Understanding the desired outcome is the first step to successful consulting. We actively discover your goals and their importance to your business. Then, our years of experience working with food processes gives us a unique perspective to find solutions for your most complicated process and CIP challenges.

With your goals in mind, we dig into the complexity of your challenge. We gather and analyze technical information. We interview and survey those involved with the process. Our clear communication and strong leadership support critical and objective evaluation of possible solutions while questioning assumptions throughout the consulting process.

Steve Cook began his work in the food industry in 1978 working with his father installing sanitary process piping systems. More than 35 years later, Steve serves top US and international food producers with his expertise. He’s comfortable talking with owners in the front office as well as working side-by-side with plant operators, maintenance and sanitation personnel.

Common consulting functions:

  • Process development
  • Design team leadership
  • Process optimization
  • CIP analysis
  • Technical reporting
  • ROI analysis
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Root cause analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Sequence of operations
  • Developing specifications
  • Master planning
  • On-site Owner representation
  • International Representation



  • Annotated Pictures
    Annotated pictures are a great visual communication tool to show contractors exactly what needs to be done. When combined with 3D scanning and...
  • 3 Dimensional Model
    A 3D model of the process system and facility provides a foundation for generating layout, elevation and orthographic views of the process. Isometric...
  • Isometric Drawings
    Generated from the 3D model, our isometric drawings highlight each pipe run one at a time. The dimensions and end point labels aid...
  • 4D Planning
    4D planning allows simulation of demolition and construction activities to eliminate delays and sequencing problems. State-of-the-art software provides a dynamic link between the...
  • Equipment Layout
    Laying out the equipment in a process is one of the most important aspects of the design process. Proper layout considers ergonomics and...
  • Equipment Lists
    Equipment lists detail all major equipment in a project including part numbers, description, size, manufacturer, supplier and quantity. This can also include device...
  • Process and Instrumentation Diagram
    Good Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams are the foundation of good process design, but most P&IDs are hard to read, cumbersome to work with,...
  • Details
    Ranging from pipe hangers to pump base designs, the detail drawings allow fabricators and contractors to build exactly what the owner is expecting...
  • CIP Consulting
    CIP systems in today’s food industry still range from non-existent to state-of-the-art. Whatever their current position in the cleaning evolution, we move the...
  • CIP Design
    CIP design goes hand-in-hand with the process design. Using innovative equipment and instrumentation, CIP system designs greatly reduce production downtime and meet important...

Other deliverables

  • Specialties: Food process design
  • Sanitary system design
  • Sanitary equipment design
  • CIP design
  • Fluid dynamics modeling
  • Mix proof valve application
  • System optimization
  • Fluids modeling
  • Energy/Mass Balance
  • Trouble shooting
  • Pasteurization design
  • CIP improvements and implementation
  • Testing and Trials
  • Equipment evaluations
  • Expansion planning
  • Conceptual and detailed design
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Process and Instrumentation drawings
  • Root Cause analysis
  • Budget planning
  • Master Planning
  • Rheology application to process
  • Animal Food process upgrades
  • FSMA