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John Schott Speaks at AICHE 2017 Annual Meeting

The AIChE Annual Meeting was recently held, October 29–November 3, 2017, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of our own, John Schott, spoke at the meeting and offered his expertise of batch mixing and inline blending systems to those in attendance, giving them insight to the benefits and best practices associated with inline blending. John shared actual […]

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Batch vs Continuous Blending – Featured in Chemical Engineering

  One of our engineers, Stephen Benbrook, was recently published in Chemical Engineering. Contributing to the Facts at your Fingertips column, he discussed the pros and cons of three different blending approaches. There are several factors that must be considered when deciding which blending approach to use. Below is a quick comparison of manual batch […]

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Manufacturing Day 2017: Top 10 Facts

Celebrating Ingenuity on National Manufacturer’s Day Happy National Manufacturing Day! At EPIC, we are proud to partner with clients that contribute so much to America’s success. We think manufacturers are key to America’s success, and we have collected some impressive facts about U.S. Manufacturing you may not know to celebrate this unique holiday. Impressive U.S. […]

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Pilot Plants – Your Process Technology’s New Best Friend

The term “pilot plant” is a term many people are familiar with, but may be unsure when or why you need one. A pilot plant is an opportunity to reduce risk and unknowns before scaling up your process technology. Testing with a pilot module means testing on commercial grade equipment, which sheds light on unknowns and allows […]

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My Father Always Told Me Never to Look Directly Into the Sun

Welding may be mesmerizing to someone passing by… due to the bright light and the sound of crackling metal. But without the right safety equipment, you could succumb to severe health issues. This is why EPIC Systems modular fabrication team takes safety around welders so seriously. Welding arcs give off radiation over a broad range […]

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What is Process Intensification and How Can You Implement It?

Process Intensification (PI) is a topic receiving considerable attention recently. Using the simple definition of Stankiewicz and Moulijn (2000), PI is ‘Any chemical engineering development that leads to a substantially smaller, cleaner, safer, and more energy efficient technology.’ The improvement is expected to be substantial (tens to hundreds of percent), as the benefits from the […]

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Distillation Column Design Best Practices

Distillation column design best practices are guidelines to help you size and design distillation columns that perform optimally within your process parameters. The starting point of all column design is to determine the relative volatility of the key substances to be separated. Using a mass and energy balance simulation program the physical and chemical properties of the substances you […]

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EPIC Mini Engineers

They’re Like Regular Engineers, Only Smaller

This spring EPIC hosted a Mini-Engineers event at its manufacturing and engineering facility here in St. Louis. We teamed up with The Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America to create a fun engineering focused day that included race car designing, tin-foil boat sinking and melting Styrofoam in solvents. The day included an […]

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Bridging the Gap: The EPIC Way

Can you build my pipe bridge and make it fit with my existing plant structure? EPIC fabricates its pipe bridges in a true “plug-and-play” fashion to simply plug into the existing system. This is all part of our modular build design specifications. EPIC is experienced in doing pipe bridges for sanitary and industrial clients. We […]

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