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MECHANICAL

PLAN EVALUATION
AND REVIEW
SFO2 Engelbert Rodrigo P Casanova
Mechanical Engineer
PRC REG # 58724

Republic Act No. 8495

The Philippine Mechanical Engineering Act of 1998

An act regulating the practice of Mechanical Engineering in the


Philippines

Approved on February 12, 1998 by Pres. Fidel V. Ramos

Resolution No. 16 Series of 1998 by the Board


of Mechanical Engineering (BME)

Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 8495

Section 46 of Resolution No. 16 Series of 1998 by


the Board of Mechanical Engineering

Prohibitions in the practice of Mechanical Engineering in the Phils.

Section 13 of RA 8495

Categories for the practice of mechanical engineering and in


order of rank as follows:
1.

Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME);

2.

Registered Mechanical Engineer (RME); and

3.

Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)

Professional Mechanical Engineer (PME)

In responsible charge of the preparation of plans, designs,


investigations, valuation technical reports, specifications, project
studies or estimates or to be in performance of any other
professional mechanical engineering activities

Teach professional subjects in mechanical engineering course

In responsible charge of the construction, erection, installation,


alteration or of the performance of a mechanical engineering
service in connection with the manufacture, sale, supply or
distribution of any mechanical works, project or plant either for
himself or for others

Operate, tend or maintain, or be in-charge of the operation,


tending or maintenance of any mechanical works, projects or
plants for over 2000kW

Registered Mechanical Engineer (RME)

Teach professional subjects in mechanical engineering course but


with Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

In responsible charge of the construction, erection, installation,


alteration or of the performance of a mechanical engineering service
in connection with the manufacture, sale, supply or distribution of any
mechanical works, project or plant either for himself or for others

Operate, tend or maintain, or be in-charge of the operation, tending


or maintenance of any mechanical works, projects or plants of 300kW
or above but not more than 2000kW

Certified Plant Mechanic (CPM)

Operate, tend or maintain, or be in-charge of the operation, tending


or maintenance of any mechanical works, projects or plants of 100kW
or above but not more than 300kW

Section 3. n. of the Rules and Regulations Implementing RA


8495
- Mechanical Equipment or Machinery
1.

All Prime Movers

2.

Steam Generators

3.

such as cooling towers, kilns and dryers, coolers and heaters

Materials Handling Equipment

5.

such as boilers and furnaces

Heat Exchangers

4.

such as steam engines and turbines, internal combustion engines and gas engines and turbines

such as pumps, cranes, conveyors, hoists, elevators, escalators, mechanized dumb-waiters, moving ramps and
walkways

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment and Machinery

including compressors and centrifugal fans, mechanical pollution abatement and environmental control system,
piping system with a working pressure of not less tan 70kPa, fired and unfired pressure vessels, printing

6.

Printing Machines

7.

Mechanical Working Machines for metallic and non-metallic materials

8.

and Oher Mechanical Equipment and Machinery whether installed on land, underground or on board
watercraft

Section 3. p. of the Rules and Regulations Implementing RA


8495
-

Capacity of process works, projects or plant-rated capacity in kilowatt of

mechanical works, projects or plants


shall

be the total kilowatt ratings of all engines, motors, boilers, turbines, or other

primemovers installed for use in such works, projects or plants whether in operation
or not and without regard to the number of capacities of the mechanical equipment,
machinery or processes receiving power from or intended to be driven by such
primemovers

Philippine Society of Mechanical


Engineers (PSME)
It is the only Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC) Accredited
Professional Organization (APO) of Philippine Mechanical Engineers.

MECHANICAL PLAN
In construction documents, the print that shows piping, ductwork,
HVAC equipment, and fire safety systems.
- Definition from www.DictionaryofConstruction.com

Piping

Is a system of pipes used to convey fluids (liquids and gases)


from one location to another.

Sometimes refer to Piping Design, the detailed specification of


the physical piping layout within a process plant or commercial
building.

Is Plumbing with which most people are familiar, as it constitutes


the form of fluid transportation that is used to provide water and
fuels to homes and businesses.

Usually made of plastic, steel, aluminum, copper and fiberglass.

Ductwork

Is a system of ducts used for a particular purpose, as in a


ventilation or heating systems.

HVAC

Stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

Is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort.

Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air


quality.

Is important in the design of industrial and office buildings where


safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with respect to
temperature and humidity using fresh air from outdoors.

Fire Protection Systems

Is a system that relies on all its components where a building is


designed in compliance with the local building code and fire code
to mitigate the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires.