Operating Philosophy

Because each project is different, we provide problem-solving techniques that are unique to your needs. We have a no-silo approach, where we perform a holistic review of your unit and its place in your plant. We excel in comprehensive refinery needs all the way down to the nuts and bolts of equipment sizing. We bring you the most cost-effective solutions through our flexibility to meet your needs, multidisciplinary skills, and integrated problem-solving abilities.


Before we begin any project, we discuss our proposed solution process internally and with you. The optimal strategy depends on the nature and scope of each individual project. There is no “Ascent Way” in which all projects must be tackled.

Multidiscipline Skills

We do not require each project to have an engineer for each discipline. Our lead engineers have diverse skills allowing us to minimize costs and maximize productivity.

Integrated Problem Solving

We use a cohesive project approach which attacks various project disciplines simultaneously. This is an effective approach because the broad experience of our principal engineers allow us to control costs, meet schedules, and assure quality.