During the conceptual engineering phase, Iv-Industrie challenges the process owner to develop the scientific approach into a practical engineering solution. In this phase, the technology developed in a laboratory or pilot plant is being recorded in flow charts and a Basis of Design, which will subsequently be optimised for upscaling to the desired production capacity.
It is important to always start with gaining familiarity with the technology. Iv-Industrie, therefore, starts by consulting the pre-engineering documentation and submitting relevant questions to the customer project team. Thereafter, the draft process design will be prepared. This is done using a Basis of Process Design (BoPD), a mass and energy balance, a Process Flow Diagram (PFD), and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). A summarised process description is part of the BoPD. These documents are created in close collaboration with the process owner. Following a review of the process design, this phase is concluded by ‘freezing’ the draft process design. The work on the draft process design is also partly carried out on location.