Services

Multi-discipline engineering for your project needs

What We Do

Valdes Engineering Company provides a complete range of project management and engineering services. With vast experience in our specialized industries, our experts provide timely and cost-effective solutions to your capital project needs, regardless of size, complexity or location. We provide both short-term and long-term, on-site, technical and project management staff augmentation.

Our Services

Mechanical

  • Facility Design & Plant Layout
  • Equipment Selection
  • Material Handling & Dust Control Systems
  • Rotating Equipment Sizing & Specification
  • HVAC
  • Fire Protection & Detection
  • Plumbing
  • Fluid Heat Tracing
  • Blending & Mixing Systems
  • Heat Exchanger Selection
  • Plant Utilities
  • Industrial/Hygiene Ventilation
  • Equipment & Piping Specifications
  • Field Walkdowns/Constructability Review
  • Pressure Vessel Design

Process

  • Simulation & Modeling
  • Studies
  • Technology Evaluation & Selection
  • Front-End Project Development
  • Process Optimization
  • PFD/P&ID Development
  • Heat & Mass Balance
  • Equipment Selection & Specification
  • Process Equipment Evaluations
  • Relief Device & System Analysis
  • Utility System Design & Evaluation
  • Process Control Design
  • Process Scope Development
  • Effluent Handling System Design

Electrical

  • System Analysis (SKM Power* Tools):
    • Load Flow
    • Short Circuit
    • Overcurrent Coordination
    • Arc Flash
    • Transient Stability
  • Utility/Industrial & Transmission/Service Substations
  • Industrial Power Distribution:
    • Power Transformers
    • Low/Medium Voltage Switchgear
    • Motor Control Centers
    • VFD Installations
    • Protective Relay Settings, Generators & Distribution
    • Diesel Generator and UPS Systems
    • DC systems
  • Grounding & Lightning Protection
  • Lighting
  • Equipment & Raceway Layout Drawings
  • Wiring Diagrams & Schematics
  • Electrical Heat Tracing
  • Area Classification & Code Compliance

Instrumentation & Controls

  • PID Controller Application & Specification
  • Instrument Selection & Specification
  • Instrument Index & I/O Lists
  • Control Valve Sizing & Specification
  • Instrument Loop & Interconnection Diagrams
  • Smart Plant Instrumentation/INtools
  • HAZOP Participation
  • Control Panel Design Instrument Location Plans
  • Installation Details
  • Instrument Commissioning
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Implementation*
    • Engineering & Design in Accordance with ISA84 & IEC-61511 Standards
  • HMI, MMI, & SCADA Functional Specifications
  • Operator Interface Specifications
  • Operator Usability Studies
  • PLC & DCS
    • Specification Selection
    • Functional Descriptions
    • Ladder Logic
    • Hardware Interface
  • System Architecture Drawings
  • HART & Foundation Fieldbus
  • Control Room Layout & Design
  • Control System Training Manual
  • Site/Factory Acceptance Testing

Pipe Stress Analysis

  • High-Energy Piping Surveillance
  • Design/Sketch Drawings
  • ASME Code Calculation
  • Nozzle Finite Element Analysis
  • Vessel/Heat Exchanger Design
  • Vessel/Heat Exchanger Modifications & Alterations
  • Vessel/Heat Exchanger Re-Rating Package
  • Inspections
  • Piping Engineering
  • Pipe Hangers/Supports
  • Pipe Loading Conditions on Equipment
  • Surveillance Report

Piping & Plant Layout

  • Piping Layouts
  • General Arrangement Drawings
  • Line Studies
  • Piping Isometrics
  • Equipment Arrangements
  • Vessel Nozzle Orientation
  • Vessel Platform & Ladder Layout
  • Underground Piping Layout
  • Process & Utility Piping Design
  • Construction Field Support
  • High Definition Laser Scanning & 3D Modeling/Design

Civil/Structural

  • Site Development & Drainage
  • Storm/Sanitary/Oily Water Sewers
  • Containment Design
  • Retaining Structures
  • Roadway & Pavement Design
  • Underground Utilities
  • Civil Device Specifications
  • Railroad Layout
  • Building Code Review
  • Building Frame Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Seismic Analysis
  • Foundation Design
  • Steel Structure Design & Specifications
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Roof Inspection & Repair
  • Permitting
  • Concrete & Steel Restoration
  • Inspection/Assessment/Reinforcement of Existing Structures
  • Structural Engineering Certification (SE)

Project Management

  • Fast Track Project Execution
  • Formal Project Communication Methods
  • Strategy Development
  • Financial Management
  • Critical Path Schedules
  • Project Risk Assessment & Risk Mitigation
  • Cost Tracking & Reporting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Feasibility Analyses to Guide Strategic Business Decisions
  • Commissioning/Start-Up Planning

Project Controls

  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Cost Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
  • Cost Estimating
  • Key Performance Indications (KPI)
  • Metrics & Tracking
  • Risk Analysis
  • Change Order Administration

Laser Scanning & Surveying

  • Pre-Design Surveys
  • Utility Mapping
  • Structural Steel Surveys
  • Topographic Maps
  • Line & Grade Measurements
  • Foundation Surveys
  • As-Built Drawing Development
  • Vessel & Equipment Surveys
  • Spool Verification

Project Delivery Process

Chemical Oil & Gas

Front-End Engineering & Design

Business Planning

Project Development

Project Economic Analysis

Detail Engineering

Project Execution

Turnaround

Project Turnover

Start-Up

Commissioning

Power

Conceptual Engineering & Design

Business Planning

Project Development

Project Economic Analysis

Detail Engineering

Project Execution

Outage

Project Turnover

Start-Up

Comissioning