Process & Facility Engineering

Process & Facility Engineering

LATA has an extensive background in process and facility engineering encompassing radiochemical processes, radioactive materials handling systems and equipment, waste treatment and packaging, and facility modifications. LATA has provided Title I, II, and III engineering services for the redesign of individual nuclear materials process lines including repair, modification, upgrade, and operations activities as well as engineering services for criticality safety, dissolution and molten salt extraction, ion exchange, feed evaporation, precipitation, calcination, plutonium purification and recovery, and caustic waste treatment. LATA was the design agent and prime contractor for the fixed-price design / build of the Hanford Cold Test Facility, provided the definitive design for the Hanford W-314 AP Tank Farm Upgrades, and performed a process optimization study of CPP-603 spent nuclear fuel processing, packaging and disposition operations at the Idaho National Laboratory to identify and isolate functional improvements to improve throughput rates, optimize labor utilization, minimize down-time and reduce cost.

LATA engineers and designers have prepared design drawings; project, process, instrumentation, and construction descriptions; detailed construction and demolition cost estimates; engineering calculations; construction, equipment, and component procurement specifications; instrument indexes; vendor catalog information; project schedules; and drawing lists as required for successful project completion. LATA’s core staff comprises civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, environmental, chemical, and nuclear safety engineers including many with advanced degrees, professional registrations in multiple states, and extensive technical experience to provide a full complement of engineering services. LATA’s design engineering centers are located in Columbus, OH, and Los Alamos, NM.