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MSD   Engineering Insight, Intelligent Results

Welcome To MSD

Mechanical Systems Design, LLC is a consulting engineering firm that provides mechanical engineering solutions and services that  range from specialized utility and building systems to control technology and project management. While many firms act as consulting  engineers, MSD brings to these tasks an unusually high level of  engineering design and insight. From its inception in 1980, MSD  resolved to deliver mechanical solutions that work the first time, every time.  It is an approach that commits the organization to develop a well-thought out, technically correct concept from the  beginning.  It is an attitude that understands that the engineering  serves more than an immediate project, but the larger strategic  goals that guide the client's business. And it produces intelligent and impressive results, every time.


What We Do

MSD occupies the 22nd floor of the First National Bank Building located on Minnesota Street between 4th and 5th Streets in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota.




A New Offering from MSD

MSD now offers mechanical design of automated assembly and packaging equipment and systems. We can provide comprehensive high performance graphic modeling that allows you to bring your products to market faster.

We can automate and simplify design by leveraging our process knowledge gained from over 25 years experience and from industry best practices. The result is improved quality as well as a reduced cost and cycle time.


MSD Creates Environments

We create environments for Corporate and Academic Research, Product Development, Production and Manufacturing, Technology, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Higher Education, Warehousing, Animals, and People.

MSD Understands

MSD has the ability to understand the engineering needs of each project from the client's perspective and provides solutions that accomplish those goals effectively and creatively.


War Stories

February 22, 2010  Rolf Anderson investigates a drinking water system to find the source of odors and bad taste.  You may be surprised at what he found.


December 1, 2009

MERV explained.  Do you need help understanding ASHRAE 52.2 the air filter efficiency rating system? MERV demystified.  Bob Fischer explains the ASHRAE Filter Rating System.


Sustainable Design

What does it mean?

One of the best definitions of Sustainability or Sustainable Development comes from the 1987  Report of the Bruntland Commission, formally known as the United Nations World Commission on  Environment and Development.

You don't have to agree with all the findings of that UN Commission to realize that in all ways we should be aware that future generations should not be tasked with solving our problems.

Contact us to learn how MSD can help you reduce your Carbon Footprint and CO2 emissions.

September 1, 2010

Ric Oftedal discusses why you want to do Prefunctional Testing of Air Handling Units prior to commissioning or turn-over to the Owner.