Provide a process technical review of a proposed design for an Energetic Waste Incinerator (EWI) and support preparation of a 65% Request for Proposal (RFP) package to an A/E firm in support of a government-owned ammunition production plant in the US.
Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) was subcontracted by a major A&E firm to provide a process technical review of a proposed design for an Energetic Waste Incinerator (EWI) and Contaminated Waste Processor, and to support preparation of a 65% Request for Proposal (RFP) package. The ultimate client was a government-owned (US Army Corps of Engineers) ammunition plant in the US.
The ultimate client currently produces several types of energetic waste that must be disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, including:
- Grindable Energetic Waste, which is converted to a slurry before it is fed to the EWI Rotary Kiln System
- Non-Grindable Energetic Waste, which is treated as-is in a Contained Burn Chamber
- Combustible Energetic Contaminated Waste, which is shredded before it is fed to the EWI Rotary Kiln
- Non-Combustible Energetic Contaminated Waste, which is decontaminated as-is in a Car Bottom Oven.
As part of this effort, PROCESS completed the following tasks:
- Performed an independent technical review and provided comments on a previous design package that had been prepared for the project by others, including process narratives, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs), equipment and instrument datasheets, and safety and process instrumented function datasheets.
- Prepared a completely new heat and material balance (HMB) for the EWIs and their downstream flue gas treatment systems implementing the recommendations from a value engineering exercise that the client had completed previously. The new HMB included two (2) cases covering a range of expected operating conditions.
- Helped the client identify process equipment items that should be served by an uninterruptible power supply and/or backup electrical power generator.
- Helped the client integrate the anhydrous ammonia receiving and supply vendor package into the design, which previously had been considered a separate project.
PROCESS reviewed the new 65% RFP package, which included all the same types of documents listed above and provided comments to the client. PROCESS also assisted the client in responding to the ultimate client’s RFP package.
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- Bid package preparation support.