Engineering optimisation
is everything.

Designed for continuous process
manufacturing plants.
Mining  |  Paper & Pulp  |  Chemical Processes  |  Power & Utility
|  Oil & Gas industries  |  Food & Beverage
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Engineering optimisation
is everything.

Designed for continuous process manufacturing plants.

Mining  •  Paper & Pulp  •  Chemical Processes  •  Power & Utility  •  Oil & Gas industries  •  Food & Beverage

0 %
Internal Rate of Return(IRR)
0
Months of Full Project Cost Recovery
0
Capital Expenditure
0
Years of optimisation experience

VALUE DEFINING

Experienced engineering
initiatives with impact

When you think IME, think optimisation.

We believe that every project, plant, or process is an opportunity to improve what’s gone wrong before. Through real-time continuous monitoring, proactive decision-making, and team alignment, we deliver optimisation for our clients every second of every day. And we’ve been doing it for over 28 years.

Our continuous process manufacturing methodology called Time-in-State (TiS) is proven to typically deliver 25% IRR and full project cost recovery within 6 months, without a cent of capital expenditure. Working together, we can keep your processing plants running for increased efficiencies and profit with less risk. IME means optimisation, let’s see what we can do for your business.

Value Defining - IME Solutions

Experienced engineering
initiatives with impact

When you think IME, think optimisation.
We believe that every project, plant, or process is an opportunity to improve what’s gone wrong before. Through real-time continuous monitoring, proactive decision-making, and team alignment, we deliver optimisation for our clients every second of every day. And we’ve been doing it for over 28 years.

Our continuous process manufacturing methodology called Time-in-State (TiS) is proven to typically deliver 25% IRR and full project cost recovery within 6 months, without a cent of capital expenditure. Working together, we can keep your processing plants running for increased efficiencies and profit with less risk. IME means optimisation, let’s see what we can do for your business.

OUR SOLUTIONS

24/7
Monitoring Software

Monitor your plant in exact detail, through real-time software with engineering support.

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Continuous Process Optimisation

Identify and eliminate losses, increasing efficiencies and minimising risk.


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Predictive Maintenance Requirements

Know what’s coming before it happens with real-time condition monitoring.


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Analytics

Understand your data for root cause analysis and loss reduction.



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Energy
Efficiency

Gain insight into conditions and factors affecting your energy consumption, carbon footprint and environmental impact.

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On-site
Engineering Deployment

The expertise you need, on the ground, working directly with your team to deliver results.


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Our Solutions

24/7
Monitoring Software

Monitor your plant in exact detail, through real-time software with engineering support.

READ MORE >

Continuous Process Optimisation

Identify and eliminate losses, increasing efficiencies and minimising risk.

READ MORE >

Predictive Maintenance Requirements

Monitor your plant in exact detail, through real-time software with engineering support.

READ MORE >

Analytics

Understand your data for root cause analysis and loss reduction.

READ MORE >

Energy
Efficiency

Gain insight into conditions and factors affecting your energy consumption, carbon footprint and environmental impact.

READ MORE >

On-Site
Engineering Deployment

The expertise you need, on the ground, working directly with your team to deliver results.

READ MORE >

Our Solutions

24/7
Monitoring Software

Monitor your plant in exact detail, through real-time software with engineering support.

READ MORE >

Continuous Process Optimisation

Identify and eliminate losses, increasing efficiencies and minimising risk.

READ MORE >

Predictive Maintenance Requirements

Monitor your plant in exact detail, through real-time software with engineering support.

READ MORE >

Analytics

Understand your data for root cause analysis and loss reduction.

READ MORE >

Energy
Efficiency

Gain insight into conditions and factors affecting your energy consumption, carbon footprint and environmental impact.

READ MORE >

On-Site
Engineer Deployment

The expertise you need, on the ground, working directly with your team to deliver results.

READ MORE >

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    Strategic Partners & Affiliates

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    METHODOLOGY
    Our Process : Time-in-State®(TiS)

    TESTIMONIALS

    Sappi - IME Solutions

    Cape Kraft Mill

    The Time-in-State intervention was an eye opener to our operational staff at the mill. Time-in-State facilitated workshops and got all departments together to explain the process. The key departments involved were production, engineering, process, logistics, and Sheq. The Time-in-State process allowed us to identify the control parameters to run a controlled process. We knew how to permanently contain these variables, but the solutions were costly. We then opted for a zero cash outlay solution and chose to control the process for only 80% of the time. The other 20% was when the operator could leave the workstation for inspections etc. It took 2 months to change the BOP’s and the behaviour. I can recommend this improvement process with Time-in-State to any industry. Cape Kraft will certainly make use of his services again shortly.

    Jonathan Hermanus

    General Manager
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    Neopak

    IME has been servicing Neopak since 2015 continuously. During this interval, IME deployed its Time-in-State technology and services to monitor various aspects of the process and equipment. Utilising this technology made it possible to obtain early warning of deteriorating performance. This technology contributed not only towards a better understanding of equipment/process behaviour and process interruption. This predictive capacity is by far one of the strongest features of IME’s TiS methodology. Neopak rates the quality of the technology and services as very effective in providing great value.

    Peter Frandsen

    Control and Automation Engineer
    Anglo Platinum - IME Solutions

    BRPM contractor plant, a joint venture with Anglo Platinum

    IME utilised their Time-in-State technology and services to identify very specific operating and equipment conditions that associate with higher performance. The PoC was deployed in the milling section of the process, which is a constraint in the process. The technology proved it’s applicability by identifying early warning of a gearbox failure in the matrix of data. The same approach was used to detect the drifting of an instrument measurement – the control system and maintenance personnel didn’t detect this issue. This detection potentially prevented a major process interruption. These events demonstrated effective process monitoring and management of TiS technique.

    Oscar Mgcina

    Group Metallurgical Engineer
    Nkomati Logo - IME Solutions

    Nkomati

    IME deployed their services to monitor various items of equipment. By utilising this technology, it was possible to obtain early warning signs of deteriorating performance of equipment. In the absence of this technology, the equipment may have failed to result in substantial production losses. Nkomati highly rates the quality of technology and IME’s services. We feel it was highly effective and provided excellent value.

    Manie Potgieter

    Head of Department: Concentrate Production
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    ABB South Africa

    IME Solutions has delivered services to ABB since 2010. During this period IME has deployed its Time-in-State technology and services to monitor various aspects of the process and equipment. By utilising this technology, it was possible to obtain insights into plant and equipment performance. The information facilitated the quantification of risk exposure, plant and equipment performance training relative to the optimum state, and general performance improvement. The technology and services were used at various operations including Sappi, Arcelor Mittal, and Skorpion Zink. We rate IME’s quality of services very highly as they provided excellent value towards mitigating risks and optimising our plant process.

    Stiaan Burden

    Operations Manager

    clients

    CASE
    STUDIES

    An In-depth look into our past projects and how IME assisted in reaching engineering optimisation.
    05 September 2022

    Nkomati

    05 September 2022

    Neopak

    05 September 2022

    ABB South Africa

    05 September 2022

    Royal Bafokeng Platinum

    05 September 2022

    Nkomati

    05 September 2022

    ABB South Africa

    05 September 2022

    Neopak

    GET IN TOUCH

    To optimise every aspect of your plant and keep it effectively and continuously running, talk to us. Email ime@imesolutions.biz or view the contact details below.
    Dr Kobus van der Merwe Cellphone: +27 82 656 5601 Email address: Kobus@imesolutions.biz
    Andre Labuschagne Cellphone: +27 79 988 9469
    Email address: Andre@imesolutions.biz
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      Engineering optimisation is everything designed for continuous process manufacturing plants.