Process Systems & Pilot Plants

Find Custom Engineered Modular Process Systems Relevant to Your Application

Scaling your process technology into a pilot plant or production level system requires expert process engineering. A pilot plant is an engineered system designed to demonstrate the viability of a process technology without the cost of a full production-level system. An experienced process engineering design and modular process fabrication company can save you from costly mistakes. Using in-plant knowledge and a compressed build schedule, your technology is proven faster and production rates are met or exceeded.

You bring the process technology, EPIC does the rest. We provide complete process module system and pilot plant design and construction services. EPIC’s process scale-up team will navigate the challenges of modular plant design and fabrication as your partner. We have over 20 years of experience providing both singular skids and full, multiple process skid systems. Learn more about the advantages of our modular approach, or explore the common types of process modules and modular systems that we design, build and integrate:


Pilot Plants & Demonstration Plants

If you have a technology that you need to prove, scale-up or test at production levels, an EPIC pilot or demonstration plant is your solution. We partner with you to take your process technology to the next stage. EPIC has over 15 years of experience with, equipment sizing, process modeling, control automation, integration and modular process fabrication. Our engineers will help you make your demonstration plant project a success.

Learn more about custom pilot plant design & modular skid construction services …

Distillation Columns & Systems

Achieving your desired separation with efficient spending depends on your process skid manufacturers ability to correctly design, model and fabricate your complete distillation system. Column sizing, tray spacing and distillation modeling are completed by EPIC’s distillation experts to ensure a successful scale-up of your distillation column. EPIC has modular expertise designing and fabricating fractional and vacuum distillation system, in addition to industrial columns.

Learn more about EPIC modular fabrication of distillation systems…

Steam Stripping

Steam stripping could be the answer for your VOC separation needs. Steam stripping, or steam distillation, is a method of separation that EPIC experts will design, simulate, fabricate and install to meet your separation and budgetary goals.

Learn more about Steam Stripping Distillation from EPIC…

Absorption Systems

Customize a turnkey absorption column that produces consistent results. Our absorption and project management experts will deliver the absorption solutions that will exceed commercial and technical expectations.

Learn more about Absorption Distillation from EPIC…

Solvent Recovery Systems

EPIC’s will customize your solvent recovery system no matter on your batch, continuous, single or multi-operational needs. We provide reclamation processes that are cost effective and meet industry specific requirements.

Learn more about Solvent Recovery Systems from EPIC…

Continuous Process System

Upgrade your plant faster and avoid downtime with a modular continuous production system from EPIC. We design, build and integrate many continuous modular process skids, including: mixing systems, in-line blending systems, gas-to-liquid process systems, continuous reaction systems, separation and dry blending systems.

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Batch Manufacturing Plants & Systems

Highly accurate, safe, and capitol efficient batch manufacturing systems that don’t interrupt your current operations during construction are what EPIC project managers provide. Batch processing systems are one of the most popular types of process systems we build, and we are experts at achieving accurate ingredient metering and modular process skid repeat-ability.

Visit our batch processing design and modular fabrication section to learn more…

Production & Commercial Plants

Scale-up of your production system requires experience in equipment selection, plants controls, process modeling, and process module  fabrication. EPIC has scaled up manufacturing processes for over 15 years and can partner with you to build a successful production plant. Our modular approach will get your plant on-line and your products on shelves faster.

Learn more about EPIC’s experience with fabrication of custom production plants and process modules

Industrial Pipe Bridges

Minimize interruption to your current operations and compress your project timeline with a modular design for your pipe bridge or piping subassemblies. All of our modular piping is designed and fabricated by our engineers and craftsmen. They are delivered pre-tested, pre-fitted and pre-insulated and/or heat traced. Offsite process skid fabrication ensures higher quality construction and reduces risk, as work is performed at safe heights in a controlled plant environment.

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Raw Material Handling Systems

An automated raw material handling system will reduce risk and safely unload raw materials. Whether unloading, supplying raw materials or storing raw materials, EPIC can install an automated raw material handling system that meets your facility’s needs.

Learn more about raw material systems from EPIC…

Utility Systems for Production & Pilot Skids

Ready to run upon arrival, modular utility systems are a fast way to install the support systems your process or plant needs. We have experience designing and installing various types of utility systems including; heat transfer systems, electric heat trace systems, nitrogen generation, fuel delivery systems and clean-in-place systems.

View our utility systems page to learn more…

Client Testimonial

“EPIC offered an in-house construction service where they built modular process skids for our blending systems. Six modular units containing two blending vessels each were shipped to our plant and installed with very few problems.  In Illinois, we have very expensive construction labor.  While this endeavor saved us quite a bit of expense, we found the quality of their delivered product was top-notch, conforming to all ANSI and GMP standards.” – Engineer, Fortune 500 Company

Featured Case Study

Pilot Plant with Split Frame Design Enables Distillation Column Installation

A hard to redistillation pilot plant design and constructionach area of an agricultural chemicals plant was the only available spot for a needed ethanol distillation system. The system had to navigate a complicated installation path, including a lift and two 90 degree turns. A dual-skid pilot plant design allowed the system to navigate the complicated path and be installed at the back of the plant. The complete system extracted 91% ethanol and was installed on-time and on-budget, with reduced OSHA exposure hours. More…

Key Features: Ethanol distillation columns, hot oil heating system, heat exchanger, FEA analysis, pipe hydro-testing, vacuum pump

Why Modular Process Systems & Custom Pilot Plants From EPIC?

We take your process technology and scale it up, without sacrificing quality. We are experienced at fully extracting your technical, operational and commercial specifications. We combine those with our knowledge of process capabilities, scale-up, and process module design/build to help you “Do It Better.” Our process for building complete process plants includes:

  • Utilizing Front-End Engineering to ensure the proper steps are taken during project scope development
  • Modular design/fabrication that reduces traditional downtime through parallel construction and results in cost-savings, increased safety and faster project delivery. Learn more about the benefits of modular…
  • Maintaining an open door client policy to promote innovation and communicate. We invite clients to visit EPIC throughout projects
  • Imparting a transfer of knowledge, not just basic training, for the systems and equipment we provide

For a better solution, contact EPIC today.

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