Thermal Process and Pasteurization Systems

Our thermal process and pasteurization systems provide precise flow, temperature, and differential pressure control. Our systems can heat and cool in response to your requirements. Our cutting-edge thermal process designs include digital monitoring and autorun functions to optimize product quality, consistency, and yields.

Thermal process and pasteurization systems can be designed for new greenfield projects, upgrades or replacements to legacy systems. We understand the need for balance between your space constraints and high throughput demands and our systems are designed to accommodate your requirements for even the most delicate of products.


Our fully-automated solutions include:

  • Low-temperature long time (LTLT)
  • High-temperature short time (HTST)
  • Higher heat short time (HHST)
  • Ultra-high temperature (UHT)
  • Ultra-pasteurized (UP)
  • Electronic cold systems
  • Saturated steam and vacuum
  • Static or rotating autoclaves
  • Heated augers and super-heated steam systems
  • Direct contact
  • Light-based technologies

Our modular, mobile and integrated skids can include:

  • 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)

Our automation services include:

  • 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

Systems, Programming & Supported Protocols

  • 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

Report Development

  • Automatic or manually generated reports
  • Production
  • CIP
  • Inventory
  • Maintenance

Training and Support

  • On-site customer training
  • Post installation remote and on-site controls support

Safety is at the core of everything we do

At BMI we know putting safety first protects our employees and customers, while improving our productivity, competitiveness, and profitability. We incorporate food safety into our process designs and worker safety is a continuous effort overseen by our safety management team. In addition to the financial benefits and increased productivity, the minimization of on-the-job injuries results in a bigger payoff - our employees' ingrained commitment to food and jobsite safety.

We have an extensive safety program and an outstanding safety record

Our systems adhere to 3-A sanitary design, FDA, FSMA, USDA, ASME, OSHA and UL regulations. Our project managers and foremen are OSHA 30 certified and conduct daily job hazard analysis (JHA), job safety analysis (JSA) meetings, and weekly team safety meetings. Our skilled journeymen are OSHA 10 certified and trained to adhere to our high safety standards.

Our proactive approach is reflected in our outstanding safety record. In our more than 40 years of operation, our .66 experience modification rate (EMR) has consistently surpassed the industry average of 1.0.

You know your products. We know process

BMI is an industry leading full-service design-build company specializing in next generation solutions for the food, beverage, specialty process, and other sanitary industries. Since 1980, our team of design engineers, automation and controls engineers, project managers and expert installers provide unsurpassed value and results. Regardless of the scale or complexity of the project, we deliver the right technology and automation solutions for high-performance sanitary processing and production. BMI is headquartered in Northern California and operates throughout the United States. BMI is an American-owned and privately held company.

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