Project Management

IQA Solutions has the experienced personnel to plan, execute, and control projects from small and simple, to large and complex.  Our emphasis on project teamwork with a primary focus on quality has successfully delivered over 150 projects per year to our Customers.  From project initiation to closure, IQA uses proven tools for:

  • Planning
  • Project Communications
  • Progress Tracking and Reporting
  • Schedule and Cost Control
  • Quality Assurance

Process

Process Engineering is a key strength at IQA with a broad range of expertise in oil and gas, chemicals, and specialty manufacturing.  From concept to process development, IQA has a strong history of bringing new processes from the bench to commercial production.  Our diverse experience base can also tackle difficult revamps and retrofits, existing assets to maximize return-on-investment. Our services include

  • Design
    • Flare Studies
    • Process Debottlenecking
    • Energy / Material Balance
    • P&ID & PFD Development
    • HAZOP / Relief Analysis
    • Conceptual Designs
  • Front-End Engineering
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Cost Estimates
    • Technical Evaluations
    • Economic Analysis

Mechanical

IQA’s Mechanical Group has a broad experience base in both rotating and fixed equipment, using latest design and best practices that maximize equipment and systems reliability.  From hazardous liquids to food grade solids handling, IQA is well versed in federal, state, and industry standards including ASME, ASHRAE, API and GMP.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Fixed Equipment
    • ASME Section VIII Pressure Vessels
    • Equipment Re-rates
    • Heat Exchangers (Shell & Tube, Air Coolers, Plate & Frame)
    • Material Selection
  • Piping Engineering
    • Large Bore Piping System Design
    • Pipe Stress Analysis
    • Dynamic, Vibration, and Harmonic Analysis
  • Rotary Equipment and Auxiliaries
    • Process Fans and Blowers
    • Multistage Compressors
    • Pumps (Centrifugal, Positive Displacement, Vacuum)
  • Bulk Material Handling
    • Bucket Elevators and Conveyors
    • Hoppers and Baghouses
    • Dust and Fume Collection Systems

Piping/Pipeline

Utilizing in-house laser scanning and surveying, IQA’s piping design work process results in an efficiently engineered, constructible and reliable piping system.  From layout studies to optimize design to final plans and specifications, our proven QA/QC system is integral to our work process to ensure maximum customer satisfaction by minimizing costly construction barriers.

Piping Design deliverables include:

  • Plans and Sections
  • Isometric Drawings
  • Pipeline Alignment Sheets
  • Specialty Applications
  • P&ID Updates and As-builts
  • 3D CAD Modeling
  • Bill of Materials

Electrical & Instrumentation

IQA’s electrical engineering capabilities include power, control and instrumentation system expertise.  IQA’s professional electrical engineering licenses are applied to low, medium, and high voltage power systems.  IQA’s knowledge and experience in functional safety ensures control systems design with the highest level of safety integrity through conformance to the current functional safety standard ISA-84.00.01.

Electrical and Instrumentation engineering includes:

  • Arc Flash Studies
  • Emergency and Standby Power System Design
  • Power System Infrastructure Studies and Economic Analysis
  • High & Medium Voltage Substation Design
  • Power Distribution Systems and Single Line Diagrams
  • Title 24 Calculations and Analysis
  • Process Control Systems – TUV Certified
    • Cause & Effect / Logic Diagram Development
    • DCS/SIS/F&G/PLC/SCADA Specification and Design
    • Instrument Index & IO Schedule
    • HAZOP Analysis & SIL Assessment – LOPA and Risk Graphs

Civil & Structural

IQA’s professional engineers in the Civil and Structural field develop cost effective design solutions using state-of-the-art software and modeling techniques to analyze, design, and efficiently produce construction-ready drawings.  We have civil/structural capabilities and experience in the study/planning/concept development phase, to final design and construction support.  Work products are compliant with ASCE, OSHA, and specific industry standards and include:

  • Foundation Design
  • Geotechnical Report Analysis
  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Seismic Evaluation/Upgrade and Retrofit Design
  • Material Schedules
  • Finite Element Analysis

Laser Scanning & Surveying

We deliver laser scanning technology and services for accurately capturing and documenting as-built and as-is conditions of existing process plants, discrete manufacturing, commercial and industrial facilities. Use of this technology, coupled with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) virtually eliminates field re-work, identifies field safety issues, and maximizes construction efficiency.

Our services include:

  • Field Data Collection
  • Delivery of Laser Scan Point Clouds in Multiple Formats
  • Licensed Land Surveying
  • Data Processing for CAD Design Integration
  • Visual Database Preparation
  • 3-D Modeling
  • AutoCAD P&ID Integration