A client that is active in the pharmaceutical industry has a supreme patented technology to isolate omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils. This technology, however, is less selective to the removal of certain natural impurities, preventing them from reaching the highest purity standard or by achieving this standard only at a lower capacity.
Following patent research and extensive laboratory trials, our client’s R&D-department have developed an alternative basic process, capable of removing these natural impurities more effectively.
Prove Engineering have used this basic process, modelled it and scaled it to full industrial scale in multiple iterations with our client’s R&D-department and senior management. We’ve assisted in getting pilot trials setup to validate our models, made the required engineering documentation (PFD, P&ID, M&E-balance) and specified the equipment for the industrial scale installations. Following an equipment supplier selection and a tender evaluation process, we’ve helped our client to negotiate competitive deals for the major equipment items.
At the moment we’re ironing out the last process engineering issues, aiding the construction team with engineering support and helping the validation team to get all the documentation sorted out.