Feasibility Studies

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From initial discussions, PM Group staff have the capability to assimilate broad requirements and to work closely with the client on project concepts, examining options and completing process feasibility studies.

Sound process design and chemical engineering backed by an extensive database, including a library of suppliers and chemical codes of practice, leads to practicable and cost effective solutions.

PM Group’s database also includes reliable current and historical cost data which is widely used in preparing capital cost estimates of varying levels of accuracy. Estimates can normally be prepared very quickly to satisfy customers’ requirements in the project sanction process at main board level.

Essential Feasibility Study Activities

The primary activities essential to feasibility studies are as follows:-

  1. Process design concept
  2. P&ID development
  3. Hazop studies and risk analysis
  4. Options and alternative solutions
  5. Preliminary scoping, basic equipment schedule and order of cost estimate
  6. Planning and programme estimates.

It may also be necessary to utilise other techniques in which PM Group can provide sound guidance, such as: pinch technology, waste minimisation, heat recovery, reduction in batch times, maximising process yields and minimising downtime.

Organisation & Logistics Studies

By understanding the technical constraints of your business but bringing an objective third party view, we are often able to assist clients with the streamlining or reorganisation of raw materials storage, warehousing, product distribution and manufacturing lines. With our strong safety and environmental engineering culture, we are able to take full cognisance of such issues as Dangerous goods transportation, COSHH and manual handling.

Control System Studies

The effective automation of a manufacturing process is often the key to system reliability and high product quality. A PM Group control system study can provide the framework in which the initial questions about such a project can be answered.

Best Available Technique

PM Group engineers bring a wealth of experience to share with your own staff to enable the selection of BAT. Find out more information on Best Available Techniques.

Feasibility Studies