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Meat Processing facility for ground beef - engineering

Meat Process Upgrade

Background

Faced with deteriorating cooking and chilling equipment for processing meat, a major food manufacturer elected to fabricate a new cooking and chilling tunnel while simultaneously refurbishing an old tunnel.  Concurrent upgrades to process controls, sanitation, metallurgy and operations enhancements were made within this schedule sensitive, strategic project.

Approach

Foth was responsible for the design and fabrication of the cooking and chilling equipment including all associated electrical and controls, process and utilities, and all required construction plans and specifications for the installation of the equipment.

Results

Foth was able to strategically provide an equipment delivery and installation plan that allowed for minimal downtime on a “sold out” production process.  Shop fabrication and modularization enabled short construction window to be met.  CIP System design reduced sanitation downtime by 70% and new PLC controls enhanced production capabilities.

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