Front End Loading (FEL) Engineering

Preliminary Engineering Support

Whether or not your company follows a structured Front End Load Loading (FEL) process, AMG has developed the tools and methods to help advance your project from feasibility through to final approval.

Our Approach

AMG has successfully implemented Front-End Loading Engineering approaches for Industrial and Processing facilities. Using the 3-stage approach outlined below, we work closely with Business Executives and Facility Engineers to build realistic, accurate, detailed cost estimates that win Project Authorization.

Conceptual Stage (FEL-1):

During the FEL-1 stage, AMG determines the economic viability of a conceptual project before more expensive, detailed engineering is put into action—identifying potential risks, considerations, and approaches to form the initial capital projection and ROI analysis.

  • Preliminary Process Flow Diagrams
  • Preliminary Layouts
  • Preliminary Equipment Cost
  • Preliminary Factored Cost Estimate +/- 30%
  • Strategic Business Assessment
  • ProForma (ROI Justification)
  • Location/Site Logistics Studies
  • Preliminary Project SchedulE

Feasibility Stage (FEL-2):

During the FEL-2 stage, AMG works to gather additional information to support a preliminary cost estimate for the project. This stage includes identifying and refining process flows, major equipment, and layout considerations.

  • Preliminary Mass and Energy Balances
  • Preliminary Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Preliminary Equipment Sizing & Specifications
  • Refined Project Schedule
  • Refined Project Cost Estimates +/- 20%
  • Overall Project Execution Strategy
  • Permitting & Compliance Planning
  • Updated Operating Cost/Proforma Refinement

Definition Stage (FEL-3):

During the FEL-3 stage, AMG and project executives refine preliminary estimates and plans into a realistic project definition, accurate capital estimate, and ROI-justification, which can be leveraged to secure Project Authorization. Typical deliverables include:

  • Refined Mass and Energy Balances
  • Finalized Utility Flow Diagrams
  • Detailed P&ID’s
  • 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

Preliminary Engineering Studies involve:

  • Concept development
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Schedule development
  • Equipment selection
  • Equipment layouts
  • Building conceptual design development
  • Structure type
  • Design options
  • Capital cost estimates based on agreed-upon concepts

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