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    Turnkey Process Systems

    BMI has designed, built and installed hundreds of innovative, automated, efficient and sustainable process solutions for food, beverage and other sanitary applications. Our team of engineers, project managers, and installation crews provide turnkey solutions and exceptional craftsmanship. Our design-build process allows the entire project team to work on different parts of the process in parallel providing cost-effective engineering and construction while bringing your process online faster and at a lower cost.

    Our expert team designs systems with the total cost of ownership in mind. We know you need high yields, product consistency, flexibility and low operational costs. The food and beverage industry is constantly changing making operations a complex mix of technology, regulation, sustainability and safety assurance. If your plans include launching an innovative new product, expanding capacity, upgrading equipment or optimization, we can help.


    Custom Process Solutions

    BMI designs customized process systems which address your unique challenges and production issues. We build strong partnerships with every customer and design systems with the best possible components to optimize performance, increase yields and product consistency, and minimize maintenance costs.

    Emerging Markets

    BMI teams up with innovative processors to bring new process technologies to fruition. Trying something which has never been done? We will do more than cheer you on. We will help design, fabricate, and install your first of its kind solution.

    Our areas of expertise include:

    • 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

    Project Management

    Our in-house project management services begin with conceptualization and continue through formal turnover and system acceptance. A dedicated project manager (PM) will work with you to initiate, plan, execute, control, and successfully complete your project. Our experienced PMs oversee the process, equipment, and utilities installation to ensure the highest quality workmanship is delivered on time and within budget. Our cohesive team of process, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineers team up with our project managers to deliver exceptional turnkey solutions.

    Our industry-seasoned PMs provide:

    • 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

    Our solid team of engineers and project managers have successfully designed and overseen the construction of hundreds of process systems for a wide variety of sanitary environments including:


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


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


    • Ice creams
    • Cheeses
    • Yogurts
    • Milks
    • Butters

    Here is what E. & J. Gallo Winery has to say about Barnum Mechanical Inc.

    "We've hired Barnum Mechanical many times over the past 10 years. They have provided us with a high-level of skill in process engineering, controls, electrical and process piping. More importantly, we can rely on them. They do whatever it takes to get the job done and we consider them an important member of the team."

    Gary VanderWerff

    Maintenance Manager, E. & J. Gallo Winery

    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.

    Contact Barnum Today Call 800.922.7686

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