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The energy industry is all about massive scale, and operators in the space are accustomed to working with modular pieces of larger systems and assemblies. Getting consistent and repeatable results is critical, and many of the design challenges are unique to the space. You’re designing around atypical physical requirements, thermal expansion and are often required to manage fluid dynamics, too. And merely meeting functional requirements isn’t enough when architectural and vehicular systems need to mount flush and look clean.

Whether you’re integrating new technology, like fuel cells and batteries or working with established tech in HVAC systems, you have to design and build your products to fit into a larger scheme. And there are unique challenges on both ends of the spectrum. For those companies working on the cutting edge, competition is fierce because many sectors are moving to electrify their systems, which means new suppliers and technologies are constantly entering the market. GD&T is often required to work with customers, and the simplified tolerance stacks and improved quality that comes with GD&T gives you a competitive advantage as you bid to work with new industries.

On the other hand, HVAC has been around for almost 200 years and while it continues to evolve, the challenges remain the same. You’re constructing large systems that must be assembled on site and mating to structures that have not been designed and built with the same precision as your own. Your designs must be adjustable and be able to accommodate different mounting methods for installation. Yet components within the system must be designed with an exacting tolerance to fit together and function properly. And while coordinate dimensioning doesn’t work well with surfaces, GD&T is tailor made to ensure that the large sheet metal, steel casings and stamped parts all come together seamlessly on site.

At GD&T Basics, we’ve worked with companies like Bloom Energy, Carrier and Thermo King to help them implement GD&T in their engineering process. Our training program is built to teach your team the relevant parts of the ASME 14.5Y standard. When finished, they’ll not only understand how your parts function, but also how they’re made, tested and inspected. With that full picture in mind, they’re better able to evolve your designs, adapt to the marketplace and stay ahead of the curve.

There may be significant inertia behind your existing methods, but we know how to show students the limitations of coordinate dimensioning. It leaves room for multiple interpretations of a drawing, and when sourcing components that lack of clarity causes problems.

GD&T eliminates ambiguity in communication, and our trainers specialize in making GD&T simple, straightforward and relevant to the work you do. Our goal is to show you the small changes you can make to improve the quality of your work and the efficiency of your operation.

Contact us today and we’ll work together to build your team’s perfect training program.