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Orion’s piping team has an average of more than 15 years experience providing services from construction support to the most intricate 3-D designs. We pride ourselves on understanding the level of detail required to transition a design to construction, whether it is a multi-million dollar grass roots facility or just a few details for a larger project.

Orion has the tools needed to execute detailed designs in the most efficient manner possible for piping system layouts and isometrics, equipment arrangements and stack-ups. Working with our mechanical engineers, we insure that our piping systems are properly supported and that systems requiring stress analysis are thoroughly evaluated.

3-D modeling is the basis of Orion’s piping design process. All projects begin with 3-D models. Many of the deliverables, including arrangement drawings, isometrics, bill of materials, plans & elevations are extracted from the model. Our design processes also allow us to export piping stress analysis files that can then be imported into our pipe-stress analysis software. This intelligent modeling process enhances the value for our clients and allows for the most efficient delivery of our project documentation and drawings.

Orion has an extensive library of piping and insulation specifications, as well as support details to eliminate redundant designs and reduce man-hours.

Piping Design Capabilities

  • Conceptual 3-D Design
  • 3-D Designs/Modeling
  • Equipment Arrangements
  • High Pressure Systems
  • Insulation Specification
  • Isometrics
  • P&ID Verification
  • Pipe Specifications
  • Pipe Support Standards & Details
  • Piping Specialty Items
  • Plans & Elevations
  • Steam Tracing and Trap Selection

Construction/Procurement Support

  • Bid Evaluation
  • Estimating
  • Field Support

Some of the technologies we use in our day-to-day activities include:

  • AutoCAD
  • Laser Scanning
  • Bentley Microstation
  • CADWorx 3-D Modeling Software
  • Navis (for model reviews)
  • Video Conferencing (for model reviews)