Process Engineering

Added value through technology

One of our key areas of expertise is process technology with a breakdown into the four subject areas:

  • Process engineering,
  • Plant safety and permitting management
  • Technology and patents
  • Advanced control.

Process engineering

The main tasks of our process engineering are the process design and development services for process plants of our customers operating refineries, tank storage terminals and logistics, chemical and petrochemical plants as well as environmental technology applications.

For the use of own or third-party technologies, VTA carries out the basic and detail engineering. In basic engineering we frequently implement the results of our previous studies. In addition to the planning of new plants, projects in existing plants are often carried out and also the integration of projects in revision shut downs (turnarounds) are planned and implemented. The use of state-of-the-art software and design tools is a matter of course for us.

Plant safety and permitting management

An important component of our services are systematic hazardous analyzes for plant safety and environmental considerations. Our certified senior process engineers act as leaders for systematic hazard analyzes according to the procedures of PAAG, HAZOP and LOPA.

In the field of permitting management, we undertake the complete planning and documentation for authority permit applications according to the German BImSchG legislation as well as the preparation of explosion protection documentations.

Technology and patents

VTA own in-house technologies and maintains an own process development and keeps various patents such as the continuous pyrolysis in a rotary kiln process.

Our technological services include studies on the application of VTA's own or third party technologies, studies to improve operational reliability, and studies of any kind on behalf of customers.

Advanced Control

Comprehensive know-how in process optimization and advanced control applications complement the technological range of services. We support our customers in optimizing their plant operation in order to achieve maximum efficiency across all process control systems and controllers. Here, we can offer explicit added value through our own software engineering.

What sets us apart

  • The combination of expert knowledge from process engineering with technological know-how and in-depth knowledge of refinery technology.
  • Conceptual engineering, tailor-made solutions, for example plant site optimizations or feasibility studies.
  • Many years of practical experience with on-site and brown field projects integrated into refineries.

Always there for questions.

VTA Verfahrenstechnik und Automatisierung GmbH 
Hafenstr. 12, D-45881 Gelsenkirchen 
Phone +49 209 95 15-0 
Fax +49 209 95 15-423 
info@vta.de