Entries by Covert Engineers, Inc.

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Greenfield Distillery

Covert Engineers, Inc. was hired by a design-build contractor to provide the utility and process design for a new, brownfield distillery project in Portland, OR including milling, mashing, fermenting, stills, tank storage, blending, maturation / aging and bottling. Utilities included steam, chilled water, process hot / cold water and compressed air as well as HVAC […]

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Ammonia Piping Failure Analysis

An international food processing company observed corrosion of their aging High-Pressure Liquid ammonia piping on a long run from the engine room to the processing plant so CEITM was hired to perform an engineering analysis and calculations to determine the safe operating pressure of the damaged piping. Non-destructive testing was done by a 3rd party […]

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Site Master Planning

CEITM was commissioned by an international food processing company to investigate the possibility of expanding an existing facility, within the property line boundary, to maximize production on an available site. A conceptual engineering design was completed including a phased master plan approach for expansion of the current facility, addition of new process and support buildings […]

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Barley Malting

CEITM was commissioned to provide the process area HVAC design for a new barley malting facility in Montana as part of a partner design team residing in Western Canada. Preliminary and final mechanical design was developed for all required HVAC systems including general building, germination vessel process air, humidification-controlled areas and CO2 exhaust. The challenge […]

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Whey Process Expansion

An existing dairy processing plant in the Midwest contracted CEI™ to provide the preliminary and final process engineering design to expand the capacity of the existing dairy production facility by several million pounds of milk per day for expanding their Whey production capabilities. The total project budget was approx. $155MM and the duration was approx. […]

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Fully Automated Canning Line

CEITM provided engineering services for the design and installation of a fully automated retort line for packaging of canned products. This automated design was fully comprehensive starting with empty cans and aseptic product, and ending with assembled pallets of labeled cans wrapped and ready for shipping. The final design and execution were based on CEI’s […]

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Greenfield Potato Processing Plant

Greenfield Potato Processing Plant In 2016 CEITM was selected as part of the design team for a new, state of the art, greenfield potato processing plant.  The total project budget was $250MM and included a 250,000 sq.ft. processing building, 43,000 sq.ft. receiving building and a wastewater facility. CEITM provided preliminary and final design for the […]