The Growing Markets and Increasing Demands of Fibre-Reinforced Plastics (FRP)

There is a huge fuss about this material known as “Fibre-Reinforced Plastics”. It works great in mechanical, civil and other manufacturing industries. This material is solving age-old problems of many in the business, right from the mechanics to the construction giants, this is gaining attention of every small, mid- or large-scale business. With its merits overpowering its demerits, it is here to stay for generations to build a sustainable world. Without further ado, let’s dive deep exploring the topic more.

Fibre-Reinforced Plastics, also known as Fibre-Reinforced Polymers, are plastics blended with reinforcing materials together for strength and stiffness. These are vastly used in Automobiles, Vessels and Construction industries, since they have high specific strength to weight ratio and stiffness to weight ratio. Additionally, they have improved fatigue resistance, greater toughness, and higher creep resistance.

The property of FRP can be altered according to the customers, to suit their needs. Out of the many merits, the main properties that hold the material as everyone’s favorite are –

  • They have excellent electrical and compressive properties and have high environmental resistance.
  • The manufacturing process of FRP is very easy.
  • FRP’s have fire hardiness, high structural integrity, resistance to corrosions and chemicals and UV radiation stability.

With this wondrous material having umpteen benefits, whose usability spread across multiple industry is a sure shot win. It is estimated that the markets for FRP are projected to reach 9 million tons by 2022.

The other benefits of Fibre-Reinforced plastics are-

  • Cost Effectiveness

Though stainless steel has a much lower initial cost compared to FRP, a very low maintenance and installation cost makes FRP more affordable to the businesses. On the other hand, wood is sustainable but makes it more prone to degradation. Thus, increasing its maintenance costs.

  • Fabrication and Design

FRP gives a lot of flexibility to the design. By using simple carpenter tools, it can be field fabricated. No welding is required. Also, the lightweight of the material makes it easy to uninstall, transport and install, as compared to steel, which may cost heavy transportation cost and skilled labor to dismantle and reinstall.

  • Strength and Stiffness

FRP is rigid than timber. As rigid as 3.3 times more. Also, it will not deform under any external and internal loads. It has a modulus of elasticity of 2.8 x 106 Psi.

  • Low maintenance

The non-corrosive nature of FRP makes it a user-friendly material. Also, because of its UV stabilization, it does not require any kind of painting and lacquering.

Fillers and Additives have a very small volume of work in FRP composites, but they have special purposes and various types that is of utmost importance for its sustainability.


  1. Purpose
  • Improves aesthetics
  • Improves material properties
  • Improves performance
  • Improves workability
  1. Types
  • Antistatic agents
  • Catalyst
  • Coloring dyes
  • Foaming agents
  • Inhibitors
  • Promoters


  1. Purpose
  • Improves chemical properties
  • Improves fire retarders
  • Improve mechanical properties
  • Reduce composite cost
  • Reduce creeps and shrinkages
  1. Types
  • Alumina trihydrate
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Kaolin
  • Silica glass

Now, with all the above given information. You can decide for yourself whether this material is adoptable than the other existing materials available in the market.

Our Expertise

Indovance has been designing various items in FRP since the very beginning. We have managed to draw a lot of attention of our valuable customers quintessentially through our FRP drafting and modelling services. The various FRP works that we already have hands-on experience are Staircases and joinery, Parapets for pressure vessels and other similar equipment, clamping arrangements, etc. With the growing popularity of the material, we are forging ahead and delivering efficient work in the domain.

We are one pioneer in providing premium mechanical drafting and modeling services. Our workforce is skilled and experienced. Apart from FRP’s, we also the master in the following services.

  1. Process Equipment Design
  2. 3D Plant Modeling
  3. Machining, Casting and Forging
  4. Stress Analysis

For more queries regarding any of the above-mentioned topics, feel free to connect with us on our website or contact us on +1-919-238-4044.

Design Optimization & Analysis of Pressure Vessels

Pressure vessels are widely functional in various industry such as Manufacturing, Aerospace Techniques, Chemical, Nuclear and Power Engineering, Oil and Gas, Oil Refining Industries etc. Pressure Vessels are used to store liquids and gases under high pressures. The pressure applied can be internal or external, regardless of their shape and dimensions.

There are 3 most common types of Pressure Vessels

Storage Containers – Which are used for storing fluids under pressure

Process Vessels – These are the most basic types of pressure vessels, which is used for storage and functioning as well. These include heat exchangers, reactors, fractionating towers, distillation towers, etc.

Heat ExchangerThese vessels are normally used in an industry where some substances required to be heat-up to normalize before releasing in environment.

The biggest challenge industries face today for drafting and modeling these Pressure Vessels, is the turnaround time. Pressure Vessel industries are highly competitive, and they require instant and absolute precision in work. Other major issue is the medium of communication. The graphical representation of every detail drawing needs to be accurate with industry standards.

Let’s discuss more about the technicalities and the types of Pressure Vessels in detail –

The Storage Containers as the name suggest, these vessels are used for storing liquids and gases. These are special tanks made with utmost precision to hold hazardous gases. These tanks need to be strong and leak proof to ensure its sustainability.

Here are the design aspects considered while designing storage container designed at Indovance for one of its clients.

  • The internal and external material finish used was HRAP (Hot Rolled Annealed and Pickled) which is done through a steel mill process.
  • The weld finish for the internal and the external surface is done with the wire brushed.
  • A dimple jacket was designed for the non-thermal and thermal shock loading.
  • The volume of the vessels is as huge as 50,726 gallons.
  • The operating temperature is 200-degree Fahrenheit and the design temperature is 300- degree Fahrenheit.

In another project case, Indovance designed a Process Vessel which could also be used as a Heat Exchanger for one of the major Manufacturing Business houses.

The design specification was as follow –

  • Though the pressure vessel was made of carbon steel and stainless-steel, proper passivation was required to be done to provide further losses in future.
  • All the lifting and support lug was designed according to the DPT by laws.
  • Different nozzles come with different specification, having different uses and services, such as –
    • Agitator nozzle is used for mixing the substances in the pressure vessels.
    • Manway nozzle is used for the entry and exit of a person.
  • There is a spare nozzle provided at the top and the bottom for emergency purpose.
  • There are overall 4 baffles placed at regular intervals for the support of bundled – tube.
  • 4 support lugs are provided at an angle of 90-degrees to each other.
  • Half tube gaskets are provided with graphite wires for heat flow.

Moreover, there are many minute details that goes into the designing, drafting and modeling of the Pressure Vessels. These details may vary according to the clients brief and the designing needs. Following are some of the design considerations that were followed-

  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Resistance to hydrogen attack
  • Fracture toughness
  • Fabricability
  • Gasket detail and material needed

Indovance Expertise –

Our experience of designing and modeling the Pressure Vessels goes back to the Inception of Indovance in 2003. With highly skilled talent pool and subject matter experts with wide range of Project Management skills, we have always been the first choice of many Fortune500 Engineering Companies for their design and drafting requirements. We also offer Drafting and Modelling services in Mechanical, Civil, Architecture and Graphics industries. For more information on any of our domains call us on +1-919-238-4044 or you can also mail us at



Did you know plastic was one of the fewer materials that was not available naturally to us? Man invented it with a lot of permutation and combinations of various other materials! Plastics are one such material that can be easily molded into different forms depending on the requirements, may it be for commercial purposes, day-to-day use or any other. To mold these plastics into different forms, plastic extrusion barrels play a vital role, which is generally used in the mechanical engineering industry. These machines help engineers convert any form of plastic material with ease. These barrels are custom made according to the client’s need and production requirements. Designing barrels of the various specification is a matter of great work efficiency since there is intricate design detailing that needs to be taken into consideration. But the important question is – How does it work?

Let’s discuss in detail. Here are the three different parts of Extrusion Machine –

  1. The Gearbox or The Motor that initiates the function
  2. The Barrel that convert the form of material into liquid
  3. The Mold that shapes the material

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Let’s understand these parts in detail and how it functions –

  • To start with, the raw resin (plastics such as PVC, Polyethylene, HIPS, etc) is poured through the feeding hopper into the barrel. This raw resin is in solid form while pouring. At this stage, material density, quality, color of output and many other technical aspects are considered, and accordingly raw resin material is selected.
  • The heating rods/holes attached outside heats the resin within till the time its physical properties get altered. The temperature of these heating rods can be adjusted according to requirements, which mostly depend upon the density/hardness of resin.
  • While heating the plastic an injection screw is inserted from the other end of the barrel to push the liquid to the mold/dia. The mold/dia is custom made according to the specifications of client, forming the desired shape.
  • Once the liquid form of plastic is poured into the dia, it takes the desired shape. It is then allowed to harden naturally by cooling. Shape, hardness, quality all parameters are checked for the final product outcome.

For an easy and comfortable working of Extrusion Barrels, it is necessary to have a proper design guideline called design specification. But what to consider in design specifications? Let’s have a look.


The main consideration while making any plastic extrusion barrel machine is the design specification that comes from the client’s side. If the barrels are not made according to the given specification, then there could be extreme consequences that can result into design and manufacturing defect or worst project failure. Specifications guide the whole process of making the prototype model.

Following factors must be considered for a successful barrel machine drawing –

  • Dimensioned Drawings

Dimensioning is the most basic and crucial step towards machine making. All the detailed dimensions should be provided for easy workability. Since many other stake holders are also working on the same project of barrel production, our drawings should speak a uniform global standard. Therefore, we provide all our drawings in Imperial and Metric formats for easy workflow.

  • Environmental Factors

It is mandatory to comply with environmental standards globally. We need to keep in mind that final output of Extrusion Barrel functions well within the predefined environmental safety parameters. 

  • Ergonomic Factors

Ergonomic is an essential factor while considering any product design, since the designing of barrels is generally based on the capacity required. More the capacity, bigger the barrel size. So, the designing need not necessarily have the ergonomic influence. But since humans are on the receiving end, we need to keep in mind that the machine is user-friendly and that the surrounding environment is conducive for its use.

  • Maintenance

From idea/concept generation to the final delivery, a product goes through a lot of mishandling. Also, after handing it to the client it must be user-friendly to the unskilled workforce who would be handling it. Therefore, the product needs to be easily workable for its ease in maintenance.

It is very important not to make any design errors since that will affect the manufacturing process. Sooner or later it’s working could get hampered which will lead to high maintenance cost or worst the whole barrel would have to be redesign.


In today’s scenario, machining and related requirements are outsourced for drafting to companies where design and drafting skills and domain expertise is high. Indovance Inc, is a leading Engineering Business Solutions company with illustrious history of 16 years in the domain of Mechanical, Civil, Architectural and Graphics solutions. Our happy and satisfied clients range from mid-sized organizations to Fortune 500 corporations whom we have served over the years.

For more information regarding our services, get in touch with our team at +1-919-238-4044 or you can write to us at


With the blooming outsourcing business, we need to widen our lenses and look outside the box. In this time of technology, other sectors can bring quality assured work to the table, besides IT and BPO, mechanical engineering services are also a stream where great business can happen. Here are few examples of Engineering Services that can be outsourced and its current market estimation below –


India has emerged largely as a strong outsourced services provider in the market for global companies as India accounts for 28% of Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) and BPO talent, whereas Russia and China account for 11% and 10%, respectively. As the demand for ESO increases worldwide, India’s share would also grow eventually in the ESO market. As of now, India produces 65,000 engineers annually. To reach a potential market share India would need 3,50,000 engineers.

India has an upper hand in many facets of outsourcing such as –

  • Cultural compatibility with the west
  • A vigorous legal and political systems
  • A strong protection of intellectual property (IP)

For an ESO company, the business module obtained is for a smaller period. Therefore, ESO business providers need to be sure that they can survive the competition. The ESO business has witnessed a substantial growth from 2000 to 2010, majorly in the field of automotive, telecommunication and healthcare etc. Also, with technological advancement, the software that is used was user-friendly and technically sound. Some of the major factors that should be considered before selecting Engineering Service Providers (ESP) are –

  • Expertise in the business
  • Service portfolio
  • Market value
  • Quality of service provided
  • ESO Services Evolution

With the growing needs and the new emerging complexities of the business, the company finds it easy to render outsourcing services. Outsourcing companies have shown the required potential to provide solutions within the brackets.

 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, the largest employers of mechanical engineers are as follows:

  • Engineering, and related services – 22%
  • Machinery manufacturing – 13%
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing – 12%
  • Scientific research and development services – 7%
  • Computer and electronic product manufacturing – 7%


With changing scenario, the structure of the job keeps on changing with the advent of newer and more simplified technologies. But when it comes to Mechanical engineering it is here to stay!!! What comes to your mind when you think of Mechanical engineers? Mechanical engineering is not a new term to the millennials. It dates as back as 6000 BC, where Egyptians rock painting depicted boats! Yes, boats running on water. Such aesthetically simple and ordinary looking thing has a brain of an engineer and the latest invention as latest as 2014 is that of an Aeroboat – a boat which can fly like a jet across water with a speed of 109mph (175.42 km/h) and cost a whopping amount of 3 million euros! Mechanical engineering is a very vastly spread branch of engineering. It is a branch of engineering that deals with the making of machines. Machines used on a day to day household basis as well as in various other domains such as Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals, Defense, Marine, Pharmaceuticals, etc. Mechanical services are mostly outsourced to overseas locations. However, many factors govern the outsourcing business especially the Intellectual property (IP). There is always a large amount of theft associated with IP. Eventually, there are many legal proceedings one must undergo to save the data from getting violated. However, serious aftereffects have to be faced when proven guilty.


Indovance is one of the finest outsourcing services providers to the global markets dealing in Mechanics. Sophistication in processes and expert human resources is the key, that drives in the success of every project at Indovance. Indovance is one of the fewer companies in the business that delivers excellent quality work in time. It’s been 16 long years of prolific performance in the mechanical sector alone with expertise in software like AutoDesk AUTOCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Unigraphics and more. Here are the 4 domains Indovance caters to in Mechanical Engineering –

How Does Outsourcing Work at Indovance?

Step 1Share Your requirement here and sit back, we will reach out to you ASAP.

Step 2Technical Feasibility will be checked in a formal discovery meeting considering your requirements.

Step 3Solution Architecture will be discussed and shared in detail not leaving any scope for errors.

Step 4Trial Period will begin for a month where you will experience Indovance.

Step 5 – After completion of trial period, long term partnership begins.


You can reach us at +1 919-238-4044 or write us at for more details.

Transforming Mechanical Engineering with 3D Animation

3d animation Imagine: you are watching a 3D animation of clothes in a washing machine. The virtual demonstration shows the flow of the water through pipes into the machine, the agitation of the drum, the draining process and rapid spin cycle. It’s not real – it’s just a simulation of a product in its inception stage. But 3D animation provides a realistic representation of what it will look like, the components, how it works, if there are any flaws in the design and how you can improve it before its manufactured. All of this before having any hard expenses of physically building and testing the product. The result? A more cost-effective way to ensure a better end product.

The Evolution of Design
While earlier engineers relied on hand drawings to design and complete projects, there was a lot of room for error. One miscalculation in the original drawing could result in expensive and all-too-common mistakes.

Decades ago, mechanical engineers began abandoning pen and paper for computer-aided design. But creating drawings, designs and drafting with computers was just the beginning. Now, many mechanical engineering firms also rely on 3D animation to better understand and test products.

Benefits of 3D CAD
The evolution of CAD and 3D animation has meant incredible advantages for mechanical engineers, including:

  • Approximately 45 percent faster product design
  • Automated design process
  • Organization and management of design data
  • Effective communication with customers and suppliers
  • Generation of virtual prototypes allows non-CAD people to participate in the process
  • Effective internal design reviews
  • Incorporation of design changes at any point during prototyping
  • Standardized details and drafting practices
  • Increased speed and precision of production
  • Ease of beating competition to the market

For mechanical engineers, visualization with 3D animation has simplified processes. Prototyping has become not just easier, but better. Designs can be tested and validated, reducing costs by eliminating problems and errors before manufacturing.

Clients love seeing their product come to life. These 3D animated visuals can be rotated and broken down into their components, giving mechanical engineers the ability to better explain assembly and demonstrate functionality.

3D Animation Made Easy
Indovance is one of the leading CAD and drafting outsourcing service providers. Indovance partners with Mechanical Engineering firms to assist them build 3D animations that have the power to clearly explain complicated core product functions and features. Indovance has team of engineers specialize in CAD drawing, drafting, designing and 3D animation, producing quality work with little turnaround time.

If you are also looking for a right partner to develop 3D designs and animations, reach out to our sales team on +1 919-238-4044 or drop an e-mail at:

Want Jaw-Dropping Productivity in Mechanical Engineering? Try SolidWorks!


Most of the firms in mechanical engineering services industry are trying to figure out ways that can give them an upper-hand in the operations to gain competitive advantage. Yes, it has become so important to be efficient in the operations. The firms want to raise their productivity to a maximum level. But, how do you exactly manage to raise the productivity? I think we might have an answer to your question. And the solution is SolidWorks.

SolidWorks is one of the best CAD software for mechanical engineering. And there’s a reason for its popularity. Let us check why some firms are absolutely dedicated to SolidWorks, and why is this software making people happy. Indovance has been using SolidWorks for a long time to cater to the needs of our clients. And we will share our first-hand experience with the SolidWorks with this article.

SolidWorks offers an interface that is highly responsive and supportive, which enables professionals to focus more on the designing part. Moreover this doesn’t need you to spend more time on the interface, resulting in improved productivity. We have also figured out that SolidWorks does offer in-built intelligence. Therefore, we don’t really spend more time on learning/teaching/training people. Assembling all the parts is made cool, you can check before this goes for the prototyping. And if you are thinking straight, you must have already realized by now that this means reducing costs and design cycle. We have more lead time.

Our team also does data management very well with SolidWorks. Sharing designs with the stakeholders and along with the team is not at all a headache anymore. Our team has been able to deliver some of the best presentations with 3D models, Renderings, Animations and 2D drawings. And we have been able to communicate well with the stakeholders. The ease of use is an advantage that we bank upon. And we are able to better utilize our time with other productive opportunities. Our productivity has really seen a drastic improvement with SolidWorks as compared to other software. And we have been able to transfer this advantage to our clients as well.

So, if you are looking for improving productivity in your mechanical engineering operations, then, Indovance can be your right outsourcing partner for CAD services. We help with our expertise in SolidWorks that raises your productivity, and minimizes the error and gives the best quality of output.

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Importance of Pilot and Demonstration Plants for Large Production Facilities

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Technological advancements and innovation to scale-up the production is a common phenomenon in any industry, may it be mechanical, pharmaceuticals, chemical or industrial equipment. As they say, change is the only constant! And if you want to stay ahead of your competition in business, you got to accept the change. With cutting edge technology being introduced, there is always a scope for a new player to emerge, hence the only way out is to innovate and lead. But, is it that easy to just innovate and implement changed processes and methodologies? Not really. Large sized production and processing plant involves high risk and high investments, and they need to be cautiously designed and developed.
For a large size company, implementing the innovation straight from the lab, could be highly unsafe considering problematic mixing, product output and slow or hard-to-control reactions. Moreover, huge investments and time involved make things even more complicated. While some issues can be addressed in simulations, the physical version that runs in the real world will often behave differently than the simulations predict. Hence, they need a different approach of building pilot plants and demonstration plants to test the feasibility and practical implementation of the production plant.
Sometimes, the term pilot plant or demonstration plant are used interchangeably, but a demonstration module is often considered larger and more commercial than a pilot skid. Let’s know more about them.

Pilot Plant –
Pilot plant imageAs the name suggests, it’s a first sight of how the real plant will look like. A pilot plant is a smaller version of plant which is operated to find out the behavior of process before using it on a large scale industrial production. It acts as a system for hazard identification before full-scale production takes place.
A pilot plant allows you to collect actual data that can ensure smooth function of your full-scale production plant. It allows you to experiment with inputs, outputs, processing time etc. to streamline your process.
In some cases, a pilot plant may be of an optimal size that can produce specialty products in low quantities. You can stop at the pilot plant scale, produce plenty of product, and forgo a larger financial undertaking until the market demand increases.

Demonstration Plant –
Pilot plant imageDemonstration plant, larger than pilot plant, is a system used to validate the functionality of industrial production plant before building full capacity commercial plant. It is considered to be the final stage in research, development and demonstration of new process or technology being used in the plant. Demonstration plants are used to prove commercial and technical viability and prove production technology.

Benefits of demonstration plant –

  • Useful for initial production to test distribution and market development.
  • Used for testing end products and making required changes.
  • Ensures new process/production technology works fine at production level.
  • Testing the commercial viability of manufacturing method.
  • Prevention from probable production failures and hazards
  • Financial feasibility and reasonable return on investment.
  • Forecasting operational cost for running new system.

So, if you are looking to build pilot and demonstration plants for your next production plant and looking for a right design and drafting partner, get in touch with us. Indovance Inc. has years of experience and expertise in modeling that helps us understand the technology and client’s exact requirement. Indovance is a well-known brand in the manufacturing design and modeling domain for more than 15 years and has reputation of serving global clients. For more information about us and our services, reach out at +1 919-238-4044 or email us at

Piping Design and Modeling – Importance and Feasibility

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Smart design is what required when it comes to building an efficient and optimized structures, may it be for a residential/commercial complex or an industrial plant. There are many aspects to consider while it is designed and one of the most prominent is Piping Design & its modeling. In fact, Piping Engineering is a separate department in many companies dealing with design and layouts of piping roots/networks across the plant and along the equipments.

Industry Implications –

Piping designs and modeling functions are required for almost every establishments but there are some industries wherein, Piping Design & Modeling is required frequently and has a bigger role to play. Here they are –

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  • Oil & Gas Extraction Plants
  • Refining Plants
  • Chemical Industry
  • Dying Industry
  • Pharmaceuticals Plants
  • Water Resource Management
  • Process Plants
  • Fertilizers Manufacturing
  • Waste management
  • Heavy Scale Industries

Importance of Accurate Piping Design –

Piping Design is basis for every aspect of material flow within/outside the plant. For example, in a processing plant, movement of material within the different units must be optimized so that it can travel minimum distance and curves to get processed quickly. Alternatively, in heavy scale industries, the heat or pressure in the pipe is very critical. A simple miscalculation of pipe network’s capability can lead to a disastrous outcome, often resulting in casualties.

Piping design has become a major component of all the industries, with pipe infrastructure contributing to total transactions in power plants, pharmaceutical firms, chemical plants, CNG/LPG plants, oil industries, and more. Pipe design engineers work to create an efficient plant design and construction, preparing route layouts & equipment specifications.

Factors to Consider in Designing –

Industrial Pipe System

Having an in-depth knowledge in material properties and accordingly designing and modeling the piping structure is the best way to go ahead. A designer and modeler need to consider following factors while they analyze and define a piping design model –

  • Stress analysis
  • Flowing material properties
  • Piping material quality, property & life span
  • Piping placement and elements around
  • Minimum distance & curves in material flow
  • Heat & steam pressure

Typical Reasons of Failures –

While there are no thumb rules as to how a structure should be, as it depends upon the plant layout, processing unit placements and resources availability, we can chalk out typical reasons of design failures as below –

  • Lack of expertise & knowledge in underground pipeline design, construction and management around the world.
  • Inadequate understanding of pipe-soil interaction principles.
  • Wide-ranging behavior of pipe materials.
  • Claims and counterclaims of pipe manufacturers.
  • Inconsistent design standards for different pipe materials.
  • Inappropriate and inadequate utility mapping during design or construction of a pipeline.
  • Improper designs and inadequate pipe factory and site supervision by engineers.
  • Pipelines being used well beyond their intended design life.
  • Improper operation and maintenance.

As we know, having an experience and in-depth knowledge is the key in successful piping project execution and if you are looking for a reliable designing and modeling partner for your upcoming plant project, you can surely rely on our industry expert who can guide and work along with you for all your design requirements, may it be for piping, structure, mechanical design and drafting works, you name it and Indovance will have a solution for you. You can reach us at +1 919-238-4044 or write us at for more details.

How Indovance Assisted Designing And Drafting One Of The Largest Incinerator.

Incinarator BannerGlobal economic development and rapid industrialization has resulted in producing huge industrial waste. May it be from Automobile, Chemical, Oil & Energy, Healthcare or Food Processing industries, residual waste is unescapable. Moreover, it is expected to rise with growing industrialization. Hazardous industrial waste could be in solid, liquid or gaseous form and can cause serious problems to environment if came in direct contact with air or water.

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But can this wastage be converted into the source of energy? Yes, that’s where the role of an industrial incinerator begins. Incinerator helps destroying the solid, liquid or gaseous waste produced during the manufacturing process by combustion in furnace. It produces hot gases and heat or energy which can be reused in your mainstream production. Indovance Inc, recently helped its client designing one of the world’s largest incinerator. Let’s have a look at the crucial elements in designing process.

Designing one of the largest Incinerator

The waste Incineration system was designed to treat the “tail gases” produced in a petroleum refinery or natural gas plant. Indovance Mechanical engineering team has expertise in designing incinerators ranging in size from 1.0 MMBtu/hr to more than 550 MMBtu/hr. The combustion chamber can range in size from 3.5’ to 30’ diameter.

The Incinerator achieved high destruction efficiencies (DRE) during the process by optimizing the following parameters for each specific process –


Designed the equipment to operate at a temperature that is significantly higher (640-880°C).


Maintaining a minimum residence time between 0.6-2.2 seconds


Ensuring that waste gas is introduced in a manner that results in a homogeneous fully reacted effluent

But understanding and taking care of technical aspect of the design alone is not enough. You must give it a 360° thought for a seamless design.

Critical Aspects of Design


Developing entire incinerator in one piece was a challenge for assorted reasons, one of it being equipment weight.

Lifting points:

To facilitate lifting each piece and then assemble it at the destination would need points where it could be lifted from.

Fabricating Equipment:

Fabricating supportive equipment tools while we install the incinerator.


Transfer of incinerator from the manufacturing to installation site was a challenge. To have a smooth transfer of equipment, hook-up points were predefined at the design level itself.

Indovance Inc, is an expert in Mechanical equipment design works with experience of around one and half decade in engineering design domain. With advantages like highly skilled workforce, cost effective solutions & quick turnaround time (TAT), Indovance is first choice of many fortune 500 engineering and publishing giants. You can also set up your entire design team in India with our Virtual Office Model. For more information, reach us on +1 919-238-4044 or drop in a mail to us at

Hot-in-Place Asphalt Recycling Machine: Innovation Meets Excellence

Road infrastructure development has always been a crucial factor for economic and socio-political development of a country. Over a period, we have seen great improvement the way road infrastructure is shaping up. May it be with the materials, technology or time efficiency, we faced the challenges and came up with brighter solutions to it.

We have seen, how we moved from simply making a new road from scratch with gravel surface to asphalts, to composite pavement and so on. But with changing times, we were facing a different challenges and issues.

Reducing cost & time: the challenge
Next big challenge we were facing, was high cost of material and time to reproduce the road. With ever increasing traffic loads and skyrocketing material prices vs tight budgets, construction industry was poised with challenge to maintain the quality and efficiency of roads. And to counter this, a new technology and equipment was required. And that’s where the asphalts roads recycling equipment technology came handy.
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Asphalt Recycling Machine: how it works?
Instead of constructing the road from scratch, it reuses the road material by crushing and pulverizing of the tattered asphalt material. It is carried out by a milling and mixing rotor fitted with tungsten carbide tools. The material is heated and processed in a mixing chamber or compulsory mixer and reused for road construction. Since the recycled material is heated up and laid on the cold ground, the quality of newly constructed road was not as per expectations. The joint between the ground and newly recycled material would often get uprooted, hampering the road again. That’s where we helped our client to conceptualize the Hot-in-place Asphalt recycling equipment.

Hot-in-place Recycling Mini Machine Design: the solution
Indovance Inc, was poised with the challenge to design an equipment model which will not only solve the ground and material joint problem, but should also be time/cost efficient, and handy to use even for small roads redevelopment or road patch works. And that’s how we helped our client to came up with by designing a mini Hot-in-place road recycling machinery design.

It has following features –

  • Road patch heating facility with mounted burners.
  • Rake tools to uproot the tattered asphalt material.
  • Accumulator to hold the recycling material.
  • Tar kettle with customized capacity to enrich recycling material.
  • Processed material and hot fresh asphalt mixer.
  • Can be easily carried with mini loader.

This concept permits optimum processing of the recycling mix. And it is now being designed for big truck based Hot-in-place recycling machine as well which can be used for large road development projects.

Easifying Designs: the Indovance Way

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