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Alcoa Substation Upgrade, Messena, NY

Alcoa Substation Upgrade, Messena, NY Since August of 2019 CDI’s Energy & Chemicals Division has been supporting Alcoa’s Power Generation Division (APGI) at their Knoxville, TN, and Massena, NY facilities.  APGI provides the site power needs for their aluminum operations as well as other tenants at the respective sites.  APGI required substation upgrades to the [...]Read More

Air Filtration in Commercial Respirators

CDI Engineering Solutions has teamed with Louisiana State University (LSU) to address the need for air filtration in commercial respirators. Currently, filter cartridges are currently being used in the intake and exhaust air systems. Because of the sharp increase in demand for respirators in the COVID 19 pandemic, there is a shortage of filter cartridges, [...]Read More


CDI Technical Resourcing focuses on contingent workforce placement, complex permanent placement, and enterprise-wide staffing cycle programs for engineering and related professional skill sets for the oil, gas, and chemical industry. With our experience providing turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction management services, CDI may have proven employees available for immediate assignment, and if not, CDI’s recruiters [...]Read More

CDI Team Lectures at LSU College of Engineering

Barry Thrasher, Mechanical Department Manager, and Kyle Wooster, Mechanical Engineer, were invited by LSU to deliver three lectures to LSU students in the Advanced Topics / Mechanical Engineering course (ME4933 Petro-Chemical Process Equipment) during the week of March 9th. This course was designed specifically to prepare mechanical engineering graduates for jobs in the petrochemical industry, [...]Read More

CDI Employees Make Masks to Combat COVID-19

Erik Hansen and his wife Clarissa Hansen have been busy making face masks in their spare time! Erik helped to cut up the vacuum bags for the filter portions. Clarissa then sewed over 300 masks that went out to local hospitals, clinics, law enforcement stations, and pharmacists, as well as to women who are close [...]Read More

We’re All In This Together

If your company was pressed by President Trump's executive order invoking the Defense Production Act or if you volunteered to assist in the production of critical equipment or medical devices needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, CDI Engineering Solutions is here to help. There are dwindling supplies of many items vital to the treatment of [...]Read More

Control Your Future DCS Migration and Upgrade

A Distributed Control System (DCS) migration is a project where some or all of a plant’s automation control equipment is replaced while introducing new technologies, functions, and features that will improve plant operations. Is it time to Migrate Your Distributed Control System? Operating an old DCS increases the risk of system failures, part availability, and [...]Read More

DOW Chemical, Lower Island Bridge 3D Scan

Through our team’s initiative, innovation, and experience, we provided DOW Chemical with an alternative with a better end product, new and higher capacity, where the safety controls, production, and operations are given back to the client. All of this while controlling schedule and costs. This project is a great example of collaboration and teamwork across [...]Read More

Arc Flash Hazards

CDI can support required Arc Flash safety programs by surveying equipment on site, performing required calculations nationally and producing new Arc Flash coordination reports and labels, to update the hazard calculation classification per the site conditions and latest code requirements. ARC FLASH HAZARDS – OVERVIEW NFPA 70E – 2018 NFPA 70E 130.5(2) states — “An [...]Read More

CDI Marine Engineering

CDI MARINE ENGINEERING CDI's marine experts can assist you with all of your marine engineering needs. Our expertise includes structural design and analysis of docks and all associated structures, design of vessel and material movement systems, assistance in acquiring all marine-related permits, and all other marine-related needs. What is the Condition of your Dock? Conducting [...]Read More