Services

Process

GPA has a significant team of process engineers with extensive experience in oil & gas, mining and minerals processing, water treatment and other process industries.

Our strength in this space has been due to our strong affiliation with operations and production, and our ability to work with client operation and maintenance teams, to define problems and identify solutions.

We perform facility process modelling for greenfield and brownfield plants to provide: sizing, debottlenecking, optimisation, heat recovery and efficiency improvements for gas, liquids and multiphase systems.

GPA also uses static and dynamic simulation of the process to ensure the viability, stability, and safety of the system. We use a combination of in-house tools and Aspen HYSYS. Dispersion analysis for flammable gases is modelled using Phast to ensure hazardous area classifications.

Our Process services include:

  • Concept, scoping & feasibility studies
  • Front-end through to detailed engineering design
  • Troubleshooting, debottlenecking & optimising
  • Value improvement studies
  • Procurement & tender management
  • Project management
  • EPC, EPCM, turnkey solutions
  • Audits & risk assessment facilitation
  • Plant safety inspections & assessment
  • Capex and opex estimates
  • Owner’s engineers
  • Incident investigation
  • Commissioning/operability & plant handover
  • Decommissioning and abandonment.

Expertise

  • Process plant modelling & simulation
  • Process flowsheet development
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Process diagrams and calculations
  • Equipment & instrument datasheets
  • Hazardous area classification
  • Process safety audits & HAZOP facilitation
  • Process plant auditing & due diligence studies
  • Process control system interpretation/troubleshooting
  • Process control philosophy & functional descriptions
  • Modularised, transportable packaged plant designs
  • PSV sizing calculations & selection
  • Commissioning, operating & training documentation
  • Sizing calculations & selection for all types of rotating equipment, pumps & compressors
  • Pressure vessel sizing, design & specification
  • Various chemical transport/storage facility designs
  • Storage pond & containment bund sizing/design
  • Water treatment facility specification & selection including UF/MF & RO treatment plants
  • Tank and tank accessories including: sizing, materials selection, specification of agitators/motors
  • Bulk materials handling equipment sizing/selection including bins, hoppers, conveyors, mills, crushers
  • Heating/cooling system sizing/selection for liquids, gases including heat exchangers, cooling towers, etc.

Systems

  • Flowtran – pipeline modelling
  • Metsim, SYSCAD – mineral processing plant
  • Phast – radiation/plume dispersion/HA
  • KY Pipe, Pipe Sys – steady state, surge, transient piping analysis
  • FlareTOT, FlareNET – flare and vent systems
  • Hyena – fire systems
  • PetroSIM, HYSYS – steady state/dynamic process simulation