We work collaboratively with our clients through detailed process engineering. EPIC’s engineers design the structural and mechanical aspects of process systems to allow for a seamless fit with existing plant structures and manufacturing machinery.
EPIC Detailed Design Process
EPIC uses a skilled perspective and a keen attention to detail to ensure safety, functionality, and complete system mobility from shop to plant floor or manufacturing site. EPIC’s engineers optimize our clients’ processes and improve plant economics with modular systems for the following areas:
- Process Automation
- Structural and Mechanical Engineering
- Heat Tracing
- Electrical Design
- Plant and System Design
- Plus more
EPIC develops process flow diagrams (PFDs) that indicate the general flow of plant processes, and specifies process equipment based off of the suitability to task with the proprietary process technology. Mass, and energy balances are calculated and piping and instrument diagrams (P & IDs) are developed to clearly define the scope of the process skid or plant project.
EPIC’s modular design approach allows for faster fabrication times and increased speed in the overall plant startup process as compared to conventional plant design. Beginning with a modular design lends significant, long-term cost savings by utilizing a more simplistic approach to space orientation, operation, maintenance, and mechanics.
EPIC’s engineers predominantly specialize with modular design and with a pre-disposition to off-site, modular system fabrication; our machine shop provides the perfect setting for modular construction services.
Our group of engineers understands how to overcome these types of challenges. Explore the advantages of modular to learn even more about this strategic engineering approach.
EPIC’s Detailed Engineering Experience Includes:
- Heat transfer
- Ingredient Delivery
- Reaction chemistry
EPIC Modular Process Systems explores cost-savings opportunities throughout all phases of design to bring clients added value. During detailed process design, our engineers look for ways to incorporate multiple unit operations on the same skid to save time and money.
All process system projects include at least one detailed design review with clients as well as a final design review.
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When is a project right for a modular design?
- Designs accommodate normal shipping constraints
- Skids are strong enough to be shipped on their side to then be installed vertically
- Modular skids do not exceed 12 ft wide by 12 ft tall by 70 ft long
- Tall modules are properly secured on or inside freight
- Attention is paid to design maintainability and safety at all times
- Modular design and construction use volume in the most efficient manner possible
EPIC’s mechanical engineers have extensive experience applying the fundamentals of mechanical and structural engineering to design comprehensive process plants and systems.
Design is completed in strict compliance with international codes including the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), The American Welding Society (AWS), and International Building Codes (IBC).
Integrated Mechanical and Structural Design:
EPIC’s engineers design the structural and mechanical aspects of process systems to allow for a seamless fit with existing plant structures and manufacturing machinery. To provide the most non-intrusive installation, process modules are strategically placed where they best fit on-site.
From complex plant corners to placing process skids on the roof, our engineers will handle all necessary structural parameters to prepare for installation of a new process system. EPIC is able to provide units with custom process precautions, such as seismic zone or wind load requirements, and integrated temperature variance protection.
Safe footing details for structural platforms are provided before module shipment. All systems from EPIC are sealed by a P.E. as required upon installation.
Designing with 2-D and 3-D CAD software allows our clients to visualize thier process system and how it will fit inside the plant before final completion. We design process systems for ease of transport from shop to plant and pre-plan for safe installation.
Working collaboratively, we develop custom specifications for plant ergonomics and include each parameter in the skid’s structural design using programs such as:
- AutoCad Mechanical 2009
- Cadworx Plant 2010
- Navisworks 2010
EPIC’s engineers have experience designing process applications using conventional design techniques and modular design principles. We apply the fundamentals of engineering to design a process plant or system that best meets your manufacturing goals and objectives. In conventional design, the following drawings are typically developed:
- 3-D skid models
- Auxiliary views
- Detailed elevation drawings
- Detailed plan drawings
- General equipment arrangement drawings
- Isometric drawings
Learn more about EPIC’s capabilities with modular design and the advantages that come with this unique approach.