Design Services

Anvil provides Design Services for mechanical rooms

pipe design servicesAnvil Design Services produces fabrication drawings of mechanical room piping 2½" and larger, including chillers, heat exchangers, boilers and pumps from contractor-supplied flow diagrams, mechanical drawings and approved submittals and specifications.

The drawings include a Bill of Materials (BOM) with tags referencing the components in the mechanical room. The piping is color-coded by service and is represented in 3D with plan, isometric and elevation views.

Initially, Anvil personnel meet with you to determine your piping preferences. The project scope and fee is agreed upon in a Design Services contract. The plans and specifications are then interpreted in terms of economy, accuracy and compliance. Piping layouts are carefully analyzed to determine whether further economies can be attained in the piping system. We may suggest modifications in arrangement, construction, equipment location or product to attain the desired results.

pipe design servicesWith an accepted contract, piping drawings are then prepared to determine the most efficient pipe routing, taking equipment location and any interferences into consideration. Preliminary prints are provided for revision or approval. Copies of the electronic data file of the project drawings are available at no extra charge. The Anvil Design Services Brochure shows an example of the finished product.

With Basic Services, you can plan the mechanical room. The preliminary drawings can be taken to coordination meetings with other trades to “reserve” space by “getting in” first. Also, your field supervisor can spend more time supervising and not calculating pipe lengths and pipe routing. The components can be grouped from the finished drawings for better workflow planning.

We usually reduce fitting counts by 10%–15% by moving equipment whenever possible, usually less than a foot. The more movement is allowed, the more savings can be realized.

Extended Services include any scope beyond Basic Services. There are many different types of services offered as extended:

  • BOM by component (pump, chiller) or by system
  • Unique Tagging – adding unique tags to individual components
  • Air Handling Units – with associated ductwork
  • Single Line Routing – non-dimensional
  • Distribution Piping
  • Dimensioned Floor Penetrations
  • AWWA Piping - total scope
  • Commercial Piping
  • Oil Field Piping
  • Retrofit Projects - Field Survey
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Anything else for the Design Process