Design Assessments are usually conducted by third parties to ensure independent assessment of a design prior to building and installing it. With a professional review conducted by an independent specialist, the interaction between components from various vendors can be accounted for, in addition to confirming that the proposed design meets all necessary specifications and standards. A design assessment often takes multiple iterations and can be part of a design process to incorporate specialty or new components or conditions.
A design assessment gives the customer and the OEM increased confidence and assurance that preventable problems will not be built-in or installed. Examples from MSI’s experience include an unproven 3rd stage of an ethylene compressor, a high NSS pump suction impeller, multiple guaranteed flow rates, unusually low specified vibration acceptance criteria, and a new rotating machine design without installation history.
MSI provides plant operators and engineering firms with analysis services to validate how new or retrofitted machinery and plant configurations will perform to avoid post-installation issues once the system is installed and operational .
A design assessment was carried out in an effort to prevent potential premature bladed disk and impeller fatigue failures of three newly installed critical compressor trains.
MSI performed pre-construction analysis on Singapore's major flood control installation to check for life-limiting vibration problems.