Bench Scale Engineering – Creative Engineers, Inc.

What is meant by “bench scale”?

Bench scale refers to the testing of materials, methods, or chemical processes on a small scale, such as on a laboratory worktable or inside a lab hood or glovebox.

  • Materials may be measured in a few grams to several hundred grams.
  • The typical objective is to verify that the process can be safely performed and yield the desired product.
  • Overcoming the most basic challenges in the road from concept to full-scale implementation is a key objective.
  • Quality and efficiency are usually not overriding concerns at this stage.


What can Creative Engineers, Inc., provide to accomplish the bench scale criteria noted above?

  • We are highly motivated and experienced chemical and mechanical research and development (R&D) engineers and chemists.
  • We have instrumentation, automation, and electrical engineering talent, including experience with PLC, data acquisition and SCADA systems.
  • CEI’s facility that can handle hazardous materials.
  • We utilize a cooperative customer approach.
  • Our staff has a willingness to tackle tough challenges.
  • We make good use of the tools and equipment we have accumulated over many years.

How does an innovator with an idea or concept work with Creative Engineers Inc. to develop a bench scale–development program?

  • Assemble a team with the necessary skills.
  • Conduct some research into the product or process to understand what defines success.
  • Ensure that safety and compatibility issues are reviewed and understood and define safeguard to insure success.
  • Develop an understanding of the staffing, facilities, utilities and services required to implement the program.
  • Develop a design for the test apparatus or equipment required.
  • Find company or facility that can provide the support and services required.