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Oil Blending Facility Design

Our industrial baking oil blender client wanted to build a new state-of-the-art oil blending operation that had the flexibility to blend standard, non-GMO, and organic oils for their six business units serving their clients in the baking industry.


  • Develop the conceptual process facility design:
    • Process design that included:
      • Process Flow diagrams and P&IDs
      • Develop conceptual equipment specifications for 50 items for the process and all associated utilities.
      • Obtained budgetary equipment and instrument quotes
      • Develop utility requirements and balances, including hot water and nitrogen blanketing of tanks
      • Assist client and fire protection vendor to design fire suppression system
    • Mechanical design that included:
      • Conceptual 3D model of two layout options
      • Layout design and 3D model included all tanks, pumps, heat exchangers and office areas for the new process
    • Civil/structural design included:
      • Site plan with proposed facility layout
      • All required spill containment
      • Tank access platforms and associated fall protection
    • Electrical design included:
      • Review of existing electrical infrastructure and developed a list of required additional power needed for new facility process
    • Project Management support included:
      • Delivered estimate of probable cost
      • Developed engineering deliverable schedule and proposed construction schedule
      • Coordinated all engineering disciplines with local contractors to maximize constructability into the design
      • Lead weekly project status meetings and provided reports for client