Case study: Vale – Nickel Refinery
Many processes have operated for many years without significant changes. In this case, the client was living with operating problems in preference to making changes that could potentially make things worse, especially as there was very little original design documentation available. The client approached Flex Process to reverse engineer their process and make much needed changes to overcome the operating problems and improve operation & efficiency.
Use our quality process to build a high fidelity model of the existing process to fully understand the chemistry and physics.
Test the robustness of the changes and any sensitivity.
Optimise the parameters ahead of start up, prepare the commissioning documentation.
Ensure that all information is documented so that the knowledge remains safely in house.