Becht Engineering has substantial experience with development and review of mechanical specifications, owing to our experience with owner organizations. We have reviewed or developed everything from corporate specifications to specific equipment specifications, and everything in between.
On behalf of our clients, we have 1) reviewed mechanical design specifications prepared by others, e.g., an EPC contractor, 2) developed generic mechanical (purchase) specifications which the client can readily adapt to cover different design conditions and locations, and 3) developed detailed specifications for a specific vessel including fabrication drawings. The specifications are in sufficient detail for an owner to solicit bids from fabricators and would cover applicable codes, materials of construction, design, fabrication, inspection, testing and shipping. Preparation of a specification of this detail typically requires sufficient analysis, e.g., Finite Element Stress and Heat Transfer analyses to support the design.