Novetus is an engineering company that was built to combine the ability to automate routine engineering tasks with the know-how of experienced engineers. Through automation and partnering, we are capable of completing work in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of typical engineering contractors. Our project teams pride themselves on their ability to meet client objectives quickly and efficiently.Learn more about Novetus
Pasadena Chemical Plant
Novetus staff was responsible for design and construction of the benzoic acid wash system to clean the light-ends column on the back end of the phthalic anhydride (PA) plant.
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Novetus staff are experienced in evaluating and comparing project development concepts and working with the client's selection criteria to recommend the optimal concept for the project. Working as part of an integrated team with the client, Novetus will formulate, document, analyze, develop cost estimates and determine preliminary execution schedules for the variety of potential development concepts. This is normally a process engineering intensive activity, analyzing multiple flow rates, GORs, compositions, temperatures and pressures; as well as looking at various project execution plans to select one with the appropriate levels of execution, cost and schedule risk.
Novetus staff have extensive experience executing and managing front-end engineering projects for clients all over the world. Depending on client needs, we can provide process optimization studies, develop project and equipment specifications, PFDs & P&IDs, electrical studies, automation concepts, civil / structural designs, safety reviews, weight & cost estimates, and project schedules. We can also support the client AFE approval process and the EPC bidding process.
Novetus operates with a team of interdisciplinary facilities engineers and designers that work together to get jobs done much faster and with less red tape than large E&C companies could. Our teams are well organized and efficient when executing small capital projects. The same team will carry out the planning, design, project management, scheduling, and execution oversight. Our teams are capable of quickly integrating with the client's team and/or with other contractors in the US or overseas.
Novetus staff has extensive experience in the management of projects small and large, onshore and offshore. Our team will manage your project and construction needs from the first pencil stroke to the successful startup of your facility. Novetus has the skills and knowledge to manage the details, including vendor/contractor selection and project controls, all the way through installation. Novetus has the broad skills and knowledge to work with all aspects of your project whether it is a Naval Architect or a pump vendor. Novetus will implement efficiency tools that will streamline your projects and bring them in at or below budget.
Novetus can field a team of experts to review your project or facility to ensure the design meets the project requirements and the relevant safety regulations. Studies include PHAs, HAZOPs, upgrading as-built technical documentation to comply with PSM requirements, other safety studies and program implementations, and efficient resolution of findings and recommendations. Our goals are to get your facility into compliance, to ensure that the process has buy-in from all the stakeholders, and ensure that the work is repeatable and reusable.
Novetus has a team of engineers who are expert in process optimization studies, debottlenecking studies, instrumentation and control philosophies, process simulations, and all the associated infrastructure modifications that accompany these types of projects. Novetus focuses on safety, which also involves minimizing the number of onsite construction man-hours. Minimization of downtime is also of key importance on these jobs and Novetus employees are proud of their accomplishments in executing brownfield projects with minimal downtime to the operating facility.
Our unique experience and background in engineering and software development enables us to completely understand our client's needs in order to deliver the solutions they need to improve their business work processes. Novetus staff have experience developing custom business and engineering workflow applications, engineering calculation databases, management of change solutions, and cost estimating and tracking software. We can provide solutions for small companies by working directly with engineers and operators who have day-to-day immediate needs as well as larger companies by working with corporate IT groups who need to plan enterprise-wide solutions. The results of our solutions are always to give our customers an "edge" in meeting their business needs, reducing time to market, operating costs and resource requirements.