Front End Loading Engineering (FEL)

Precision planning for capital projects.

At AMG, we believe that front-end loading engineering should be a customizable process that provides value to project engineers within any size project.

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It's Time to Embrace FEL Engineering

Frustrated by an FEL mandate by corporate? Worried that bringing an engineering partner to the table early in your project will introduce unnecessary steps, complications, and hassles?

We believe that, with the right approach, FEL can drive huge benefits to you as the project leader. See how.

Move from Napkin Sketches to Finished Projects with Confidence

The process of getting your project from the back of a napkin to a realistic cost estimate should be tailored to your project, your time frame, and your needs. Sometimes, clients want every step. Sometimes they just need a few. At AMG, we adapt FEL deliverables to your specific needs because we know that FEL is about the results, not steps.

FEL-0 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • PLAN CAPACITY
  • BALLPARK CAPITAL COST ESTIMATE
  • PRELIMINARY OPERATING COST
  • APPROXIMATED PROJECT LOCATION

FEL-1 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • Preliminary process flow diagrams
  • Preliminary layouts
  • Preliminary equipment costs
  • Preliminary factored cost estimate +/- 30%
  • Strategic business assessment
  • Proforma (ROI justification)
  • Location/site logistics studies
  • Preliminary project schedule

FEL-2 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • Preliminary mass and energy balances
  • Preliminary process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Preliminary equipment sizing and specifications
  • Refined project schedule
  • Refined project cost estimates +/- 20%
  • Overall project execution strategy
  • Permitting and compliance planning
  • Updated operating cost/proforma refinement

FEL-3 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • Refined mass and energy balances
  • Finalized utility flow diagrams
  • Detailed P&IDs
  • Equipment specifications and lists
  • Preliminary instruments specifications and lists
  • Basic electrical single line diagrams
  • Pre-design process HAZOP analysis
  • General arrangement drawings (layouts)
  • Site plans/plot plans
  • Final cost estimate +/- 10%
  • Environment permit application submittal
  • Commissioning and startup plans
  • Project execution plan
  • Detailed EPC project schedule

FEL-0 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • PLAN CAPACITY
  • BALLPARK CAPITAL COST ESTIMATE
  • PRELIMINARY OPERATING COST
  • APPROXIMATED PROJECT LOCATION

FEL-1 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • Preliminary process flow diagrams
  • Preliminary layouts
  • Preliminary equipment costs
  • Preliminary factored cost estimate +/- 30%
  • Strategic business assessment
  • Proforma (ROI justification)
  • Location/site logistics studies
  • Preliminary project schedule

FEL-2 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • Preliminary mass and energy balances
  • Preliminary process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Preliminary equipment sizing and specifications
  • Refined project schedule
  • Refined project cost estimates +/- 20%
  • Overall project execution strategy
  • Permitting and compliance planning
  • Updated operating cost/proforma refinement

FEL-3 Deliverables Typically Include:

  • Refined mass and energy balances
  • Finalized utility flow diagrams
  • Detailed P&IDs
  • Equipment specifications and lists
  • Preliminary instruments specifications and lists
  • Basic electrical single line diagrams
  • Pre-design process HAZOP analysis
  • General arrangement drawings (layouts)
  • Site plans/plot plans
  • Final cost estimate +/- 10%
  • Environment permit application submittal
  • Commissioning and startup plans
  • Project execution plan
  • Detailed EPC project schedule

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Why Embrace an FEL Approach with AMG Engineering

With more than 30 years of experience delivering front end loading engineering for clients in a variety of scenarios, we know how critical it is to get preliminary planning right. We align the right deliverables to your project so that you can deliver your project on plan, on time, and on budget.

  • Increase project accuracy
  • Reduce the risks of human error
  • Minimize downstream mistakes
  • Distribute Responsibility
  • Amplify your value to the business

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