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Process Engineering Associates, Inc.


Process Engineering Associates, Inc.

Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS),, provides independent process design, process chemical engineering, and process safety services. These services are provided to chemical/petro-chemicals, petroleum refining, alternative fuels, power industry, metals/minerals processing industries, and more. Clients in these markets include production plants, engineering firms (A/E, EC, and EPC), technology developers/providers, investment groups, and equipment manufacturers. PROCESS' personnel are experienced, highly-motivated chemical engineers with track records of significant achievement in the process engineering field. PROCESS has experience in providing exceptional process design services for the development of conceptual and detail process design, process modeling and simulation, and operations support.

PROCESS’ operations and design experience includes batch and continuous processes, all common unit operations, hazardous materials process, utilities processes (cooling systems, steam, hot oil, vacuum, etc.), industrial waste and water treatment systems. PROCESS currently has a staff of over 40 engineers, many with advanced degrees and a P.E. license. Internal resources include server based computer systems, multiple licensed copies of the CHEMCAD computer process simulation software, one licensed copy of the CCTHERM heat exchanger design software, and numerous internally developed process design spreadsheet tools. Additionally, PROCESS is experienced in the use of other software design tools such as Aspen, Hysys, Pro II, etc. and can provide services using these tools given prior arrangements for obtaining a short term license.

Overview of Services - Process Engineering Associates, LLC

Process Engineering Associates, LLC ( specializes in process chemical engineering and process design only. As such we provide the following types of services.

• Process Design
o Conceptual/Preliminary process design
o Front end engineering design – FEED Study
o Process design packages (Basic Engineering Design)
o Design basis development
o Alternatives evaluations or feasibility studies
o Capacity evaluations/revamp studies
o Relief valve studies
o Evaluation of 3rd party process designs
o Utility evaluations
o Complete process design packages
o Control scheme development
o Creation of PFDs and P&IDs
o Equipment plot plans
o Equipment specifications
o Preliminary cost estimates

• Process Modeling/Simulations
o Detailed mass & energy balance
o Unit operations design
o Piping system hydraulics
o Relief or flare system design/evaluation
o User friendly simulation interface development

• Process Modification/Construction Oversight
o Green field construction oversight
o Equipment installation plans/coordination
o Vendor fabrication inspections
o Coordination of process tie-ins
o Piping oversight
o Vessel placement oversight
o Vessel internal assembly oversight

• Operations Support
o Commissioning and startup
o Troubleshooting and optimization
o Debottlenecking
o Control systems startup/tuning
o On-site process installation and modification oversight
o Operating procedures
o Process documentation
o Operator and engineering staff training
o Short term staff augmentation

• Process Safety Management
o Conducting Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs)
o Conducting Safety Integrity Level (SIL) selection analyses for Safety Instrumented Systems (SISs)
o Conducting Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
o Conducting compliance Audits
o Performing hazard assessments (including HAZOPs)
o Developing Risk Management Plans
o Resolving/implementing PHA recommendations
o Developing PSM/RMP programs
o Developing process safety information
o PHA facilitation training
o Incident investigation training

• Additional Capabilities
o Plant investment due diligence evaluation
o Process/equipment bid package preparation
o Vendor bid evaluations and recommendations
o Expert witness/legal team technical assistance

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