Announcing New Office in Greenville, SC

Creative Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of our new location in Greenville, South Carolina!

Due to increasing demand for our services in the Southeast US and other locations, we have expanded our team to include an additional office.  The new office will allow an increased level of service to new and existing customers.  Creative Engineers, Inc. provides expertise, products, training, and equipment for Alkali Metal systems including Sodium, Lithium and others as well as pilot plant design, build, and operational services.  We offer process engineering and project engineering for customers at the bench, pilot, and commercial scale for many hazardous and non-hazardous chemical processes. 

The new office is conveniently located just North of I385 in Greenville.  For additional information please contact us at (443) 807-1202 or visit us on the web at



Alkali Metals Safety Training September 2017

Alkali Metals Safety Training

Thank you to all our class attendees for the September 2017 Alkali Metals Safety Training class! We had a great turn out from many different countries. We learned about the hazards associated with handling and using Alkali metals, as well as proper PPE, spill control techniques, and first aid. We discussed design approaches for buildings, systems, and equipment. We learned how to contain or extinguish a metal fire and had hands-on training. We also practiced safe techniques for small spill cleanup.

Stay tuned for the next class coming soon!

Alex VanLieshout, Mechanical Engineer

Welcome Alex VanLieshout

Creative Engineers, Inc. (CEI) is proud to add Alex VanLieshout to the CEI team as a Mechanical Engineer! Alex is a graduate of NC State, with experience in the automotive field at both BMW and Honda. He has also worked at CEI as a co-op and knows the business, allowing him to come up to speed and be an immediate contributor to on-going projects. Alex is part of our expansion in the Greenville SC/Charlotte NC area where we are establishing a permanent presence to better service our customers in the region.

Debra Webb (Debee)

Welcome Debra Webb

Please welcome Debra Webb to our team of professionals at Creative Engineers, Inc!  Debra (Debee) has over 20 years of experience in operations, human resources, personnel management, office administration, and office management.  Debee provides advice and assistance to CEI with our day-to-day operations at the busy facility in New Freedom, PA including personnel scheduling, customer training organization, document control, activities related to the CEI quality program, Hazmat shipping of hazardous materials, and more.  Welcome Debee!

Alkali Metals Safety Training June 2016

Alkali Metals Safety Training, September 2017

Creative Engineers, Inc.  is pleased to announce the next Alkali Metals Safety Training, open to the public.  Due to the high level of interest in this training we have performed several custom classes for specific customers, and are now able to offer a second class for anyone who is interested.

Day one  will be classroom work, and day two will be hands-on work at the Creative Engineers, Inc. facility in New Freedom, Pennsylvania.

Please download the .pdf for more details and contact us to register!

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Alkali Metals Training Class and Video

Creative Engineers, Inc. recently completed a second custom training class for the crew at Idaho National Laboratory.  Thank you to all that attended!

Also just released is the new Alkali Metals video featuring footage from our training classes.

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photo of R-Grade sodium cylinder

Now available: R-Grade Sodium

Due to customer demand, R-Grade sodium is now available for sale.  Use R-Grade sodium for demanding applications where low calcium content is critical. The calcium specification for R-Grade sodium is more than an order of magnitude better than standard sodium.

The product ships in a rugged, reusable cylinder that easily adapts to a wide variety of processes.

Contact us if other forms of R-Grade sodium are desired!

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Welcome Don Masteller

Creative Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Don Masteller to the CEI team! Don is a Mechanical Engineer but also has 15 years of experience with instrumentation, motor controls, electrical enclosures, and control systems.  Don has over 10 years of skill and expertise in the areas of Autocad and SolidWorks.  We look forward to his important contributions to projects with our diverse portfolio of customers.

Lithium Experience

Over the years, CEI has built and operated several lithium test loops ranging in size from one liter to 200 liters. To meet customer requirements, loop temperatures have been as high as 800 degrees C, and loop vacuums as low as 0.001 torr.

One growing industry trend is the ever-increasing demand for lithium purification. CEI has experience in several types of purification including filtration, hot traps, cold traps, and bulk thermal oxide traps.

Within the CEI facility in New Freedom, PA is a lithium loop that is used for testing pumps, flow meters, and other devices. The loop can be used to test customer-supplied equipment, or for testing the electromagnetic (EM) pumps and flow meters, manufactured by CEI.

Since the CEI facility handles lithium and other alkali metals, it has the required permits for working with large quantities. The facility was built with the proper construction techniques, fire and spill control.  This skill and experience is also used to help CEI customers properly design their facilities.

For more details including specific project examples, please download the linked white paper.

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