Process Engineering

The process engineering team at Acero provides support for various project types including: conceptual studies, FEED’s, facility retrofits, detailed engineering of batteries, well sites, oil & gas facilities, and plant optimizations. In addition, the process team can assemble various deliverables and engineering packages that include: process simulations, drawing packages, as-built drawing packages, equipment sizing, and optimization reports

SERVICES
Process simulations, Material & heat balances, Hydraulics (including transient analyses) & line sizing, Flare & relief systems, ESD & control design, Process flow diagrams, Process & utility, P&ID development, Process equipment & instrument sizing & specifications, Line & tie-in lists, HAZOP facilitation, Special studies (FEED, feasibility, process selection & cost), Plant optimization – debottlenecking & trouble-shooting, Operations support, and Facility as-building.

SOFTWARE

  • Various Microsoft products (Excel, Visio, etc.)
  • VMG SIM
  • HYSYS complete with Flarenet
  • PipeFlow

Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering team at Acero provides support for various project types including: pipeline projects (tie-ins, gas gathering lines, etc.), facility retrofits and expansion, detailed engineering (batteries, well sites, facilities), and plant optimisation, FEED, and conceptual studies. The mechanical engineering team also develops various deliverables and engineering packages that include: equipment design, engineering procurement support, and preparation of project specifications.

SERVICES
Mechanical design & specifications, Preparation of project mechanical specifications, Equipment procurement, and Stress analysis.

EI&C Engineering

The electrical, instrumentation, and controls (EI&C) engineering team at Acero provides support for various project types including: facility retrofits and expansion, detailed engineering (batteries, well sites, facilities, power sub-stations), and supports procurement activities and studies (plant optimisation, FEED, and conceptual studies, etc.).  The EI&C engineering team also develops various deliverables and engineering packages that include: project-specific electrical engineered packages, typical well site electrical engineered packages, EI&C engineering procurement support, power distribution optimisation analysis and/or studies, instrument specification and sizing, control narrative and/or philosophies and shutdown key development.

SERVICES
Specifications & design, Engineering studies, Engineering documents/drawings, and 3rd party associated EI&C services.

 

 

Civil/Structural Engineering

The structural engineering team at Acero provides full engineering packages including: all grading, foundations, structural concrete, and steel design. The civil engineering team has the capacity to provide 3D design for ditches, ponds, tank farms, roads, site grading for runoff, etc.

CIVIL ACTIVITIES
Containment (retention ponds, dikes, berms & booms, etc.), Cut & fill calculations, Road & well pad, access, layout & design, Tank farms & foundations, Site grading & drainage, Concrete block walls, Culvert design & specification, and Aerial & site surveys for pipeline recon & process facility location & placement.

 

STRUCTURAL ACTIVITIES
Modularization, Piperacks and platforms, Equipment skids – framed structures and utilidors, Prefab & rigid frame process building design, specification and procurement, 3D modelling & design of material handling systems & hydrogen manufacturing units, Bridges (pipeline & remote access), Terminal loading/unloading facilities, Towers and guy wires, Wildlife crossings, Concrete bunkers and silo storage facilities, Structural concrete walls – floors and pads, Foundations: piles, rotating equipment & compressors, engineered cut and fills, Pipeline anchors & anchor blocks, Vertical & horizontal process equipment foundations, and Warehouses.

BUILDING DESIGN LAYOUT
Office buildings (including expansions), Control rooms, Commercial site developments – zoning and permitting, and Site camps.

SPECIALITY EXPERIENCES
• Foundations for arctic & permafrost, muskeg and desert
• Earthquake design
• Crane & lifting studies
• Transportation & logistic studies

SOFTWARE
• S-Frame
• S-Steel
• Images

Piping Design & Drafting

The piping, design and drafting team at Acero provides technical support for engineering deliverables and packages. The team can create piping models, 2D and 3D facility models, and project drawings such as PFDs, P&IDs, plot plans, and site as-builts. Acero’s newly developed piping team specializes in: stress analysis, pipeline hydraulics, pipeline risk analysis and corrosion analysis.

SERVICES
2D & 3D CADWORX design & drafting, 3D model shots, 3D model reviews, Plot plans, Well pad layouts, Equipment location plans & layouts, Piping plans & models, Modularized piping design, Equipment modeling, Skid package modeling, and Facility as-building.

 

 

Project Management & Controls

In addition to general project management activities typically performed at an EPCM firm, Acero has also been invited by several clients to act as their project management consultant (PMC) to supervise other firm’s activities. Acero has performed project management and/or project control duties globally and has full time employees that manage client’s projects with in-house engineering teams assigned to them. These projects range in size, complexity, and schedule/budget demand. Acero also offers the secondment of facility engineers to work on behalf of our clients in the field and manage engineering projects at a home-based office.

SERVICES
Project initiation, Overall project performance – responsibility and co-ordination, Client liaison & interface with regulatory authorities, Co-ordination of high value overseas engineering work center, Scopes of work & services, Project procedures quality plans and implementation, Project execution plans, Design basis memoranda, Design specifications, Project & resource planning and scheduling, Cost estimates – budgets and cost control, Contract development – negotiation, administration and supervision, Procurement interface & co-ordination, Project status & progress measurement, Project reporting, Quality assurance, and Project closeouts.

Regulatory

Acero has a full time regulatory department that manages government regulatory applications and requirements throughout a project’s life for clients throughout western Canada.

SERVICES
Facility/pipeline new licenses and amendments, D56 notification letters, Preparation of reports for applicable applications, Facility/pipeline application audit packages, DDS submissions for facility/pipeline applications, Notices of construction start, pressure testing and leave to open, Assisting with information requests and non-compliance events, Continual support to project teams to ensure regulatory compliance, AER H2S calculations to determine EPZ areas and release volumes.

Governing bodies we have worked with:

  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • Alberta Environment (AENV)
  • Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA)
  • Alberta Highway & Infrastructure
  • Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD)
  • BC Oil & Gas Commission (OGC)
  • BC Ministry of Environment (MOE)
  • BC Safety Authority
  • Sask. Ministry of Economy Petroleum & Natural Gas Division
  • National Energy Board (NEB)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)

Procurement

Through experience, Acero has developed a database of trusted vendors globally who are versatile and familiar with fast-tracked projects, high quality requirements, and variable working environments. Acero’s experience in procurement is not only limited to sourcing, but also to government and shipping regulations and transportation logistics required for each project.  Acero is committed to a quality system that ensures that all of the equipment arrives on site, on time, and in working order.

SERVICES
Technical & commercial specifications, Bid solicitation & evaluations, Purchase order & contract development, Transportation, logistics and expediting, Vendor data control, and Inspection and surveillance.

 

Construction Management

Acero provides construction management, commissioning and start-up support for greenfield and brownfield facility work globally. Acero employs dedicated personnel, with diverse language backgrounds, that can travel to location and provide services ranging from start-up assistance to basic operator training. Acero has had several successes in construction management and commissioning due to clear communication and training with the local workforce.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
Construction planning, scheduling and construct-ability, Modularization strategies, Contractor pre-qualification, Construction strategy and work packages, Bid tender, evaluation and award, Site supervision and inspection, Field engineering, Material control, Safety, Contract administration, Change administration, Change control, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning procedures, Operating and maintenance manuals, Startup assistance, Training, Operations support, and Performance testing.

COMMISSIONING/START-UP ACTIVITIES
Commissioning procedures, Operating and maintenance manuals, Start-up assistance, Training, Operations support, and Performance testing.

 

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