PROREC offers a tailored range of services related to R&D and quality control applications in the process and automotive industries. Industries served include the petrochemical, bulk chemistry, polymers and fine/specialty chemicals sectors, the energy sector and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the automotive and emissions aftertreatment industries and original R&D equipment manufacturers are an important part of our targeted markets.
Our engineers have been adding value for customers in the above sectors for 12+ years. This long experience has given us an excellent insight into the specific requirements & business environment of our target industries.
»Our services cover the complete R&D equipment lifecycle«
Based on our detailed Know-How we offer a wide range of services and solutions in the manufacture and operation of research equipment and rigs. PROREC’s services comprise the following key areas: Equipment & Research Rig Manufacture, Process Engineering, Project Management, Debottlenecking & Troubleshooting, Process Safety & Risk Management and Technical Consultancy & Support.
Our engineers develop complex lab and pilot scale rigs as well as miniplants to exactly match your research requirements. Starting from a basic concept we can carry out basic and detailed engineering: from Process Flow Diagrams through to P&ID drawings and a fully specified Bill of Materials.
Detailed calculations and design of all important process steps such as reactors and heat exchangers is carried out using quantitative engineering calculations and our long experience at this scale. We also define the process control strategy and select the optimal measurement techniques and instrument types.
Process and Equipment safety and design of protective systems and relief streams are firmly in our focus and integrated into the plant design from the very beginning onwards. Make use of our experience and depth of knowledge in the development of R&D miniplants and rigs either as a stand-alone engineering service (delivery of a design package) or as an integral part of an equipment/plant manufacturing project together with our manufacturing cooperation partners.
PROREC can lead project management activities for design, purchase and commissioning of lab scale and pilot units on our clients’ behalf. Our project managers, who are experienced in the specific demands of developing and manufacturing R&D scale units, lead the project in a comprehensive and structured manner. Projects are split into clearly defined steps, phases and milestones. Project controlling is based on regular checks and forecasting of costs, time, technical performance and quality. A continuous risk analysis during the process leads to the early identification and mitigation of project risks. Changes and deviations to the plan can thus be accounted for and integrated into the project. Open and transparent communication between all internal and external stakeholder is our highest priority.
Our customers profit from our fast response time and high level of flexibility during the project. Starting from a defined project scope, our highest priority is delivering the project on time, in full, and within budget.
We are also happy to advise on budget and concept during the initial specification stages of your project. Specification of the required scope & performance and a reliable estimate of the capital budget required are important steps in order to ensure the project’s success from the beginning onwards.
Whether adding new functionality to existing equipment or improving equipment throughput, PROREC can support you in the modification or revamp of your R&D units and miniplants. Based on a detailed analysis of the current unit we develop, together with our customers, clear targets and specifications. Building on this we develop the required solutions taking into account technical and financial requirements.
In addition to improving existing assets with regards to productivity, quality and safety we can solve acute current problems (Troubleshooting).
The project build phase of our revamp and debottlenecking projects is carried out together with our cooperation partners in equipment manufacturing and process automation.
Process Safety is a key factor in the process and high hazard industries. Based on a comprehensive and independent view we offer safety assessments and develop a basis of safety for your R&D and pilot units. We can provide semi-quantitative risk assessments & Hazard Studies, making sure that residual risk is acceptably managed.
Our Process Safety services can be applied to new units, review existing units and modifications/revamps of existing equipment. We advise on the choice, concept & detailed design of safety systems, including functional safety systems (SIL classification) and relief stream design. We can also support our clients with our expertise in the development & review of explosion safety assessments and area classifications.
Alongside complete engineering packages and equipment manufacturing projects we support our customers on specific issues and during initial project phases. This includes advice on specific process engineering issues, e.g. development of highly dynamic heating of a test reactor.
In such cases we develop and offer design and specification of the relevant components. As an independent company we provide unbiased and independent recommendations.
In addition, we can support you in the development of functional specifications and preparation of tender and request for quote documentation. We can carry out screening and selection of suppliers as required. We also carry out comprehensive feasibility studies in order to deliver our customers a reliable decision making aid before executing R&D equipment build projects.
Together with our cooperation partners in mechanical design & manufacturing as well as process automation, PROREC delivers customised R&D equipment. In addition to stand-alone design packages (engineering service only) we can realise lab and pilot scale units which meet your demands and expectations.
The combined expertise and experience in all the necessary engineering disciplines guarantees that the optimum unit to meet your R&D application is developed and delivered. PROREC takes care of an effective communication system ensuring smooth working between all parties and disciplines. One partner (general contractor) assumes overall contractual responsibility with our customers in order to minimise additional effort and allow for clear and simple contractual arrangements.
Our Cooperation Partners
In equipment & plant build projects we work with a select range of partners in mechanical engineering, manufacturing and process automation. PROREC can call on a network of excellent companies who provide the necessary expertise, specialist knowledge and experience in their specific engineering disciplines.
PROREC brings together the suitable partners to fit the project and customer, in order to deliver an optimum result for our clients in terms of quality, price and delivery time.
PROREC works exclusively with JA-Gastechnology GmbH (JAG) to manufacture innovative test rigs for exhaust gas aftertreatment for our customers in the automotive industries. JAG is a leading manufacturer and supplier of gas supply and calibration gas systems including automated gas management. Together we develop, manufacture and deliver turn-key test rigs, including utilities, for developing automotive exhaust gas aftertreatment catalysts.
Premex Solutions GmbH
In autoclave and stirred tank reactor applications PROREC works closely with the Swiss company Premex Reactor Solutions GmbH. Premex has been manufacturing high quality customer specific high pressure autoclaves and complete system solutions for the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries for over 35 years.
In addition to autoclave technology PROREC and Premex cooperate in the manufacture of R&D lab scale units.