To meet the growing demand for its new products, this international animal-nutrition company embarked on Phase 2 of its Midwest production facility’s expansion. This phase involved adding bulk material handling systems and gravity flow equipment for its new production line. After successfully completing Phase 1, Baker Group was again contracted to provide engineering/process design assist, process piping, sheet and plate fabrication, sheet metal, and skid/module design and fabrication.
New equipment and process-support systems had to tie into the existing facility and systems while fitting into a limited footprint.
Baker Group used 3D scanning technology to gather information about the existing facility’s infrastructure. This detailed information enabled Baker Group’s engineers and process-design experts to create a space-saving solution. Whenever possible, components were prefabricated in Baker Group’s Advanced Manufacturing facility, which culminated in high quality, just-in-time delivery and lower field labor costs. Baker Group’s Mechanical and Sheet Metal teams:
- Designed, fabricated and installed process piping, utility piping and process ductwork systems
- Designed and fabricated atmosphere vessels and hoppers
- Planned the layout and installed dryer and bulk material handling equipment, utility equipment and systems
- Designed and installed an HVAC system to meet specific packaging room requirements
By leveraging 3D scanning technology, design expertise, prefabrication an expert installation team, all systems were accurately designed and installed into the existing facility, which eliminated surprises and unnecessary change orders. Further, coordinating project details with the client, structural steel provider and other vendors enabled Baker Group to complete the entire project on time, with minimal disruption to existing operations.