To deliver the complete design solution, BCD’s engineering team draw on the disciplines of Vessel Design, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Automation and are continually challenged to develop innovative process solutions for our clients. The development of the design goes hand-in-hand with 3D Modelling of the systems. These models are used to fully articulate the design development, allowing the client to fully critique the “virtual” model of the systems.

Vessel Design

  • Using the latest design tools including 3D Modelling, pressure vessel design software, heat transfer software; BCD has the design capability and experience to meet the stringent regulations of the industries we serve around the world.
  • Pressure Vessel Design to PED, ASME VIII, PD5500 etc.
  • Design for Clean-ability and Sterility to ASME BPE.
  • Agitaton and Mixing Design.
  • Heat Transfer Jackets.
  • Atmospheric Storage Tanks.
  • Wind and Seismic Loading.
  • Access Platforms and Stairways.

Automation & Electrical

BCD offers a comprehensive range of process automation solutions. These systems range from basic on/off controls to integrated systems that use state-of-the-art technologies, featuring:

  • S88 coding structures.
  • SCADA operator interfaces.
  • Batching systems with EBR.
  • MES/MIS integration.
  • Electronic signatures / FDA 21CFR Part 11 compliance.
  • Documentation to GAMP/cGMP requirement.
  • System Architecture.


  • Our process design team use their experience in the pharmaceutical, food, beverage, and related industries to deliver process design services that range from conceptual design details, to comprehensive design dossiers. Applications include product-end systems, process utilities, building services and process control.
  • URS Development.
  • Instrument Lists.
  • System Utilisation Studies.
  • Piping Specifications.
  • Process Flow Diagrams.
  • Datasheets.
  • P&ID’s.
  • Hydraulic Calculations.
  • Equipment Selection.
  • Thermal Calculations.
  • Equipment Lists.
  • Process Functional Specifications.


  • BCD minimise costly design errors by comprehensively modelling our systems in 3D. Staged reviews of these models ensure that the completed systems meet and exceed client expectations with regard to:
  • Mechanical Layout.
  • Electrical Conduit Integration.
  • Ergonomics.
  • Constructability.
  • Cleanability.
  • Maintainability.
  • Health and Safety Standards.
  • Comprehensive 3D Modelling.
  • General Arrangement Drawings.