Project Synopsis

Develop an FEL-1 preliminary process design and cost estimates for a Demonstration Scale Rubber Recovery Plant utilizing used tires as a raw material feedstock.

Project Summary

The client, a rubber tire recycling concern, contracted Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) to provide a preliminary process design and cost estimate for a Demonstration Scale Rubber Recovery Plant.  The primary purpose of the project was to perform preliminary process design work and generate a preliminary capital and operating cost estimate for such a plant (FEL-1 process design).  The following tasks were performed:

  • Design Basis development which involved the development of the baseline information that governed all subsequent process design tasks
  • Preliminary Process Simulation Model development which involved the development of a comprehensive, detailed mass and energy balance for the rubber recovery process being developed
  • Preliminary PFDs and Process Description preparation by utilizing the mass and energy balance information generated in the previous task
  • Preliminary Equipment List preparation involving the development of an equipment list that shows the new major pieces of equipment or systems that will be required for the process being evaluated
  • Preliminary Capital Cost Estimate preparation, +/- 50%, which involved the development of an order of magnitude capital cost estimate for completing design information generated during preceding tasks
  • Project Summary Report preparation, which involved Process assembling and conveying the project deliverables, information, findings, and any comments or recommendations in a summary letter report.

Industry Type

Used Tire Recycling

 

Utilized Skills

  • Process modelling
  • Preliminary process design
  • Preliminary CAPEX and OPEX development.