Process Design & Scaleup Services


The commercial application of technology develop ed in the laboratory to industrial application requires the scaling up from the bench scale (.1 to 1L) to the industrial scale (10,000 – 1,000,000+ L), representing an increase of 10,000 to 1,000,000+ X, presenting a number of scale-up, process, equipment design, and technology risks. The incremental scale up of process technologies to the pilot scale demonstrates the scalability of the technology and reduces the risks & costs associated with commercialization.

Advantages of Technology Piloting:

  • Validation of Lab Scale Results,
  • Demonstration of Process Scalability,
  • Scaling Solutions (sterility, heat transfer),
  • Effects of Technology Process Integration,
  • Commercialization Risk Reduction

Ingenero conducts pilot scale technology demonstrations, providing third party technology verification, process / technology scale-up assistance, pilot scale design / construction / operation services, as well as identification & solutions for process scale-up issues. Ingenero helps clients to:

  • Conceptualize the flow sheet
  • Design the reactor
  • Design pretreatment, post-purification
  • Estimate Equipment cost
  • Estimate Fixed cost (ISBL , OSBL, Utilities)
  • Estimate variable cost
  • Evaluate pay-back period / Estimate Minimum Economic size