Process Plant Technology (PPTech) is a South African technology company, based in Johannesburg.
Process Plant Technology specialises in the supply of engineered systems and plants into the chemical, pulp and paper, mining, minerals, food and beverage industries. The majority of these plants are designed and manufactured locally. The emphasis is on process engineering, mechanical, piping and EC&I design, specifically focusing on heat and mass transfer applications.
Process Plant Technology's strength lies in identifying clients’ needs and delivering the optimum solution to meet such needs. This solutions-based approach is supported by our overall knowledge of the various industry sectors and the processes in these sectors, and is not limited to in-house technology.
To further underpin this approach, Process Plant Technology has a global network of technology suppliers and partners who provide support in developing appropriate processes and/or systems for each application.
Our experience base within the various aspects of chemical engineering unit operations facilitates effective and efficient integration of multi stage processes into complete functional plants. The company's strong process orientation complements our core competences of process development, equipment selection and plant optimisation.
Process Plant Technology has a flexible approach to contract execution. We have experience with standard contracts as well as many customer specific formats. We also have experience with differing levels of involvement with our customer from complete LSTK contracts through to a variety of “open book” type contracts, depending on the preferred arrangement and appetite for risk.
Process Plant Technology represents some global technology vendors who are leaders in their fields of expertise and are selected to be complementary to one another. With these technologies and those of our network of alliance partners, systems and processes can be evaluated as integral production units with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various unit operations. This enables Process Plant Technology to provide unique and innovative solutions and to assume total plant responsibility from feed through to product.
Technology sourcing development and integration
The Process Plant Technology engineering team has experience in development of technology from concept to a fully operational installation. The company has a track record in developing complex processes using technology supplied by clients or sourced by Process Plant Technology on their behalf.
Evaporation and crystallisation test facilities include laboratory scale equipment, which allow us to establish design data and confirm the optimum design configuration for a full scale plant. We also own a pilot plant which has been designed to operate as a forced circulation evaporator / crystalliser. This pilot plant has been constructed in highly corrosion resistant materials so that it may be exposed to most potential applications without risk of failure.
Test facilities for drying, filtration and membrane processes are available through our alliance partners.