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Wet Corn Mill Conversion to Ethanol Production

Project Summary

The client needed detailed process engineering, equipment layouts, and piping design and drawings for the conversion of a Wet Corn Mill to a 30 MGY ethanol production facility.

The project included:

  • Mass and Energy balance for the facility both wet mill and ethanol components
  • Development and compilation of P&ID’s
  • Development and compilation of equipment specifications
  • Obtain and compile vendor Quotations
  • Equipment design and specifications to meet updated fire codes relevant to ethanol production
  • 3-D model of the ethanol facility and selected areas of the wet mill that were modified
  • Equipment layout plans and elevations
  • Coordination between structural design, layout, distillation and dehydration
  • Prepare all the permit drawings for the facility
  • Prepare all HAZOP drawings required for the review
  • 3-D model of the piping systems in the ethanol facility. Specific areas included: Liquifaction, Secondary reaction, Primary and secondary cooling, fermentation, interconnections between distillation and dehydration, storage, loadout, process water, cooling water, chemical systems and yeast separation and recovery.

Type Of Industry

  • Ethanol Production

Tools & Skills Utilized

  • Mass and energy balances
  • Equipment design and specification
  • 3-D modeling
  • Design coordination