The mechanical design and equipment layout of your system can be just as important to your success as the process chemistry. The physical characteristics of a system inadvertently affect the chemical reaction or ingredient mixing process, potentially affecting how well your system works.
EPIC partners with your technology, combining our knowledge of manufacturing plants, bench scale data, and manufacturing experience. Our plant engineers will complete a physical system design that balances your processing needs with footprint, cost, speed and output.
We have taken the initiative to become diverse in modular plant design and production. Our engineers are experts in overcoming the challenges that come with each industry-specific system.
Types of modular plants EPIC designs:
- Pharma plants
- Chemical plants
- Alternative fuels
- Agricultural plants
- Food & beverage plants
We have the following capabilities for physical design:
Equipment layout for modules is designed to maximize accessibility. Normally, equipment is arranged to the outside edges of the skid, to provide both outside access and an inner pathway down the center of the skid. Safety and processing steps are also considered during equipment layout development.
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 develops drawings in-house. The most common types of drawings we provide for clients include:
- Auxiliary views
- Detailed elevation drawings
- Detailed plan drawings
- Elevation drawings
- General equipment arrangement drawings
- Isometric drawings
Modular Design Considerations
Most EPIC systems are designed and built with a modular approach due to the many advantages a modular design provides. We complete all design in-house with the following considerations:
- Modular size form factors
- Easy-to-access layouts
- Gathered process connections for easy plant-hookups
- Minimized plant footprints
- Normal shipping constraints
- Based on:
- Siesmic zone requirements
- Wind load requirements
- Integrated temperature variance protection