Bill Sokolowsky

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Bill Sokolowsky
Regional Manager, Food & Consumer Products
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Ice Cream Novelty Production Line

Ice Cream Novelty Production Line

Location: Midwest

Client: Confidential client

Completion Date: 2011

Burns & McDonnell designed the front-end planning documents followed by design-build execution of a new extruded novelty ice cream line. This project included chocolate and mix delivery, ammonia refrigeration design, and process and packaging equipment layout.

  • Front-end planning
  • Design-build
  • Repurposed glycol-cooled water-ice silos into ammonia-cooled dairy silos.
  • Created P&IDs for mix supply lines from mix room to silos to process skid.
  • Developed concept for modular process skid, including Univats, Liquiverter, CIP valves and platform.
  • Expanded chocolate room flow panel and water-jacketed chocolate lines to accommodate new chocolate delivery lines.
  • Provided refrigeration design to integrate new freezing equipment into existing -50°F ammonia refrigeration system.
  • Developed layout for an outdoor hardening tunnel, including foundation design and structural design. The tunnel features a structurally supportive roof for outside rain, wind and snow loading.
  • Created general arrangements of extrusion and packaging equipment.
  • Considered and optimized operator work space and job sharing.
  • Value-engineered carton turning and carton accumulation.