Thielsch Engineering employs an integrated engineering approach to virtually any type of project, from maintaining a plant’s mechanical integrity, to optimizing the safety and efficiency of a facility, to addressing an unexpected emergency situation. Our experienced staff of qualified engineers and technicians offers a broad range of coordinated mechanical, chemical, electrical, and civil engineering services that provide cost-effective solutions to our customers’ needs.
Vice President, Field Engineering Services
Thielsch Engineering has over 25 years of experience performing failure analyses to determine the mechanical root cause of failures, many in liability cases. However, we do not stop at determining what went wrong, we also design solutions. We provide engineering evaluations and recommendations to address any damage while efficiently reintroducing the facility back into production. In association with our field service staff, we can manage and supervise all repairs. We have a staff of over 50 full-time multi-disciplined engineers, many of whom are licensed Professional Engineers (P.E.) in numerous states, and most of whom have advanced degrees in their area of expertise.
Chemical Plant Engineering
As a technical consultant, our work has included virtually every aspect of chemical and fertilizer plant operations. We have performed feasibility studies for numerous projects worldwide, and our expertise in the various fertilizer processes, including ammonia, urea, DAP, SSP/TSP, and NPK, has established our reputation as valuable expert advisors. We also serve as the lender’s advisor for multiple projects requiring the preparation of quarterly financial and progress statements.
Thielsch Engineering has worked with clients around the world, assisting plant owners in assessing the suitability of site conditions and the ability of the local infrastructure (current and proposed) to handle the proposed plants. Our work continued with the preparation of the ITB review of the final bids and with the negotiation of the final LSTK contract. In many cases, we have a continuing role in providing independent consultant services for projects during the design and construction phases.
- Initial concept development and site selection
- Feasibility studies
- Preparation of bidding documents
- Review of bids
- Assistance with contract negotiation
- Review of the design
- Equipment specification
- Construction monitoring and management
- Startup assistance
- Operational monitoring and assistance
- Engineering for plant refurbishment or expansion
Algerian-Oman Fertilizer Project (AOFP), Algeria
We served as Owner’s Technical Advisor and as Lender’s Technical Consultant for a 4200 MTD Ammonia / 7600 MTD Urea project. In this capacity, we prepared the invitation to bid and assisted in selecting the contractor and in the negotiation.
FERTIL Ehf, Iceland
We performed a pre-feasibility study to produce approximately 2100 MTD of NPK fertilizer, and we worked as the Owner’s Technical Advisor and Project Manager to complete a detailed engineering study.
The civil engineering services offered by Thielsch Engineering address a wide array of structural and construction concerns. Our team of engineers often conducts condition assessments of structural members in a variety of industrial, professional, and residential settings. Our experienced personnel have performed reviews of numerous girders, roofs, beams, foundations, and retaining walls. It is this diverse background in materials and structures that allows Thielsch Engineering not only to perform thorough inspections of steel and concrete structures, but to design and implement solutions as well. For decades, our hands-on approach, as well as the ability to perform all construction-related testing, has continually set Thielsch Engineering apart.
Recently, we were involved in assessing the damage from a gas explosion. The 65-foot girders and I-Beams were twisted as a result of the explosion. Thielsch Engineering performed the assessment, then developed a repair procedure that saved the plant over $250,000 in replacement costs, plus millions of dollars in lost time.
Thielsch Engineering offers electrical engineering services for virtually any type of facility. Our team of qualified experts provides a variety of studies and programs to assist a facility with any need, from energy savings to safety compliance, along with providing the planning and design of a wide range of electrical systems. Our electrical engineers work with project and facility engineers to determine the power requirements for a project, the specification and selection of electrical equipment, and identification of any hazardous atmosphere areas. We also provide documentation, procurement, and installation support for the electrical systems, and we establish the size and locations of motor control centers (MCC), transformer rooms, and other electrical equipment rooms.
Whether building a new plant or modifying an existing facility, our electrical engineers have the knowledge and experience to efficiently provide a solution for a project and to bring any type of facility into compliance with the applicable safety regulations.
Planning and Design:
- Alternative energy systems
- Communications systems
- Emergency power systems
- Fire alarm systems
- Power distribution systems
- Lightning protection systems
- Security systems
- Substation transformer replacements
- Data center and mission critical infrastructure
- Arc flash compliance safety programs
- Assessment reports
- Energy savings quantification studies
- Feasibility and cost studies
- Forensic consulting and legal testimony
- Power quality studies and monitoring
- Infrared scanning
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