The Steel Industry is one area of interest for Picrates
A Project is not finished without proper training
Proper Risk Assessments are always necessary
Every line must be correct in the documentation
Component specification and selection
A feasibility study often starts with the as-is-analysis
Every IT-Tool begins with data modelling
Attention to detail


The Service Offer ranges from the first initial steps of a Project with its setup of analysis and facts finding – continuing with drawing up the project contours with Basic Engineering – and follow-thru with Detailed Engineering inclusive of documentation and training all within the framework of solid Project Management.

In addition IT-Tools can be developed to support the different project stages. Tools are adapted to Task and User requirements incl. possible integration with in-house software such as ERP-system or Microsoft Office products.

Feasibility Studies

Studies in the initial stage of a project:
  • Business case development
  • Technical analysis / investigations
  • Cost estimate
  • LCA with NPV-calculation
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Logistic studies incl. lean analysis
  • Information analysis and data modelling
  • Risk analysis
  • Trouble-shooting / Site review

Process Engineering

Services within industries as food, energy, steel and
  • Process design incl. material- energybalances, process flow diagram, selection of equipment types
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID)
  • ATEX classification plan
  • Functional specification of automation system
  • Component identification, sizing, selection
  • Costing
  • Detailed risk analysis and Risk assessment
  • Technical documentation
  • Training

IT-Tools for Engineering and Operations

Development of tools supporting the different sides of both engineering processes and operations processes
  • Project Management
  • PBS-structures
  • Specification Management
  • Component Selection and Sizing
  • Check-Lists, Assessments, Verification
  • Issue Management
  • Document Management
  • Product Management (Specification Sheets, MSDS, Product labelling, Price lists)
  • Material and Manufacturing Logistics Support
  • Quality Assurance

Project Management

Focus on projects with technical content. Size ranging from small (5,000 EUR) to larger (25 MEUR). The projects may be pure plant projects within industry or generic IT-projects. Roles adapted can be Project Manager or Technical Project Manager
  • Development of Business Case
  • Work with different PM models
  • PRINCE2 preference
  • All stages from concept to taken-over
  • Planning with PBS / WBS structures
  • Contact with Authorities
  • Procurement / Negotiation /Supplier Evaluation
  • Technical coordination within project and against suppliers
  • Time and Cost Control
  • Reviews, quality checks
  • Verification against Product Specifications
  • Validation against Business Case

Documentation and Training

In all projects the production of timely and correct documentation together with user training is crucial for the success of the project.
  • Technical documentation assembly
  • Preparation of specific documents user manuals, safety instructions
  • Training
  • Translation / Proof-reading