Fort Morgan Meat Processing Plant

Fort Morgan, Colorado


Behrent Engineering provided engineering and design services for a gut bin replacement at a meat processing plant located in Fort Morgan, Colorado.  A 3D laser scan of the entire gut bin (spanning two floors) and the surrounding area was performed. The collected data was used to develop an AutoCAD 3D model which supported the development of detailed engineering plans for the removal of the existing gut bin and the fabrication/installation of a new gut bin.  The engineering and design services included:

  • 3D Laser scanning of the gut bin and surrounding area.
  • Converted the scanned data to an AutoCAD 3D model.
  • Performed the necessary engineering to increase the gut bin capacity by approximately 20 percent.
  • Designed the new gut bin in a manner so the (2) 16” diameter screw housings were removable
  • Designed the new gut bin in a manner so it can be installed during a 3 day shutdown
  • Detailed design of either micro-piles or screw-piles to support the gut bin
  • Specified and obtained quotes for (2) new 16” screw conveyors
  • Provided access platform plan drawings, sections & details
  • Provided foundation plan drawings, sections & details
  • Provided gut bin structural support framing elevations, sections & details
  • Provided 16” Screw conveyor drawing and specifications for vendor