In EIA21 we develop the Conceptual Engineering of the projects together with the client, defining the bases and general guidelines to be considered in the disciplines of process, mechanical equipment, civil works, structures, pipelines, support, stress, electricity and instrumentation and control.
Conceptual Engineering serves to identify the technical and economic feasibility of the project and will set the standard for the development of Basic and Detail Engineering. Conceptual Engineering is based on a previous study that defines the project requirements.
In this first stage or phase of an engineering project is:
- set the desired objectives for the client,
- establish what kind of technologies are applied,
- defines the framework of technical standards governing designs,
- set out the criteria for the economic assessment and the calculation of profitability.
Once all these points have been defined, we proceed to reconcile the bases or criteria of the financial or credit institutions established by the client.
For the development of various design options (called cases) and evaluations of profitability of the project or rate of return, for each case. All this in order to choose the option with which to proceed to develop the next phase or define the cancellation of the project for low profitability.
It begins with a pre-design of the project in a document, either written or drawn on a drawing showing a general arrangement for the project, as well as a schedule that shows the execution time.
List of variables or preliminary aspects of Conceptual Engineering:
- Products and production capacity.
- Installation overview.
- General drawing, block diagrams, room layout, material and people flow plans, classified area plans, basic process diagrams. Estimation of auxiliary services requirements.
- Process flow diagram.
- Capacity required for the project.
- Description of the process.
- The input variables and requirements of the customer to whom the product or service will be sold are explained.
- Regulations and regulations.
- Location and approximate area.
- List of preliminary teams.
- Investment cost with an approximation of +- 30%.
- Operating and maintenance costs.
- Forecast for future enlargements.
- Feasibility of having raw material inputs and municipal services.