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Pharmaceutical

Our pharma and biotech pilot plants are designed and fabricated in a single hygienic fabrication facility. Each of our pharmaceutical grade systems is built with stainless steel as well as high purity piping, tanks, valves and other sanitary equipment to ensure that your pilot plant remains FDA compliant and safe throughout the span of its operation. We’ve worked with:

  • Medical device formation and assembly systems
  • Pharmaceutical ingredient delivery systems
  • Sanitary dosing systems
  • CIP systems for pharmaceutical plants
  • Liquid biotech handling systems
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Food and Beverage

Whether you need a sanitary batching system, CIP, pigging system or an ingredient injection system, EPIC’s practical expertise with food-grade pilot plant design is unparalleled. For 20+ years, we’ve fabricated pilot plants that minimize bacteria growth and ensure food safety. Our recent food and beverage systems include:

  • Flavor mixing
  • Ingredient processing
  • Dairy product mixing and packaging
  • Automated beverage mixing systems
  • Fragrance mixing systems
  • Pet food mixing, coating and packaging systems
  • Syrup mixing and filling lines
  • Alcohol mixing and delivery systems
  • Baby food line automation
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Consumer Products

Many of our engineers have worked in consumer products plants themselves, which means understand your pain points better than most. Our knowledge of consumer products pilot plant design is both wide and deep. Specifically, our engineers excel in:

  • Cosmetics
  • Personal care products – soaps, shampoo, body wash
  • Home care products
  • Pet care products
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Additional Industries

Looking for a different kind of sanitary pilot plant? Our experienced team of engineers, skilled craftspeople and quality assurance professionals are here to shepherd you through every phase of pilot plant design, engineering and fabrication. Contact us to request a quote for your unique sanitary pilot plant project.

  • Biochemicals
  • Medical devices

Custom Sanitary Pilot Plants

You bring the process technology and 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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Mixing Applications

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Reaction Systems

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Separation Processes

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Sanitary Design & Fabrication Capabilities

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Why EPIC?

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

EPIC’s Unique Approach

EPIC is a company guided by ethics and fairness. We have a proven history of successfully engineering, designing and fabricating a variety of sanitary pilot plant systems. We are constantly reassured of our company’s value through the countless customers who have offered to serve as our references. We deliver what we promise and only provide solutions that make our clients, vendors, and company proud.

Many pilot plant 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 build 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 create a conceptual design for your pilot plant. You provide the process technology and we’ll design an ideal pilot plant.

  • 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 plant automation from fully automated to mostly manual. Our in-house programming team develops controls in tandem with your pilot plant’s physical design.

  • Construction & Assembly

    Our state-of-the-art fabrication shop and full-time team of skilled craftspeople provide a controlled, production-style environment for pilot plant construction.

  • Installation

    Modules arrive fully assembled, tested, and “plug-and-play” ready. Our installation crew minimizes downtime for existing operations. Most installs take less than a week to complete including startup.

  • Startup & Checkout

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

Modular Design of Pilot Plants

Each of our pilot plants benefits 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 pilot plant is built in our controlled shop environment, onsite facility modifications or full construction can proceed simultaneously.

Visit our Advantages to Modular page to learn more.

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EPIC Pilot Plants
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US
(314) 845-0077