MEP as its name describes (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing), is a very lucrative career option for engineering students in 2020. It involves planning, designing, detailing, and managing the MEP systems in a building. Below is a summary of industry insights that all current and future MEP engineers should consider.
Once you are a trained MEP Engineer then you may have ample opportunities in the construction field as & where there is construction there is a need of MEP engineers in fact a whole MEP Department.
Nowadays there are various institutes available in which you get yourself trained & get placed in the various MEP companies. AIIOTE is also one of the institutes in which you can get your technically expert in MEP industry.
AIIOTE is the unit of JIPL (Jaya Infra Projects Pvt Ltd.) which itself is a decade old company indulged in MEP projects of big construction companies like L&T, Delhi Airport Authority (DIAL), Godrej & Boyce Ltd., Shapoor Ji Pallon Ji etc.
So it’s a big opportunity for the candidates to learn MEP in AIIOTE as they have the chance of getting placed in their own projects as well as their other associated construction companies nationwide.
After doing an MEP Course you can be placed as :
- MEP Design Engineer
- MEP Saftey Engineer
- MEP Planning & Procurement
- MEP Execution Engineer
- MEP Project Manager
- MEP Head & many other options available
For more details you can contact here : AIIOTE
MEP engineers must have great knowledge of dynamics, mechanics, fluids, heat transfer, chemistry, and electricity. Technological advancements have also made the understanding of computers, data communication lines, and fire protection systems are mandatory.
As we had already informed that MEP stands for Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing & detailed information about the working of the departments are described below.
The mechanical component of MEP typically involves heating and cooling systems. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) services are necessary for comfortable living conditions as well as machine operations. The following types of works are included in HVAC projects :
- Central utility plants
- Air distribution
- Utility master planning and design
- Steam, chilled and hot water distribution
- Exhaust system design
- Infection control HVAC
- Process piping
- Building control system
- Building energy modeling, analyses, and audits
- Renewable energy system design and analyses
Electricians are responsible for home wiring, namely providing power supply for lights and appliances. Their challenges include finding the optimal routes for conduit and wiring and design systems that allow for safe and continuous operation. However, since electrical circuits require less space than mechanical systems, they typically have much more flexibility. The following types of works are included in Electrical projects
- Power distribution
- Standby power systems
- The uninterruptible power supply system
- Renewable energy system design and analysis
- Power quality assessments
- Harmonic analysis
- Electrical and communication systems master planning and design
- Telephone/data layouts
- Nurse call systems
- Security systems
- Fault current analyses
- Arc fault analyses and labeling
- Coordination studies
Plumbing Engineers must layout complex piping routes, dealing with potable water, heated water, sewerage, stormwater, and sometimes rainwater collection and storage. Plumbing installations interact many times with mechanical and electrical systems, for instance in fire protection systems, or to deliver hot water, or in installations that require water booster pumps.
Plumbing services can also extend to natural gas, hydroponics, irrigation, fuels, oxygen, vacuum/compressed air, solids transfer, and more. The following types of works are included in Plumbing & Water management projects
- Domestic hot & cold water supply, drainage, etc.
- Wastewater management
- Water treatment plant
- Fire safety management.
- Fire Pump Station.
- Reverse osmosis systems
- Water softening systems
MEP has grown over the years to include other disciplines:
- Technology Integration,
- Sustainability and
- Energy Engineering.
In essence, MEP Engineers make buildings inhabitable and comfortable for people. So the next time you find yourself in any type of building or structure, take notice of the MEP engineering design. It is the result of a well-planned, analytical process overcoming many constraints in an effort to make buildings inhabitable for you and me.
There is a huge scope of mechanical engineering as an MEP Engineer as all kinds of industries, aerospace engineering, automotive industries, government organizations, Public Welfare Departments, and defense sector construction development is going on expanding every year in all these sectors and they seek mechanical engineers and offer a good salary with growth opportunities to B. Tech Graduates.