Systematic design and construction of bench and pilot plant scale units for chemicals production and energy conversion

Process Systems Design & Implementation (PSDI) has many years of experience designing and constructing bench and pilot plant scale units for various sectors of the chemical process industry. Specifically, our laboratory has wide experience in fluid and fixed-bed catalytic pilot plants and also gives cost effective, customized services for every application.

For every phase of a pilot plant construction, PSDI has highly skilled, experienced and trained staff (process, electrical, automation engineers and technicians) to provide improved control and automation and ensure safe and optimal operation of the unit.

PSDI offers the following services on this field:

  • Design and detailed engineering for each application
  • Mechanical and electrical construction of new pilot plant units
  • Testing and operation of new pilot plants
  • Modifications of existing units
  • Upgrades and scale-up of existing pilot plants and control systems
  • Systems integration in new and existing units
  • Start-up of new pilot plants and set up of the operating procedures
  • Safety management and troubleshooting in pilot plants operation
  • Consulting in new applications and pilot plant unit set-ups.

Once a new pilot plant construction project has been under taken, a basic engineering phase is being assessed where all the project objectives are set and studied in a preliminary level. This phase is followed by a detailed engineering phasewhere all aspects in terms of system implementation (process and instrumentation design, bill of materials, electrical schematics, reactor design, frame and site layout, control and software configuration etc) are considered thoroughly.

The two phases provide input to the construction phase and their results are utilized for equipment procurement, mechanical and electrical set-up of the unit and final systems integration. Ultimately, a complete set of functional and control tests are provided as part of the commissioning phase. Consulting services related to the system and unit design, during the whole project, as well as after-sales support can be offered upon client’s request.


About PSDI

PSDI laboratory mainly targets focused research and industrial projects in the area of modeling, design, optimization and control of chemical and energy conversion processes. Also has developed expertise in the design, construction and automation of chemical and power production pilot plants through numerous industrial projects.

Latest News


  • Catalytic processes – Pilot scale testing
  • Automation and control systems for complex production units
  • Modeling and optimal design of processes
  • Advanced Process Control (APC) of chemical energy systems

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