We solve the energy, packaging, building, and resource challenges that face consumer product manufacturing

Salas O’Brien understands the complex requirements and systems associated with consumer product manufacturing work. Providing innovative solutions for your most complex projects is at the forefront of our processes. From process engineering, to facilities, to solving the challenges of transitions in energy, packaging, and water usage, automation, and cybersecurity for operational technology, we are your trusted partner to help you plan strategically and implement solutions.

Our capabilities also 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.

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 and design

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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Feasibility studies and preliminary engineering

Salas O’Brien examines the technical, economic, and logistical factors to determine if a project is achievable. We also provide the initial phase of engineering where basic design decisions are made, and early calculations and analysis are performed to determine the feasibility of a project.

Simulation & process modeling

Salas O’Brien specializes in advanced simulation and process modeling, utilizing the concept of digital twins to offer precise, real-time insights into manufacturing processes. Our models provide a platform for detailed simulation and analysis. This technology enables us to model complex processes accurately, identify inefficiencies, and predict system performance under various operational scenarios.

We create digital twins as dynamic tools that evolve in parallel to your physical systems, facilitating real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance. This capability is essential for reducing downtime and optimizing productivity. We tailor our simulation and process modeling solutions to meet the specific needs of each project, ensuring that the digital twins serve as a valuable tool for informed decision-making and operational improvement.

Packaging systems

Salas O’Brien provides comprehensive services for packaging systems, designed to enhance efficiency and reliability in your operations. Our approach is methodical and data-driven, ensuring that every aspect of your packaging line is optimized for peak performance.

  • Packaging line audit: We begin with a thorough audit of your existing packaging lines, identifying areas for improvement and ensuring that every component meets the highest standards of efficiency and quality.
  • Feasibility studies and preliminary engineering: Our team conducts in-depth feasibility studies and preliminary engineering assessments to determine the viability and optimal design of your packaging systems, ensuring that they align with your operational goals and budgetary constraints.
  • Detailed design and P&ID: Leveraging our expertise in detailed design and Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), we create packaging solutions that are both efficient and scalable, tailored to your specific needs.
  • 2D/3D implementation plan: With advanced 2D and 3D planning tools, we lay out a clear and detailed implementation plan, so that the transition to new or upgraded packaging systems is smooth and disruption-free.
  • Competitive bidding process: We manage the competitive bidding process for equipment and services, ensuring you receive the best value without compromising on quality.
  • Site supervision and startup assistance: Our team provides on-site supervision and startup assistance, guaranteeing that the installation and commissioning of your packaging systems are executed flawlessly, with minimal downtime.

Salas O’Brien can help you make your operations efficient, cost-effective, and ready to meet the demands of a dynamic marketplace.

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.

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.

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Validation and commissioning

Salas O’Brien specializes in delivering comprehensive validation and commissioning services that ensure your systems and processes meet all necessary standards and perform optimally. We offer a comprehensive suite of services including:

  • Gap analysis
  • Risk & impact assessment
  • Validation Master Plans (VMP)
  • Design Qualifications (DQ)
  • GAMP Specifications (URS/FS/DS)
  • Qualification Protocols (IQ/OQ/PQ/CV)
  • Commissioning Plans (CP)
  • TOP requirements
  • Factory & site acceptance tests
  • cGMP Construction Segregation Plans (CSP)
  • cGMP Compliance Audits

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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