Food and drink

Our extensive work in the food and drink sector over the last 20 years has seen us work on everything from fizzy drinks flavours to chocolate mixing plants. Our engineers and project managers specialise in helping companies where our knowledge of (bio)chemical engineering, hygienic design and process safety can come to the fore. We have significant experience around all core unit operations for the food and beverage sector, including:

  • Heat transfer
  • Mixing
  • Drying

We understand that food and drink industry in particular has stringent rules and regulations regarding process safety and compliance. We have vast experience in helping process engineers meet complex guidance and legislation so they can focus on production. Process safety services include:

  • HAZOP and HAZID studies
  • DSEAR, ATEX and hazardous area classification to BS EN 60079-10 or IP Model Code Part 15
  • COMAH safety case preparation
  • Design of emergency venting systems for two phase flow to the DIERS methodology
  • Emergency shut down systems to BS EN 61508/11 including SIL assessments and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
  • Pressure systems safety regulations 2000
  • Safety audits
  • Risk assessments

We can also help with batch/continuous process modelling, the scale up of novel production processes and CIP (clean-in-place) systems.

Find out more about our work to help a drinks manufacturer boost the efficiency of its flavour production. 

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Design Capabilities

  • Process Engineering Design from concept to construction;
  • Process Modelling and Optimisation using  Superpro;
  • Mixing/Blending/Drying Plant Design
  • Equipment design, specification and integration;
  • Expert hygienic piping design and modelling
  • Control system design & implementation
  • Cleaning/Clean In Place Systems (CIP) Design and Specification
  • Waste minimisation and sustainable process design


Integrated Services

  • Site Master Planning Specialist
  • Project Management
  • Compliant Construction Management including Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) services
  • Integrated commissioning
  • Lifecycle management of high value equipment
  • Process Safety consultancy integrating product protection


Facility Support

  •  Overall facility integration including lean manufacturing concepts;
  • Utility systems including energy efficiency and renewable energy systems
  • Expert design, construction and qualification of clean services including high purity water, steam, air and gas systems
  • Environmental protection systems including gaseous, liquid and solid waste treatment and anaerobic digestion