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Project Management & Start-Up Projects

Following are examples of Project Management & Start-Up projects EFI Group has completed:

  • Design, commissioning and start-up of fully automated anode grooving, storage and handling system
  • Design and project planning for anode cover blending and transport systems – Two separate plants
  • Investigate and improve design for cable tensioning for ship unloading “clam”
  • Investigate and implement anode positioning system
  • Redesign of barge unloading hardware including boom, trolley, turntable, and winch systems
  • Reconfigure the hot oil/pitch system for green mill
  • Wet resizing process development and project scoping for high purity silica
  • Design and installation of an 80 tph dense phase pneumatic conveying system
  • Redesign of various portions of a continuous processing shingle line – entry and exit end
  • Redesign and replacement of Cooling Section including drive and controls upgrades
  • Designed and installed many sizes of “Fourdriniers”
  • 225 in paper machine rebuild including the wet end and the winder
  • Paper machine building ventilation evaluation and improvement
  • Designed and installed synthetic liquor system
  • Investigated and modified pulper to achieve reduced cycle time
  • Investigate automated steel carrier roll cleaning mechanism
  • Investigated and installed upgraded dust collector for “coating kitchen” for coater
  • Designed and installed numerous floor roll dollies
  • Designed and installed dust collection system for dry blending
  • Investigate and configure central vacuum system
  • Investigated, evaluated, and installed moisture sensing transducers
  • Investigate, design, and implement upgrade of biomass filter used for odor control
  • Equipment selection, line layout, and cost estimate for product conveying, case sealing, palletizing, and wrapping equipment
  • Problem/Opportunity resolution on Rice Vinegar filling line resulting in 45% rate improvement
  • Investigate, design, and execute HVAC upgrade for pilot plant clean room
  • Design and manage installation of load cells for gravimetric batching
  • Reconfigure warehouse/packing area
  • Design and implementation of a custom manipulator
  • Design of new drive and bearing arrangement for pug mill and extruder
  • Design and implementation of a custom cable driven dumping cart for loading an extruder
  • Develop system requirements, design, and implement a closed loop cooling system for extruder and liquid ring vacuum blower
  • Design and implement modifications to reverse roll coating machines and liquid delivery systems
  • Implement new tension control and web guiding systems on Kraft paper machine
  • Drive replacement and tensions control improvements to an existing coating machine
  • Design and installation of PLC based process and safety control systems
  • Design and installation of environmental control equipment and systems
  • Designed and complete manufacturing consolidation and reorganization
  • Investigate improvement and implement for waste water treatment plant
  • Multiple steel coating line projects for expansion and improvements
  • Design and implement mixer inerting sensing system
  • Design and implementation of inert solids transfer system for mixers
  • Project management and machine/structural design for new dredge machinery
  • Structural analysis of dredge components – numerous times
  • Installation and set up of pilot plant
  • Develop alternate production line concepts
  • Revise and reconfigure arrangement for existing process lines
  • Design of custom ventilation systems for large electric motors for compressor stations – multiple locations
  • Design for installation of a ceramic kiln
  • Designed and installed venturi scrubber system to capture acid mist
  • Designed and supervised installation of a 35 acre industrial waste landfill

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 throughout North America.