Engineering & Design

Engineering and Design Capabilities:


  • Prepare specifications and review bids for mechanical equipment such as compressors, engine and turbine drivers, compressed air equipment, separators and filters, heat exMECHrs, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, tanks, control valves, and similar required process equipment.
  • Review vendor approval drawings of mechanical equipment
  • Process and instrument diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Piping drawings; plan, section, isometric.
  • Bills of material


  • Prepare specifications and review bids for electrical equipment such as generators, transfer switches, and load banks; switchgear and motor control centers; uninterruptible power supplies, variable frequency drives, and transformers.
  • Review vendor approval drawings of equipment.
  • One-line diagrams and schematic drawings
  • Grounding, lighting, and hazardous area plans and details
  • Conduit routing plan and detail drawings
  • Conduit and wire lists, interconnect lists
  • Power studies (arc flash, short circuit, etc.)


  • Site Plans
    • Plot plans
    • Grading, storm water and drainage, erosion and sediment control
    • Geotechnical boring locations
  • Foundations
    • Building foundations and floor slabs
    • Equipment and tank foundations
    • Retaining walls
    • Deep foundations
    • Pipe supports
  • Structural Steel
    • Pipe and conduit/cable tray racks and supports
    • Stairways, ladders, floor steel and grating, catwalks and platforms
  • Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
    • Plan and elevation drawings
    • Bid review and vendor drawing review
    • Certificate of Plan Approval applications


Basic Systems has the experience and capability to manage any project. Assign to us the responsibility for the planning, execution, and commissioning of your project.
  • Planning
  • Project Scoping
  • Scheduling
  • Coordinating
  • Cost Reporting & Control
  • Project Reporting
  • Quality Assurance
  • Economic Analysis
  • Asset Evaluation
  • Procurement
  • Expediting


From request for quote to delivery of the material to your site, Basic Systems, Inc. can handle your procurement needs. With a proven track record of delivering on time and relationships with vendors, we can procure materials for your project with certainty and for the best price available.
  • Bid Preparation
  • Requisitions
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Purchasing
  • Inspection/Quality Control
  • Tracking
  • Expediting
  • Shipping
  • Receiving
  • Inventory Control
  • Document Control
  • Accounting


A complete compressor station “turnkey” EPC project is another service that Basic offers. Whether you need us to design-only, to support solicitation of independent construction bids, design/construct, or design/procure/construct, we have the experience to do them all seamlessly.


If you have a need for someone to do the research to see if your project can get off the ground or if you aren’t sure which type of unit or process will best suit your facility, then have Basic do the leg work for you. We can provide you with researched information on each of the following items based on your facility and give you an estimated cost of the project and lead times on material.
  • Compressor Packages
    • Compressor Analysis Summary
    • Compressor Performance
    • Unit Recommendation
  • Main Gas
    • Separation
    • Dehydration
    • Natural Gas Liquids Recovery
    • Cooling
  • Fuel Gas/Start Gas Equipment
  • Heating Equipment
  • Air System
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • Auxiliary Piping Material
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Controls
  • Buildings
  • Foundations
  • Sound Attenuation
  • Schedule
  • Economic Analysis
  • Final Recommendation
  • Preliminary Site Layouts & Preliminary Process Flow Diagram
  • Schedule
  • Calculations
  • Major Equipment Proposals
  • Process Equipment


Front End Engineering Design Studies are a critical step in the implementation of many projects. They are especially beneficial if it is necessary to provide more detail and accuracy than is provided by the typical Feasibility Study, identify and procure long lead materials in advance of the detailed design or prepare documents for an EPC tender. The study deliverables can be:
  • Facility plot plan
  • Gather information for submissions of emissions data
  • Gather geotechnical and noise data to be used in the detail design and equipment specifications
  • Process Flow Diagram
  • Preliminary P&ID’s
  • Preliminary Electrical one-line diagram
  • A more refined and detailed project cost estimate
  • A detailed scope of work document for use in an EPC tender document
  • Specifications for major equipment items
  • Selection of major equipment items
  • Procurement of major equipment or other long lead items
  • Confirmation of design concepts previously proposed for the project

    Let Basic lay the stepping stones of your project path by planning your project.
    • Establish project goals
    • Establish project scope
    • Establish time line
    • Identify major tasks and milestones and put them in
    the time line
    • Identify major players and how they fit into tasks and time line
    • Identify stakeholders
    • Identify deliverables
    • Establish budget
    • Identify risks
    • Identify communication needs
    • Identify resource needs


    We offer the latest 3D drafting and design solutions to make design and construction processes faster and more efficient. The benefit of using 3D is to lower costs while eliminating errors and getting our customers to construction faster. We are here to help you effectively bring your projects to life through our 3D service. Our CAD

    software package allows quick and easy creation of fully intelligent 3D piping models. Automatic isometrics, Bill of Materials, clash detection and deliverable construction documents can all be produced from piping layouts. In addition, we have concrete, structural steel, equipment, cable tray and conduit modeling capabilities. These CAD packages can also allow walkthrough visualizations, allowing viewing of a designed object from any desired angle, to provide a true 3D design collaboration.

    We use third party scanning services to create 3D models of existing facilities, when appropriate, to design expansion projects using accurate existing facility information.
    • CADWorx
    • Navisworks
    • Revit
    • ReCap


    Commissioning is just part of the work required in assuring the control systems will work flawlessly time and time again and assist in a successful start-up. Our commissioning documentation includes:
    • Site acceptance Process functional control document
    • Device Calibration sheets
    • HMI, Panel hardware and field device interface function document
    • Alarm and Shutdown list (including setpoints)


    Vendor documentation is gathered and organized in the format a client needs to operate and maintain the facilities we design. This includes vendor drawings, parts lists, operating instruction manuals, material certifications, test reports, and code compliance documents.



    We focus on everything “inside the fence” at a compressor station, from the pipe and valves to the PLC and software.
    High speed reciprocating compressors, gas turbine driven centrifugal compressors, slow speed integral compressors, electric driven compression, we’ve done it all. With over 2,000,000 HP of compression experience under one roof, we have a focus on gas compression that is unique in the business.

    Meter & Regulation

    System interconnects with high pressure supply lines or with low(er) pressure industrial users is our specialty.
    Whether you call it an Interconnect, Gate Station, Meter & Regulation Station or Point of Delivery, Basic has you covered. We are experts in:

    • Cleaning
    • Heating
    • Metering
    • SCADA
    • Conditioning
    • Odorization
    • Regulating
    • Measuring
    • Filtering
    • Pre-heat

    Meter & Regulation

    System interconnects with high pressure supply lines or with low(er) pressure industrial users is our specialty.
    Whether you call it an Interconnect, Gate Station, Meter & Regulation Station or Point of Delivery, Basic has you covered. We are experts in:

    • Cleaning
    • Heating
    • Metering
    • SCADA
    • Conditioning
    • Odorization
    • Regulating
    • Measuring
    • Filtering
    • Pre-heat


    Basic Systems is able to take care of everything from the well head to the pipeline tie-in at your gas storage site whether it’s a salt formation, depleted reservoir, or an aquifer. We realize that there is more to storing gas than just pumping it into the ground.

    The challenge of multiple modes of operation, both in the control system and the facility design, is only part of the equation. Dehydration, dew point control, gas sweetening, injection/withdrawal compression, well-head-telemetry; they all require first-hand knowledge of the operation, the equipment, and the potential design pitfalls in order to make the best decisions.


    Basic Systems is well equipped to handle the needs of production companies related to gas compression, gas processing (dehydration, dew point control, sweetening, cleaning, heating) and measurement.

    We understand that the need for short term return on investment and quick implementation drive the typical gas production facility project.


    Basic Systems, Inc. brings knowledge and experience to design and manage your LNG Facility requirements. We are experienced with vaporization, liquefaction, boil-off gas compression, vapor handling, storage and send out, metering, onsite electrical power generation, utility power connections, and automation and controls for the entire LNG facility.


    With Natural Gas Vehicles making a comeback, the need for CNG/NGV refueling stations are on the rise. Basic has years of experience in selecting and designing the compression, dispensing equipment, CNG storage cylinders and even the complete process facility. We can provide the detailed concrete, piping and electrical drawings and construction specs for bidding the installation of fueling equipment and building modifications.

    Basic Systems, Inc.

    is committed to achieving total quality performance and customer satisfaction by delivering a product to each customer in accordance with their specifications, schedule, and budget.

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