Process EngineeringExamine the technical and economic factors related to a proposed process plant to determine probable success. Provide complete front-end engineering package including material balances, energy balances, PFD's, P&ID's, equipment arrangement, equipment specifications and cost estimates. Includes all process calculations required to size lines and equipment and to size PSV's and relief systems. Also, we work with client to select optimum material of construction for systems.
Perform calculations in accordance with applicable codes and standards as required to size and select pressure safety valves for existing and new equipment and systems. We have extensive experience with evaluating all the relief valves and systems for entire existing units.
Conceptual studies and designs
Provide preliminary process study and facility design early in a project to define scope.
Optimization and feasibility studies
Investigate process/operating unit improvements (more production, lower energy requirements, less raw materials, etc.) and define economics associated with the related capital investment.
Use simulation software to model a process so that variables can be changed to find the best design point, equipment sizes, etc.
Process flow diagrams/P&ID's
Develop PFD's including stream parameters; develop detailed P&ID's.
Mass and energy balances
Perform calculations to determine materials and energy balances for a process or plant.
Utility and energy studies
Define utility and energy requirements to operate and support a process plant.
Line sizing/piping network analysis
Calculate optimum size of pipe required for a gas or liquid service; use network analysis for interrelated flows.
Equipment sizing, selection and specification
Determine optimum type of equipment for a service, size of the equipment required and detail the design and performance requirements for them.
Process troubleshooting/problem solving
Provide process troubleshooting based on experience, observation, inspection and analysis to determine why an equipment item or unit is not performing up to design or up to previous levels of performance.