Seismic Design and Engineering
CAE Piping offers seismic engineering and qualification services for the non-structural components such as storage tanks, boilers, cooling towers, generators, piping systems and other mechanical components. Based on ASCE codes (chapter 13), all the non-structural components such as piping systems and mechanical equipment must be designed to withstand the seismic movement of their supports. To this end, we design and supply the flex and seismic bracings needed to meet the requirements of ASCE.
We provide cost effective engineering services in the following areas:
- Design of seismic restraints for the MEPs (Mechanical Piping, Vibration Isolated Systems, HVAC Ducts, Plumbing, Power & Process Piping, Fire Protection Piping, Electrical Conduit Cable Trays & Suspended Electrical Equipment) based on IBC, CBC and ASCE codes
- Producing seismic support layouts with low cost per location both for engineering and material (B-line, Gripple,…)
- Seismic and anchorage design of storage tanks, boilers, cooling towers, piping systems and…)
- Custom solutions for supporting and anchoring the piping systems and equipment mounted to concrete blocks taking the seismic and wind loads into consideration
CAE Piping provides Seismic Engineering services to:
Power and Process Plants, Hospitals, Universities, High Schools, Semiconductor Manufacturing Facilities, Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Airports, Sports and Entertainment Facilities, Residential and Commercial High Risers.
We perform the following finite element analyses for the occasional loading conditions (e.g. earthquake, wind, water hammer, etc.) following ASCE, IBC, CBC , ASME and other applicable codes.
Transient Dynamic Analysis
Transient Dynamic Analysis yields the response of the piping system, if the dynamic excitations are given in terms of time histories of support movements.
Response Spectrum Analysis
Response Spectrum Analysis is used in the assessment of structural integrity, if the loads are given in terms of the floor response spectrum. If not, we can even provide the floor response spectrum, based on the ground motion at the site location.
Equivalent Static Analysis
Equivalent Static Analysis can be used when just the ground movements are available, based on ASCE.
CAE Piping provides foundation design and engineering services based on ASCE, IBC and ACI codes. This service is provided for the non-structural components such as storage tanks, boilers, cooling towers, generators, piping systems and other mechanical components.