With larger projects, it is often advantageous to begin with Front End Engineering Design (FEED), which can serve as a planning tool and as a snapshot used by management in evaluating project feasibility.
Process / Capital Planning / Preliminary Engineering
The FEED portion of a project can, if requested, define the process, produce general arrangements, determine approximate cost and schedule, select major equipment, and determine basic material balances, allowing the client to determine raw material, chemical, water, and power usage, as well as waste for disposal. In this manner, all members of the team can fully understand and approve the basic elements of the project before detailed engineering begins.
FEED options available:
» Process flow diagrams
» Process and instrumentation diagrams
» General arrangements
» Design basis
» Mass/energy balances
» Project/execution plans
» Project cost breakdown
» Project schedule
» Automation strategy
» Identification of major equipment
» 3D concept design