Batch Production Facility – Detail Engineering


chemical case study

A titanium producer wanted to revamp their existing continuous facility to build a batch production facility based on their existing pilot plant technology. The client wanted to reuse some of the existing equipment from their continuous process for this new process and integrate the new batch production system with the balance of the existing plant and equipment with the least amount of rework and impact possible. The process also utilized high temperature liquid and gaseous sodium which means the piping design including pipe supports was very important for a successful project.


Valdes performed the front-end and detail engineering for the project. Laser scanning was utilized to scan and capture the as-built condition of the existing facility and the equipment that was to be reused. This information was then turned into a 3D model to determine how the new process unit would fit into the available area honoring the client's specifications. Valdes team members from various disciplines collaborated to develop a detail design for this new plant that met the challenges presented.


By starting with laser scanning and producing a 3D design model, significant time, money and rework was saved since the 3D model was continuously reviewed with the client for design improvements throughout the project development life cycle.







Instrumentation & Controls

Piping & Plant Layout

Laser Scanning & Surveying

Project Management