Tailored Solutions for Your Success

Engineered to Address the Specific Requirements of Food & Beverage Producers

What We Offer: Your Complete Solution

  • Sanitary process systems
  • Utility support systems
  • Automated control systems
  • Sanitary tubing welding and installation
  • Energy and water conservation and recovery systems
  • Raw, wet, dry and powder bulk ingredient handling, storage, and distribution
  • Batching and blending systems
  • Blend manifolds
  • Transfer piping with flow panels
  • Finished product storage and transfer to filling
  • Complex valve manifolds
  • Mixproof valve assemblies
  • Thermal process and pasteurization systems
  • Hydration systems
  • Clean-In-Place (CIP) systems
  • Clean-Out-of-Place (COP) systems
  • Steam-In-Place (SIP) systems
  • Sanitization/foam/rinse systems
  • Hot water support systems
  • Sanitary air systems
  • Steam/condensate handling systems
  • Water treatment systems
  • Management and coordination of projects from conception through acceptance
  • On-site consultations
  • As-built system verifications
  • Scope definition
  • Equipment sizing and procurement
  • Pricing and budgets
  • Schedule management
  • Vendor/Subcontractor coordination
  • Field supervision of equipment, piping and utilities installation
  • Commissioning
  • Startup support
  • Operator training
  • Documentation


  • Plant-based foods
  • Cultured meats
  • Snack foods
  • Powdered foods
  • Baked goods
  • Confections
  • Sauces, tomato products
  • Edible oils


  • Carbonated drinks
  • Juices
  • Waters
  • Teas
  • Coffees
  • Energy drinks
  • Functional beverages
  • Breweries
  • Distilleries
  • Wineries


  • Ice creams
  • Cheeses
  • Yogurts
  • Milks
  • Butters
  • Piping system planning and routing designs which ensure proper drainage, cleanability and maintenance access
  • Complete CAD services
  • Project and installation management
  • 3-A sanitary process piping including 304, 316 and AL6XN, for all types of food and beverage applications and other sanitary process environments
  • High quality welding and pipe fitting
  • Surface preparation abilities to 32Ra or better
  • Process support utilities including steam, condensate, compressed air, N₂, CO₂, Glycol, and chemicals
  • Utility piping using stainless steel, carbon steel, copper and Georg Fischer CoolFit
  • GTAW (TIG), SMAW, GMAW (MIG) and automated orbital welding (TIG)
  • Access platforms
  • Pipe support systems
  • Pipe racks, ceiling racks and floor racks
  • Piping headers and branch connections
  • Equipment installation
  • Rigging
  • Vessel and tank repairs
  • Custom fabrication of parts and components
  • Confined space services
  • Comprehensive safety program
  • New installations
  • Expansions, retrofits and upgrades
  • System optimization, troubleshooting and repairs
  • Scale up new processes
  • Minimize energy to make powder flow
  • Eliminate dead spots, segregation and particle degradation
  • Prevent caking and crusting
  • Solve problems with gravity flow, conveying, dust filtration and collection
  • Automate CIP and steam sterilization
  • re ISA-88 (S88) compliant
  • Maximize flexibility and scalability
  • Improve cycle times
  • Increase batching efficiency and accuracy
  • Stand up to high throughput demands
  • Provide steady reliable output
  • Monitor and maintain temperatures to ensure temperature stabilization
  • Reduce energy and water consumption
  • Reduce chemical consumption
  • Simplify recipe changes and new recipe implementation
  • Improve sanitation and decrease risk of contamination
  • Reduce human errors
  • Reduce labor costs for charging raw ingredients and CIP
  • Reduce maintenance costs by notifying operators of critical parameters such as temperature, pressure, agitator speeds and run time
  • Ensure process motors do not exceed their necessary frequency and amperage requirements
  • Automate data collection
  • Provide automated lot tracking, batching data, product genealogies and other customized reports

Overview of Our Key Services

  • Project Management
  • Preliminary design
  • Equipment selection
  • Final engineering and design
  • Automated control system engineering, installation, project management, commissioning and validation
  • Functional industrial network architecture design
  • 3D modeling and BIM
  • Fabrication of manifolds
  • System installation, piping and connectivity
  • Electrical system engineering and electrical installation management
  • Testing
  • Commissioning
  • Training

Our installation crews work under the guidance of seasoned project and field managers, engineers, and CAD services to ensure budget and schedule adherence. From concept to completion, a dedicated project manager oversees all aspects of process and equipment installation, guaranteeing top-quality workmanship.

Our shop-fabricated systems are custom-made to include utility support and meet your specific needs while reducing labor costs and downtime. All systems comply with relevant 3-A, ASME, FDA, OSHA, UL, and USDA standards.

BMI fabrication services include:

  • Modular, mobile and integrated skids
  • Structural steel assemblies, walkways, access platforms and pipe racks
  • Stainless-steel lines, fittings and valves
  • Complete design and process engineering including electrical, control instrumentation, programming, and utility drawings
  • Precision fabrication, including all elements necessary to integrate as a system component or operate as a stand-alone unit
  • PLC/PAC programming and testing
  • HMI/SCADA application development and testing
  • Factory testing, including Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)
  • Installation, equipment rigging, setting, and leveling

The benefits of pre-fabrication

The main benefit to you is the increased speed of implementation. We design, fabricate and pre-test process and utility skids in our fabrication shop which minimizes plant disruption. This leads to an expedited project timeline and lower overall project costs.

BMI has designed, fabricated and installed hundreds of automated skids such as:

  • Blending/batching systems
  • Bulk ingredient receiving storage and distribution
  • Clean-In-Place (CIP) systems
  • Clean-Out-of-Place (COP) systems
  • Steam in Place (SIP) systems
  • Drum/container handling systems
  • Hot water support systems
  • Hydration systems
  • Mixproof valve assemblies
  • Pasteurizing/thermal process systems
  • Sanitary air systems
  • Sanitization/foam/rinse systems
  • Steam/condensate handling systems
  • Utility support systems
  • Valve manifolds
  • Water treatment systems
  • Structural steel assemblies, walkways, access platforms and pipe racks
  • Stainless-steel piping, fittings and valves
  • Process design and engineering
  • Automation and control system engineering including electrical, instrumentation, and programming
  • 2D general arrangement drawings or 3D model
  • Precision fabrication, including all elements necessary to integrate as a system component or operate as a stand-alone unit
  • PLC/PAC programming and testing
  • HMI/SCADA application development and testing
  • Installation, equipment rigging, setting, leveling, and anchoring
  • Commissioning, Site Acceptance Test (SAT)

e have designed and installed systems for many applications including:

  • Syrup and heavy concentrates product piping and pumping
  • Distribution and handling of sensitive ingredients such as oils, sugars, syrups, semi-solids, slurries, tomatoes and more
  • High viscosity and sticky ingredients distribution systems
  • Dry ingredient conveyance distribution and dust control systems
  • Semi-solid and suspended solid metering hoppers
  • Customized metering auger assemblies
  • Single-wall or jacketed storage vessels for heating and cooling
  • Tote (IBC), drum, bag and carton loading and unloading systems
  • Automation and control system engineering
  • Electrical system design engineering
  • Functional industrial network architecture design
  • Control hardware specification and procurement
  • Project management
  • Integration and installation of controls equipment and electrical systems
  • Factory Acceptance Tests
  • Site Acceptance Tests
  • Instrumentation validation
  • System commissioning
  • Process optimization

Mixproof valves are an optimal fit for many applications such as:

  • Fluid tanker receiving and cleaning
  • Transfer to storage
  • Raw and pasteurized product routing
  • Fluid-based to sugar-based liquids routing
  • Product types from wine to baby food
  • High-temperature, short-time systems
  • Extended shelf life systems
  • Hygienic, ultra-clean and aseptic systems
  • Tank and line Clean-In-Place (CIP) systems


Mixproof valve manifolds enable efficient, continuous processing by routing multiple ingredients and cleaning streams, all while minimizing downtime and cross-contamination.

Mixproof valve manifolds offer enhanced safety features like dual plug seals and automated routing to prevent cross-contamination and reduce human error. They also provide significant cost savings by replacing multiple traditional valves, reducing maintenance and energy costs, and enabling more efficient use of space. These systems are highly flexible, easy to maintain, and designed to meet your specific needs, making them a cost-effective and reliable solution for your processing requirements.

  • BMI serves as your one-stop solution for system design, performance, and budget.
  • Systems are custom-tailored to meet your unique requirements for easy integration into new or existing setups.
  • Our engineers prioritize product safety, operational efficiency, and low total cost of ownership when selecting valve technology.
  • We stay abreast of the latest advancements in technology to offer the most efficient solutions.
  • Collaboration with leading manufacturers like Alfa Laval, Burkert, GEA, and SPXFLOW ensures that we provide the best equipment for your production needs.

Our CIP system features include:

  • Single or multiple tank systems for rinse, acid or caustic wash, recovery, and reclaim or reuse
  • Multi-circuit systems which reduce downtime
  • Easily installed frame-mounted or portable systems
  • Precisely metered chemical injection and automated water addition
  • Butterfly, single-seat shut-off or mixproof valves
  • Fast heating cycle using steam or hot water to reduce downtime
  • 3-A sanitary grade compliant
  • PLC and HMI automated control systems


  • Increased sanitation, product safety and quality
  • Faster cleaning times, shorter downtime, and optimized production time
  • Flexibility and customization
  • Data tracking and recording for regulatory compliance
  • Lower utility usage and cost
  • Lower chemical usage and cost

Important Considerations

  • The placement of the CIP system relative to the equipment being cleaned
  • The potential to remove and recover product
  • The turbulence of the cleaning fluid
  • The viscosity of the product and amount of oil in the product
  • The precision of flow and pressure required
  • The chemicals used and the concentration of the chemicals
  • The temperatures required
  • The time required
  • The waiting time between hot and cold CIP

These factors must be considered to optimize your CIP system, maximize production performance, minimize system maintenance and ensure your cleaning parameters are met with each cycle.

Systems, Reporting, and Training Overview

  • Application-specific Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Open system, scalable and cost-competitive equipment
  • PLC/PAC ladder, structured text, and function block programming
  • ENET/IP, CNET, DNET, AS-I, ModBus, Profibus, and MQTT protocols supported
  • Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Modicon PLCs, and many other brands
  • Fully documented PLC programming and graphical Human to Machine Interface (HMI) application development
  • Automatic or manually generated reports
  • Production
  • CIP
  • Inventory
  • Maintenance
  • On-site customer training
  • Post installation remote and on-site controls support

See What People Are Saying

We’ve worked with Barnum Mechanical many times over the past 10 years. They have provided us with a high-level of skill in controls and electrical engineering, instrumentation configuration and trouble-shooting. Barnum has proven that they can systematically analyze a control system and fine tune the equipment until optimal performance is achieved. We value our relationship with them and will continue to rely upon them in the future.

William Piper

Vice President, Production, Gekkeikan Sake USA

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