Focus engineers produce a design basis which establishes the foundation for developing system designs and regulatory permit applications. The design basis addresses the project objective(s); process technology; control philosophy; the nature of the site including environmental conditions; specific economic criteria; environmental requirements; safety, vessel, structural, and design standards; preferred equipment, motor, electrical, instrument, and control vendors; plant operation and maintenance philosophy; anticipated information flow among the parties involved; and infrastructure and offsite support facilities.
Technology Evaluation, Feasibility Studies, and Engineering Evaluations
Focus engineers have experience with numerous technologies that allow us to perform feasibility studies to determine the optimum technologies to produce an effective system for meeting client production and emission standards in a cost effective manner. Our mass and energy balance modeling capabilities form a solid basis for feasibility studies and subsequent design basis documentation. Focus more than 25 years of experience means we have seen most technologies and can assist with the evaluation and selection. Further, Focus performs evaluations to assist with value added assessments so that our designs are optimized for the project criteria within the established boundaries.
Focus has developed an integrated system of proprietary process computer modeling programs to use in designing and evaluating a wide variety of combustion, air pollution control, and general chemical processing technologies. our in-house process engineering models perform chemistry, stoichiometry, emission estimation, pressure drop, energy and mass balance, and energy and reagent use calculations
Focus has developed models for estimating process air emissions, fugitive emissions from contaminated soil, water balances, contaminant of concern emissions concentration and destruction efficiency. We integrate screening air dispersion modeling into these results. Focus also licenses a number of process modeling software packages for specific unit operations such as packed column design. We can craft spreadsheet models for many processes to support optimization, troubleshooting, or upgrade design projects.
Focus personnel have considerable experience in areas of environmental emissions control; waste treatment processes; and the related support systems. Focus’ combination of hands-on, consultative, and experiential approach leads to designs that meet owner’s operating objectives and are compliant with applicable regulations.
Following development of a sound design basis and after engineering evaluations and final selection of process technology (ies), Focus uses a front end engineering design (FEED) approach to generate a process design package suitable to the project needs that encompasses some, most, or all of the following engineering deliverables: