ENGINEERING SERVICES

NEW EQUIPMENT DESIGN

AVAILABLE, REKNOWN AND INDEPENDANT EXPERTS

Our work is result-oriented for successful and definitive solutions. To achieve this goal, our approach weighs all operation aspects against all separation processes available. After introducing production, health, safety and environment standards, this procedure enables us to narrow down to the best technology at the best cost-benefit level for our clients.

WORK APPROACH

A process-specific and thorough survey form has been created in-house. This document allows us to establish comprehensive design criteria for our client's separations processes. Then, a technology selection grid enables us to get a global look at all technologies available for our clients process needs.

We can get involved at all levels of an engineering project, whether it be for a design study, a design engineering or a priliminary engineering.


OUR DESIGN PROJECTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  • Characterisation of states (solid, liquid, gaseous)
  • Fulfilment of design criteria
  • Evaluation of Best Control Technology (BACT)
  • Laboratory testing in pilot plant
  • Design/ sizing calculations
  • Supplier and equipment selection (from a broad pool of suppliers)
  • Process flow diagram (PFD) and general layout drawings
  • Cost estimate of acquisition, installation and integration

OPTIMIZATION OF EXISTING EQUIPMENT

ALWAYS MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR EQUIPMENT

The profitability of your business invariably rests on optimal operations at all levels. Our proactive methods will always enable all the potential of your separation processes. In respect to quality and capacity, your operations will be at their greatest.

WORK APPROACH

STS CANADA has developed working practices that aim at adapting your facilities to new production levels.

Optimization can be done either on stand-alone equipment, an entire fleet or a single sector of your facilities. Our approach starts with an audit of unit operations in two steps. First, we survey the employees which use and work around the audited equipment. Second, we visit the facilities and inspect the equipment. After, observations are compiled with the operating parameters and then analysed. The results are then presented to management. Units and process equipment are ranked according to their criticality and an upgrade plan is submitted. This plan includes a list of actions to be implemented.

This approach makes it possible to:

  • Increase equipment performance and longevity
  • Ensure optimal operations
  • Reduce operations costs (OPEX)
  • Evaluate equipment integrity
  • Increase overall operation performance
  • Evaluate compliance to applicable legislation and norms
  • Enable equipment and plant monitoring
  • Better manage preventive maintenance and replacement parts stock
  • Set up a contingency plan
  • Keep track of interventions and outsourcing

EMERGENCY TROUBLESHOOTING OF YOUR PROCESS

ALWAYS BE IN CONTROL, ONE STEP AHEAD

Recurring equipment failure puts you in tight situations where it's impossible to rationalize your costs? STS Canada can step in to help manage emergencies or to optimise your process and equipment operations. STS gets things under control and then you can go back to operating under improved conditions.

WORK APPROACH

Developed and refined over the last 15 years, STS Canada's proven methodology enables our team to identify the root of your operation issues and to quickly and efficiently resolve them. This method has been tried, tested and proven over many investigation done by STS Canada. It combines usual techniques with tools developed internally with STS Canada's long experience with separation processes.

OUR METHOD INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

  • Analysis of the design and operating conditions of the problematic equipment
  • Analysis of the history of the problematic equipment
  • Characterization and analysis of phases to be separated (solid, liquid, gas)
  • Operations and mechanical audit of problematic equipment
  • Analysis of collected data and identification of the root problem
  • Identification of the needed modifications to resolve the issue

START UP & COMMISSIONING

HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONNEL FOR A CUSTOMIZED TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Regular workload peaks? In a time when cost redution is a must, outsourcing may be necessary.

With health and safety always in mind, our personnel's vast knowledge of chemical, mining and environmental processes allows STS to optimally assist and advise our clients during equipment and process start-up.

WORK APPROACH

Once the client's need have been defined, the crew member assigned on site will participate in production and maintenance meetings of the sector to be started-up.

He or she will be in direct communication with the personnel in charge of the sector. This crew member will validate operating parameters, monitor them and calculate the efficiency of the unit operation. Throughout this operation, he or she will issue recommendations for not only health, environment and safety aspects but also on the operational side.

At all times will this resources will be supported by STS Canada's engineers and technicians. Indeed, STS Canada uses the latest communication technology to stay in touch. Such tools included (but are not limite to): Webex, Skype, Onenote, Sharepoint and other cloud related tools that allow the whole team to support all facets of the project at all times.

When calling upon STS Canada, our clients are able to better control their process environment, whether it be at start-up for new equipment or recommissioning units that have been modified to better suit the client's needs (change in the supply chain, new operating conditions, production level increase, etc.).