A feasibility study can be as simple as determining the impacts and cost of replacing a piece of equipment in a process. A typical study we see would be a plant expansion possibly running a new product or adding the ability to load or receive material from trucks or rail cars. Whatever the case may be, we are here to help.
We can start from the napkin sketch and develop a process flow diagram if required and develop a handful of options. We can model these options in 3D and run preliminary calculations as required to determine the feasibility of each option. The remaining feasible options can be provided with a capital cost estimate to help our client determine the best path forward. Our engineers and design staff have many years experience engineering, cost estimating and developing feasibility studies for our clients. If you have an existing facility, part of the study may include a form and fit evaluation where we model the existing structure and fit the new process within the structure. We are well versed in many disciplines and can provide ingenious solutions that we are confident we can build. At the end of the study, we can provide basic engineering, cost estimating, preliminary calculations, a 3D model and general arrangement drawings. Often times clients have other factors they may need evaluated as part of the study including:
- Air quality permits
- Rail road approvals
- Environmental permits
- Water permits or historical preservation
- Capital cost estimating
- Timing studies
- Bottleneck evaluations
- Fit and spatial layout
- Hazard analysis
- Operator Safety
At the end of the study we will compile all of our findings and recommendations and provide a package ready for detailed engineering to begin. A feasibility study is a valuable step in the process as it also helps define the scope of a project. Taking the time up front to better evaluate options and costs of a projectbefore getting into detailed engineering has proven to be a successful model for us. We can work together to determine what has the most value for your project and focus our energy on coming up with an ingenious solution.
FACILITY EXPANSIONS & EVALUATIONS
Just because it’s old, doesn’t mean it needs replacing. Upgrading an existing installation can buy you additional years of operation, without large capital expenditures. However, knowing what the likely problems and costs are, is critical to making an informed decision. Sometimes you just need to know if it’s still safe.
We are well versed in evaluating a wide range of structures and mechanical equipment. From corroded towers, to deteriorating chutework, to malfunctioning dust collection, we will bring clarity and direction to your concerns—and give you honest answers.
Our evaluations range from a quick walk-through and brief report to an exhaustive field investigation coupled with thorough engineering calculations. Get in touch to discuss what the right option is for you.
We are experienced with
- Belt conveyors
- Crushers, compactors, and screens
- Dust collection
- Pumps and piping
We specialize in evaluating
- Hoppers and bins
- Structural steel
- Fatigue and Fracture
Are your drawings missing? We are experienced in field measuring existing equipment, ductwork, piping, and structures. We take our field notes, and generate the information you need—drawings, 3D models…you name it.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES
Has something gone terribly wrong? Do you need some extra man power and expertise to help you through it? Our experienced engineers have serious experience when it comes to fixing problems—on short notice.
Do you need additional disciplines for your evaluation—like electrical or civil engineering, or non-destructive examination? We would be happy to team with one of our partners to bring you the complete evaluation solution
CAPITAL PROJECT LAYOUT
INDUSTRIAL PLANT DESIGN
Industrial plant design begins with a process, represented on a flow sheet. We then begin to model the equipment required to process and convey the material. Our best results come when this process is conducted with all the stake holders intimately involved. At Ingenium Design we utilize “War Room” sessions where everyone has input at key points as the design and model evolves. This allows the team to make critical decisions early in the process.
This collective brain makes more intelligent decisions and works through the constraints of each discipline. This results in a superior layout early on, and allows the customer to fully understand what their facility will do and look like. This approach reduces changes during design, fabrication and construction, process creating serious savings for the customer. We love the results we are having from this process and are confident you will too. Once the 3D model or General Arrangements are complete and vetted, detailed engineering begins and construction documents generated.
Don’t keep doing things the old fashioned way, work with us and see how enjoyable the design process can really be.