Design and Build
We have a standard procedure set in place for the design and build phase of all our projects. This is so all parties involved have a clear understanding of the timeline of works. The different stages of this procedure provide structure and guidance for the project as a whole.
After your initial enquiry, it is important that discussions take place between both parties to determine the main requirements for the project. During these meetings (which a suitable location will be agreed) the following topics can be discussed.
Process (performance figures, items to be handled etc.)
Interfaces (operator, upstream and downstream systems)
Environment (Clean Zones, Heat etc)
The next stage is to put together an initial process concept using the information provided by the client. A dedicated controls engineer will develop the concept in house, using resources such as R&D & small trials to confirm our ideas.
Once the concept has been agreed between all parties, we will be able to provide a budget cost for the proposed system. It is at this stage, that the budget can be reviewed. If the proposed costs fall within your expectations, we can then proceed by generating a detailed quotation for the project.
This quotation will provide you with an in-depth breakdown of the project structure and costs.
The system overview
The performance figures
The hardware to be supplied
The engineering at Adbro
The engineering at your site
Upon receipt of an official purchase order, the next stage of design and build process can get underway. This will consist of the following;
Detailed Concept Trials
Functional Design Specification – This will detail the system functionality from an operators point of view
Hardware Design Specification – This will detail the hardware used in the system
General Arrangement drawings – This will be provided in both 2D & 3D format
Electrical Schematics – These will be generated using Eplan and include: Control Panel Wiring, Cable Schedules & Terminal Schedules
The build stage of the project will be undertaken in our workshop based in Hermitage, Berkshire. This is where the system fabrication will take place.
Depending on the scope of the project this can consist of the following:
Control Panel Construction
Control Software Generation
In House Testing
Following a successful build, the system will go through testing and quality check. This will confirm if the system operates as required. We will invite you to our premises to observe this process. This also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
On completion of a successful test. We will provide a factory acceptance test specification document. This will detail all the tests that have been undertaken and the results on your system.
For an additional insight to work we have previously completed for our clients, take a look at our case studies.