Thought leaders in novel process engineering, design and applications

FRPD is an engineering consultancy specialising in process engineering. We find the places where engineering, business and information science intersect to create Turnkey Innovation.


FRPD provides innovation on a per project basis while unlocking public and private investment funding to facilitate positive change through engineering. We align with public funding requirements to lower risk during the innovation process.

What We Do


FRPD has been involved in projects as diverse as packaging materials plant design, novel continuous metal electrowinning design, food processing and automation, natural resource value chain development, master toolmaking, mechanical design and manufacture as well as CAD services.


We’re a chemical process engineering consulting company with specialised focus in a number of areas from process development to business information systems, and chemical formulation and evaluation.


Our dynamic and streamlined corporate structure enables us to take full advantage of market opportunities as soon as they become available, even when they fall outside our usual scope of speciality.

Turnkey Innovation

FRPD provides Turnkey Innovation – a combination of engineering, business and information services that result in the creation of innovative solutions that are ready to be scaled to production capacity. This solution includes project management, business development, product development, pilot plant development, owners engineering and funding applications (study promotion).

Our Services

FRDP is a specialist high technology project development and implementation company, with specific skill sets focused on technology process development from concept to product – a term we like to call Turnkey Innovation. 


Dr Pretorius, the company founder, has a PhD in Chemical engineering, with specialization in computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, and fluorine.

Technology Development

  • Technology surveys and evaluation
  • Desktop studies
  • Scoping and feasibility studies
  • Financial analysis, financial modelling, and sensitivity analysis
  • Advanced research and development
  • Technology commercialization and product development
  • Market research, business development, and business plans

Process Innovation

  • Literature surveys
  • Basic experimentation
  • Problem identification
  • Solution formulation
  • Optimization and debottlenecking
  • Chemical formulation, evaluation, and sourcing

Process Implementation

  • Project management
  • Equipment and hardware procurement
  • Construction
  • Specialization in fluorination systems
  • Tube fitting, installation, and maintenance
  • Owner's engineering

Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics,
& optimization

  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Advisory and consulting services
  • Integrated value chain optimization
  • Process parameter monitoring and interpretation
  • Resource and task optimization for projects
  • Data reconciliation and material accounting

Engineer Design
and Consulting

  • Flow sheets (block flow diagrams, process flow diagrams, mechanical flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams)
  • Pilot and demonstration plant design, construction, and commissioning
  • Specialist reactor design
  • Fluorination system design
  • Design verification
  • Mechanical concept design
  • Mechanical layout drawings
  • Detailed manufacturing drawings
  • Heat exchange system design
  • Gas ventilation system design
  • Phase separation system design
  • Electrowinning/electrolysis system design
  • ISO50001:2018 Energy Management System design and implementation

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