Design soybean preparation and processing facilities, an oil extraction plant, oil and meal truck/rail loadout, feed ingredient receiving and storage, two – 86,000 lb/hr of steam boiler plants, cooling towers, maintenance building and fire protection systems. Balance of Plant (BOP) services, coordination and document control for almost 2,300 drawings.
Internally, VAA divided the project into four distinct project areas with multidisciplinary teams dedicated to each area. Over an 18-month design phase, VAA expended 107,000 engineering man-hours and produced 2,294 construction and fabrication drawings.
VAA worked closely with Crown Iron Works (CIW) in designing the equipment layout and supporting utilities for the dehulling preparation and solvent extraction processing equipment. The firm performed BOP design, created 581 piping isometrics, and developed process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) for the preparation and extraction processes.
- Designed a 3,800 TPD soybean processing facility on a 435 acre site
- Production capacity of new plant: >40 million bushels/year
- Collaborated with CIW on equipment layout and supporting utilities design
- Completed 2,294 construction and fabrication drawings