The client’s objective was to improve the plant’s capacity by 20%.
The task was to implement a new evaporator.
An important aspect of the assignment was that the client’s production could not be halted during the installation of the new evaporator unit.
The timing of this project was crucial, as the client had an increasing demand for its product. The new evaporator had to be commissioned within three months.
Intentus Engineering was selected to provide engineering, project management and operator training for this project.
The project included the mechanical engineering of a new evaporator, heat exchanger and piping.
Mechanical stress analyses were performed to ensure the strength of the components and building.
Electrical and software engineering were performed in cooperation with third parties to ensure meeting the deadline.
Intentus Engineering modified the software during commissioning for ultimate performance of the evaporator.
Intentus Engineering involved multiple stakeholders to ensure the three-month deadline was met.
Output increased by 20%.
The stress analysis revealed that the floor load was too high. Therefore, Intentus Engineering assigned a third party to reinforce the construction of the building.
Documentation, reports and training of the operators were provided.
About the project
This evaporator unit is used to extract water from hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP).
It heats the HVP to 70°C, using steam on the bottom and sides of the evaporator.
The pressure of the evaporator is 150mbar, 70 percent of the water evaporates in 3 hours.