ICMEA‘s engineering services include the design of components, mechanical, electrical, industrial processes and processes automation. The design is always supported by advanced Computer Aided Design e Computer Aided Engineering softwares.
The design of components, mechanical and electrical plants always follows a detailed 3D modelling, carried out using cutting edge CAD softwares. 3D modelling allows to prevent interference and major design mistakes before construction starts. All the 3D models developed are shared with the client who can check all the manufacturing details prior the construction phase.
Using CAE softwares, the modern finite element method analysis and computational fluid dynamics can be applied also in industry allowing early detection of structural problems and the ptimisation of projects involving fluids, like water treatment systems.
Design of components and plants based on strict quality procedures and supported by advanced CAD e CAE softwares allows to:
- minimise production costs;
- prevent operating issues and components failures;
- guarantee continuous functioning;
- early identification of risks and flaws.
Process design is based on information provided by the client that is used to make process schematic, mass and energy balance and finally “Pipe and Instruments” (P&Id) drawings and automation alghorithm. Balancing performance and investment cost ICMEA will provide the optimal solution either for new processe or existin ones to be optimised.
Construction follows engineering. ICMEA is able to manufacture prototypes, pilot plants and state of the art systems starting from scratch and especially for bespoke applications.
ICMEA‘s activity include the testing of components or plants manufactured either by ICMEA or third parties. On that purpose ICMEA prepares the optimal procedures to measure performance and if it is the case set up suitable test rigs. An effective “Design of Experiment” highlights criticities and potential improvement areas for future developments.
Before starting any project is always a good idea to carry out a feasibility study.
A good feasibility study allows to catch the current technological trends and thus the potential of a new technoogy.
A feasibility study starts from the state of the art analysis, market, patents and literature researches, to correctly position the new product or process in the reference market.
Subsequently a development plant is identified and the necessary economical and finacial reouserces are estimated.
A potential business plan, including a detailed SWOT analysis is carried out. After a feasibility study the clients will have a clear idea of the chance of success for their project. In some cases it is possible to produce small laboratory prototypes (TRL 3) for preliminary performance check.
Reducing fossil fuel consumption is at the moment mandatory to reduce production cost and greenhouse gas emissions.
Any industry characterised by high energy consumption should optimise energy consumption
ICMEA can analyse clients’ production processes and identify potential areas of intervention to optimise cost that might include:
-installation of renewable energy production plants like photovoltaic;
– installation of cogeneration and trigenertion systems;
– planning distributed interventions like installation of inverters or process automation systems.