Full form of MEP is Mechanical , electrical and plumbing .The term used in construction world and it is refer to the planning and design in the area of mechanical , electrical and plumbing system .MEP play important role in building to create comfort and make easy for the people which is staying in the building by providing electricity ,water sewerage etc in the building .
Most of the building hire MEP engineer to ensure the building maintenance which includes mostly Mechanical , electrical and plumbing. In commercial building MEP are designed by a engineering firm which is have high skill and speciality in this field .It is important for decision making , accurate documentation, planning ,estimation of cost , performance , construction and operation Maintenance of the given facilities.
MEP engineer and it’s team research and design according to the engineering principles and supply the installer with the specifications which they develop. During design MEP engineer kept in mind the standards and the building requirements and as a result less fault occur when building are in operation .
The mechanical parts of MEP is HVAC system which is install in the building to create comfort for the people.HVAC stand for Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning. We use two type of HVAC system normally in the building
1-VRV or VRF system
VRV stand for Variable refrigerant volume and VRF stand for variable refrigerant Flow .VRV system was launched by Daikin Company in 1982.
Types of VRV system
Cooling type VRV
Heating Pump VRV
Heating Recovery VRV
2-Chiller plant system
Air cool Chiller
Water cool chiller
The electrical parts of MEP include electrification of building ,wiring and earthing .MEP engineer design the electrification of building keeping in mind the requirement of building and standardization code. Residential building need only single phase wiring and sometime three phase according to the load and requirement
In commercial and industrial area three phase wire are required according to the load.MEP engineer design the wiring diagram/drawing which include code ,symbol and specification.
Plumbing system include piping for water supply ,Sewerage pipe installation ,storm and natural gas pipe installation. Plumbing for HVAC system involved the transfer of coolant, pressurized air ,water and occasional other substance
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