Food & Beverage Industry

The food and beverage industry is highly competitive, with many challenges in new process development and existing process improvements.   Schedule, efficiency, costs, quality, productivity and regulations are all requirements that can’t be ignored.  Optimation has decades of experience implementing solutions with our food and beverage clients so they can remain successful in this competitive marketplace.

Pet/Animal Food Industry

Pet food processing is just as sophisticated as the food and beverage industry is for humans, with concerns such as regulations and safety, efficiency and quality. As the pet food industry continues to grow, so does demand for high quality and safe and wholesome ingredients, made possible by good process engineering and design, as well as efficient and updated automation systems. Optimation serves a number of pet food clients just as we serve our food and beverage clients.

Process Applications Experience:

  • Plant Feasibility Study, P&ID Development & Process Design
  • Design, Construction, Debug & Start-up of Multi-Purpose Reactor Systems
  • Design, Construction, Debug & Start-up of Multiple Pilot and Production Scale Skid Mounted
  • Thin Film Evaporator Systems
  • Distillation Process Design
  • Absorption / Stripping System Design
  • Solvent Recovery System Design
  • Evaporation & Drying Technology System Design
  • Packaging, Dispensing and Semi-Bulk Container Filling System Design
  • Product Packaging Including: Colloids, Powders, Liquids, Tablets, etc.
  • Mixing, Blending, Weighing and Metering Systems Design
  • Liquid Dispensing Systems Design
  • Biofood Process Engineering
  • Process Piping Design
  • High Purity Carbon Dioxide System Design, Upgrade and Operation
  • Sterilization Fermentation & Pasteurization System Design
  • Powder Milling, Grinding, Handling, Storage and Dispensing

Utilities, Services and Support Services:

  • Process Heating and Cooling
  • Tote Material Handling Systems Process Area
  • Warehousing and Material Handling System Layout
  • High Purity Water Treatment & Filtration Systems
  • Clean In Place System Design
  • High Purity Process Air/Ventilation Systems
  • Bulk Tank Farms and Bulk Storage Systems, Unload, Transfer, Spill Prevention
  • Refrigeration Systems Design, Upgrade and Operation
  • Process Energy Recovery and Conservation

Automation and Software:

  • DCS, PLC, PC & SCADA Systems (Authorized Integrator for Major Automation Firms)
  • In Line, Sanitary, Instrument Specification, Procurement, Installation
  • Software Development and Implementation for Monitoring of Process Variables and for Data Acquisition
  • Plant and Process Electrical Design
  • Waste Water Treatment Systems Monitoring, Process Control, Automation, & SCADA
  • Raw Material Inventory and Warehousing - Automation and Control
  • Boiler and Steam System, Automation, Control and Energy Improvements






Example Clients:

  • Kraft
  • Barilla
  • Wegman's Egg Farm
  • General Mills
  • Grober Nutrition (pet/animal feed)
  • Kellogg Company
  • Nabisco
  • Creamy Creation
  • Fresh Start Bakeries
  • Beech-Nut

Example Food Industry Skills:

  • Heath, Safety and Environmental Compliance
  • Sanitary Process Piping
  • Sanitary Process Equipment
  • Skid-based Systems
  • Liquids and Solids Conveyance and Handling
  • Loading and Unloading Stations
  • Process Expertise
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Design and Engineering
  • Software and Automation
  • Batch Systems
  • Packaging Systems
  • Orbital Welding
  • Polishing / Finishing
  • Commissioning
  • Capital Project Process