Air Liquide E&C was selected for the Godrej II project in Valia, Gujarat, India, involving two oleochemical production facilities.
Based on Lurgi technologies, the plants provide high purity end products used in foods, cosmetics, detergents, surfactants, and pharmaceuticals. Air Liquide India provided basic and detail engineering, procurement, erection, andcommissioning services.
The Godrej II project posed significant challenges for the firm’s engineers, including a tight commissioning deadline of 12 to 14 months for the design and delivery of more than 58 pieces of complex equipment.
“This was also the first time our team had designed heat exchangers,” explained Arvind Raina, assistant lead for the New Delhi team at Air Liquide E&C.
Without automation tools, engineers would typically end up with errors in the analysis and design, resulting in wasted time and expense for rework.
To address the project challenges, Air Liquide E&C chose PV Elite because it incorporates the necessary design codes and has the automation tools needed to ensure optimum design in minimum time.