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Soybean Oil Facility New Process Preliminary Engineering

The FDA has made its final determination that Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs) are not Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).  FDA has set a compliance period of 3 years for food companies to re-formulate products without PHOs and/or petition the FDA to permit specific uses of PHOs.

The client needed to add an oil feed pre-dryer and new enzymatic process system for a portion of their existing partially hydrogenated production to remove trans-fat. This system will be designed to process 120% of the existing production rates. The client plans build a new addition from its existing production building for this process and a temperature-controlled enzyme storage warehouse.

WORK COMPLETED: ADF Engineering was requested to complete front end (preliminary) engineering for this project. ADF executed the following deliverables within a 4-week expedited schedule:

  • Week 1:
    • Completed kick off meeting and site walk through.
    • Defined overall scope, site location, and field measurements.
    • Provided initial draft outline of capital cost estimate to align setup with client.
  • Week 2
    • Conducted onsite Electrical Survey.
    • Provided preliminary 3-D model for review.
    • Provided (3) preliminary mechanical layouts for review.
    • Provided preliminary capital cost estimate for review.
  • Week 3
    • Provided Electrical Survey Report.
    • Provided a Preliminary Foundation Plan.
    • Provided (2) Structural Framing Elevations.
    • Provided (1) Roof Framing Plan.
    • Provided EPC Schedule.
  • Week 4
    • Provided Building Code Review (50%) Report.
    • Provided 2nd option model and layouts.
    • Engineering Scope of Work for Detailed Engineering.
    • Engineering Staffing Plan.