The first step to improving the melting, rolling or finishing operations is to have a plan based on science and experience, ensuring that the project implementation will be successful and that things will work as planned. Quad specializes in the analysis and modeling of process and equipment, from a single equipment item to an entire plant. Simulation programs are used to evaluate and optimize layouts, process flow and equipment.


Engineering studies are customized to meet your specific goals:

  • Long term facility improvement plans
  • Equipment selection & specifications based on process selection & capacity calculations
  • Layout development, Infrastructure specification & installation requirements
  • Determine capital budget costs and project schedule for capital approval
  • Identify & Quantify the impact of equipment and process solutions
  • How to upgrade and modernize equipment at a fraction of the cost of replacement

Quad has conducted dozens of feasibility studies over the years for customers who are planning new or upgraded plants.

Feasibility studies can cover all processes and equipment from scrap handling to product shipment. Quad’s expertise in all aspects of steel production allows in-depth technical analysis to be done, as well as corresponding budget and schedule, which is all used for project justification and approval. Feasibility studies typically involve process engineering (including process simulation) to determine technical and production benefits, layouts, concept equipment engineering, equipment specifications, concept layout drawings covering civil, structural, piping and electrical installation, budget, and schedule – including outage requirements.

Feasibility studies have been done for:

  • Complete plant
  • Melt Shop
  • Melt Shop Auxiliaries
  • Caster
  • Billet/slab yard, billet/slab handling and billet/slab storage
  • Alloy Handling
  • Scrap Handling
  • Rolling mill capacity and quality increase – long products and flat rolled
  • Operations review and operating statistics, including benchmarking with competitive facilities
  • Finishing end upgrades
  • Product Storage

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
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