Welcome to Mechanical Engineer Blog

Mechanical engineer blog Hi guest, welcome to my blog, Mechanical Engineer Blog. This blog is intended for everyone related with Mechanical Engineer around the world. I glad to share my experiences for almost 15 years in industry including Oil & Gas industry in upstream and downstream operation. I hold a bachelor degree of Mechanical Engineering. I hold some certificates related to Mechanical Engineering subjects such as Welding Engineer Risk Based Inspection ( RBI ) Engineer level 1 Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Facilitator Level 1 Infrared thermography now I am preparing to take API inspector certification like API 570, API 510 and API 653. best regard, admin    

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How to be the best Mechanical Engineer

The [ way to get the ] the best people is always you train them , said Jack Ma. When you graduated from Mechanical Engineering University, do you thought you have all required skill to be the best Mechanical engineer? of course not. College give us some knowledge and set of skill to be Mechanical Engineer. At least, they prepared us to get a good job in industry. What is the next step after we are hired by a company? First, we need to know the required set of skill in our new role. Second, we figure out the visions of success to measure our progress. Third, we conduct gap assessment and the last is prepare training plan. Below is example of metric used for Asset Integrity Engineer or Facility Engineer – Asset Integrity. Some company may have enough budget to train new employee. But some company do not provide[…]

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Process Flow Diagram (PFD) – Piping and Instrument Diagram (PID)

Process Flow Diagram or Piping and instrument diagram For an engineer, the drawing is everything. An engineer must understand all drawing i.e Process Flow Diagram (PFD), Piping and Instrument Diagram (PID), Isometric drawing, engineering drawing, manufacture drawing, welding-map drawing or As-built drawing. Engineer who cannot read drawing can be considered as a blind engineer. Which drawing is the most important? Every drawing is important, depending on the purpose we use it. PFD-Process Flow Diagram is a helicopter view of a plant. From this drawing, we can see the production process in general, the stage of production and capacity in every process. If we have just hired in a plant, then the first thing to look for and learn is PFD – Process Flow Diagram. Piping and Instrument Diagram The second stage of understanding the PFD-Process Flow Diagram, we should be able to read the PID-Piping and Instrument Diagram. In this[…]

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Introduction to Pipeline Code ASME B31.4

The most popular pipeline code in the industry is ASME B31.4. Mechanical engineer is required to understand this code if he want to be hired by Oil and Gas Company. Basically ASME B31.4 specifies requirements for design, material selection, construction / assembly procedures, inspection / testing, and maintenance of liquid pipe systems between fields or production facilities, tank farms, above or underground storage facilities, processing plants natural gas, refineries, pumping stations, ammonia plants, terminals (marine, railway, and truck), and other delivery and receiving points, as well as fluid-carrying pipelines in pumping stations, tank farms and terminals associated with piping systems liquid. ASME has several times revised the ASME B31.4 code. This revision is done in accordance with the needs of pipe design and others. ASME also made title changes so that its coverage also changed. Mechanical engineer and pipeline engineer need to refresh their understanding in accordance with the current[…]

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