Process Engineering

Process Engineering

PSC S.r.l. Engineering & Contracting (PSC) is customer oriented, able to deliver the following engineering services:


  • Project description and scope of supply;
  • Feasibility study (definition or technical support of appropriate process treatment with relevant technical reasons and conclusions);
  • Process description and theoretical principles;
  • Project design data and performance;
  • Process flow diagram, heat and material balance;
  • P&I drawings;
  • Selection of the important technologist sub-vendor;
  • Process data sheet of main equipment and instruments;
  • Utility consumption list;
  • Chemical list and consumption;
  • Battery limits;
  • General lay-out with equipment arrangement;
  • Preliminary process risk review and recommendations;
  • Preliminary estimation of plant CAPEX and OPEX;
  • Preliminary environmental impact study;
  • Site survey.


  • Evaluation, examination of the customer’s technical project specifications and standards;
  • Process sizing of main equipment, interconnecting lines by own calculation software or by sub-vendor software;
  • Process calculations reports;
  • Technical specifications of the main process equipment or particular on-line instrumentation (technical characteristics, construction material, requisition for their proper operation and maintenance, etc.);
  • Hydraulic profile with relevant computations;
  • Line list;
  • Automation control system description (control loops, interlock, alarms, automatic sequence, etc.);
  • Cause effect charts;
  • Tabulation and comparison of the sub-vendor’s quotation and documentation (in some case also inspection to his office and facility for qualification process);
  • Review and comments to mechanical drawings of the designed plant (section view, construction drawings, details, installation, etc.);
  • Operating and maintenance manuals (trouble shooting guideline, operating parameters, chemical laboratory test, safety procedure and plant optimization, etc.);
  • Performance test procedure;
  • FAT and SAT procedures;
  • Hazop meeting attending and activity;
  • Coordination and assistance to pre-commissioning, commission and start-up, on-site testing (SAT);
  • Training, technical assistance and remote support to plant operation and conduction.


  • Operational data collection and mathematical statics analysis;
  • Identification and resolutions of the existing process bottleneck, inefficiency or failure;
  • Process simulation by own know-how software or by sub-supplier software;
  • Replacing, revisions and retrofitting of the existing process equipment;
  • Process operating procedures and best engineering practice;
  • Coordination with third party for any additional inspection, test measurement;


  • Planning, scheduling and conduction of the small scale pilot test or bench scale test;
  • Selection and cooperation of innovative process, best available technology or competitive key sub-supplier on market;
  • Development or improvement of our own process equipment proprietary know how;
  • Cooperation with external laboratory institute, company (ISO certified and accredited, for any material test, tool calibration, chemical analysis, etc.);
  • Literature research via web link data base, library and specialized magazines.