EPIC’s process engineers collaborate with industrial and sanitary/ hygienic manufacturers to solve unique processing challenges. As a complete process engineering firm, EPIC has 25+ years of experience process engineering systems in their entirety. This includes mechanical, industrial controls and automation, and physical design for process systems.
Unlike other process engineering companies, EPIC’s process engineers can contribute as early as the concept development phase. We can walk you through front-end engineering(FEE), process flow diagrams (PFDs), and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs).
Beyond our expertise as process engineering consultants, EPIC’s process engineers are experienced project managers. After process engineering your system, EPIC can facilitate equipment procurement and continue to manage your project through fabrication, factory acceptance testing (FAT), startup and commissioning.
EPIC’s process engineering team delivers far more than theoretical feasibility. Every project EPIC manages, benefits from 30 years of practical processing experience in commercial plants like yours.
Concept Development – You bring the process technology and EPIC will do the rest. Whether it’s a sketch on a napkin or a full PFD, EPIC can help you flesh out your project specifics and determine the steps required to successfully design and build your system. Read more about our concept development capabilities.
Engineering Studies & Feasibility – Before you make any major purchases, EPIC’s process engineers can give you peace of mind. We will understand the viability of your proposed system and set the right production expectations. EPIC also conducts studies of HAZOP, safety, area classification, ergonomics and more.
Front End Engineering Design (FEED) – Whether you’re looking for a fixed bid quote or a simple rough order of magnitude (ROM), EPIC provides thorough cost estimation resources that will allow you to make an informed decision about your investment. Learn more about EPIC’s FEED options.
Process & Mechanical
Process Flow Diagram (PFD) – EPIC’s process and chemical engineers will create detailed PFDs to indicate the general flow of your process plant and outline major chemical and equipment requirements for your newly proposed process.
Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) – EPIC’s process technicians will use their vast industry experience to specify valves, piping, instrumentation and all other mechanical equipment required to safely meet the precise scope of your process systems project.
Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) – Beyond the standard PFDs and P&IDs, EPIC’s process and mechanical engineers collaborate with an in-house quality assurance team to specify exactly how your skid should be fabricated. A WPS outlines the pipe thickness, size, material construction, technology used and several other specifications to accommodate the unique structural and sanitary requirements of any given project.
The physical design and equipment layout of your system can be just as important to your success as the process chemistry. In addition to the obvious implications for floor-space in your plant, the physical characteristics of a system can affect the chemical reaction or ingredient mixing process.
2D & 3D Modeling/Simulation – EPIC’s modular designers create 2-D and 3-D CAD designs that allow you to visualize how your process skids will fit inside your plant prior to fabrication and installation. Process skids are designed modularly for ease of transport from shop to plant and pre-plan for safe installation.
Equipment Selection & Layout – EPIC objectively provides you with the most suitable equipment for your process and do not maintain formal relationships with vendors. To maximize accessibility, equipment is arranged to the outside edges of the skid, providing both outside access and an inner pathway down the center of the skid.
Lift & Installation Planning – Ensuring system safety during shipment and installation means developing comprehensive lift and installation plans. By working closely with shipping vendors and our in-house safety management team, EPIC’s project managers can ensure that your system will arrive intact and ready for operation.
EPIC’s industrial automation and control engineers work on your process skid’s electrical design in tandem with process and mechanical engineering. This in-house collaboration results in cohesive, cost-effective process engineering systems.
General Automation Capabilities – EPIC’s automation engineers take turnkey responsibility for designing process automation systems that include control panels, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electrical design and power distribution, SCADA and special safety considerations, like intrinsically-safe I/O.
Process Programming – EPIC utilizes an expert team of in-house programmers for programming PLCs, DCS, HMIs, data collection systems and several other applications. EPIC’s process control systems can drastically improve your plant conditions for workers and reduce the cost of employee insurance by eliminating hazardous tasks.