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Custom Demonstration & Pilot Plant Sizes

You bring the process technology, EPIC delivers a proven pilot plant, commissioned for commercial success. Our process engineers reduce risk by applying a wide variety of project experience. We develop efficient project timelines with a technical & practical approach. EPIC builds your pilot plant skid in three main sizes:

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Pilot Plants

EPIC Pilot Plants allow you to collect real data while testing your process technology.

A pilot plant is a tool you can use to streamline full-scale production at a lower cost while experimenting with inputs, outputs, process time, producing small amounts of product, prove investment potential, etc. Learn more about our pilot plant design and build services.

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Demonstration Plants

Larger than a pilot plant & used prove commercial or technical viability.

We deliver demonstration skids designed for commercial success. Our process engineers reduce risk by applying a wide variety of project experience and a practical approach to balance data, scalability, and cost.

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Production Plants

Full-scale commercial process plants engineered, automated, and built by EPIC.

We bring production plants to market 3-4 months faster than traditional process system providers using our proven modular design/build method. EPIC Process Systems are high-quality systems with a long-term ROI and practical use of your project budget. Learn more.

Talk to an EPIC Engineer about your pilot or demonstration plant:

Pilot Plant Capabilities


We have a wide range of capabilities for pilot plants beyond design and fabrication. From process simulation to pressure vessel fabrication, we offer a wide range of services and value-add capabilities.


Our engineers bring a unique mix of technical engineering knowledge and real-world manufacturing plant experience. Our craftsmen are highly skilled, full-time employees who are experts at production style fabrication of pilot modules. We have a proven history of success, backed up by solid references. We deliver what we promise and only provide solutions that make our clients, vendors, and company proud.


EPIC takes total turnkey responsibility for every module we build. Many process systems companies can help you commercialize your process technology and expand current operations, but the EPIC approach prioritizes risk reduction and ensures long-term profitability for our clients above all else.

Our Complete Design/Build Process

We begin creating your system by applying the latest in pilot plant design, utilizing robust modeling software and a complete understanding of your process technology.

Your project manager guides your pilot plant through a turnkey process that includes our state of the art design, fabrication & installation. Unlike many of our competitors, we take complete responsibility for both design and fabrication, fully commissioning the system for production.

  • Concept Development

    Work with our engineers to flesh out your process system conceptual design. You Bring a Process Technology, We Design Your System

  • Quoting

    Find out what your system will cost. We provide a range of estimates from quick Rough Order Magnitudes (ROMs) to fixed bid full Front-End Engineering (FEL) packages.

  • Simulation & Process Design

    We simulate your pilot or demonstration plant operating conditions and design, walking through several scale iterations, 2D and 3D pilot & demo plant designs.

  • Automation & Controls Programming

    We offer various levels of pilot skid automation from mostly manual to fully automated, depending on need. Our in-house programming team begins developing controls while physical design is completed.

  • Construction & Assembly

    Our state-of-the-art fabrication shop and full-time skilled craftsman provide a controlled, production style environment where you demonstration plant or pilot module can be constructed.

  • Installation

    Modules arrive fully assembled, tested, and ready to “plug-and-play” in their new home. Our installation crew strives to minimize downtime for existing operations and most installs take less than a week to complete (with startup).

  • Startup & Checkout

    Install is not complete until your system is fully running and all punch-list items are resolved. Our team ensures your system is running to spec and your team is trained before project completion.

Modular Design of Pilot Plants


Many of the process systems we build benefit from our expertise in modular process system design/build methods. Appropriately sized projects that can be executed modularly are delivered to market on average 40% faster than through traditional stick-built methods. While your EPIC process systems are built in our off-site controlled shop environment, onsite facility modifications or full construction can proceed simultaneously.


Visit our Advantages to Modular page to learn more.

Client Sample

A selection of satisfied pilot or demonstration plant customers. To get references or learn about applications in your industry, Contact Us for specific project examples.

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Give us a call at (314) 274-3719 or fill out the form.