Process Engineering and Design

hrl: process engineering

At HRL we offer unique process and engineering design capability to assist you in optimising the output and efficiency of existing processes, identifying the root cause of process and problems, and developing innovative process technologies and solutions.

We work with you closely to understand your particular commercial needs and develop tailored solutions.

Our process engineering and design services are applied to wide-ranging applications, with a strong focus on energy industries with high demand for steam, power and natural gas, and processes which operate at high pressure and / or high temperature such as combustion, gasification and pyrolysis.

What sets us apart is our in-house analytical laboratory, the ability to construct and operate pilot-scale rigs to simulate industrial processes, advanced desktop modelling tools, and plant performance testing capability.

How can we help

Our process engineering and design services include:

  • Resource characterisation and evaluation particularly for solid fuels such as coal, biomass, and waste
  • Process development and scale-up examples include gasification, pyrolysis, activated carbon production, hydrothermal dewatering, briquetting, and pelletisation
  • Bench and pilot scale process development using in-house or purpose-built equipment
  • Technical and economic feasibility studies
  • Capital and operating cost estimation
  • Process modelling and optimisation using advanced desk-top process simulation and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Energy efficiency auditing and optimisation
  • Detailed design
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies

Meet the expert

Sam has over 14 years of experience in energy efficiency, fuel switching and the implementation of cost saving options from the findings of energy efficient audits on large industrial plants. Sam has extensive experience in evaluation of upgrading and utilisation options for gas, biomass and other fuels. His experience includes material/fuel characterization, practical research and demonstration, techno-economic assessments, and detailed feasibility studies. Read more


"Very technical smart, friendly and good service. Happy to help."

Peter Mitchell

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Our certifications

NATA accredited AtS/NZS ISO 17025, AS/NZS ISO 17020NATA Accredited Laboratories number 561.

ISO 9001 Quality Management certied by BSI under certicate number FS605116.

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