Proxion Process’ Feasibility Studies provide a solid foundation for any process led engineering project. Feasibility studies facilitate informed decisions; often saving companies’ and investors’ time, money and effort throughout the life of a project.
Feasibility studies or Option studies objectively uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing business, technology or proposed new venture. Proxion Process’ extensive in-house knowledge and expertise can be applied to your project, setting the precedent for achieving optimum value while keeping effective controls on cost and programme.
Development of a green field oil refinery is a very capital intensive venture; hence the execution of proper feasibility studies at the very first step becomes imperative. A refinery feasibility study assesses the operational, technical and economic merits of a proposed project refinery development project. Proxion Process is available to carry out and provide comprehensive Feasibility Study Report on refinery development to interested parties. Proxion Process have the required tools, expertise and personnel to provide informed decisions and recommendations relevant to key areas such as:
Crude production potential
Development framework – single stage, multi-stage
Social and environmental assessment
Comparative analysis of constructing a refinery versus a crude export pipeline (or product import pipeline), among others.
At Proxion Process, we fully understand that operational feasibility is dependent on human and technical resources available for a particular existing or new process and involves projecting whether the process’ maximum fit-for-purpose and performance indicators will be attainable if it is developed and implemented.
Economic Feasibility Studies carried out by Proxion Process are typically geared towards the analysis of the financial viability of a given process, project and or engineering venture. This is usually a very important study to carry out before starting any project since the main aim of investment in any project is profitability, among others. Proxion Process can provide accounting and advisory feasibility studies enable organizations to assess the viability, cost and benefits of process engineering projects before financial resources are allocated. We also provide independent project assessment and enhance project credibility.
A large part of determining resources has to do with assessing technical feasibility. It considers the technical requirements of the proposed project. The technical requirements are then compared to the technical capability of your plant, refinery, organization. The systems project is considered technically feasible if the internal technical capability is sufficient to support the project requirements.
Is the project feasible within the limits of current technology?
Does the technology exist at all?
Is it available within given resource constraints?
At Proxion Process, we pride ourselves in doing things right the first time. This is why our comprehensive concept and front-end engineering design (FEED) studies are conducted by applying standardised procedures and best practices to meet the varied requirements of our clients. We offer conceptual engineering and design expertise on a wide range of facilities and related infrastructure which are essential both in refinery and petrochemical plants.
Proxion Process performs concept design studies of oil and gas production facilities, Refineries, Petrochemical, Bio-Energy and Chemical Plants based on over 20 years experience, using proven technologies and a state of the art software system and access to commercial simulation softwares. The projects covered include new fields as well as the extension and modification of existing production facilities.
We have many years of experience in the preparation of Basic Engineering Packages (BPEPs) that enable new process technology to be commercialized for the first time. We deliver BPEPs to our clients (or to their contractors) and provide commissioning services as the final stage of technology development and transfer.
As a minimum, our basic engineering packages contain the following:-
Project Design Basis and Process Description
Process and Utility Flow Diagrams
Equipment List and Equipment Process Data Sheets
Catalyst, Chemicals and Effluent Plant Data
Hazard Study Data and Area Classification Diagram
Process Instrumentation Philosophy and Logic Diagram
FEED (Front End Engineering Design) means Basic Engineering which is conducted after completion of Conceptual Design or Feasibility Study. At this stage, before start of E.P.C (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), various studies take place to figure out technical issues and estimate rough investment cost.
FEED packages generally include:
Basis of Design
Main equipment process data sheets
Provisional Valve, Line and Tie in Schedules
Provisional Equipment and Instrument data sheets
Definitive Project Execution Plan, which may include: HSE plan, Contracting and procurement strategy, construction HSE plan
General Arrangements Drawings for main equipment and main pipework.
Cost estimating and schedule
Identification and investigation of long lead items
After the conception design phase and feasibility studies a project enters the detailed engineering phase. Detailed engineering executes the full definition of project requirements in terms of facility and equipment specification, materials, construction and installation. Proxion Process offers complete detailed process design packages to suit the client specification.
Proxion Process provides process engineering packages using licensed commercial process software such as Aspen Plus and/or in-house simulation programs to produce engineering documents and tasks which includes:
Development of P&ID’s based on FEED
Preparation of P&ID’s for utilities
Performing insulation and heat tracing calculations
Preparation of line list, equipment list, valve list, etc.
Preparation of plant operation and maintenance manual
Proxion Process is a leading provider of engineering, procurement, and modular construction management (EPCM) services for oil & gas production, transportation and processing facilities.
From project concept and FEED to construction management, our capabilities extend to every stage of your facility’s development.Instructing the FEED contractor to complete the project on an EPC/EPMCM basis can provide clients with several major advantages.
With our multi-discipline engineering expertise Proxion Process is well equipped to handle small to medium size engineering contracts. The engineering starts and finishes with our Process team but is complimented by our full engineering team which includes Mechanical and Structural, E&I, Piping.
Proxion Process has developed high-performing valued-added relationships with distributors and manufacturers worldwide. As a result we can source by standard materials, products and services as well as those that are highly-specified.We have the capabilities and contacts to procure items that range from raw materials such as structural steel to entire finished packages– whatever is needed to deliver your job.
With a global trusted procurement network we can procure items from anywhere in the world. Through this, we can direct the right materials to the right places for fabrication. We stand behind our work by utilizing the best OEM practices and finding the best products on the market, manufacturing them to your exact specifications.
Our products are custom designed and fabricated for each individual project. While we don’t stock finished goods or “off-the-shelf” products, we do stock carbon and stainless steel materials allowing us to meet even the shortest of delivery schedules. Materials such as fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), polypropylene, monel, and other exotic alloys can also be used depending on your project requirements. We also provide custom fabrication services.
If you have a special product or need to modify your equipment for a specific purpose, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss our fabrication experience with you. From basket strainers and random packing support grids to pilot scale equipment, Proxion Process is willing to assist you.
At Proxion Process, we believe Process is our strength. With many years of experience in Process Design, Engineering, Optimisation and Safety we can either support your already well established Process Team with extra capabilities such as Process Simulation using Aspen Hysys, Relief valve/network checks,secondary opinion OR can act as your primary Process Support Company.
Proxion Process engineer posses experience ranging from developing field development plans for new plants through to providing input to multi-discipline FEED projects and providing technical authority approval for operational roles within new and existing plants. Our Process Support services are extended with economic analysis, feasibility studies, process design, front end and detailed engineering, project and construction engineering.
Proxion Process offers a unique blend of process design and simulation to deliver the most rigorous solutions and to provide clear & feasible design and operational recommendations.
Process simulation model is the fundamental part of any process design and evaluation. Simulations can be performed for existing plants, whereby equipment sensitivities and performance can be investigated for alternative operating conditions.
Dynamic simulation uses computer program to model the time varying behaviour of a system. Dynamic Simulation has become an integral part of process engineering, allowing increasingly complex design, control and operability issues of modern plants to be resolved. Used at an appropriate point in design, dynamic simulation has the potential to dramatically reduce project costs and technical risk and is hence associated with high payback ratios. Dynamic simulation offer solution to plants problems such as:
Design validation for complete process and control schemes
Computational fluid dynamics is a computer based too that uses numerical methods and algorithms to simulate the behaviour of involving fluid flow and other physical processes by solving the equations of fluid flow and energy conservation over the region of interest. By understanding how the process within the system, Proxion Process engineers can help design and optimise a better process. Our focus is on providing an accurate solution within a cost effective limit.
Some of the modelling techniques used by Proxion Process Engineers include:
On a large or small scale, Proxion Process fully understands the intricate details of refineries. We have extensive experience in optimising the design, procurement and construction of all refinery facilities, including distillation, hydro-processing, fluid catalytic cracking, coking, octane enhancement, hydrogen production and sulfur removal units.
We offer design and engineering for the following:
Proxion Process’ capabilities and experience in gas processing include gas dehydration, gas sweetening, sulfur recovery, NGL recovering and fractionation, natural gas liquefaction, and gas compression and reinjection. We can provide debottlenecking studies to increase throughput and decrease production schedules. Our personnel have experience in natural gas processing plants industry-wide.
Each Power plant is unique in its own way based on feed material, capacity and power output. Proxion Process provides services that are carefully tailored to meet a plant specification and requirement.
From expert consultant services to technology to comprehensive project management, field service and technical support, Proxion Process offer comprehensive safe, reliable and cost-effective solution. Our aim is to improve plant availability, productivity and competitiveness.
Waste water is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence. Municipal wastewater is usually conveyed in a combined sewer or sanitary sewer, and treated at a wastewater treatment plant or septic. Treated wastewater is discharged into receiving water via an effluent sewer.
At Proxion Process we understands that an effective primary waste water treatment is very critical to your plant operations, whether discharging directly to a municipal wastewater treatment system or treating prior to your own biological wastewater treatment system. Optimizing the performance of treatment equipment can dramatically minimize overall costs and maximize your return on investment.