We solve the energy, packaging, building, and resource challenges that face industrial manufacturing facilities

Salas O’Brien has served as a leading engineering partner to the manufacturing industry for several decades. We understand the complex requirements and systems associated with manufacturing work. Providing innovative solutions for your most complex projects is at the forefront of our processes.

Our capabilities include balance of plant design services for clients who desire to design their own processes and need design assistance associated with their site, building, utilities and process interconnections.

Our diverse and talented team executes projects around the world supporting the chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, automotive, oil and gas, and consumer products industries.

What we can offer

Salas O’Brien provides a wide variety of engineering and technical services to meet the demands of this high-performance sector.

Process engineering

Salas O’Brien’s process teams specialize in the equipment, systems and methods that transform raw materials into finished products. We solve complex problems and deliver solutions.

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Balance of plant

Salas O’Brien’s capabilities include “Balance of Plant” design services for clients who desire to design their own processes, but still need design assistance associated with their site, building, utilities, and process interconnections.

We can identify and eliminate scope gaps while delivering as an integrator to adapt your site and facility to your new OEM provided process equipment.

From the start of any project, we will analyze how your existing equipment, utility systems, and layout will interface with new systems. Our interdisciplinary approach to balance of plant sets your facilities up for efficiency and longevity.

Digital & automation

We design the technologies that enable the implementation of your project from the main power supply of your plant to the control of your processes and production lines; from a simple operator interface to the acquisition and management system of revenue and inventory.

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Packaging systems

Salas O’Brien optimizes all of your packaging operations in terms of productivity, quality, and safety. Our specialists have experience in all types of food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and product packaging, which guarantees the quality and diversity of our services.

One of our key services, in collaboration with the packaging team, is the packaging line audit. The recommendations that follow these audits allow our clients to have a fresh and clear view of the operation of their line, to identify areas of optimization that can quickly gain efficiency points and to establish the actions to be taken for the increase of production, whether in programming, equipment modification or optimization of methods related to the change of format or procedures.

This service will allow you to quickly define a concrete action plan to increase production efficiency and identify investment needs in defining CAPEX based on sales forecasts.

Operations & management

Salas O’Brien provides support to ensure that equipment and systems are properly maintained, operated, and optimized for peak performance and reliability.

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Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection

Salas O’Brien’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design team delivers common-sense, integrated design solutions that are cost-effective, reliable, and energy efficient.

Bulk material handling

Salas O’Brien’s expertise in bulk material handling is centered around delivering robust, efficient, and sustainable solutions. Our services are designed to address the full spectrum of challenges associated with the handling of bulk materials.

  • Systems design and equipment selection: We specialize in the strategic design of bulk material handling systems and the careful selection of equipment. Our designs are tailored to meet your specific operational requirements, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance.
  • Feasibility studies and preliminary engineering: Our approach begins with comprehensive feasibility studies and preliminary engineering assessments. This critical phase ensures that every aspect of your bulk material handling system is viable, practical, and designed for efficiency.
  • Dust control and mitigation systems: Recognizing the importance of environmental and workplace safety, we implement advanced dust control and mitigation systems. These solutions are essential for maintaining air quality and complying with health and safety regulations.
  • Operations and maintenance improvements and inspection: We focus on enhancing the operations and maintenance of your handling systems. Through detailed inspections and improvement recommendations, we aim to maximize the longevity and reliability of your equipment.
  • Start-up and commissioning: Our team is committed to ensuring a smooth start-up and commissioning process. We provide comprehensive support to ensure that your systems operate as intended right from the onset.
  • Procurement and structural design: We offer full-service procurement assistance and structural design expertise, ensuring that every component of your bulk material handling system is of the highest quality and designed for durability.

Salas O’Brien understands that efficient and reliable bulk material handling is crucial for your operational success. Our tailored solutions are designed to meet the unique challenges of your industry, ensuring that your materials are handled safely, efficiently, and sustainably.

Building envelope consulting and testing

Salas O’Brien covers all aspects of building envelope consulting, from design collaboration for new construction to installation oversight during construction. On existing buildings, our expertise also includes in-depth forensic analysis to pinpoint envelope failures, then offering detailed repair and remediation guidance.

Our field-testing services use cutting-edge tools to assess air and water tightness, thermal efficiency, and structural soundness. We have an ISO 17025 accredited lab and are capable of conducting a variety of both lab and field testing procedures following FGIA/AAMA, ASTM and other industry standards. Our team also specializes in energy modeling to boost efficiency and hazardous material sampling for safety. Our comprehensive building envelope commissioning ensures optimal performance of your building’s envelope, enhancing the functionality of both new and existing structures.

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