The objective of the Ventus Process Engineering Design Criteria and Guidelines for GMP is to provide a consistent framework for approaching designs of new facilities, modifications of existing facilities and or retrofits. This encompasses the intent of providing a facility that will be suitable for manufacturing food and other ingredients that require clean design. It is not meant, however, to take the place of detailed design and specifications that must be prepared for each specific application nor the application of good engineering design and judgment and local codes. This approach, therefore, is a guideline for design principles and shall be used as such. The concepts that need to be in the forefront of the minds of the design professionals should incorporate these guidelines as well as several other principles, as discussed below:

Clean Design:

Manufacturing facilities need to be designed so that they are easily cleaned and do not collect, hide, or make difficult the cleaning process. Proper design and attention to detail in this area will improve and ensure quality as well as productivity.

Design for Expandability/Flexibility:

When laying out the plant or equipment design, the professional and operations should allow for the ability to expand at a later date. This can be done by allowing for future considerations in layouts but should not translate into additional investment but rather the ability to invest at a later date.


Attention to site security and design will also ensure product integrity and safety controls are in place. The Ventus Process Engineering web site has standards to follow to ensure perimeter protection and site security designs are addressed.


A facility that is properly designed and operated will meet environmental requirements for its occupants and the surrounding areas as well as meet all regulatory requirements. Coordination is necessary to ensure we meet these needs.

Design for Quality Control:

This entails designing a plant and process that is capable of meeting the design specifications on a consistent basis in the manufacturing process. The controls, alarms procedures should all be designed so that any deviation from specifications can be detected and corrected before it is sent for final QA. Use of SPC techniques, procurement of equipment that is demonstrated capable and knowing the process capability of existing equipment is key to accomplishing this objective. Close coordination with QA is necessary to ensure we meet these objectives.

Operational Considerations:

Design of the facility is but one part of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Other aspects of procedures and methods for cleaning, maintenance, training, operational controls, safety & environmental, quality assurance, inventory management and tracking, personnel hygiene, contractor management, pest control, etc.

Ventus Process Engineering offers a wide range of engineering services including Concept Design, Preliminary Design, Detailed Design and Technical Specifications. Our design department provides all kind of design services for industrial, hygienic and high accurate process systems. Ventus Process Engineering performs the calculations for vessel designs, tanks, skid system, Clean in Place (CIP) System and all related design works based on local and international standards. The design works are based on safety, ergonomic and easy-maintenance principles.

The principle roles proposed for this service are as follows;

  • Safety
  • Environmental
  • Schedule
  • Quality
  • Cost
  • Commissioning