A critical step to “building it right the first time” is to ensure all processes are engineered to meet client requirements. From defining the process flows and mass/energy balances through to correct instrumentation and balance of plant specifications, Cogent’s Process Engineers work collaboratively with clients to develop solutions to meet performance objectives. In addition, our engineers work with clients on continuous improvement projects to address bottle necks, process variability and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) to improve operational performance.
> Process Design
Cogent provides a holistic approach to the complete process design to ensure our clients get a safe, reliable and efficient operation leveraging the latest in automation technology. From Wood-based panel board to Industrial Pellet plants, Cogent works with clients throughout the project life cycle from initial Definition to Design (e.g. Process Flow Diagrams to Mass Balance) through Build and Commissioning.
> Processing Technologies
From wood handing to the final product, Cogent offers technical expertise in the selection and integration of process technologies as part of your modernization, expansion or greenfield project. Cogent works in the best interest of our clients to ensure equipment sizing, specifications and standards meet the requirements and ensure a safe, reliable and efficient process.
> Balance of Plant (BOP)
Essential to a plant, the BOP systems provide the core infrastructure to supply the necessary resources (e.g. WAGES – Water, Compressed Air, Gas, Electricity and Steam) and building make up air into the entire operations. Working closely with our process engineering experts, Cogent identifies ancillary systems that support the process and addresses any gaps in the supply chain that are required for optimal equipment performance during the design phase of a project.
> Process Improvement
Collaboratively with clients, Cogent engineers work on various process improvement initiatives reducing process variability, material consumption, improving reliability and increasing production. In addition, Cogent can map out master plans to execute identified process improvement projects that work with capital planning cycles, production schedules and planned downtime and outages.