Engineering Services

Middough is a full-service engineering solutions firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio that provides clients with a multitude of areas of expertise.

Employing the brightest minds that are dedicated and innovative. We work with clients on projects that need engineering solutions in the Agribusiness, Chemicals, Food & Consumer Products, Government/Institutional, Manufacturing, Metals, Pharma-Bio, Power and Refining industries.

Middough subject matter experts align with our clients’ unit operations and process leadership. We perform feasibility studies, analyze process flow, assess hazards and together develop tailored alternatives for upgrades in production capacity, energy optimization, labor and material efficiency, quality and safety. We leverage our collective technology, automation and equipment knowledge, operations experience, and lean strategies.

Lifecycle phases of a process engineering and construction project

Concept / Feasibility

Design & Engineering

Estimating, Scheduling, and Procurement


Commissioning & Closeout

Operations & Maintenance Support


Our objective in the Conceptual and Feasibility phase is to work with you to understand the vision and goals of the project and help answer “What are my options to achieve my objectives?”



After the Concept considerations, Front End Engineering Design / Basic Engineering is conducted to further develop the project solution determining equipment, layout, scope, schedule, and cost at a time when the ability to influence changes in design is relatively high and the cost to make those changes is relatively low. Design criteria and constraints are evaluated in this preliminary design / FEED and Front End Loading (FEL) phase. Detailed engineering phase follows where procurement construction documentation is produced following the agreed upon work breakdown structure (WBS). Constructability, operability, and maintainability are priorities.


Planning, logistics, equipment delivery are all managed with you per the WBS. Middough uses Primavera and Aspen Cost Estimator tools coupled with an integrated procurement and project controls team to align cost, contracts and timing to keep your project on track.


During Construction phase, our CM/PM team can manage the whole process or participate in a hybrid team with you.  Leading with safety and quality, Middough people and processes will be used to build your project with the end in mind. Planning for start-up, commissioning, and project close out is a core focus and is a priority.


In the Commissioning phase, Middough helps assure the construction meets your acceptance criteria for an effective facility startup.  Our technical staff work with your operators during checkout and close-out. Documentation is aligned with operations needs to ready the project for safe and  reliable operation.


As we close-out the project and you move into operations, Middough is ready to assist.  Be it preventative maintenance planning or operations assistance Middough can help.

Engineering Services 

Middough’s engineering services, provide you with the expertise, planning, design, and tools of a large firm with the communications, accountability, and level of detail from a small firm. We work to earn your business everyday by delivering projects on time, on budget and with the quality you expect with Performance You Trust™.

Our Engineering services include:


Control System Design, Build, and Integration, Commissioning and Startup, Equipment Retrofit and Modernization, Human Machine Interface (HMI) and SCADA Development, Maintenance Support and Service, PLC and DCS Programming

Chemical Process

Energy Recovery, Equipment Specification, Heat and Material Balance, Hydraulic System Design, P&ID Development, Process Evaluation, Process Flow Sheet, Safety System Design, Utility System Design


Grading/Earthwork, Highway/Road Design, Railroad Tracks, Site Planning, Surveying, Transmission Pipelines, Underground Utilities

Construction Services

Check-out, Constructability Analysis, Construction Administration, Construction Equipment, Construction Management, Cost Estimating and Controls, Field Services, Procurement, Scheduling Controls, Specifications, Start- up, Training


Power distribution, System modeling & analysis, Protective relay coordination, Energy audits, Substation design, Facility design, Class I, Division I design, Fire & security systems, Machine control, Equipment specification, Equipment layout, Lighting & lighting controls, Lightning protection, Energy management systems, Start-up

Energy Management and Conservation

Emergency generation, Combined heat & power, Bio-mass/Bio-gas, Steam/Gas turbines, Reciprocating gas engines, Microturbines, Fuel cells, Energy audits, Metering, Capacity planning, Utility rate analysis, Peak shaving, Commissioning

Fire Protection

Code Review, Hazard Analysis, Density Plans, Performance Specifications, Fire Pumps, Fire Main Loop


Food Process

Energy Recovery, Equipment Specification, Heat and Material Balance, Hydraulic System Design, P&ID Development, Process Evaluation, Process Flow Sheet, Safety System Design, Utility System Design


Clean Rooms, Ultra Low Humidity Systems, Air handling Units, Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Computer Room Air Conditioning Units, Packaged Rooftop AC units, HVAC hydronic piping, Building Air Distribution Systems, Equipment Specifications.


Industrial Engineering

Lean Manufacturing Design,  Material Handling Systems, Planning, Simulation, Total Productive Maintenance


Inspection Services 

Buildings, Crane Systems, Equipment, Structures, Tanks, Vessels, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Instrumentation and Controls    

All Design Documentation, Construction Support, Distributed Control System, Field Commissioning, Field Hardware/Specification, Human Machine Interface, Hybrid Control Systems, Process Control Studies, Programmable Logic Controls, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), Complete Instrument Project Engineering and Documentation, Control Panel Design, Cost Estimating, Field Wiring Diagrams, Feasibility Studies, Field Hardware Specification, Instrument Schematics and Details, Loop Diagrams

Laser Scanning 

Reality Capture scanners and Survey Grade Laser scanners 3D data and HDR imaging using Scan station P-Series laser scanner at an extremely fast scan rate of 1 million points per second at ranges of up to 270 m. Reducing downtime, the extremely durable 3D laser scanners perform even under the toughest environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures ranging from – 20°C to + 50°C, and comply with the IP54 rating for dust and water resistance.


Ammonia refrigeration, Sprinklers, Utility piping, Noise & vibration, Dust collection, Industrial ventilation, Energy recovery, Pneumatic conveying, HVAC, Special environments, Containment, Chillers, Boilers, Utility distribution, Equipment specification, Welding & metallurgical 

Packaging Systems

Bulk Systems (IBC), Computer Automated Lines, Controlled Atmosphere, Dry and Liquid Handling, Form-Fill-Seal, Glass, High Speed Filling, Plastic and Fiber Packaging, Robotic Systems, Weighing Systems


Underground and Above Ground Sanitary Drain, Waste and Vent Systems, Industrial Waste Systems, Domestic Water Service, Natural Gas, Compressed Air, Lab Gas Systems, DI Water Systems

Process Design & Engineering

PSM PHA/Hazop Facilitation, Solids Handling, Storage and Dust Safety, Batch Production Scheduling, Process Simulation, Potent Compound Processing, Sanitary and Aseptic Design, Environmental Permitting Support, Flare Header Analysis, Dispersion Modeling

Process Piping

CIP Design, Codes and Compliance, Pipe Stress Analysis, Piping Distribution, Process Plant Layout, Steam and Gas Turbines, Welding

Project Management

Cost Estimating, Executive Leadership, Facility and Specialty Design, High-Tech Process, Program Management, Quality Control, Scheduling, Technical Services Powerhouse

Refining Process

Energy Recovery, Equipment Specification, Heat and Material Balance, Hydraulic System Design, P&ID Development, Process Evaluation, Process Flow Sheet, Safety System Design, Utility System Design

Sanitation and Sanitary Design

Audits/Inspections, Construction Details, Facility Layouts, Food Process Systems, Food Safety, Standards Training


Buildings: industrial and commercial, Foundations, Piling and caissons, Earth retaining structures, Bridges, Dynamic load analysis, Conveyors, Cranes