CASE STUDY #4 Capital Project Automation & Process
Large Puerto Rico Solid Dosage Facility
The Challenge: Provide
Owner’s Representative Services for Automation and
Instrumentation Engineering during construction, commissioning,
qualification, and initial operations for multiple projects.
The facility is located in Puerto Rico and required full
time local engineering presence.
The Solution: CHT began
its operations in Puerto Rico in early 2001 as a response to
this request. Since that time, CHT has maintained a continuous
presence on the island during which time CHT has been a key
member of the engineering and construction team providing dedicated
engineering on a daily basis. CHT has actively directed contractors
during construction periods, written specifications for additional
work scope, commissioned various projects, and provided product
demonstration-run process, equipment, and automation engineering
services. A representative project is described in the following
Project R consisted of a new installation
for a formulation and tablet coating operation. This project
consisted of 2 independent trains for formulation and wet milling
of coating solutions followed by tablet coating and drying
operations. Also included were dust collection, vessel temperature
control systems, and drying humidity & temperature control.
CHT directed all stages of the electrical and controls installation
and was fully responsible for the commissioning, startup, and
demonstration batches produced in the facility.
demonstration runs, CHT worked closely with the customer
process development scientists and solved critical processing
requirements including significant automation improvements
to the vendor supplied pan drying controls and major modifications
to the spray gun control server controls.
The Result: The customer
has benefited from a full time presence of CHT engineers who
ensure that all aspects of the Automation Engineering design,
installation, and commissioning meet expectations. Most importantly,
the facilities are put into working condition as part of the
CHT team deliverable. At this juncture, many projects have
been successfully completed and are in operation. All customer
expectations have been met and CHT continues to serve this
customer on a daily basis.