Food Processing Control Automation

Our ability to understand the requirements, challenges and risks associated with food processing control and automation has never been more evident than with the construction of an almond processing plant near Griffith NSW.

Taking a bench top process, initially conceived around the family kitchen table, the I2R group had the ability to upscale the process to a full-scale facility capable of 6,000 bottles per hour.

Using the conceptual plans for the factory, our engineers created a fully functioning, small scale, laboratory sized model for the pilot. Once we’d satisfied the ‘proof of concept’ we then worked closely with the owners on the factory fit-out.

We had to plan and deliver all electrical, control and automation systems for each of the key procedures in producing almond milk - grinding, decanting, pasteurisation, filtering, production and bottling. We also helped the client to select and procure all equipment, P&ID diagrams, set budgets and manage the finances for construction and fit-out. A summary of the work we completed included:

  • Completed a clear process design
  • Constructed a detailed PID along with plant layout and equipment specifications
  • Sourcing and procured equipment, including negotiating prices, delivery dates and contracts
  • Provided project budget and cost management
  • Mechanical and electrical installation
  • IgnitionSCADA system programming
  • Assisted with detailed FAT and equipment commissioning

Engaged to Project Manage the establishment of an Almond Milk factory

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