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Q & A on Engineering Design Services

We asked our users for their input on Engineering Design Services. Here are the results of 103 users familiar with Engineering Design Services.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing engineering design services?
15 answers
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New software availability for special application. Technical data provided by manufacturers on the web.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
1- Technical clearly and newest. 2- Method to apply these technologies in manufacturing/factory.
~Pham Van Thai, Design Engineer, Hcm, Vietnam
In general, the new computer software is influencing engineering design services.
~Shyam B, Engineer, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative engineering design services?
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1- Products are green environment. 2- Can recycle and easy to use/apply in life 3- Improves capacities and reduce using energy.
~Pham Van Thai, Design Engineer, Hcm, Vietnam
Machine Tool - Automation of any kind - Water Treatment - Power Generation
~Engineering, Design, Halifax, Great Britain
The ones that have been correctly supported with new and proven advances.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
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Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the projects you have used engineering design services for?
29 answers
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We have worked on Hydraulic Cylinders for Russian, Chinese and Indian companies. We have also worked for Machine Tool Companies, Water Treatment Companies, Confectionery Manufacturing Machine Companies to name only a few.
~Engineering, Design, Halifax, Great Britain
Electrical distribution for commercial, industrial, institutional, health care, hotels and residential projects, with low and medium voltage, and the above indicated studies.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
Design of coal gasifier plant for syn.gas production. Design of 53.81Kg/hr.production of thiophane through THF&H2S. This topic is given by AIChe Kolkatta.
~Monoj K, Process Engineer, Guna, India
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Please share with us any “non-standard” projects that engineering design services have been used for.
8 answers
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Load profiles generation, protection coordination, arc flash, harmonics, lightning protection, lighting analysis and calculations, energy reduction.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
Pharma is a non standard engineering design because it's mostly run by chemists without engineering capabilities in India.
~Kailash Kailash, Process Engineer, Hyderabad, INDIA
Non-standard is a relative term and nothing specific can be said which otherwise can mislead you.
~Mr Dipak Desai, Engineering Consultant, Surat, India
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Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to faulty or incompetent practices of engineering design services?
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Yes the one I read on the internet - in US a 640 mw gas based power plant boomed. The standard were revised for Purging Natural Gas in Pipe Line. The whole working lot over there showed incompetence to the world.
~Mr Dipak Desai, Engineering Consultant, Surat, India
Yes in our ETP Project the engineering design done by one engineer hadn't been checked before it proceeded to fabrication and erection and commission,;later in practical we found tank size difference.
~Kailash Kailash, Process Engineer, Hyderabad, INDIA
Accidents due to arc flashes, fire and shocks due to lightning, wrong construction practices.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
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FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this service's capabilities?
12 answers
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1- Recirculation of air in HVAC system to save energy. 2- Modify boiler use FO fuel by combination FO fuel with water.
~Pham Van Thai, Design Engineer, Hcm, Vietnam
The retaining of community traditions in the advanced verses should be incorporated in the designs of the facilities.
~Shyam B, Engineer, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Less repeating in the news. Sometimes the same information is given several times.
~Viacheslav K, Student, Donetsk, Ukraine
The company should have good quality engineers and software back up.
~Kailash Kailash, Process Engineer, Hyderabad, INDIA
Rapid right first time design services on budget.
~Engineering, Design, Halifax, Great Britain
Easy access, simple and lots of information.
~Engineering Consultant, Newport Beach, CA
Access to special software applications.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
Attention to detail, Speed, Accuracy
~Jim M, SR.PCB Designer-Altium, Monroe, CT
Design of ammonia convertor.
~Monoj K, Process Engineer, Guna, India
In depth product knowledge
~Sethu R, Engineering Consultant, Birmingham, United Kingdom
My Client's benefits.
~Mr Dipak Desai, Engineering Consultant, Surat, India
Free energy
~Damir, Engineer, Almaty, ?????????

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using engineering design services?
9 answers
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Deeper than basic design is recommended to reduce future investment in modifications, maintenance and reconditioning. It is also required for special applications and for diagnostics of existing issues.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
It is a very common service to use. Always have a needed information in time. But for further precisions one usually needs to proceed with direct contact with supplier.
~Viacheslav K, Student, Donetsk, Ukraine
If you have hired a reputed service provider, be watchful, be knowledgeable with trends in the market for the products required.
~Mr Dipak Desai, Engineering Consultant, Surat, India
The design must be unique, non reproduceable without proper authorization, easy to use by new users, and traceable.
~Shyam B, Engineer, Abu Dhabi, UAE
To be particular, mostly in optimization of process and R&D of project to very much standard.
~Kailash Kailash, Process Engineer, Hyderabad, INDIA
The more information you provide the better the end result will be.
~Jim M, SR.PCB Designer-Altium, Monroe, CT
Mostly manufacturers offer valuable services for certain categories.
~Sethu R, Engineering Consultant, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Should use parts/standard appropriate with location of users.
~Pham Van Thai, Design Engineer, Hcm, Vietnam
Go Ahead
~Engineering Consultant, PUNE, India

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of engineering design services?
9 answers
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Do not try to reduce engineering services cost to increase cost in other areas, as decoration. Many problems and functionality issues come from basic engineering services.
~Luis Chaverri, Engineering Consultant, Moravia, Costa Rica
To avoid common errors, one needs to make comparisons between similar engineering design services to find the most appropriate on the market.
~Viacheslav K, Student, Donetsk, Ukraine
Not selecting proper area of project for which they were fit in, some fit in pharma type but they do petrochemical projects.
~Kailash Kailash, Process Engineer, Hyderabad, INDIA
Need to choose standards that comply with your customers or give them options to chose to comply with standards.
~Pham Van Thai, Design Engineer, Hcm, Vietnam
Basic concept to be developed with the end user and then select Design Service Provider.
~Sethu R, Engineering Consultant, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Experience of Service Provider in the field is single most important factor.
~Mr Dipak Desai, Engineering Consultant, Surat, India
Its not easy to mention over here; it requires one to one sharing.
~Engineering Consultant, PUNE, India
Collect information (as much as you can or is available).
~Engineering Consultant, Newport Beach, CA
The cheapest is not always the best choice.
~Jim M, SR.PCB Designer-Altium, Monroe, CT


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