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What is Process Intensification and How Can You Implement It?

Process Intensification Definition 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 [...]
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Distillation Columns: Design Best Practices

What do you need to know to start designing distillation columns? You will need to know some information about the process objectives you are trying to achieve before you can start column design. Even if you go to a professional distillation system design firm, they will still need the following information to begin. Many of […]

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EPIC Safety Series: Forklifts and Rigging

Safety is always an important topic, but with a six-part modular skid currently being prepped for shipping in the EPIC fabrication shop, it’s the number one priority. What does it take to move these massive modules from fabrication and testing in EPIC’s shop to running full steam at the customer’s site? The challenge falls to […]

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How Extractive Distillation is like Getting Gum out of your Hair

Have you ever had gum stuck in your hair? It’s not fun, but there are a few techniques on how to get it out without cutting your hair. Extractive distillation is closely related to this every day situation. It is defined as: “distillation in the presence of a miscible, high-boiling, relatively non-volatile component, the solvent […]

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Solvent Recovery

EPIC Saves the Solvent, Recovery Style

Our modular process group is well versed in solvent recovery. We design and fabricate complete solvent recovery modular process skids. What does that mean? That means that we produce proven systems that follow industry regulations and combat solvent costs. Whether you want to recover solvent to recycle it back into your process or dispose of it […]

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President’s Corner: The Passion of EPIC Systems

What’s the old saying? “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Working for a company that prides itself on being the “un-corporation” of the modular engineering industry has its perks, one of which is having an owner who cares about every individual that works for him. Each […]

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Industrial Chemical Absorption Systems – How it’s like making coffee

Did you know that coffee is the second most valuable traded commodity? Second only to petroleum. Not only do coffee and petroleum share the top spots, they also use common separation technologies, specifically absorption. Industrial chemical absorption is defined as a process in which one or more soluble components (solutes) are removed from the gas […]

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Getting Your Pharma Plant Project Off The Ground

Finding the right partner to bring your pharma plant and packaging systems to life is not easy. Will your partner company fabricate and assemble your systems at the necessary level of cleanliness? Can they fully document each step of the design, build, and startup? Will they maintain IQ/OQ standards through design and manufacturing? These are […]

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EPIC Raises Money for USO of MO

EPIC Systems, Inc and their REC Committee recently hosted the 5th annual EPIC Trivia Night benefiting the USO of Missouri. Through the trivia night competition, silent auction raffle baskets, and generous anonymous donations EPIC Systems was able to raise over $11,000 in total for the USO. EPIC Trivia Night was hosted by Eric Coale and […]

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The Risk & Reward of Safety ROI

The discussion about safety protection usually raises some ears and eyebrows because that means that money is going to be spent. What do you get out of investing in safety equipment and protocols at your fabrication shop or construction site? Well the answer to that is simple, safe workers, on time pilot plant and distillation […]

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