Industries & Activities

The major emphasis of our activities has been in facilities engineering for the Chemical, Rubber, Plastics, Petroleum, Mining, Steel, Titanium and other heavy industries including utilities.

Rubber Industry

     We have an ongoing relationship with one of the major tire manufacturers to provide electrical installation engineering for their tire manufacturing facilities which include Calendar Lines, Fabric Process Lines and Extrusion Process Lines. Installations for plastic film, facilities hose production and V-Belt machines were engineered for general product manufacturing. Product handling conveyors, automatic storage and retrieval systems were also included in part of these projects.

Steel Industry

     Our most recent project has been providing the electrical installation documentation for a Hot Annealing and Pickling Line with a capacity of 1.2 million tons annually.
A project prior to that was, the modernization of a 220 Ton Electrical Arc Furnace including the electrical, structural, piping and installation documentation along with a major expansion and upgrade to the plant’s 138KV Switchyard. Past, major projects in this industry have been the electrical installation of two (2) Hot Strip Mills , Continuous Zinc Plating Mills, Bar Mills, Bright Anneal Lines, Electrical Arc Furnaces and Continuous Casters. The largest of these systems used three hundred thousand horsepower with sixty-five thousand at variable voltage DC. This installation had a power demand of 130 megawatts.

Insurance Claims

     Since 1974, we have been involved in supplying expert opinion for electrical claims for major industrial insurers. The work involves the determination of cause, estimated loss and repair methods for these claims.

System Studies

     We are using the current version of “EasyPower” software to perform fault, Arc Flash and load flow distribution system studies. We use these studies and other tools in our practice of designing selectively protected distribution systems prior to the purchase of electrical equipment.

Titanium Industry

    Major projects in this area involve installation engineering for reduction, annealing sintering, out gassing and vacuum melt furnaces, forging and sponge presses, substation and transmission line design and computer terminal installations.

Glass Industry

     As a subcontractor to an electrical equipment manufacturer we have provided electrical installation engineering for projects involving the modernization of float glass lines in both Canada and the United States. Modernization of these lines include coordinated adjustable frequency drives, updating control systems of computers and replacing programmable logic controllers.

Government Systems

     Our experiences have included the installation engineering for the instrumentation used for a rocket test facility. Also, design and installation engineering for hospital facilities. As a subcontractor, we have designed the power system for a city water plant, power and control systems for several waste lift stations. Also, as a subcontractor we have designed the power supply for street lighting systems.

Chemical Industry

     Our projects have included electrical installation engineering for the production of fluorine, chlorine, caustic, sodium, silicates and potassium. Our designs have included high current capacity AC and DC bus systems, installations in Class I, Division I & II, hazardous areas, power system designs, control room layouts and transmission line designs.


     Installation engineering for co-generation plants utilizing wood by-products from furniture and wood processing plants to generate electricity at a level compatible with the local electric utility. Engineering includes the installation of synthetic gas generators, power distribution and instrumentation systems, material handing systems, gasifiers and associated equipment. Coordination with and connection to the electrical utility are a part of this engineering experience.

Copper and Brass Industry

     The complete design-build of strip mills, coil annealing furnaces, continuous strip annealing lines, electric furnaces and copper cake casting facilities constitute our major projects for this industry. These projects included all engineering disciplines as well as complete project management.
Bowshot, Cooper & O’Donnell Engineers, LLC - 31809 Vine Street * Willowick, Ohio 44095 Phone (440) 975-1900  *  Fax (440) 975-1904

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