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InLine Warehouse to Pilot Plant


Warehouse Conversion to Flexible Pilot Plant

Converted warehouse space to Innovation Pilot Plant for mixing intermediate and finished beverages for recipe development, testing, and production of a variety of finished beverages and intermediate ingredients.


Notable project features include:

  • Heated and cooled mixing vessels designed for flammable and   non-flammable liquid ingredients
  • Dry ingredient handling and dissolution systems
  • High-shear mixing equipment for difficult to dissolve ingredients
  • Pasteurizer
  • Homogenizer
  • Carbonator
  • Container rinsing
  • Filling equipment
  • Labeler
  • Container conveyors
  • Tunnel pasteurizer and coolers
  • CIP systems
  • Proprietary specialty equipment



  • Scope definition and establishment of all project requirements
  • Development of a project quality manual to document quality requirements
  • Weekly team meetings with all stakeholders
  • Stage gate design reviews
  • Drawing reviews
  • Vendor management and coordination
  • Develop FAT and SAT protocols and manage those among the vendors
  • Developed startup and commissioning procedures
  • Managed startup
  • Validated the processes and equipment
  • Training and operational assistance
  • Provided turnover documentation and as-built drawings

InLine Engineers is a Gray company.

InLine provides engineering, process improvement, and planning services for Food & Beverage leaders. In 2018, InLine joined the Gray family to complement its Food & Beverage offering. As a Gray company, we help customers transform their operations to maximize their ROI.