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3 Distillation Equipment Integration Questions That Will Change Your Vendor

When it comes to integrating distillation equipment into a larger process, there are many possible design, integration, and fabrication vendors you could use. The vast array of distillation system applications is exceeded only by the methods through which you can attain them: distillation specialists, engineering design firms, turnkey solution providers, process specialists, Alibaba, etc. Before […]

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Three Modular Pilot Plants We Process Engineered the Specs Out Of

Projects where we get to nerd out on process engineering are the best. We love engineering like a boss, especially with projects where we get exposed to a new technology or approach. In reviewing the modular pilot plants & process systems that really got us going this year, three projects stood out: Modular Pilot Plant […]

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Best Practices for Shipping Process Skids at Reasonable Cost

If mishandled, shipping can be the most expensive part of a process skid design and fabrication project. In the worst case scenario, expensive equipment can be damaged during the process, but poor logistical planning can also lead to many unnecessary costs. From the moment we begin designing a project, shipping is integral to project planning. […]

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The Dangerous Hidden Assumptions In Your Process System Cost Estimate

It can be hard to compare RFQ prices and process system cost quotes because everyone’s bid package submission is a little different. If you’ve been through the process system design bidding process before, you’ve probably spent days sifting through the information to determine which design firm to go with. You may be using a standard […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Trust “Instant” Quotes for Process Systems

What causes people to look for an instant quote? Pressure from their superiors, easy website forms, fast-track timelines, budget deadlines, etc. the list goes on. Whatever the case is, instant quotes are a risky move with a plethora of issues. Instant quotes can be beneficial in understanding a wide price range for a project but […]

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