Engineering: Concept to Commercialization

A Company Providing Complete Project Engineering and Management

The engineering professionals at Applied Chemical Technology (ACT) in Florence, Alabama provide an integrated approach to your project with engineers, automation/control, designers, and fabricators all working together under one roof. The team works collaboratively with the client in the engineering of scale-up for process and product development, commercial scale plants, custom equipment, and process improvement. ACT serves companies worldwide including private, public, universities, and government agencies.

Commercial Plant

Since 1981, Applied Chemical Technology has specialized in process scale-up providing complete engineering services. Whether you require troubleshooting, a new process or product, automation, or project management; ACT has the expertise and ability to handle your engineering needs.

Engineering Areas:

ACT's Engineering Approach Includes:

  • Conceptual Engineering
  • Front-end Engineering
  • Detail Engineering
  • Cost Control and Tracking
  • Safety Training, Operation and Equipment Manuals

ACT maintains a complete team of designers using CAD with 3D modeling to complement our engineering services. Our skilled designers work closely with our engineers to develop the detailed drawings, diagrams and documentation required for your projects.

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Skid Mounted Systems

ACT's design capabilities and automation/control expertise have enabled us to provide custom skid mounted systems in a timely manner and at an economical cost. We can design, fabricate, and supply turnkey systems to meet your project needs.

Supporting Services and Benefits

Our full engineering design, development, and fabrication services allow us to handle any project at any level. ACT headquarters in Florence, Alabama occupy over 24,500 square feet of office, design and laboratory space as well as 65,000 square feet of fabrication and pilot plant facilities. Our chemical laboratory provides testing and support for bench-scale and pilot scale processes as they are being developed. The availability of engineers, on-site tests, and fabrication facilitates a quick turnaround during pilot testing which ultimately translates into significant cost and time savings for the client. Our bench scale and pilot scale facilities include secure areas for your sensitive projects. We can assist in process and product development, scale-up development, and short-term production runs. We welcome our clients on-site during their process development. In addition, we provide personnel and custom equipment as needed. Our fabrication shop is an ASME VIII Div 1 pressure vessel shop able to build custom pressure systems and reactors. Our craftsmen are skilled at working with a wide assortment of materials including metals from steel to exotic alloys and aluminum, wood, plastic, and fiberglass.

Additional Benefits and Services

  • Installation, commissioning, and start-up
  • Fast track operations ‑ your project follows your schedule
  • Complete in-house workforce of engineers, automation, designers, chemists, scientists, technicians, and craftsmen to ensure control of confidential information
  • Client involvement welcomed and encouraged
  • Engineers work with your team at your site or at ACT
  • Administrative assistance and office space provided at ACT
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