Dairy Project Management - Dairy Project Manager

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Dairy Project Management - Dairy Project Manager

Dairy Project Management

Watson Dairy Consulting offers strictly confidential Dairy project manager / Dairy management services within the dairy industry, as well as Dairy interim management. We have over 40 years dairy industry experience with more than 20 years experience in designing new dairy factories. We listen to our clients carefully and assess their needs, working within the designated jurisdiction to deliver complete management of factory design and build, processes, competitive tendering, ISO9000/22000, supervision, installation & training and commissioning. CDM regulations and safety being paramount throughout.

Dairy Project Manager role and responsibilities

  • Dairy Project contract review and clear understanding
  • Dairy Project Activity and resource Planning
  • Organising and Motivating the project team
  • Dairy Project Safety - Compliance with CDM Regulations
  • Establishing project risks and emergency planning protocols
  • Fulfilling legal requirements
  • Monitoring Progress vs Plan
  • Managing reports and documentation
  • Project Budget reporting
  • Change / variance control
  • Continuous improvement
We provide dairy project design and management services within the following areas:

  • Dairy Project evaluation / review
  • Dairy capacity selection and budget preparation
  • Specifying equipment (Sourcing quality dairy equipment)
  • Preparation of Dairy process flows and building requirements
  • Dairy Project Feasibility studies
  • Options appraisals
  • Dairy Business Planning
  • Dairy Market Research
  • Dairy Process & quality systems
  • Pre tender health and safety plans
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations
  • Dairy Contract review / preparation civil and mechanical
  • Dairy Due diligence
  • Dairy Brownfield conversion plans
  • Dairy Project grant / funding applications
  • Dairy Business Plan review
  • PET Bottle Production
  • PET Bottle Production Consultant
  • PET Bottle Production Feasibility Study
  • PET Bottle Cost Reduction

We will work with you to help ensure your dairy project meets local regulatory requirements for Dairy factory design and quality, as well as help with ensuring compliance with legal requirements of premises, products, recipes, ingredients, labelling regulations, packaging, storage temperatures, shelf life etc.

Milk Reception Designs

There are many options for designing milk reception areas and the following are some considerations to take into account during the design process:
1. Open - with no cover - no protection from the elements
2. Covered with Canopy - Some protection from weather
3. Fully enclosed - Full protection from weather
4. Covered with Canopy - Some protection from weather

Your choice will also be influenced by a number of factors including the sensitivity of the finised product, e,.g. Infant Formula

  • Country climate -Sunshine, Snow, Rainfall, Dust Storms, Winds
  • Budget
  • Size of the plant
  • Level of automation
  • Local norms
  • Hygienic design requirements
  • Local Authority - planning requirements re noise etc

Milk Reception With Canopy

Dairy Project Designs

Milk Reception Fully Enclosed

Milk Reception Designs

Milk Evaporator Cooling Towers

Evaporator Cooling Tower

Dairy Factory Design Wall penetrations

Dairy Wall Penetrations

Dairy Factory Building Design

Dairy Factory walls finishes and dairy factory floor finishes are critical to the hygienic design of the factory as well as being critical to the cost, appearance and ongoing maintenance. There are many conflicting interests when it comes to finishes and here I will give you my view on the basic crietrea to take into account. This is not advice or recommendation for you to act on, it is my opinion based upon my extensive experience of dairy factory design and operation.

Dairy Factory Wall Finishes

1. Dairy walls with tile finishes

Tiles in my view are not the preferred finish, tiles on walls require grouted joints (potential thousands of small cracks - harbourage for bacteria) and although these can be kept clean the joimnts are not impervious to water and are not as easy to clean as the non tiled surface. Tiles can also be very costly to buy and correctly install. Many companies refuse to move away from tiles and do not look at modern alternatives which are easier to install and maintain and give a superior hygienic finish at a much lower cost. There are many new developments such as plastic paints, antimicrobial paints, epoxy etc. which are much easier to maintain and repair.

2. Plastic or other thin wall hygienic cladding panels.

The difficulty with these are that they will provide a gap between the wall and the panel (particularly when subject to hot and cold water expansion and contraction) which can harbour moisture and bacteria. Panels can be damaged by heat / steam leaks and look unsightly / npot easy to maintain. There are usually multiple joints.

3. Epoxy Paint Finishes for walls

Thin coat epoxy paint can be applied in various colours and have a smooth, tough impervious finish and are easy to apply.

4. Antimicrobial plastic paint

This would be the simplest, cheapest and easiest to maintain option for Dairy Wall Finishes. In the absence of this and if your budget does not stretch to others then simply use a good quality silk finish washable paint but ensure in all cases that the sub surface cement / plaster is a good smooth dry finish.

Dairy Utilities Design

Dairy Factory Floors and drains

Dairy Factory Floor Finishes

Dairy factory floor finishes.
There are a number of option to consider and usually a major factor is cost.


Tiled floors in my view are mostly done for aesthetic reasons rather than functional reasons.
A tiled floor finished correctly can be very attractive and long lasting but to achieve this requires a great deal of skill on the part of the installer.
Why would anyone choose to make a floor with many thousands of joints with the potential for cracking and harbourage of bacteria?.
Fitting an incorrect tile or cheap tile or poorly fitting can be disastrous.
Have you ever been through an airport with a wheeled suitcase and the floor has been poorly tiled?
Apart from the incessant repetitive noise from the clackety clack of the wheels on a poorly grouted tiled floor damages the suitcases and trolleys and the joints.
Imagine this in a factory with hard wheeled pallet trucks or dollys for moving product around.
A Dairy Factory Design should be cost effective whilst being and easy and enjoyable place to work - simple functional design with operators and visitors / clients requirements uppermost - Impress with Functionality and efficiency not with ostentatious expense.
This is a work in progress - to be continued!

Milk Laboratory Design

Dairy Laboratory Design

Contact Watson Dairy Consulting

For more information or to discuss your requirements please contact us.

John Watson
Office: +44 1224 861 507
Mobile: +44 7931 776 499

We are a longstanding member of the Society of Dairy Technology and have Fellowship of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Member of the Society of Dairy Technology and have Fellowship of the Institute of Food Science and Technology IOD


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John Watson
Office: +44 1224 861 507
Mobile: +44 7931 776 499

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