FWS’ Approach To Process Engineering

July 2, 2024

  At FWS, we offer invaluable expertise in process engineering, having cultivated extensive partnerships and networks with seasoned professionals in […]

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At FWS, we offer invaluable expertise in process engineering, having cultivated extensive partnerships and networks with seasoned professionals in the field. Whether your project involves bulk material, grain or liquids and gas handling, we stand ready to collaborate and provide tailored solutions to meet your needs. In this blog, we’ll explore how we can serve as your trusted partner for all your process engineering needs, delivering expertise and excellence every step of the way.  


Understanding Client Goals 


Understanding the core objectives of our clients is fundamental to our approach. Whether achieving production goals or meeting specific targets, we excel at translating these objectives into actionable numbers. Clients often approach us intending to handle a particular quantity of a product, and our team swiftly calculates the required raw materials. From there, we strategize how to construct the remainder of the system to align with the client’s end goals. This may involve determining the optimal number of rail cars to load per hour at an inland facility or confirming vessel loading schedules at a port terminal. By providing precise numerical insights, we empower our clients to make informed decisions and construct plants that accommodate their operational requirements. 


Integration and Feedback Loop


Our unique advantage lies in integrating with field staff as a design-build firm. This unique positioning allows us to leverage invaluable feedback from the field, enabling us to remain deeply engaged throughout the construction and commissioning phases. By actively soliciting and incorporating client feedback in a closed-loop process, we ensure that our designs align precisely with their evolving needs. In addition, this integration allows us to gather insights on constructability and maintenance early on. Ultimately, our design-build model enables us to be more intimately involved in every project’s lifecycle, ensuring optimal outcomes for our clients. 


Utilizing External Resources 


When designing processes where outside expertise is required, our extensive network of partners comes into play. Collaboration with other companies enables us to provide comprehensive solutions, irrespective of whether the design is entirely within FWS or involves multiple engineering firms. Our approach remains consistent: we are committed to delivering end-to-end solutions tailored to each client’s unique requirements. 


Balance Of Plant 


For our in-house resources, we provide comprehensive utility engineering, encompassing the design and management of crucial utilities such as compressed air, instrument air, process water, cooling water, steam and natural gas. Our team is adept at crafting efficient and effective systems to meet our process designers’ and clients’ needs, ensuring seamless integration into their operations. Whether optimizing energy usage, enhancing system reliability or ensuring regulatory compliance, we are committed to delivering solutions that meet expectations.  


Our client-centric approach and expertise in process engineering and infrastructure optimization sets us apart in the industry. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals. 




FWS is an industrial construction firm with a 70-year track record. We offer comprehensive in-house capabilities spanning project planning, design, engineering, procurement, project management, construction, commissioning and maintenance.  

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