D. Design to Capacity:


Design to Capacity systematically reviews the maximum operating capability of each major item of equipment within the context of the operation of the entire facility. It reduces the over application of design factors of safety that can aggregate and lead to excessive redundancy and over-spending. Design to Capacity is often conducted in conjunction with the Process Simplification and the Waste Minimization VIPs.

Example Application:

Project: Process Simplification and Design to Capacity for a 6,100 barrels per day diesel production facility


Project: Waste Minimization and Design to Capacity for 4.5 Million LBs per hour flue gas sulfur dioxide emissions reduction project for major petroleum processing facility

The TEAM FOCUS Group Value and Risk Management approach is an excellent framework for conducting the Design to Capacity VIP for best results.

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