Our services

At Joule, we solve problems by first truly understanding a customer's operational and commercial drivers, then delivering value through innovative design and an optimization mindset. Working closely with customers, we develop equipment, systems and facilities that improve flexibility and maximize asset profitability even as the market changes. This includes a range of engineering, technical and operational services across the project lifecycle from concept to startup and beyond.

Solving for your specifics

A deep understanding of unique project specifications is the cornerstone of our support. We consider your commercial, engineering and operational needs in order to find the best possible solution.

Support throughout the process

Our services span engineering, fabrication, field services, automation and ongoing process optimization—providing comprehensive support for customers for project development and day-to-day operations.

Facility Engineering

Joule has accumulated subject matter experts (SMEs) across an array of engineering disciplines and can provide full engineering support. Whether you need to engineer and design a facility or package a technology, let our experts deliver the drawings and bills-of-material you need for contract construction or fabrication. With an experienced project management office, 2D and 3D design capabilities, process automation and extensive operational experience—Joule has you covered.

  • Process Package Engineering
  • Balance of Plant Services
  • Midstream Handling, Storage, Metering and Measurement Packages
  • Process Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Design
  • Instrument and Electrical Engineering and Design
  • Civil/Structural Engineering and Design
  • Controls and Automation
  • Procurement Support and Services (Inspection, Logistics, Expediting)
  • Owner's Representative Engineer
    • Technical Auditing and Evaluation
    • Constructability Review Support and Optimization
    • Third-Party Peer Review

Project Development

Joule prides itself on understanding variables associated with feedstock production, purity product markets and the commercial arrangement between the supplier and market. This insight allows us to provide customers with a solution that maximizes capital with a focus on ROI/IRR metrics. Typical project development services include M&A due diligence, AFE support (e.g. concept development, option selection, TIC estimates and schedule development) and evaluating an existing asset for optimization opportunities through a facility audit or gap analysis.

  • FEED and FEL Development (FEL-0 through FEL-3)
  • TIC Estimating
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Conceptual Design and Planning, Scheduling and Execution Strategies

Field Services

Whether looking at services for an individual component, a specific piece of process equipment, an entire facility or even multi-asset infrastructure, Joule deploys a comprehensive portfolio of in-house expertise when evaluating performance against varying operating conditions. Our SMEs stand ready to oversee construction/assembly, train operations personnel, commission equipment and optimize operations.

  • Startup and Commissioning for ISBL and OSBL
  • Facility Operation and Equipment Maintenance Strategies
  • Equipment and Facility Operations Training

Process Optimization

In a market downturn, facilities see vast changes in operating conditions when compared to original design assumptions and parameters. Decreased production, varying ambient conditions, composition changes or changes in commercial obligations leave room to reevaluate. Whether through on-site analysis or remote monitoring and reporting, Joule can review day-to-day operations and month-to-month trends to recommend operational adjustments, equipment modifications or functional changes.

  • Technical Auditing
  • Incremental PSM Studies (See HAZOP/LOPA)
  • Optimization Review
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Ongoing and Incremental Training
  • Automation, Programming and Controls Implementation/Update/Audit
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)

Automation

Automation is an often-overlooked aspect of facility design and operations. Typically seen as a market premium less valued during the development of the project budget, automation is in fact a key component to driving down operational costs. The ability for larger organizations to connect assets to their enterprise has tremendous value when assets are going to market, both for the seller and the buyer.

  • Automation Project Management
  • Development of Control System Specifications and Documentation
  • Automation Hardware and Software Analysis and Procurement
  • Process Control and Safety System Programming and Implementation