Process scale-up and optimisation

Advancing innovation through process design.

At CPI, we have the process design know-how, coupled with our state-of-the-art facilities, to help you safely navigate your process scale-up journey to find the optimal scale-up route for new and existing manufacturing processes or product lines, prior to any capital investment.

Process Scale up

Process scale-up

Our facilities contain flexible lab-to-pilot scale equipment, with powerful inline process analytical technique capabilities, allowing us to learn small, fast, and thoroughly. In addition, we can investigate batch-to-continuous processing at varying scales.

This is supported by significant complementary off-line analytical and characterisation capabilities that facilitate an understanding of chemical kinetics, product quality and performance.

Process Design

Process engineering design

By combining our in-house process engineering design, commissioning and process operation capabilities, we can translate your processes from the initial lab scale through to the pilot demonstration scale all under one roof. 

With our broad knowledge and understanding across a range of industries and technologies, we can create bespoke bench and pilot scale systems to demonstrate, optimise and prove processes.

Economic & Life Cycle Analysis

Economic and life cycle analysis

Economic and environmental sustainability are critical factors in the scale-up of any process, and we’ve developed several tools to help you gain a strong understanding of your process’s financial and environmental impact.

Any engineering design work carried out can be linked back into a techno-economic analysis and/​or life cycle analysis, to ensure your developed process has the best chance of being profitable and environmentally sustainable.

Modelling and simulation

Modelling and simulation

We’ve developed extensive physics and process modelling capabilities, using techniques such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), discrete element method (DEM) and finite element analysis (FEA).

This has enabled us to develop a comprehensive understanding of the scalability of processes and equipment to support the generation of scale-down models to ensure any experimentation being done in our laboratories is relevant to operation at full scale.

Drive your innovation forward

Work with us to defer capital and workforce investments until your product or process is proven at scale.

Find the right support

Receive support from our multidisciplinary experts and connect with our network of investors and partners.

Access world-class facilities 

Receive access to specialist innovation facilities for R&D, process development and scale-up work.

Work the way you want 

Fully customised, flexible projects and service options to fit your specific needs.

Let’s innovate together

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Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Head of Process Safety & Engineering


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