MOVING AIR MADE EASY
How Kice Manages Implementing Pneumatic Systems
To say that we specialize in air is an oversimplification. We specialize in moving air. Specifically, clean air. Creating effective pneumatic systems and industrial air systems is how Kice Industries has made a name for itself. So, it only makes sense that the breadth of our expertise includes a sensible process and an easy-to-understand layout of control system designs to pull it all together.
An effective project manager can become one of the biggest assets for a customer as they provide a single point of contact for all issues that arise over the course of a project.
Our project managers will work together with you to define your requirements, analyze your existing processes, offer you in-depth advice, and implement the optimum solution for sustainable success.
We oversee the installation of all equipment and pre-assembled modular systems that we install for our customers, meaning that you only have the most skilled experts on your team. After all, installing completed systems requires the same unmatched experience and attention to detail that goes into creating the initial design. We take full ownership of the installation and only use licensed and insured crews that provide you a finished job in a timely and safe manner.
- Design/build/installation of projects
- Scope definition
- Schedule deployment
- Project status reports
- Itemized job quote and contracts
- Job site visits and customer collaboration
- Permits and inspections
- Field measurements to develop a project
- General arrangement, layout, and detailed drawing
- CAD & FEA analysis
- Preparation of customer drawings for fabrication and/or installation
- Customer support and troubleshooting post-project completion
THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH KICE
Kice Industries project managers bring three key benefits to you when handling a project:
- They reduce risk by monitoring all aspects and details from design and layout through commissioning of the new process.
- They confirm quality components and give you a detailed understanding of how they integrate into your system. Pressure conveying systems, pneumatic systems, and other industrial air systems can be difficult to understand if you’re not an engineer, but our project managers break these systems down in layman’s terms so it’s easy to comprehend.
- They reduce delays by ensuring your project stays on time and on budget. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to building out pneumatic and industrial air systems. Our project managers personally oversee every phase of the project and regularly provide status updates to keep customers informed.
UTILIZING CONNECTIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The outcome of your project boils down to the connections and experience a company has in this industry. Kice has over half a century of pneumatic conveying and air filtration experience. Our project managers and layout draftsman have worked across a wide variety of industries. This type of cross-industry referencing gives us the ability to look at the customer’s process from all angles, allowing us to create innovative solutions to even the most complex processing problems. Our project management team has extensive design-build integration expertise, offering a seamless turn-key solution to our customers.
The schematic drawing is a pictorial representation of a process system. It uses symbols and will be the first drawing the customer will receive to ensure that the thoughts and ideas of all parties are aligned before proceeding with the mechanical drawings. Any symbol which is not labeled will be defined in the Schematic Symbols Legend which is included in the drawing packet. Typical information on the schematic or flow drawing includes equipment size, motor size, ductwork size, air volume, Order Line numbers (if applicable), and process rates.
The process flow drawing is a pictorial representation of the system (pneumatic system, pre-assembled modular system, pressure conveying system, or industrial air system) which includes the labeling of any devices that might be used for automation and system controls. Examples of these devices include level indicators, burst indicators, motion sensors, etc. The abbreviations for sensors can be found in the Operator Legend which is included in the drawing packet.
The motor and device list correspond directly to the Process Flow and gives the customer, installer, and controls systems integrator a reference for part numbers, manufacturer, area classification of the devices, as well as relevant equipment information.
The Anchor Bolt Pattern drawing illustrates the anchor bolt pattern of the equipment, equipment placement, floor openings, and wall openings (if applicable). This drawing is used by the installation team to cut openings in the floor and walls and to place the major pieces of equipment in the system. The mechanical layout must be completed before this drawing can be produced (reference Mechanical Layout Drawing). Section views of concrete footings are shown as required if the equipment is to be leveled and grouted. The Process Group will not dictate footing size but can work directly with the civil engineer to ensure proper placement of footings.
The first drawing that lists all parts and part parameters is called the bill of material (BOM). It corresponds directly to drawings M006 and M007 in the Mechanical Layout Drawing series. In a layout packet, the location of the BOM will depend on the structure, size, and complexity of the project. Projects are broken down into systems so that they are easier to manage. The BOM will also be broken into sections corresponding to each system. A position number is created for each piece of material that is pertinent to the project. The BOM will use the position to connect the items in the drawing to a description and quantity that can be referenced to the Kice order and applicable paperwork.
The first layout drawing in the layout packet illustrates the plan view of the equipment. Similar to the anchor pattern in B001, this drawing shows the actual equipment as it will be arranged in the designated space, giving the orientation of sectional views that will show the elevation of the equipment.
These drawings show the elevation view of sections A:A, B:B, and C:C from the Plan View drawing. The section views give an uninterrupted elevation view of the equipment, showing equipment that may not be visible in the plan view such as vortex chambers, airlocks, diverters, etc.
Detailed system drawings are created as needed to show the method of connecting the main pieces of equipment, in M006 the method is via ductwork. Depending on the system, this drawing can sometimes be incorporated into the main plan view. The information on M006 was not included on the Plan View for clarity purposes. The elevation for M006 is shown in view B:B on M007. The Detailed System Drawing will give the position numbers of equipment and materials that are referenced to the BOM on M001, as well as elevations (heights) at which to run the ductwork.