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Peer Reviews

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Peer Reviews Overview

A peer review is a process in which a design is reviewed and evaluated by a peer who is independent and an expert in the field.  It is an invaluable tool a stakeholder uses to make decisions regarding the suitability of a process design.  In a peer review, one examines soundness of presented ideas; it is not simply value engineering.

When designing a solids handling system or equipment that will play an important role in reliable and efficient plant operation, it is advisable to have the design reviewed by a peer.  This ensures that there are no major engineering mistakes or issues overlooked and the appropriate effort has been made to develop both a safe and cost effective design.

A peer review is important when:

Engineers during an inspection of a bulk truck gage.

Process design

Engineers inspecting a dust collector.

Engineers inspecting a dust collector.

Our Approach

How do we conduct Peer Reviews?

In a peer review, Jenike & Johanson evaluates the conceptual and technical soundness of equipment or process design for its likelihood of achieving the intended objectives.  A peer review can be conducted on material handling components such as a silo/bin/hopper, transfer chute, processing vessel, feeder, stockpile, mixer/blender, or mechanical or pneumatic conveying system, etc.

Our peer review involves verification of:

  • Assumptions, governing laws, and attainment of client’s needs and specifications
  • Appropriate procedures and analyses
  • Feasibility and practicality of the process design
  • Solids handling effects on process or equipment
Our Expertise

Experience Highlights

  • Review of engineering designs for nickel laterite ore storage, feeding, processing
  • Review of dry beverage formulation, blending, and high speed packaging system
  • Review of receiving, feeding, and conveying system for lithium powder
  • Review, engineering, and project management for advanced aerogel plant

Often, companies use peer review as an integral part of project milestones; a peer review is commonly requested after design completion.  Insurance carriers and major equity stakeholders are usually willing to pay for a substantial part of the peer review service.

Identification of a probable costly flow problem is just the first step in ensuring manufacture of a quality product.

Jenike & Johanson engineer
Jenike & Johanson engineer

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