project methodology

Zeton has developed a project execution approach that is as unique and scale-specific as our plants themselves. Designed to assist our customers in navigating the various stages of project approval, it has culminated in a 3-step process. It’s Engineered Thinking in action!

Phase I: Basic Engineering Design

Customers choose to take advantage of Zeton's specialized, scale-specific knowledge and experience by involving us early in the design process for lab scale, pilot plant, demonstration plant and small modular production plant projects. Zeton's engineers work closely with our customer's project team in the early-stage development of the plant. Engineering services for new plant projects include: pre-engineering, consulting and conceptual engineering, cost estimation and feasibility studies, and basic (front-end) engineering design studies.

Phase II: Detailed Design, Procurement, Fabrication and Factory Testing

Detailed design, procurement and fabrication are executed in parallel on a fixed price, lump sum basis. This minimizes the risk of cost overruns for our customers, and allows Zeton to optimize manpower allocation and compress the overall project schedule. The final activity in this phase is a comprehensive, customer-witnessed factory acceptance test (FAT) in Zeton's shop.

Phase III: Shipping, Installation and Start-Up Support

Following shipping to the customer's site by road, rail, water or air, Zeton's engineers and craft technicians are available to provide on-site installation and start-up support, as required by our customers. Once the plant is operational, Zeton can provide ongoing technical support to help our customers meet the objectives of their research and development programs.

This 3-step project execution methodology continues to evolve through the experience gained on every project we complete. As part of Zeton's ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance program, we actively seek customer feedback on our performance, and incorporate any learning points and recommendations.