Chemical Engineering Expertise and Services

Koch Modular Process Systems, LLC. works with diverse clients across the Chemical Processing Industry. Our expertise in the multiple engineering disciplines that are required for the design and construction of our modular mass transfer systems include:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Controls Engineering

In addition to the engineering of modular systems, Koch Modular provides specific engineering services to our customers including:

  • Equilibrium Data Development and RegressionOur Work Koch Modular
  • Process Feasibility and Optimization Studies
  • Process Simulation and Modeling
  • Process Design Packages and Front End Engineering Studies
  • Detailed Engineering: Chemical Process Equipment, Piping Systems, Structural Support Systems and Electrical Systems
  • Process Automation: Design and Programming
  • Project Cost Estimating

Our Services

  • Modular Systems
  • Feasibility Studies
  • VLE/LLE Development
  • Process Simulations
  • Process Design
  • Pilot Plant Testing
  • Shell & Tube HX Design
  • Equipment Design
  • Detailed Engineering
  • 3D CAD Modeling
  • Project Management
  • Startup & Training
  • Distillation Continuous, Batch, Vacuum, Pressure
  • Azeotropic Distillation
  • Extractive Distillation
  • Reactive Distillation
  • Pressure Swing Distillation
  • Liquid-liquid Extraction
  • Stripping
  • Absorption
  • Reaction Chemistry
  • Process Control & Optimization

Chemical Process Technologies: Development, Design and Construction

Koch Modular’s unique combination of chemical process technology development, design and construction expertise positions our developing technology customers on a faster route from lab scale development to successful market ready production. Let Koch Modular be your Developing Technology Partner.


Who We Are

  • Process
  • Project
  • Control & Automation
  • Business Development
  • Mechanical
  • Civil / Structural
  • Electrical
  • Instrumentation
  • Piping Design
  • Vessel
  • Structural
  • Process / P & ID
  • Pilot Plant Operations
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Quality Control

Chemical Process Engineering – Concept to Conceptualization

The Process Design serves as the foundation of any chemical process. Once the throughput rate, product purities and yields are defined, Koch Modular chemical engineers begin the process of design conceptualization, wherein unit operations, system non-ideality, operating efficiency, process safety and capital costs are all considered and evaluated.

With the design concept established, Koch Modular develops an accurate model of the mass transfer system:

  • Selection of Equilibrium Data and Activity Coefficients
  • Development and Optimization of Chemical Process Simulation

Based upon the Process Simulation standard unit operation, heat and material balance, process flow and instrumentation diagram are created. Reliability, redundancy and flexibility are considered.

  • Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s) with Heat and Material Balance
  • Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s) with line sizing and pipe class specifications, instrumentation locations and process control schemes

Koch Modular process engineers next design the required equipment:

Column Designs including selection of mass transfer internals, hydraulic capacity and mass transfer efficiency.

  • Heat Exchanger Thermal Design
  • Preliminary Mechanical Drawings for Columns, Vessels and Heat Exchangers
  • Pump Hydraulic Calculations and Data Sheets

Finally, Koch Modular engineers together with our experienced piping designers develop three dimensional Equipment General Arrangement drawings incorporating the process’ flow requirements while optimizing accessibility for general operation and maintenance and in consideration of the available plant space.


Detailed Engineering Services for Modular Process Systems

Through our extensive detailed engineering procedures, Koch Modular engineers and designers are able to completely and systematically define each component of a modular process system. Equipment, piping, structural steel, instrumentation, electrical and controls systems are all evaluated, optimized and detailed for fabrication. Our senior project managers oversee and orchestrate the overlap and interaction of the multiple engineering disciplines required to successfully and efficiently execute our customer’s projects.

Typical Detailed Engineering Documentation includes:

  • Pipe and Valve Specifications
  • Piping Drawings: Plan, Elevation, Isometrics with Bill of Materials, 3D Review Model, External Connections Diagram/Coordinates
  • Pipe Stress Analysis
  • 3-D Model of Entire System in AutoPLANT®
  • Equipment: ASME Code Calculations, Fabricated Equipment U-1 Forms, Final Equipment Fabrication Drawings, Pump Data Sheets
  • Structural Steel Drawings: Plan, Elevations and Sections, Foundation Loading Diagrams, Lifting and Transport Diagrams
  • Electrical Drawings: Conduit Plans, Wiring Diagrams, Electronic Instrument Location Diagrams, Module Lighting Diagram, Terminal Box Layouts and Loop Diagrams
  • Instrumentation: ISA Data Sheets, Relieving Capacity Calculations for Pressure Relief Devices and Installation Details
  • Controls System: Alarm, Interlock and I/O Lists, Sequence Tables (as required) and Control System Workstation and Licensing Specification
  • Lists: Utility List, Power List, Equipment List, Valve List, Instrument List, Pipeline List and Equipment and Piping Paint List
  • QA/QC: Project Inspection Plan, Completed Module Assembly Checklist (FAT) and Completed Module Half Loop Test Procedure/Report
  • Manuals: Installation, Startup and Shutdown, Maintenance
Modular Methyl Ester (Biodiesel) Purification System

Detailed Engineering Design Software and Platforms

In addition to the engineering of modular systems, Koch Modular provides specific engineering services to our customers including: