Once we've finished reviewing and screening the different process options, we begin with the first part of the conceptual design: comparing the pros and cons for each option and, based on criteria such as budget planning, market availability, etc., we decide on a "best of". We then develop a basic facility design. This includes:
We also calculate dimensions for equipment and units, check regulatory approaches and, where necessary, re-design. In addition, we develop a basic safety concept.
The second part of the conceptual design is the balance forecast: we calculate the mass and energy balances and determine the extent of investment required. We provide you with an overall cost estimate so that you know what – and how much – you can expect.