Scale Up

Pilot Plants

Early-stage technologies are advanced from proof-of-concept through to full-scale industrial demonstration in an integrated engineering environment.

Dedicated infrastructure exists at our BC Research facility for conducting extensive pilot campaigns, including staffing, utilities, chemical analysis, and evaluation.

Our Strengths


Well-equipped wet chemistry and analytical facilities support our R&D operations.

Pilot Plants

A pilot plant is typically scaled to the minimum size necessary to demonstrate each unit operation on a realistic industrial scale. 3-D drawing and modelling tools enable optimum process design and layout. Pilot plants can be configured for high process integration, or engineered into separate unit operations. We have a rigorous approach to ensuring that pilot plants have the appropriate instrumentation to extract the necessary design data, and are designed in conformance with end-user standards/codification.

Contract Research

Services include:

  • Lab scale experiments and proof of concept.
  • Optimization of synthesis routes : maximizing yield, minimizing waste-streams, reagent/solvent looping, improving reaction kinetics
  • Scale up of chemical production from gram to kilogram to tonnage scales
  • Feedstock analysis and selection.
  • Evaluation and development of IP position
  • Alignment of synthesis routes with engineering requirements for pilot scale reaction and pilot plant design.
  • Development of analytical techniques and QA/QC protocols for process and product monitoring.

Our Projects

Lignin from kraft black liquour offers one of the most attractive precursors for green chemicals, and is used in a variety of applications like coatings and adhesives. The proprietary LignoForce™ process, co-developed with FPInnovations of Canada, was piloted ahead of the world’s first commercial LignoForce™ production facility at Hinton Pulp, Alberta.

The NORSCAND® Electrolyser provides an adaptable platform for electrochemical processes like salt-splitting. The five-compartment pilot plant provides a test bed for processes ranging from minerals beneficiation to wastewater treatment

Derivation of green polyols from vegetable oils


NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd

Process Innovation and Scale-up Specialists in Vancouver, BC

Suite 1900 – 200 Granville Street

Vancouver, B.C.,  V6C 1S4 Canada

Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Phone: +1 (604) 681-2030