Services

Multi-discipline engineering for your project needs

What We Do

Valdes Engineering Company provides a complete range of project management and engineering services. With vast experience in our specialized industries, our experts provide timely and cost-effective solutions to your capital project needs, regardless of size, complexity or location. We provide both short-term and long-term, on-site, technical and project management staff augmentation.

Our Services

Mechanical

  • Facility Design & Plant Layout
  • Equipment Selection
  • Material Handling & Dust Control Systems
  • Rotating Equipment Sizing & Specification
  • HVAC
  • Fire Protection & Detection
  • Plumbing
  • Fluid Heat Tracing
  • Blending & Mixing Systems
  • Heat Exchanger Selection
  • Plant Utilities
  • Industrial/Hygiene Ventilation
  • Equipment & Piping Specifications
  • Field Walkdowns/Constructability Review
  • Pressure Vessel Design

Process

  • Simulation & Modeling
  • Studies
  • Technology Evaluation & Selection
  • Front-End Project Development
  • Process Optimization
  • PFD/P&ID Development
  • Heat & Mass Balance
  • Equipment Selection & Specification
  • Process Equipment Evaluations
  • Relief Device & System Analysis
  • Utility System Design & Evaluation
  • Process Control Design
  • Process Scope Development
  • Effluent Handling System Design

Electrical

  • System Analysis (SKM Power* Tools):
    • Load Flow
    • Short Circuit
    • Overcurrent Coordination
    • Arc Flash
    • Transient Stability
  • Utility/Industrial & Transmission/Service Substations
  • Industrial Power Distribution:
    • Power Transformers
    • Low/Medium Voltage Switchgear
    • Motor Control Centers
    • VFD Installations
    • Protective Relay Settings, Generators & Distribution
    • Diesel Generator and UPS Systems
    • DC systems
  • Grounding & Lightning Protection
  • Lighting
  • Equipment & Raceway Layout Drawings
  • Wiring Diagrams & Schematics
  • Electrical Heat Tracing
  • Area Classification & Code Compliance

Instrumentation & Controls

  • PID Controller Application & Specification
  • Instrument Selection & Specification
  • Instrument Index & I/O Lists
  • Control Valve Sizing & Specification
  • Instrument Loop & Interconnection Diagrams
  • Smart Plant Instrumentation/INtools
  • HAZOP Participation
  • Control Panel Design Instrument Location Plans
  • Installation Details
  • Instrument Commissioning
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Implementation*
    • Engineering & Design in Accordance with ISA84 & IEC-61511 Standards
  • HMI, MMI, & SCADA Functional Specifications
  • Operator Interface Specifications
  • Operator Usability Studies
  • PLC & DCS
    • Specification Selection
    • Functional Descriptions
    • Ladder Logic
    • Hardware Interface
  • System Architecture Drawings
  • HART & Foundation Fieldbus
  • Control Room Layout & Design
  • Control System Training Manual
  • Site/Factory Acceptance Testing

Civil

  • Site Development/Selection
  • Storm/Sanitary/Oily Water Sewers
  • Stormwater Management/Permitting
  • Grading/Drainage
  • Containment Design
  • Roadway & Pavement Design
  • Underground Utilities
  • Railroad Layout

Structural

  • Retaining Structures
  • Building Frame Design
  • Seismic Analysis
  • Foundation Design
  • Steel Structure Design
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Concrete & Steel Restoration
  • Inspection/Assessment/Reinforcement of Existing Structures
  • Structural Engineering Certification (SE)

Architecture

  • General 
    • Existing Conditions Assessment
    • Master Planning
    • Programming
    • Code Search & Analysis
    • New Building Design
    • Building Renovation and Addition Design
    • Construction Documents
    • Bridging Documents
    • Bidding Support
    • Construction Administration
    • Sustainability (i.e., LEED, Green Globes)
    • Permit Support
  • Life Sciences 
    • Science & Technology Facility Design
    • Functionality (Flow of People and Materials)
    • Space (Environment & Human Impacts)
    • Regulatory (FDA, GMP, HSE)
    • Commissioning / Qualification Support
    • Laboratory Planning and Design
  • Industrial 
    • High Hazard Facility Code Analysis
    • High Hazard Facility Design
    • Design for Client Specific equipment / processes

Pipe Stress Analysis

  • High-Energy Piping Surveillance
  • Design/Sketch Drawings
  • ASME Code Calculation
  • Nozzle Finite Element Analysis
  • Vessel/Heat Exchanger Design
  • Vessel/Heat Exchanger Modifications & Alterations
  • Vessel/Heat Exchanger Re-Rating Package
  • Inspections
  • Piping Engineering
  • Pipe Hangers/Supports
  • Pipe Loading Conditions on Equipment
  • Surveillance Report

Piping & Plant Layout

  • Piping Layouts
  • General Arrangement Drawings
  • Line Studies
  • Piping Isometrics
  • Equipment Arrangements
  • Vessel Nozzle Orientation
  • Vessel Platform & Ladder Layout
  • Underground Piping Layout
  • Process & Utility Piping Design
  • Construction Field Support
  • High Definition Laser Scanning & 3D Modeling/Design

Project Management

  • Fast Track Project Execution
  • Formal Project Communication Methods
  • Strategy Development
  • Financial Management
  • Critical Path Schedules
  • Project Risk Assessment & Risk Mitigation
  • Cost Tracking & Reporting
  • Cost Estimating
  • Feasibility Analyses to Guide Strategic Business Decisions
  • Commissioning/Start-Up Planning

Project Controls

  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Cost Management
  • Performance Measurement
  • Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
  • Cost Estimating
  • Key Performance Indications (KPI)
  • Metrics & Tracking
  • Risk Analysis
  • Change Order Administration

Laser Scanning & Surveying

  • Pre-Design Surveys
  • Utility Mapping
  • Structural Steel Surveys
  • Topographic Maps
  • Line & Grade Measurements
  • Foundation Surveys
  • As-Built Drawing Development
  • Vessel & Equipment Surveys
  • Spool Verification

Construction Management

  • Project Management / Planning
    • Project Controls
    • Cost Estimates
    • Construction Contracting Strategies
    • Constructability Reviews 
  • Commissioning
    • Interconnect Utility Outage Coordination
    • Testing/Commissioning
    • Operating Procedures
    • Security  
    • Project documentation 
  • Construction Management
    • Contract Administration
    • Site Construction Management/Liaison
    • Technical Field Advisors
    • QA/QC Inspections
    • Safety Oversight
  • Procurement
    • Material Coordination
    • Ordering/Expediting/Receiving/Inventory
    • Factory Acceptance Testing

Cost Estimating

  • Develop TIC for projects varying in size, scope, duration and complexity
  • Provide cost reporting and forecasting against provided estimates

Validation

  • Process Validation
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Sterilization
  • Packaging
  • Stability Chambers
  • Commissioning
  • Computer, Process, Master Planning, IQ, OQ, PQ

Plant Services & Support

  • Maintenance Engineering
  • TAR Engineering
  • Inspection Services
  • Aerial (drone) Inspection and Scanning
  • Process Troubleshooting
  • Infrastructure Program Management
  • Engineering and Technical Studies/Analysis
  • Multi-discipline Technical Support and Staff Augmentation
  • Document Management

Solutions Creation & Selection

  • Idea generation – for any aspect of the business
    • Unique and simple new technologies
    • Economical CO2 reduction 
    • Project conceptualization and alternatives ranking
  • Root cause identification and devising methods to address it
  • Immediate cash generation by simple operating adjustments
  • Strategic planning and organizational solutions
    • Growth plan preparation
  • Safety/Profitability/Quality culture creation 
  • Process technology creation, development and commercialization
  • Technology evaluation and selection 

Staffing Services

  • Turnarounds
  • Commissioning & Startup
  • Capital Projects
  • Project Management/Engineering Support
  • Process Support
  • EI&C Support
  • Construction Management Support
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Cost Estimating
  • Document Control
  • Material and Equipment Inspection and Expediting

Integration

  • Quality Information Management
  • Full Lifecycle Software Development
  • Compliance Expertise

Procurement Services

  • Establish approved-vendors lists, using our industry experience and network of contacts 
  • Source products from reputable manufacturers or authorized distributors to prioritize satisfaction and best overall value for our clients
  • Procurement disciplines include procurement and subcontracting of materials, machinery, tools, equipment, and services
  • Leverage spend across multiple commodities to deliver cost savings and create value for our clients and business partners
  • We seek proposals that accommodate the technical requirements, safety criteria and lowest evaluated cost while ensuring deliveries of products or services deliverables will meet project or client deadlines
  • Provides analysis to the clients for their final approval

Project Delivery Process

Chemicals Oil & Gas

Front-End Engineering & Design

Business Planning

Project Development

Project Economic Analysis

Detail Engineering

Project Execution

Turnaround

Project Turnover

Start-Up

Commissioning

Utilities

Conceptual Engineering & Design

Business Planning

Project Development

Project Economic Analysis

Detail Engineering

Project Execution

Outage

Project Turnover

Start-Up

Comissioning