Past Project Examples

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

Insurance claim investigation / Polymerisation process failure.
A major chemical producer had a series of operating problems with a licensed 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 summarised the complex technical issues into an agreed framework of events and consequences, which the parties used as a basis for negotiating liability.

Biofuel diversification / Bio-based lubricant basefluid costing
A biofuel producer were considering diversification into bio-based materials. From previous work with academics and business consultants they had identified bio-lubricants as a promising sector. However, their previous consulting partners did not have the specialist knowledge necessary to develop a product offering and take the project forward. bm4tech provided detailed definition of the relevant materials currently used in bio-lubricants, including composition and specification requirements. bm4tech also carried out a review of the client's current manufacturing capability and their available raw material streams, identifying the additional equipment requirements and providing indicative costings for the target products

Techno-commercial product training / Ester basefluids
A global lubricant formulator were seeking to improve their understanding of the ester basefluid market. bm4tech met with client technical, QA and procurement personnel to review their current position and identify key questions, then provided presentations and written training material on relevant topics, including supplier capability, product selection and upstream raw material cost factors.