Chemicals

Following are examples of projects EFI Group has completed for firms in the Chemicals industry:

Titanium Dioxide

  • Performed analyzes and design for new plant-wide compressed air and process sparging air system
  • Performed plant water balance for use of public water – resulted in a $700,000 credit
  • Designed and installed PLC-based process and safety control systems
  • Designed and installed environmental control equipment and systems
  • Investigated alternate source of combustion air for rotary kilns
  • Investigated and arranged for trial test for new source of neutralizer
  • Performed feasibility study for proprietary process

Paint

  • Developed concept for reading bar code labels
  • Investigated wire forming problems for paint can handles
  • Investigated wash/rinse water treatment for discharge to public sewer
  • Investigated de-palletizing improvements

Adhesives

  • Investigated and designed process controls for high drying oven w/flammable solvent
  • Analyzed production growth plans; and developed warehouse and shipping work processes and storage arrangement to improve lead time and customer service
  • Selected and designed rupture disk for multiple mixers which also included catchment tank design
  • Designed and implemented mixer inert sensing system
  • Designed and implemented inert solids transfer system for mixers
  • Investigated configuration of compact winding system
  • Reconfigured laboratory electrochemical plating line
  • Improved ergonomics of releasing a frozen ingredient from a fiber drum and designed proof-of-concept solution
  • Investigated handling problems in mix room
  • Established NFPA rating for compounding room
  • Developed process hardware for proprietary process
  • Developed mold release process for proprietary product

Catalysts

  • Performed process and cost development for the manufacturing of NiAl catalysts
  • Developed process flow, site plan and costs for the manufacturing of fluid cracking catalysts
     

EFI Group is a manufacturing engineering firm practicing process engineering, process design, design engineering, manufacturing technology and engineering services.
EFI Group is based in Baltimore, Maryland (MD) and serves clients nationwide, including those in Delaware; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia; West Virginia and Washington, D.C.