Expert Sanitary Process and Utility Design Services

Process manufacturing plants are dynamic environments. At any point in time, a processing facility may require:

  • An increase in output capacity
  • A new product line of the same variety
  • Upgrade required for change in recipe
  • Improvement for new safety and quality requirements
  • Addition of equipment for new product lines

Placer Process has the experience, expertise, and track record to be a partner you can rely on to provide you with sanitary process and utility system design services to make any of these types of projects a success.

Process System Design

Practice-Based Process and Utility System Design is Key to A Successful Project

Not only we can design the new sanitary process and utility systems from the receiving side, but also the intermediary and final processing equipment, such as:

  • Raw dry and wet ingredient receiving, storage, and distribution
  • Batching and blending systems
  • Blend manifolds
  • Transfer piping with flow panels and complex valve manifolds
  • Thermal process and Pasteurizers
  • Clean-in-Place Systems
  • Finished product storage and transfer to filling
  • Process support utilities including steam, condensate, compressed air, N2, and CO2

Design Based Sanitary Process & Utility System Projects are Our Specialty

In the design phase of each of our process and utility system projects, we consider safety, quality, and sustainability. Our sanitary utility and process system designs are carefully crafted to incorporate the process requirements and regulations in the various process components, levels of manual or automation interaction, instruments, and other components integral to each system. Depending on your industry, quality standards, and your desired level of regulatory compliance, our sanitary process system designs will meet your needs.

Our Experiences as a General Engineering Contractor Allows Us to Design It All

As general engineering contractor experienced in process and utility system design and installation, our experience enables us to embed our industry knowledge, expertise, and practicality into each sanitary process system project design. Many of our customers call on us to successfully implement the sanitary process system and utility design project within the allocated space, on time, on budget, on task—for both existing plants or new ones.  We understand that for a design involving an existing plant that it requires careful consideration of the planning and implementation stage.

We Also Offer These Services


The key to our success is in our well-rounded, collaborative, and practical design philosophy and approach incorporating our depth as experienced designers, fabricators, and installers.


Our fabrication team is staffed with experts who work alongside our design team and are capable of meeting any of the various fabrication requirements.

Installation & Process Piping

Our design-build approach to installation and process piping provides operational advantages with a simplified contract to streamline the project and be more cost effective and time efficient

Controls & Automation

Placer Process can create well-designed sanitary process or utility systems with reliable controls and automation.

Field Services

Critical to a successful sanitary process systems project is the successful management of the project, and the supporting field services both during and after the installation and testing.

Mechanical, Welding & Plumbing

Our team of expert engineers, mechanical designers, process fabricators, piping layout experts, and skilled welders are capable to meet any mechanical and plumbing project needs for our customers.

Sanitary Process and Utility Design Contractor for both Skid Mounted Systems and Site Installation Services

We can design your utility and process system for site installation with a focus on for skid-mounted assemblies depending on the available infrastructure, target dates, cost considerations, etc.  We can design process systems from sanitary raw ingredients in powder or liquid form, intermediate form, and final product handling ready to fill.

In addition, we can consider clean-in-place (CIP), sterilize-in-place (SIP), and supporting utilities such as hot water, steam, condensate, glycol, water, and compressed air systems.

With a focus on quality, safety, and the environment, we design turnkey sanitary process and utility systems that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

We Handle the Entire Sanitary Process System and Utility Project, From Audit to Design to Build

We start by working with you to define the parameters for your sanitary process and utility design project based on your requirements, including schedule and budget. Our innovative designers may even find ways to reuse some of your existing equipment.

As a general contractor with a sanitary process solutions focus, we complement our sanitary process and utility design services with complete project and construction management including procurement, fabrication, installation, control, and automation of process piping and utility systems. We also audit facilities and provide recommendations for equipment and upgrades to help optimize productivity, efficiency, and safety.

Depending on the project, we will evaluate and partnered with your team to accomplish the project needs. We offer a wide variety of process and utility design services. Our process and utility design services can include the following items:

Design Services Include:

  • Concept block flow diagrams
  • Detailed CAD drawings
  • Audits and system analysis
  • Project estimating and schedule
  • Process and instrumentation diagram (P&ID)
  • General assembly drawings
  • Component equipment lists
  • Operating and maintenance manuals
  • Process control panel design
  • Turnkey process and utility system plans
  • Control systems with PLC and HMI programming
  • Control narratives
  • Project and construction management
  • Site installation and planning services
  • Start-up support and operator training

Our sanitary utility and process design services are offered in many forms. Typically, the design service is the first step of a turnkey design-build project. For those customers not looking for a turnkey solution provider, we also offer sanitary process and utility design services as a stand-alone service for planning, budgeting purposes, bidding stage, or validation of the budget as the project is needing cost confirmation to move forward to the implementation stage.

Why Work with Placer Process For Your Sanitary Process & Utility System Plant Upgrades?

Our core team has spent years in sanitary process environments helping companies like yours with your toughest plant challenges.  Our well-rounded approach ensures that all our work is in alignment with your expectations of a strategic partner, focused on your project needs, and in sync with your core values. Our work is always focused on minimizing down time and disruptions, while always completing our project On Time, On Budget, and On Task.

When you work with Placer Process you can expect:

  • Our well-seasoned sanitary process and utility design engineers are involved from design to installation to any follow-up and support needs.
  • Our strength in Engineering and Design is the foundation of our projects
  • Tremendous breadth of experience and capability, based our combined years of work in in the food, beverage, dairy, cheese, brewery, and winery industry
  • Dedicated field labor skills to get your project vision accomplished
  • Our commitment to innovation and best practices is embedded in every project
  • Our projects are client focused and bottom line oriented

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