Mike Ballew, PE, LEED AP
Mike Ballew, PE, LEED AP
Senior Mechanical Engineer
 

Mike has more than 30 years of mechanical design experience performing HVAC, plumbing and mechanical utilities design in the industrial and commercial markets. His responsibilities include engineering calculations, supervision and preparation of detailed construction drawings, equipment sizing, specifications, shop drawing review and field inspections. He is also responsible for coordination with local building officials and other engineering disciplines. He has managed projects for Columbus Foods, ConAgra, Sara Lee and Starbucks.

Food Processing Plant Design: Designing the Most Efficient Waste-piping System

Design-Build Series

 

Round floor drains are becoming more common.

Round floor drains are becoming more common.

 

There are numerous factors to consider when designing a wastewater piping system for a food manufacturing plant. Where will drains be located? What types of piping materials will be used? Can the system be designed to accommodate future physical growth of the facility? Yet the most important factor of a waste-piping system is efficiency – efficiency in location, layout, materials and installation. Here’s what you need to know: