Thielsch Engineering offers a wide range of design services to meet the needs of our customers. Our capabilities include the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/FP) systems for all types of facilities, including manufacturers, hospitals, municipalities, housing authorities, hotels, educational facilities, libraries, churches, and various industrial buildings and offices. Our process design services cover both the initial construction and the expansion of plant utilities, and we provide the design, specifications, and oversight of any construction for plant optimization, effectively reducing a facility’s operating and maintenance costs. In addition, our experienced engineers are experts in the selection of materials which meet applicable codes and are best suited to the design.
Today’s high-performance building designs require an evolutionary approach. For this reason, our experienced engineers and technicians work together to produce designs with a perfect balance of innovation and practicality. Because we have invested heavily in revolutionary next generation design tools such as Building Information Modeling and assisted design software, we are able to generate advanced designs that maximize the quality and efficiency of your new or existing building. We assemble design teams which best address a project’s needs while remaining within a given budget. On every project we strive to identify the owner’s priorities, communicate the capital expenditure versus energy operational expense tradeoffs, and achieve the maximum efficiency allowed by budget and owner constraints.
Since 1984, Thielsch Engineering has been involved with designing, fabricating, and installing piping systems, tanks, pressure vessels, and structural items for our clients. Our work includes process systems integration as well as the specification and installation of instrumentation and controls. We utilize up-to-date technology, including stress analysis and CAD software, to provide P.E. stamped process and structural drawings which meet OSHA requirements and all applicable ASME, API, and AWWD codes and standards.
We specialize in the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/FP) systems for a variety of clients, including manufacturers, hospitals, municipalities, housing authorities, hotels, educational facilities, libraries, churches, and various industrial buildings and offices. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to producing designs that reduce operating costs and increase profitability by extending the operating life of capital equipment, improving reliability and safety, and conserving energy. Every project is reviewed by experienced engineers who are intimately familiar with the subject matter as well as the relevant codes and standards.
- Piping systems
- Pressure vessels
- Structural components
- Energy systems
- Energy-saving systems
- Communications systems
- Lighting systems
- Alarm systems
- Security systems
- Heating and cooling systems
- Sprinkler systems
- Fire pump systems
- Laboratory waste systems
- Sanitary waste systems
- Drainage systems
- Medical gas systems
- Natural gas systems
- Venting systems
FM Global Headquarters
Johnston, Rhode Island – Sq. Footage: 400,000 sf Construction Cost: $60 Million
- 12 kV Double Ended Switchgear
- 3.0 MW Diesel Generation System
- 2N Redundant Electrical System
- Transient Voltage Surge Suppression
- 2N 1.2 MVA Uninterruptable Power Supply System with Battery Monitoring
- Power Distribution Units (PDUs)
- Normal & Emergency Lighting
- Addressable Fire Alarm System with VESDA
- Power & Data Cable Tray System
- Security System
New Corporate Office – Four-Story Structure:
- LEED Gold
- Services (Electric, Telephone, Fire Alarm, and Cable)
- Power Distribution (Panels, Feeders and Branch Circuits)
- Interior Lighting
- Exterior Lighting (Perimeter, Walkways, Driveways, Landscape, Parking)
- Emergency/Standby Generator and Associated Equipment and Distribution
- Exit Signs
- Telephone/Data Raceway Distribution System
- Addressable Fire Alarm System with Master Box
Thielsch Engineering is able to effectively reduce a facility’s operating and maintenance costs by providing the design, specifications, and construction oversight for plant optimization. Our engineering expertise is employed to improve plant control, instrumentation function, and piping design for a variety of plant utilities (power and steam generated, compressed air, coding waters, and inert gas).
We specialize in ammonia manufacture as well as in work with urea, phosphates, nitrates, and sulfates. Our expertise includes other technologies such as methanol manufacture, coal gasification, and pollution control systems for these processes. We also offer process design services for the plastics and food and beverage industries.
Thielsch Engineering’s Process and Energy Optimization programs have three phases. In Phase I, our engineers work with clients to create a program that provides analysis to establish economic capacity/efficiency increase, including a detailed report with estimated costs and a schedule for implementation. Phase II supplies the engineering details based on the findings in Phase I. Finally, Phase III involves the actual construction and start-up by the client or their designee.
We also provide custom initial designs for customers based on their particular throughput requirements. Our engineers design equipment to handle any type of chemical. These designs include:
- Heat exchangers
- Environmental scrubbers
- Cooling towers
- Relief valves
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Material selection is one of the most important aspects of designing components. Often, however, when a designer develops a product, the importance of proper material selection as well as the process used to manufacture the product can get overlooked or neglected. A product designer may select a material for its corrosion properties, yet fail to evaluate other fundamental factors such as cost, availability, durability or weldability. In many cases when a component wears out, failure analysis determines that the problem is the result of poor material selection.
Thielsch Engineering personnel have over 25 years of hands-on experience in selecting the proper materials and manufacturing techniques for a host of design projects. Our engineers have advanced degrees in Materials Science and have experience in all alloys of metals, ceramics, plastics, concrete, masonry and soils. Additionally, we also have experience in all manufacturing processes, including welding, casting, extruding, tool making, and rolling.
Our engineers are experts in the selection of a wide variety of design materials including:
- Stainless Steel
Selecting a manufacturing process is equally as important as material selection. Our experts assist manufacturers in choosing the proper manufacturing technique and provide the quality assurance testing necessary to ensure that the product is manufactured according to specifications. Our ability to certify vendors and perform “first article inspections” in our A2LA-certified laboratory provides our clients with peace of mind.
In addition to our expertise in selecting proper design materials and manufacturing techniques, we can specify the correct materials in the repair of components, which can result in their extended useful life. Beyond this, what sets Thielsch Engineering apart is our knowledge of and ability to specify individual alloys. For example, when welding two components together of different alloys, the selection of the proper weld filler material is critical to prevent corrosion or erosion failures. Additionally, our experience in welding allows us to select the proper repair process (e.g., Stick, TIG, MIG, etc.).
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