Nutraceutical Production Plants

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NUTRACEUTICAL Production Plants




Sophisticated Facilities Support Healthy Lifestyles Motivated by a growing awareness of the important role nutrition plays in health and quality of life, consumers are increasingly turning to Nutraceuticals – nutritional supplements, functional foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbs and phytonutrients – to foster good health and prevent and treat disease.

Recent explosive growth in the Nutraceuticals market is driven by consumers’ willingness to assume responsibility for their own health and the general aging of the population. The market for Nutraceuticals is expected to continue to grow rapidly as nutrition research reveals new links between nutrients and promotion of health. To meet the demands of this dynamic and increasingly complex market for nutritionally enhanced products, sophisticated facilities for product development, testing, manufacturing and distribution facilities are required.


Austin Solutions

Due Diligence Incentive Negotiation Location Strategy Site Selection

DESIGNERS Architectural Design Conceptual Design Master Planning & Layout Production Line Layouts Refrigeration System Design

ENGINEERS Electrical Fire Protection HVAC Plumbing Process & Packaging Structural

CONSTRUCTORS Preconstruction Complete Design-Build Services Construction Management Operations & Maintenance Project Management Start-Up & Commissioning

The Austin Company helps nutraceutical companies apply operational improvements that improve their bottom lines. From planning and site location to construction and start-up, Austin ensures your next facility project’s complete success.

Our team has gained experience over hundreds of projects and possesses the knowledge and understanding to implement FSMA, FDA, USDA, cGMP and HACCP requirements. Austin’s team specializes in production process planning, providing an innovative, broad spectrum of technical capabilities — from systems design, engineering, integration and installation, to technical assistance and plant start-up. In addition, Austin has extensive experience providing services around existing operations, so clients face little to no down time or lost production during facility expansion, construction or relocation.

Designing and 1. Sanitary building Integrate sanitation into the facility design and equipment Design site with pest defense in mind Design proper environmental building finishes Design sanitation access around equipment Design sanitary utility runs throughout production and packaging areas Control building hygienic zones Control personnel, product and material flow Control water accumulation in facility design Control room temperature and humidity Control room airflow and pressures Design wastewater treatment systems Address varying levels of personnel hygiene

3. Wastewater Treatment Flow equalization to minimize the overall treatment footprint Segregation of streams to treat specific wastes in smaller, more concentrated solutions prior to dilution Segregation of storm systems from the process wastewater systems pH adjustment of CIP system discharges and production wastes Oil/grease removal from wastes, utilizing conventional interceptors, along with rope/belt skimmers Solids removal, screens, clarifiers, thickeners, filtration and multiple types of dewatering systems Precipitation for conversion of dissolved solids

d Constructing From The Inside Out

2. Refrigeration High pressure and high temperature piping systems Modularization of major piping systems Ammonia refrigeration systems and related equipment CO2 refrigeration systems and related equipment Refrigeration system and refrigerant conversions Cascade CO2 and ammonia systems 3D system design platforms PSM to satisfy OSHA 1910 for large NH3 piping systems, including pipe stress analysis Design of freezer walls, racking, floors, under floor freeze protection system, and vapor barrier

4. Packaging Concept definition and feasibility Scope and functional requirements documentation Detail design Equipment selection assistance and procurement Construction, installation, commissioning and start-up

Virtual Design and Construction Upfront Commitment to VDC Reduces Time and Saves Money Later in the Project In the design and construction industry, adopting and utilizing virtual design and construction (VDC) technology provides layers of data not previously available. Autodesk tools such as Revit, AutoCAD, Plan 3D, Navisworks and BIM 360 Glue improve the efficiency and accuracy of projects through the entire project life cycle. With VDC, clients can see virtual 3D views of their designs long before construction, providing a deeper understanding of the design and revealing what can’t be seen in standard 2D views. This results in fewer changes after the design is complete, lowering project costs and allowing for better control of the project schedule.

3D Modeling Outcomes • Reduced risk • Clash detection • Leveraging of model information • Increased efficiency • Increased collaboration and coordination • Improved decision-making

Lean Design & Construction Maximizing Value and Project Efficiency Lean design and construction maximizes value and project efficiency. Austin applies Lean methods to our design, engineering and construction services to continuously improve our approach to developing and managing projects through relationships, shared knowledge and common goals.






Project team adds value in their project performance

Improved coordination among all project team members

Reduced safety hazards and increased productivity

Optimization of budgets, including life-cycle costs

Potential for earlier project completion due to minimized inefficiencies