Front-End Engineering Design

Our proven approach to FEED provides our Clients with major opportunities to maximise value, while avoiding delays in later stages of projects arising from errors due to over-simplistic assumptions and inappropriate short-cut approaches that often plague process plant projects.

We adopt a system engineering approach to FEED that supports requirement traceability and categorisation of systems so that we can apply the most practicable level of rigour in the design and delivery process. Key aspects of our approach include:

  • Design Intent is systematically built and documented to ensure there is clarity of knowing why things are designed the way they are
  • An integrated risk management approach covering all safety, environmental, and business risk which avoids arbitrary selection of mitigation measures and “silo” working between engineering and safety
  • Tailored Design Reviews using proven check-lists and prompts to ensure compliance with requirements, consideration of all life-cycle aspects, and avoiding typical omissions and oversights
  • Collectively addressing multiple legislative hazard related requirements (eg. ATEX, PED, Fire, etc) with consistency and avoiding separate reviews

Our FEED process provides major advantages in project delivery by reducing costs, delivery times and eliminating uncertainty. It is designed to deliver substantiated Reference Designs that provide a solid basis for Pre-Commencement Safety Cases. It also provides significant benefits for our Clients during operation, for example if a relief valve needs to be removed from duty for maintenance, full traceability will exist back to the original hazard identification and subsequent risk reduction evaluation, meaning there is no ambiguity surrounding the Design Intent for the device, and our Client knows how it can be removed from duty without compromising safety.

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Flex Process Case Study_Dynamic Nat Gas Let Down

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