The Process Design Package or Front-End Engineering Design Study (FEED) will establish the specific set of process operating conditions and equipment necessary to achieve the level of efficiency, reliability and safety required. This design phase sets the direction for the rest of the project. After this phase, a cost estimate of +40%/-20% can typically be developed for the project.
We will put great emphasis on the development of the Design Basis at the initiation of FEL-2. When the design basis is complete, we typically have the following information defined:
- Raw material specifications
- Plant capacity requirements
- Product specifications
- Critical plant operating parameters
- Available utility specifications
- Individual unit operations performance requirements
- Process regulatory requirements
- All other operating goals and constraints desired by the plant owners/operators/engineers.
Once the design basis is in place and agreed upon with the client, our team of chemical process engineers goes to work to create, analyze, and optimize the many aspects of the plant design. The result is process documentation that clearly defines the process.
Typical Process Engineering Deliverables for an FEL-2 package can include the following or a smaller subset of these items:
- Process design basis
- Material & Energy Balance (M&EB)
- Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
- Process descriptions
- Utility balances and Utility Flow Diagrams (UFDs)
- Preliminary Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
- Process control description
- Preliminary line/pipe list
- Preliminary instrument list
- Process equipment list
- Preliminary Tie-in list
- Equipment process datasheets
- Instrument process datasheets
- Hydraulic design reports.