Process simulation provides clear vision of future productivity

Imagine being able to see into the future... Thanks to sophisticated process simulation tools, set up by NNE, that’s exactly what Fresenius Kabi Brazil Ltda was able to do when it planned to expand and modernise its existing facility for the production of infusion solutions.

To keep up with growing market demands, Fresenius Kabi Brazil needed to get a solid understanding of the future operation of its facility – both to secure investment planning and to determine the best facility layout to meet its production capacity goals. The company turned to NNE for our planning and consulting expertise.

Virtual reality improves planning

NNE's project engineer explains the approach taken on this project:

The client wanted an accurate picture of the facility far into the future as well as optimal equipment configuration, so we mapped out the processing parts of the future plant layout in a simulation model.

project manager, NNE

The NNE team had to consider a complex range of factors to create the best possible design. This included the company’s future product portfolio, an ambitious automation level, different shift models on the shop floor, and maximising the efficient interaction of manufacturing equipment and supporting utilities.

Workshops offer hands-on decision-making

In interactive workshops, Fresenius Kabi Brazil got a lifelike impression of its facility’s future processes and production performance. By providing a clear visual understanding of the process and equipment layout, the workshops facilitated excellent communication and constructive, engineering-driven decisions within the project team.

The final result was a highly optimised production area coupled with a reliable engineering process.

Quick facts

Customer

Fresenius Kabi Brazil Ltda

Country

Brazil

Project duration

Mar. 2006 – May 2006
May 2006 – Dec. 2006 (engineering project)

Services provided

Process simulation, basic and detailed design for process areas