Design Optimization & Analysis of Pressure Vessels

Pressure vessels are widely functional in various industry such as Manufacturing, Aerospace Techniques, Chemical, Nuclear and Power Engineering, Oil and Gas, Oil Refining Industries etc. Pressure Vessels are used to store liquids and gases under high pressures. The pressure applied can be internal or external, regardless of their shape and dimensions.

There are 3 most common types of Pressure Vessels

Storage Containers – Which are used for storing fluids under pressure

Process Vessels – These are the most basic types of pressure vessels, which is used for storage and functioning as well. These include heat exchangers, reactors, fractionating towers, distillation towers, etc.

Heat ExchangerThese vessels are normally used in an industry where some substances required to be heat-up to normalize before releasing in environment.

The biggest challenge industries face today for drafting and modeling these Pressure Vessels, is the turnaround time. Pressure Vessel industries are highly competitive, and they require instant and absolute precision in work. Other major issue is the medium of communication. The graphical representation of every detail drawing needs to be accurate with industry standards.

Let’s discuss more about the technicalities and the types of Pressure Vessels in detail –

The Storage Containers as the name suggest, these vessels are used for storing liquids and gases. These are special tanks made with utmost precision to hold hazardous gases. These tanks need to be strong and leak proof to ensure its sustainability.

Here are the design aspects considered while designing storage container designed at Indovance for one of its clients.

  • The internal and external material finish used was HRAP (Hot Rolled Annealed and Pickled) which is done through a steel mill process.
  • The weld finish for the internal and the external surface is done with the wire brushed.
  • A dimple jacket was designed for the non-thermal and thermal shock loading.
  • The volume of the vessels is as huge as 50,726 gallons.
  • The operating temperature is 200-degree Fahrenheit and the design temperature is 300- degree Fahrenheit.

In another project case, Indovance designed a Process Vessel which could also be used as a Heat Exchanger for one of the major Manufacturing Business houses.

The design specification was as follow –

  • Though the pressure vessel was made of carbon steel and stainless-steel, proper passivation was required to be done to provide further losses in future.
  • All the lifting and support lug was designed according to the DPT by laws.
  • Different nozzles come with different specification, having different uses and services, such as –
    • Agitator nozzle is used for mixing the substances in the pressure vessels.
    • Manway nozzle is used for the entry and exit of a person.
  • There is a spare nozzle provided at the top and the bottom for emergency purpose.
  • There are overall 4 baffles placed at regular intervals for the support of bundled – tube.
  • 4 support lugs are provided at an angle of 90-degrees to each other.
  • Half tube gaskets are provided with graphite wires for heat flow.

Moreover, there are many minute details that goes into the designing, drafting and modeling of the Pressure Vessels. These details may vary according to the clients brief and the designing needs. Following are some of the design considerations that were followed-

  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Resistance to hydrogen attack
  • Fracture toughness
  • Fabricability
  • Gasket detail and material needed

Indovance Expertise –

Our experience of designing and modeling the Pressure Vessels goes back to the Inception of Indovance in 2003. With highly skilled talent pool and subject matter experts with wide range of Project Management skills, we have always been the first choice of many Fortune500 Engineering Companies for their design and drafting requirements. We also offer Drafting and Modelling services in Mechanical, Civil, Architecture and Graphics industries. For more information on any of our domains call us on +1-919-238-4044 or you can also mail us at info@indovance.com

 

Simplifying Solutions Using GIS for Building Fiber Optic Cable Network

GIS (Geographic Information System), is a new age technology for gathering, managing and analyzing geographical data systematically. It is an easy to use tool and provides accurate data of any geographical location. Whether you want to find out about the existing object or measure the exact area of the place, GIS would provide you with a bundle of information within couple of minutes. It saves a huge amount of time and provides and detects loopholes faster with greater precision. GIS can be used as a visualization of data in a spatial environment. GIS gives freedom to make layers of digital maps. Today people are making hundreds and thousands of maps every day revealing patterns, topography and trends about everything present on the Earth’s surface.

Outsourcing GIS services is a boon to many industries as it saves time, energy and reduces labor cost. One such project was completed recently where Indovance helped its client achieve the objective of building FOC (Fiber Optic Cable) network in the rural area of one of the cities of USA. Indovance Inc partnered with the client to provide drafting and modeling services in an efficient and cost-effective manner using GIS technology.

Requirement & Solution Architect

The rural area of USA is huge and to create detailed plan of forming FOC network was a big challenge. Client wanted us to prepare and provide all necessary required details of the Pole’s placement and draft cable lines with proper naming of the Poles and other details like dimensions, distances, depth etc. in pdf formats. Though the task looked enormous initially, our experts came up with well thought out plan and gave exact solution to complete the entire project in time and efficiently.

Indovance Working Process

The project was divided into a 2-steps –

  1. Preliminary Planning stage.
  2. Engineering Data.

During the Preliminary Planning Stage, we provided data for Pole detail such as –

  • Pole Location
  • Pole Number
  • Types of Poles
  • Distance between 2 Poles
  • Whether to provide a Guy-rope or not.

These details were worked out with the help of QGIS, Google Earth and AutoCAD software.

Providing FOC in rural areas have its own bunch of limitations such as –

  • There were no planned areas.
  • Houses and other buildings were planned haphazardly, therefore, it is difficult to connect all the cables from the pole to the houses.
  • Providing poles on equidistant is a major issue.

The FOC must have 2 connection –

One is from Pole to Pole and the other is from Pole to Houses/Building. Also, care must be taken to place the FOC wire 4 to 5 feet below the electricity cable to maintain any kind of mishap. These cables are cut and connected through a splicing machine to run through the network smoothly.

The next stage is providing the Engineering Data. During this process, the drawings should be provided with –

  • Ring cut
  • Splicing
  • Maintenance Coil and End Coil. 
  • Weather to provide riser or not. (Since this project was done in a rural area all the cables were provided aerially.)

Since Indovance has an unparallel experience to deliver such kind of GIS services, still the work pressure was extreme and meeting client’s need was essential because every client is different and so is their needs. The area that was to be covered was approximately 40,608 sq. ft and the total number of poles to be handled were 8000. Indovance can proudly say that this whole project was completed before the stipulated time period with quality-driven work.

If you are thinking of outsourcing your drafting and modelling work and looking for the right partner, reach out to us a +1 919-238-4044 or drop in an email at info@indovance.com

 

3D Printing – New Age Construction Technology

 

“3D printer is conducive to use on the extraterrestrial surface as well. These printers can be carried away to Mars and Moon or anywhere in the entire universe for construction since the climate is not feasible for humans everywhere. Isn’t that amazing!!”

Construction is not a new term for mankind. Since the stone age, man is finding ways and means to protect themselves from the extreme weather conditions and wild animals. First, there were caves, then as mankind progressed, we found out materials that can help us built a shelter for us. The ever so conservative construction industry has evolved over a period and 3D printing in construction is proving to be a new milestone in the industry.

3D printing in construction is the latest term when professor Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of South Carolina attempted to build a wall using 3D printing techniques. 3D printing is now emerging as a new technology by completely whitewashing the traditional ways to construct. With 3D printing, it is possible to build a house in less than a day!!

3D printers are huge machines that can be programmed to work like humans. Just like human arm laying concrete, it’s the arm of the 3D printer piling the concrete layers as the design permits. 3D printers are used to build the structure physically. They are a replacement to the humans working tirelessly on the construction site. The appearance of the structure is like the structures made by conventional techniques, but the time consumed in construction is less and the work efficiency is greater. 3D printers are generally classified as below –

 

 

Delta 3D Printers – They are a sight to watch while they are working. Their tasks include simple component joining. Though they can do a high speed of work, they have a very enclosed work envelope.

 

 

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Robotic Arm 3D Printer – These are the printers used for small scale productions. These printers cannot print 360 degrees at one go but it has a maximum reach of 3 meters.

                         

 

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Gantry Printers – These printers can print both larger and smaller buildings in just few hours. They can print intricate design with high level of detailing. They can be used in-site as well as off site.

               

 

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FUTURE PROSPECTS

The future of the construction industry seems more to be in the hands of 3D printing robots. In the future, we won’t see a human doing anything laborious on-site except handling backend operations of construction or handling the 3D printing.

According to the community survey done, 3D printing topped the list in the following parameters.

 

 

Privacy – Once the data is fed inside the computer system there is no way that data gets misused by the machine unless and until any external factor uses it to its convenience.

                                                                                                 

 

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Safety – 3D printers are extremely easy and safe to use since its workability is unquestionable.

 

                                                                                               

 

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Timeliness – Since there is no lunchtime and nap time needed for machines there are no issues of delaying or stopping any task. Since time is a major factor ruling everything around. The consistency by which the work is done is extremely satisfying.

 

Source – web.wpi.edu

 

Job Security – In this scenario of machines replacing man for various work,job security is the issue with many industries. But when it comes to 3D printing, the jobs here have just interchanged and not completely vanished. Now most of the human work concentrates on the technical part of 3D machines like maintenance and proper functioning of the machine. Similarly, this industry will create a different job for skilled technicians leading to more precise and accurate constructions.   

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Besides these there are several other factors leading to the growing use of 3D printers, they are –

Technological Advances

With this fast-changing world, technologies are evolving every single day to keep up with the world. Companies always aim to conquer the latest and biggest invention possible. With the growing market, it is necessary to stay updated with all the technological advancements. This one factor governs the landscape of business inside as well as outside the country.

Political Prowess

There is a lot of competition on a global platform to showcase one’s power in technology and therefore the government always tries to push the boundaries of technology to the next level. In today’s highly competitive world the nation’s caliber is governed by where it stands in the technological aspects.

Though 3D printing has evolved, it still has its own positives and negatives like –

Pros –

  • Its super user-friendly
  • It saves time
  • Decreases labor costs and human efforts
  • Will create new employment opportunities for skilled workforce

Cons –

  • The final texture of the building is rough
  • Labor employment decreases since most of the work are done by the machines
  • The costs of materials are high
  • They are not fire/earthquake resistant
  • How to gain structural strength is still a question

No invention has 100% success rates at the first instance, and 3D Printing is no exception. Experts are working on the limitations 3D printing has and day-by-day new technologies, innovations are being introduced to make it more acceptable to the industry. In days to come, no wonder we will see more machines on the construction site than humans speeding up the constructions.

 

PLASTIC EXTRUSION BARREL MACHINE – BEHIND THE SCENE!

Did you know plastic was one of the fewer materials that was not available naturally to us? Man invented it with a lot of permutation and combinations of various other materials! Plastics are one such material that can be easily molded into different forms depending on the requirements, may it be for commercial purposes, day-to-day use or any other. To mold these plastics into different forms, plastic extrusion barrels play a vital role, which is generally used in the mechanical engineering industry. These machines help engineers convert any form of plastic material with ease. These barrels are custom made according to the client’s need and production requirements. Designing barrels of the various specification is a matter of great work efficiency since there is intricate design detailing that needs to be taken into consideration. But the important question is – How does it work?

Let’s discuss in detail. Here are the three different parts of Extrusion Machine –

  1. The Gearbox or The Motor that initiates the function
  2. The Barrel that convert the form of material into liquid
  3. The Mold that shapes the material

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Let’s understand these parts in detail and how it functions –

  • To start with, the raw resin (plastics such as PVC, Polyethylene, HIPS, etc) is poured through the feeding hopper into the barrel. This raw resin is in solid form while pouring. At this stage, material density, quality, color of output and many other technical aspects are considered, and accordingly raw resin material is selected.
  • The heating rods/holes attached outside heats the resin within till the time its physical properties get altered. The temperature of these heating rods can be adjusted according to requirements, which mostly depend upon the density/hardness of resin.
  • While heating the plastic an injection screw is inserted from the other end of the barrel to push the liquid to the mold/dia. The mold/dia is custom made according to the specifications of client, forming the desired shape.
  • Once the liquid form of plastic is poured into the dia, it takes the desired shape. It is then allowed to harden naturally by cooling. Shape, hardness, quality all parameters are checked for the final product outcome.

For an easy and comfortable working of Extrusion Barrels, it is necessary to have a proper design guideline called design specification. But what to consider in design specifications? Let’s have a look.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS-

The main consideration while making any plastic extrusion barrel machine is the design specification that comes from the client’s side. If the barrels are not made according to the given specification, then there could be extreme consequences that can result into design and manufacturing defect or worst project failure. Specifications guide the whole process of making the prototype model.

Following factors must be considered for a successful barrel machine drawing –

  • Dimensioned Drawings

Dimensioning is the most basic and crucial step towards machine making. All the detailed dimensions should be provided for easy workability. Since many other stake holders are also working on the same project of barrel production, our drawings should speak a uniform global standard. Therefore, we provide all our drawings in Imperial and Metric formats for easy workflow.

  • Environmental Factors

It is mandatory to comply with environmental standards globally. We need to keep in mind that final output of Extrusion Barrel functions well within the predefined environmental safety parameters. 

  • Ergonomic Factors

Ergonomic is an essential factor while considering any product design, since the designing of barrels is generally based on the capacity required. More the capacity, bigger the barrel size. So, the designing need not necessarily have the ergonomic influence. But since humans are on the receiving end, we need to keep in mind that the machine is user-friendly and that the surrounding environment is conducive for its use.

  • Maintenance

From idea/concept generation to the final delivery, a product goes through a lot of mishandling. Also, after handing it to the client it must be user-friendly to the unskilled workforce who would be handling it. Therefore, the product needs to be easily workable for its ease in maintenance.

It is very important not to make any design errors since that will affect the manufacturing process. Sooner or later it’s working could get hampered which will lead to high maintenance cost or worst the whole barrel would have to be redesign.

INDOVANCE EXPERTISE

In today’s scenario, machining and related requirements are outsourced for drafting to companies where design and drafting skills and domain expertise is high. Indovance Inc, is a leading Engineering Business Solutions company with illustrious history of 16 years in the domain of Mechanical, Civil, Architectural and Graphics solutions. Our happy and satisfied clients range from mid-sized organizations to Fortune 500 corporations whom we have served over the years.

For more information regarding our services, get in touch with our team at +1-919-238-4044 or you can write to us at info@indovance.com

OUTSOURCING IN ENGINEERING SERVICES AND THE ROLE OF INDOVANCE

With the blooming outsourcing business, we need to widen our lenses and look outside the box. In this time of technology, other sectors can bring quality assured work to the table, besides IT and BPO, mechanical engineering services are also a stream where great business can happen. Here are few examples of Engineering Services that can be outsourced and its current market estimation below –

MARKET RESEARCH

India has emerged largely as a strong outsourced services provider in the market for global companies as India accounts for 28% of Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) and BPO talent, whereas Russia and China account for 11% and 10%, respectively. As the demand for ESO increases worldwide, India’s share would also grow eventually in the ESO market. As of now, India produces 65,000 engineers annually. To reach a potential market share India would need 3,50,000 engineers.

India has an upper hand in many facets of outsourcing such as –

  • Cultural compatibility with the west
  • A vigorous legal and political systems
  • A strong protection of intellectual property (IP)

For an ESO company, the business module obtained is for a smaller period. Therefore, ESO business providers need to be sure that they can survive the competition. The ESO business has witnessed a substantial growth from 2000 to 2010, majorly in the field of automotive, telecommunication and healthcare etc. Also, with technological advancement, the software that is used was user-friendly and technically sound. Some of the major factors that should be considered before selecting Engineering Service Providers (ESP) are –

  • Expertise in the business
  • Service portfolio
  • Market value
  • Quality of service provided
  • ESO Services Evolution

With the growing needs and the new emerging complexities of the business, the company finds it easy to render outsourcing services. Outsourcing companies have shown the required potential to provide solutions within the brackets.

 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, the largest employers of mechanical engineers are as follows:

  • Engineering, and related services – 22%
  • Machinery manufacturing – 13%
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing – 12%
  • Scientific research and development services – 7%
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing – 7%

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

With changing scenario, the structure of the job keeps on changing with the advent of newer and more simplified technologies. But when it comes to Mechanical engineering it is here to stay!!! What comes to your mind when you think of Mechanical engineers? Mechanical engineering is not a new term to the millennials. It dates as back as 6000 BC, where Egyptians rock painting depicted boats! Yes, boats running on water. Such aesthetically simple and ordinary looking thing has a brain of an engineer and the latest invention as latest as 2014 is that of an Aeroboat – a boat which can fly like a jet across water with a speed of 109mph (175.42 km/h) and cost a whopping amount of 3 million euros! Mechanical engineering is a very vastly spread branch of engineering. It is a branch of engineering that deals with the making of machines. Machines used on a day to day household basis as well as in various other domains such as Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals, Defense, Marine, Pharmaceuticals, etc. Mechanical services are mostly outsourced to overseas locations. However, many factors govern the outsourcing business especially the Intellectual property (IP). There is always a large amount of theft associated with IP. Eventually, there are many legal proceedings one must undergo to save the data from getting violated. However, serious aftereffects have to be faced when proven guilty.

ROLE OF INDOVANCE

Indovance is one of the finest outsourcing services providers to the global markets dealing in Mechanics. Sophistication in processes and expert human resources is the key, that drives in the success of every project at Indovance. Indovance is one of the fewer companies in the business that delivers excellent quality work in time. It’s been 16 long years of prolific performance in the mechanical sector alone with expertise in software like AutoDesk AUTOCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Unigraphics and more. Here are the 4 domains Indovance caters to in Mechanical Engineering –

How Does Outsourcing Work at Indovance?

Step 1Share Your requirement here and sit back, we will reach out to you ASAP.

Step 2Technical Feasibility will be checked in a formal discovery meeting considering your requirements.

Step 3Solution Architecture will be discussed and shared in detail not leaving any scope for errors.

Step 4Trial Period will begin for a month where you will experience Indovance.

Step 5 – After completion of trial period, long term partnership begins.

 

You can reach us at +1 919-238-4044 or write us at info@indovance.com for more details.

Strategic Partnership – A Better Way to Outsource!

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Time, the most important factor for any business. Managing tight deadlines, quality deliverables and frequent changes in requirement can be a walk on eggshell. Failing to meet these tight deadlines or quality standards can result in ruining your client relationship, or even worst, loosing client account. And you would surely never want to lose it for a reason such as limited bandwidth or time. So what’s the way out?

Is outsourcing an answer to your problems? May be, but you may want to go a step further and consider having an extended team, and form a strategic partnership. Sometimes outsourcing and Strategic partnership is thought to be similar, but it isn’t. Strategic partnership has numerous advantages over outsourcing. How you ask? Let’s have a look –

1. All Aligned to One Objective
Working towards a common objective and exact understanding of work undertaken is crucial for successful execution of project. And your extended team can work efficiently towards your predefined objective under your direct control.

2. Replicates Your Culture
Having a healthy work environment and strong work culture is foundation for efficient team. And you can easily inculcate your work culture and strong work ethics if you have dedicated team working exclusively for your requirements. It’s like your own team working at other location.

3. Long Term Engagement
You can rely on your extended team for all your future project requirements and have a long term engagement. Your offshore team understands you, your clients and nature of work better by now and can deliver on time with best quality. That makes your relationship more reliable and efficient.

4. Zero Administrative Expenses
Cost, the most important factor in attaining your bottom line – Profits. Global markets are filled with competitors and the one who provides best quality work at competitive rates wins the race. With your strategic partnership you have zero administrative expenses, resulting in cost efficient work process. Now you can overcome this most difficult war of cost and win the battle.

5. Direct Control Over the Team
Every team member is different in understanding, skills and creativity and you as a team head, is in the best place to utilize your team members in best possible way. This is something that can significantly impact timely project delivery and efficiency. Moreover you will have option to increase or decrease headcount.

If you are searching for a trusted strategic partner for your next project, your search ends right here. Indovance Inc, with its Virtual Office Model, can help you attain your business goals and gain the competitive edge. With over a decade and half years of expertise in Mechanical, Civil, Architectural design, Pre-Media and Publishing services, Indovance is the right fit for all your engineering design projects. Indovance, an engineering business solutions company, has pioneered in all the verticals and has the capability to serve bigger projects. We are right fit for all size company with different business models for different business requirements. If you want to see advanced designing in your projects you can reach us at info@indovance.com or give us a call at +1 919 238 4044.

6 Key Elements of Engaging Digital Billboards

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Sign boards and bill boards has always been an effective mode of communicating and engaging with your target audience. Over a period, it has evolved the way billboard are used, the way message is communicated, and the material used. What has not changed though is its significance in the overall marketing efforts of the brand. Today, digital signage and LED sign boards has taken over the traditional method of using sign boards or bill boards. Visuals/contents are digitally controlled and are more focused on the target audience with precise communication. However, the important elements for engaging with the audience has remained there, rather has become more important in the era of stiff competition and available mode of advertisements. Here are 6 key elements in the modern-day digital signage:

Placement:
There is absolutely no sense in establishing your display signage at a place where it doesn’t have audience, or to be precise, intended audience. To make it an effective mode of marketing, placement of the digital sign board is very important. It should be at a height where it can be easily seen, not too high, not too low but in eyesight. Secondly, the location of signage should also be an area where your intended audience has frequent visits or passes by.

Intent Rich Content:
Giving information about your services will not necessarily serve the purpose. Remember the motive of effective signage is not just to give information but is to create a lasting memory. And to create that memorable impression, your messaging should have an intent. While developing the signage messaging strategy, focus should be on telling a brand story that connects to the audience. And that story or intent should be in line with your overall marketing strategy.
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Visuals & Aesthetics:
Brand recognition is another important aspect that needs to keep in mind. All your designs, images, text elements and visual objects used should be in accordance to your overall brand strategy. Keeping consistency in your visuals and branding will help in creating a brand recognition.

What’s New:
Frequently changing the design, layouts, storyline with consistency in your communication strategy can help. It could be more engaging to communicate your messaging with different stories or one liner.

Call to Actions:
A good sign board or bill board is one that keeps in mind for long or can drive your action towards the decision – depending upon its objective. However, businesses mostly emphasis on having a communication which drives action.

Hardware Material:
For a signage to look impressive and accurate, it is important that you use good quality material, that reflects standard of the brand. Moreover, the layout, LED light placements, distance between the channel letter characters will have major impact and it is important to have accurate layouts. Mostly, these elements of signage cabinet are designed in AutoCAD or LED Wizard.

If you are looking to design and draft your next set of signages and billboards, let Indovance help you. Indovance Inc, is perfectly placed to cater industry giant’s Signage drafting requirements. With advantages like highly skilled workforce, cost effective solutions & quick turnaround time (TAT), Indovance is first choice of many Fortune500 companies and publishing giants. You can also set up your entire Signage drafting and graphic design team here in India with complete control. Speak to us now on +1 919-238-4044 or drop in a mail to us at info@indovance.com

Designing & Developing Structures Considering Egress & Emergency Evacuation Action Plans

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Designing architectural drawings and layouts involves enormous detailing, may it be regarding structure of the project, elevations, interior fit-outs, MEP or more. One such aspect is about the safety and security – Egress and Emergency Evacuation Action plans.

Egress & Emergency Evacuation Action Plan – A legal binding
As per the international fire code section 404 and 405, facilities must have fire and safety evacuation plans. Though the standards or formulas or the way drawing calculations are done for Emergency Evacuation Action Plan differ state or nationwide, the objective remains same – life safety, hence these are also called as Life Safety Plans.

What to consider while drawing Egress & Emergency Evacuation Action Plan?
Broadly, following are the factors to consider while drawing the building designs. In some cases, there could be additional factors that is to be considered depending upon the type of project and its objective. Here is a sample list for you – Egress Fire Exit Image

  • Area & occupancy of building
  • Remoteness between the doors
  • Number of doors required
  • Width of door (Minimum 36 inches)
  • Number of exits in the building
  • Minimum and maximum distance to the exit from any point of occupancy of building
  • Longest distance to the exit point (shouldn’t be more than 300ft.)
  • Number of staircases provided
  • Width of staircases
  • Floor marking & sign board towards exit points
  • ADA compliant signs

Parts of Egress:

  • Exit Access – Exit access is the portion of “Means of Egress” that leads to an entrance or exit
  • Exit – Exit is the portion separated by all other spaces by construction or equipment that provides a protected way of travel to the exit discharge
  • Exit Discharge – It’s the portion between the termination of an exit and a public way

Egress and Emergency Evacuation Action Plans can be for:

  • Fires
  • Severe Weather
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Chemical Release
  • Bomb Threats

Evacuation Strategies:
Different types of buildings or situation can lead to different evacuation strategy drawing, for example, a hospital cannot have a same evacuation strategy that of a residential building, or multi-storied residential building will have a different plan than a prisoner’s cell. Let’s think about three common scenarios of an evacuation strategies here –
Defend in Place
Defend in place strategies are commonly used where the evacuation of occupants may not be the ideal first response, such as hospitals and jails. For ex – in the case of fire in a hospital, evacuation into rain or freezing temperatures could be hazardous to the health of patients. Depending on where the fire occurs, patients can be moved to a different compartment where they can be protected from smoke and fumes. Hence, while designing the project drawings for such projects, connectivity within the building needs to be focused upon. Egress exit-path-marking
Phased Evacuations
Phased evacuations strategies may be implemented for the taller buildings. Fire departments then can evacuate the floor where a fire is located along with the two floors above and two floors below.
Full Evacuation
Full building evacuations may be necessary due to a range of incidents including natural hazards, technological events or deliberate events such as civil disturbance, bomb threats or acts of terrorism. Project drawings shall be drawn considering occupants should be able to exit or are assisted in exiting the building—ideally within less than half the duration of fire-resistance rating of the exit enclosures.

Indovance Inc, can help you with all such drawings. Our experts have proven knowledge of all the norms and standards followed globally for Egress and Emergency Evacuation Action Plans. We are a global leader in all Architectural, BIM, MEP, Civil and Mechanical engineering CAD drawings. With expertise in the outsourcing design and drafting services, team of professional Architects and Civil Engineers can deliver your project well in time and with best of quality.
To know more about our Architecture, BIM and MEP services, you can write us at info@indovance.com or call our sales team at +1 919-238-4044

Residential Subdivision – Process and Role of Indovance Inc.

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Developing a barren land from scratch to a perfect residential project can be a tedious process. With the number of parties and conditions involved, it can be both, time consuming and expensive. However, following a right process, understanding the norms & local laws can help and prove to be a guide in the course. Let’s understand the entire process step-by-step.

What is Residential Subdivision?
The term subdivision, in Civil Engineering context, can be explained as, division of a tract or a lot into two or more plats, lots, sites or other divisions of land. It can be with the purpose of sale or construction of residential or industrial project. There are different rules, regulations and standards in different states/cities which one must consider before we start the project development process.

Types of Residential Subdivision –

  • Single family development
  • Mixed use development
  • Cluster development
  • Planned multi-family development

Process of Residential Subdivision?
Though the process for subdivision may vary slightly project to project, the standard milestones for the process can be outlined as below.

Pre-purchase
As name suggests, this is the obvious first stage in the process of subdivision. A developer needs to know the exact details about the land property in question, for example – the zoning category of land (residential, industrial or commercial), land development design manual, drainage design manual, lot criteria for single family/multifamily etc. These specifications may vary state or city wise and must be confirmed from the local governing body.
Residential Subdivision Process
Concept stage
Once the details are acquired and confirmed from the local governing body, next step is to come up with a concept. What can you build on the site? How many units? What can be potential restrictions? Here, the plat preparation needs to be completed with utmost accuracy. Before you decide upon what can be constructed, you must first assess the local council’s development and planning policies and develop plan in accordance with predefined by local governing body policies. It also involves details like, property land boundary, defining possible open spaces, identifying the slops and even/uneven grounds, internal roads, lot design etc. It is also called as preliminary plat preparation and once completed, it is sent to the city governing body office for approval.

Working drawings and documentation
Once approval is received from local governing body office, the most important stage is to create working design and drawings of actual site. This is the most critical stage in the process and must be executed with precision. The site details such as final plat, paving plan, grading plan, earthwork calculation, hydrological calculations, storm pipe designs & analysis, sewer and water network, erosion control plans are drawn with its exact specification. Software tools like AutoCAD Civil3D/Carlson Civil/Bentley can create exact working drawings for you and these can serve two objectives for you –

  • It works as instruction guide to builder on what to build
  • Considered as a document to be submitted for a construction certificate or a building permit

Construction & Completion
Once the approval is received from the local governing body and financials are worked out, construction can be started. On each stage of the construction, it is important to check, the work is going on as planned and according to the working drawings.

How Indovance can support?
Indovance Inc, is trusted partner for global companies for their design and drafting requirements, may it be for residential, industrial or commercial project development. We can support you right from concept design to delivering the accurate working drawings to be submitted to local governing body. Our experts in Civil Engineering design industry have extensive knowledge of development policies, rules and regulations of different region which helps our client create accurate project designs.

For more details about our services, get in touch with our sales team at: +1-919-238-4044 or you can also write us at info@indovance.com

Benefits of Media and Publishing Outsourcing

AutoCAD OutsourcingAre you writing a book or working on releasing a blog to the world soon? Do you worry about how you’ll get things published in time? Do you need help? If so, there’s a way to get that help without having to worry about issues or time consuming matters. Those that choose to outsource media and publishing needs will find that there’s more benefits to gain than not.

Below, you’ll find out why. AutoCAD outsourcing entails a lot more than just product design. Keep reading to see how we can help you with all of your design needs.

Benefits of Outsourcing Media and Publishing Projects

Delivery – You won’t have to worry about delivering an excellent product when working with our outsourcing company. Focusing on being an author and writing a great piece is far more important than spending time on formatting, designing covers or converting a book electronically.

Professionalism – It’s every author’s goal to have their piece stand out above the rest. Why not ensure that happens by outsourcing your media and publishing to a company like Indovance? You’ll be partnering with a company that cares about your product and end results. Our experts are professionals that do work you can be proud of.

Productivity – As we mentioned above, creating should be the most important thing you do. You shouldn’t have to divert your attentions on self-publishing or formatting a book. Instead, spend more time writing and creating. Leave the difficult and time consuming tasks to us. Don’t waste time trying to figure out how to publish on your own. Spend it on doing what you do best!

Below you’ll find information that might help you decide why choosing to outsource your media and publishing needs might be the best idea.

Media and Publishing Outsourcing Services

  • Copy editing
  • Cover design or redrawing
  • Image processing
  • Pagination
  • Typesetting

Content Creation Types

  • Books
  • Comics
  • Directories and databases
  • Electronic books
  • Illustrated children books
  • Journals
  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Newspapers
  • Reference books
  • Textbooks
  • Trade books
  • User guides

Professionals We Work with

  • Academic publishers
  • Commercial publishers
  • Content aggregators
  • Database publishers
  • Libraries
  • Providers of specialized business reports
  • Publishing houses
  • Research institutions
  • University presses

Software Used

  • Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CS6
  • Adobe Page Maker
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Corel Draw X6

Affordable AutoCAD Outsourcing Companies for Publishing | Indovance

If you need help with media or publishing of any kind, and need to focus more on creating your product, may be it’s time to consider outsourcing to one of the best companies in the world – Indovance. When you outsource your needs, you’re able to decrease time spent on things that aren’t your forte as well as gain the ability to get help with your media and publishing needs.

Get in touch with us at: +1 919 238-4044 or email us at: info@indovance.com to learn more about the benefits we offer to businesses that want to grow and succeed at new levels, while lowering overhead costs and gaining profitability!