Project Management & Start-Up Projects

Following are examples of Project Startup & Management 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
We hired EFI Group to help us figure out a project and scope it, and I felt confident they would keep a keen eye on it. They had to deliver quickly and they did it well. They are especially good at project management when you don’t have the resources to do it internally. Reliability is the word I would use to describe EFI Group.
— Coatings Industry Professional
EFI Group is timely. We’ve had a lot of situations when we’ve been in a time crunch and they’ve responded very quickly. They are detail oriented and efficient. They’re a good group of people who also have a lot of strength in pre-engineering — the thought process to get to preliminary design and making sure we’ve investigated all the potential asks of a project to ensure we didn’t miss anything. They have great attention to detail up front which is very important to any project because having that detail-oriented deep dive into the pre-engineering phase sets the stage for the success of the rest of the project, making the process smoother and making it much easier to keep the project on schedule and on budget.
— Mike Quigley, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Food Industry
I’ve worked with EFI Group for a while, so I know they have a good, knowledgeable staff. We know we’re going to get the results from them we expect. From my interactions with all the different EFI team members I’ve worked with, I know they have knowledge across many industries. Equally, I never have to follow up with EFI Group and, in some cases, they keep me on track.
— Ryan Fredsall, General Manager, Pacer Minerals LLC
We view EFI Group as a team that can dimensionalize our capability to execute projects. We can articulate what it is we want to do and they can take that input and run with it without much intervention from us. They’re able to move a project along independently and only engage us when it’s time to bring us up to speed or get more input to drive a project to conclusion. That’s one of the reasons I view them as an excellent contractor.
— Environmental Engineering Industry Professional
EFI Group has good engineers and good customer service. We know when we get an EFI engineer on a project, we’re going to a get a good job from them and it’s been a productive relationship for both of us — I genuinely like the people.
— Corporate Director, Project Management in Food & Flavors Industry
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