Hygienic Process Design & Engineering
When GEA Liquid Processing designs a process solution, we always stick to our religion – hygienic design.
Designing a system which is able to move media from A to B is simple. When it comes to the question of how the plant is cleaned however, design and engineering often become a challenge. If you add today’s requirements as to line efficiency and low product waste, system design and engineering suddenly become a work of art requiring years of practical design experience, cutting-edge processing components and in-depth knowledge of the media in question and the processes involved.
Based on the customer-defined User Requirement Specification (URS), our team of Project Engineers designs the required processing system. The calculated mass balances and production diagrams enable the Project Engineers to prepare Process & Instrument Diagrams (P&IDs) which are subject to client approval (Design Freeze). Subsequently, a Process Description can be prepared based on the URS and the frozen P&IDs. The Process Description is used as a basis for the preparation of the Functional Design Specification (FDS) produced by our Software Engineering team.
GEA Liquid Processing uses some of the most modern design and engineering tools available on the market. Our P&I Diagrams are prepared in Bentley AutoPLANT CAE system. The Bentley system can automatically generate information and easily enable design changes, even at a late stage in the project.
GEA Liquid Processing can generate 3D models of the designed processing system to be used in the validation stage along with the customer as well as during the installation phase. This ensures an optimum layout in the processing hall and perfect integration into existing processing equipment.