to PLM upgrades
    • Database upgrade
    • Replication site upgrade
    • Data analysis and classification
    • Data clean up activity
    • Migration methodology and process
    • Migration utility development
    • Test and production migration
    • Data replication
    • Legacy customization migration

    Integration

    • Multi-CAD integration
    • ERP Integration
    • MRP Integration
    • SharePoint Integration
    • Multi-site environment integration
    • Product enhancement
    • Integration module
    • Automate ECN/ECR process
    • Workflow automation
    • Custom configuration
    • Vendor / Customer portal creation

    Global Support Solutions

    • Preventive maintenance and system health checks, including database
    • Recommend patches and fixes
    • Monitor disk space usage
    • System administration 

    ALM Service Offerings

    • ALM Process Implementation
    • Integrity - Windchill  Integration
    • Integration of Integrity with other development products

    Training and User Adoption