- Jam / Jelly Process & Packaging
- FEL-1 Level (Concetpual) Design
- Packaging Design
- Scope Development
- Sanitary Design Standards
- Budget: $3.1MM
- Size: 9,000 SF
- Project Management
- Cost Estimating
- Schedule Development
A local jam and jelly processor in the Northwest commissioned IFE to develop a conceptual design (FEL-1 level) for a new process line to increase production capacity of pie filling and jam / jelly products in their existing plant in Portland, OR. The critical design criteria for this project required that the new line fit within the existing 9,000 square-foot pie processing space, with the existing process line, and provide the ability to run multiple jar sizes, as well as plastic packaging options.
IFE worked with the Owner’s project team to develop the required scope of work and to determine the equipment requirements necessary to integrate this new process into the existing facility. Project management in this phase included leading the team in sanitary design standards, directing the design effort, and managing meetings, action items, and design criteria tracking.
Completion of this design phase took approximately 8 weeks and the final deliverables package included project scope definition, process mass balance, multiple equipment layout options, a total project budget estimated at ~ $3.1MM and a projected timeline of approximately 13 months. The Owner used the deliverables to evaluate an estimated return on investment and then prioritized the project within their capital expenditure plan.