BASIC AND DETAIL ENGINEERING
CLEANING PRODUCTS PLANT
A large national producer of cleaning products hired Pro-Tech to design a new plant to be installed in the North of Brazil. During the Basic Engineering phase all production processes – powder detergents, liquid detergents, fabric softeners and disinfectants – were analyzed in depth and optimization opportunities were identified with the Client’s staff help. Process Flow Diagrams and mass and heat balances were elaborated, followed by detailed Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams and comprehensive Utility Diagrams (steam, cooling water, chilled water, compressed air). By the end of the Basic Engineering phase, a total cost estimation with an accuracy of +/- 30% was prepared, which subsidized the company’s direction in the analysis of the economic viability of the project. After adjustments in production capacities arising from the economic assessment, the company decided to move forward with the project, and thus contracted Pro-Tech for the Detail Engineering in the disciplines Process, Piping, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation. Pro-Tech was also responsible for subsidizing local companies responsible for the Architecture and Civil disciplines, as well as assisting contractors responsible for permits and licenses (environmental agency, fire department and City Hall).