Plant Utilities

Without them, a plant cannot start or function. And while they aren’t a product, plant utilities do contribute to the price of whatever product is produced. At IDI, we keep both those aspects in mind with each job we complete—for more than 20 years we have helped clients enhance plant productivity while driving operating costs down.

Projects that illustrate our wide range of capabilities include: the conversion of depleted uranium oxide into depleted uranyl nitrate, a project that included cooling water, water, air, industrial ventilation, life safety, electrical and controls, and the design of a steam system; and a direct dry chopped strand and packaging project that was comprised of HVAC piping, air, and natural gas. At IDI, we meet every challenge with innovation, and we’re ready to innovate for you.

Industrial Ventilation

Removing and mitigating airborne contaminants. Protecting workers’ health. From dust control hoods and scrubbers to the piping associated with it, our engineers help our clients maintain a safe working environment for their employees. Areas of expertise:

  • Air flow calculations
  • Dust collection specification
  • Bag House Design
  • Ductwork sizing
  • Ductwork design and routing
  • Hood design
  • Ductwork and equipment supports
  • Dust collector foundations
  • Scrubber Design
  • Blower Design
  • Filtration

Life Safety Systems

Protecting life and property and doing it in a way that’s cost-effective and code-compliant. We analyze fire hazards and mitigate them by engineering custom fire prevention, detection, and suppression systems. Areas of expertise:

  • Fire protection reports
  • Fire protection engineering analysis
  • Building and fire code consulting
  • Fire hazard analyses (FHA)
  • Master egress analysis & preparation
  • Fire protection and smoke control system design & analysis
  • Fire protection construction management
  • Fire and egress modeling
  • Performance-based design


IDI has years of experience and familiarity with setting up systems to meet regulatory and safety regulations and maximize efficiency. Areas of expertise:

  • Compressed air
  • Instrument air
  • Inert gasses
  • Piping
  • Pressure drop calculations
  • Control equipment
  • Air system troubleshooting.

Electrical & Controls

Our deep experience with plant process electrical and controls spans a variety of industries and processes, especially automation and industrial controls design, including PLC systems design and programming and HMI design and programming.


We know how to make water work properly for our clients—and ensure that while water is doing its job, its corrosive nature isn’t destroying the equipment it’s being used in. At IDI, our engineers have worked on everything from simple wastewater treatments to sophisticated water systems for large chemical plants. Areas of expertise:

  • Water lines
  • Water treatment systems
  • Wastewater systems
  • Cooling systems and Medias
  • Cooling water
  • Cooling tower systems
  • Water Purification
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems

Natural Gas

  • Distribution Networks

Steam and Boilers

Low pressure steam up to 600psi. Steam for heating and steam system modifications.

  • Boiler Design
  • Piping Design
    • Steam Traps
    • Expansion Loops
    • Pressure Relief Valves
  • Pressure Reducing Stations