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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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Pilot Skid Shipment

Best Practices for Shipping Process Skids at a 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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Design Assumptions in Process System Cost & Design Methods

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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industrial distillation system

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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Process Equipment Design

How to Nail Project Schedule

From the second a process system project is approved, throughout the process equipment design, and until the day it is smoothly running in your facility, you are working hard to make sure that it is completed on time and on budget. Project scheduling has a major effect on whether your project is a success for […]

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When Should You Contact a Process System Designer?

Companies and entrepreneurs can be passionate about developing their process technology, but often don’t know if they are taking the right steps during process system design. By understanding the process, you can begin accumulating the documentation needed to build a pilot or production scale system faster. Many companies spend time and resources for fully defined […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Industrial Welding

As the saying goes, “There is more than one way to skin a cat”. This is also true of industrial welding.  Any fabricator worth their salt should be able to tailor welding techniques – arguably the most important step of fabrication – to build high-quality systems that exceed client expectations and industry regulations.  But verifying […]

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President’s Corner: My Mom, Domestic Process Technologist

My mother used to make the best chocolate cake – not too sweet, the perfect consistency, served at just the right temperature. I remember this cake not only because it was so good, but also because it was nearly impossible to replicate. If you asked my mother how she made the cake, she would list […]

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