Simulation Analysis

CHW Piping and Structural Analysis

Optimizing Chilled water piping system through systematic piping analysis and structural analysis

The Project

The project is a prestigious high rise government building located in Lusail City, Qatar.

The project is one of the land mark projects with high quality architecture finishes and state of the art building systems reflecting the reputation of the client.

  • Building Height: 116.24 Meters
  • Built-up Area: 85278 Sq. M.
  • No. of Floors: 5 Basements + 19 Upper Floors + 1 Technical Floor
  • Green Building Rating – GSAS 4 Stars

Conserve’s Scope

Conserve was awarded to perform value Engineering for the ETS room initially. On engagement of Conserve in the project, we found opportunities to reduce the cost in the piping system while improving the reliability of the system. Conserve have successfully completed the awarded scope demonstrating significant savings in the piping network. The Project is successfully completed, commissioned and in operational at present.

The analysis includes
  • ETS Room
  • Riser System
  • Main Header Piping
  • Primary Side PipeNetwork

The analysis of pipes involves three kinds of checks such as Hydro stress check, thermal stress check and sustained stress check. When the pipe routing along with its supported locations are qualified from the above mentioned checks, the pipe is free of deflection check too. The detailed pictures of stress check and its model related to the projects are attached below.

Figure 1: Hydro Stress Check:
Figure 1: Hydro Stress Check:
Figure 2: Thermal Stress Range Check
Figure 2: Thermal Stress Range Check
Figure 3: Sustained Stress Check
Figure 3: Sustained Stress Check
Sustained Stress Check 1
Figure 4: Deflection result
Figure 4: Deflection result

Conclusion

The outcome of the project is the node markups based on the recommendations provided. Here are some node markup layouts provided below.

Output (Pipe support - Node Layout)
Output (Pipe support - Node Layout)
EST Room

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Author

Naveen Kumar Ravichandran

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University and Post-Graduation in M.B.A (Oil & Gas) – UPES Dehradun with 9+ years of experience in Design & analysis of Critical Piping Systems.