Onyx offers a full range of engineering, design, and project support services, including but not limited to the following:
Process Engineering Feasibility Studies
Onyx process engineers perform pilot plant studies, process simulations, hydraulic analysis, feasibility studies, site plan layout analysis, and equipment specifications/modifications. Onyx process engineers maintain hands on plant experience in commissioning, startup, and operations assistance in all Onyx engineered VaxonTM facilities worldwide. Onyx process engineers utilize state of the art simulation software to model and optimize systems and process units.
Onyx project controls provide the cost and schedule tracking of each project on specific time frames, develop estimates from conception through construction. Site-specific conditions such as labor availability and job complexity are continuously surveyed to create the most accurate estimates and schedules. Economic analysis is also provided at the request of the client with payout, rate of return and other industry standard profitability measures.
From initial conception through construction, Onyx project managers are qualified in client liaison with experience in estimating, scheduling, cost control, progress tracking, material expediting, design coordination, construction support, and preparation of project / operating manuals.
Onyx mechanical engineers prepare mechanical flow diagrams, equipment and piping layouts, mechanical specifications, purchase requisitions, and vendor reviews. Mechanical specification may include vessels, exchangers, tanks, pumps, compressors, filters, mixers, and utility systems. Onyx can also assist clients in equipment selection taking into consideration the capital costs as well as the operations and maintenance costs.
Vessel and Tank Design
Onyx designs and prepares shop fabrication drawings for new vessels and tanks in accordance with ASME and API codes. Onyx can analyze existing vessels for modifications and/or upgrades.
Pipe Stress Analysis
The Onyx piping engineering department provides calculations and analysis for all types of piping support design to ensure safety and flexibility in all types of piping systems. Onyx Stress Engineers utilize Algore + software.
Instrumentation/Control System Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Onyx instrumentation/electrical engineers and designers are experienced in developing specifications, preparing loop diagrams, installation drawings, control room layout, panel board design, analyzers; and interfacing with computerized control. Onyx total systems design includes process control systems, distributed control systems, load studies, power distribution design, MCC layout and design, lighting systems, grounding systems, interlock circuitry design, development of electrical equipment specifications, vendor review and vendor recommendations. Onyx has unique abilities within the areas of engineering, specifying, configuring, start-up, and commissioning of control systems. The engineering staff has the training and experience to successfully engineer and manage the areas above with various control system platforms which include Distributed
Control Systems (DCS),
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Supervisory Data Control and Acquisition Systems (SCADA), and graphics development for interfacing with operations personnel. The experience of our staff also extends to writing procedures and operator training; Onyx engineers have experience in designing and troubleshooting systems by Yokogawa, Honeywell, Allen Bradley, and Modican.
Safety Assessment / Life Safety Solutions
Onyx’s personnel have a broad range of experience in assisting in all aspects of process hazards management, from developing of grassroots programs to evaluating existing programs. Onyx can also provide personnel support for all Process and New Construction Projects whether it is in the Oil Field or the Refinery in a variety of areas like experienced certified safety consultants for safety co-ordination and management, experienced certified safety supervisors for permit writing and monitoring, experienced certified safety instructors for in house refreshers and certifications, trained fire watch or confined space personnel for turn around and new constructions.
Onyx civil/structure engineers and designers are experienced in site preparation recommendations, soils analysis, soil bearing and pile supported foundation design, paving and drainage plans, road design, water treatment facilities, loading analysis for existing foundations and structures.
Onyx project managers and coordinators play an important role in construction execution. During engineering phases, Onyx personnel coordinate and provide construct ability reviews as part of the engineering service provided to clients. Often responsible for the construction phase, Onyx personnel are capable of managing the construction phase or simply supporting the client’s team with timely and responsive technical support. Onyx staff can support the construction contractor with drawing interpretation, field modifications, equipment and material procurement, status reports, schedules and other miscellaneous field support activities.
With the many years of experience the Onyx staff provides inspection services in all areas of engineering expertise. The Onyx engineers utilize their former experience in operating facilities as well as their engineering know-how to inspect control systems, electrical installations, mechanical equipment, structures and many other installations in operating facilities.
Onyx engineers have solid experience in plant startup support, and often play a primary role in the commissioning and startup of reprocessing facilities.
Onyx engineers support HAZOP in all phases of project execution. From early engineering phase HAZOP reviews, to late phase Process Safety Reviews Onyx engineers provide ongoing HAZOP support to all of their industrial clients.
With many years of former plant experience, Onyx engineers routinely support operators of industrial facilities. Onyx engineers have also supported operations and maintenance of the Avista Resources, Inc.; lube oil-reprocessing facilities in Denmark and Saudi Arabia. Onyx has prepared operating manuals for these facilities and routinely prepares manuals and addendums for grass roots and revamp projects.
Onyx can provide services related to topographical mapping; establishment of elevation benchmarks; metes and bounds surveys; tank settlement readings and construction base lines. Onyx can provide full service surveying for pipeline projects, wellhead locations, metes and bounds. Onyx surveying capabilities extend from within industrial facilities to over land conditions.