Past Project Examples

To illustrate bm4tech capabilities, here are some thumbnail summaries of completed projects.

Quality Assurance / SynLube production
A global lubricant formulator was partnering with a key raw material supplier to introduce a range of high performance lubricants at a new production site in E Asia. Neither company had successful experience of manufacturing the synthetic basefluids required for the product range. bm4tech worked with the project teams of both companies to develop detailed technical QA packages for the basefluids and formulations, covering raw material approval, process chemistry, process control and analysis, and then provided expert support during initial manufacture, enabling successful production of products meeting established performance standards and prompt approval by global OEMs.

Insurance claim investigation / Polymerisation process failure.
A petrochemical manufacturer had a series of operating problems with a licensed polymerisation process, eventually leading to an extended unplanned shutdown and significant loss of production. The resulting insurance claim was contested. bm4tech provided independent expert review of the investigations carried out by the producer and licensor. The bm4tech report translated the complex technical issues into an agreed framework of events and consequences, which the parties used as a basis for negotiating liability.

Process Optimisation / Ester Surfactants. 

A global oleochemical producer had invested in a significant capacity increase and introduced a new product range on one of their European sites. However, they had problems with startup. 9 months after commissioning they had not been able to achieve target production rates or product specifications. bm4tech were asked to provide technical support to get the project back on track. The bm4tech investigation identified problems with materials management, batch process control and interpretation of process analysis. bm4tech provided a structured program of recommendations to address these issues and to control variability, which resulted in stabilisation of the process and rapid achievement of design rates and specifications.