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Pilot Plant Fabrication

EPIC’s fabrication facility is conveniently located in St. Louis, MO. With over 40,000 sq ft of shop space, we have the ability to take on modular pilot plants with a wide variety of sizes. Our manufacturing plant is segregated into two specific fabrications spaces, one for industrial fabrication and one for sanitary fabrication.

Throughout pilot plant fabrication it is imperative to maintain 100% separation between industrial and sanitary components.  Our craftsman go the extra mile by having color-coded tools and tool attachments – to help ensure cross contamination does not occur.

Fabrication Plant Features:

  • Extra-wide dock doors – allow for easy loading, unloading, and rigging of modules for transport
  • High-clearance ceilings
  • Stand-alone sanitary fabrication shop
  • Stand-alone industrial fabrication shop
  • Convenient trailer access
  • Secure outdoor fabrication space for modules in excess of 50ft in height

Our modular fabrication approach assures greater quality control and more efficient use of man-hours. Our modular systems avoid the typical rigors of filed construction, such as adverse weather conditions, excessive permitting, and high levels of exposure hours. At our fabrication plant, EPIC’s skilled modular fabricators build process skids to strict FDA, ASME, AWS and client-imposed specifications.

EPIC has a large range on in-house fabrication capabilities they include:

  • Electrical development, wiring, and testing
  • FAT testing
  • Hydro testing
  • Frame carbon and stainless steel fabrication
  • Instrumentation installation
  • Insulation
  • Mechanical assembly
  • Machining
  • Painting
  • Pipe fitting, bending and installation
  • Pressure vessel fabrication
  • Sanitary orbital welding
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Structural fabrication
  • Tooling
  • Tubing fitting, bending and installation
  • Welding
    • TIG
    • MIG
    • Stick
    • Laser

Sanitary Fabrication Design Parameters 

EPIC understand the nuances that are involved with properly executing sanitary process systems. Our segregated shops and toolsets help to eliminate any material cross-contamination.

Our sanitary system design parameters include:

  • Zero dead leg piping design – zero cracks and crevices
  • 20 Ra Internal Finish
  • Slope-to-low point drain piping design – total drainability
  • Tube sizing for turbulent flow
  • Tangential nozzles
  • Specification of sanitary components (valves, regulators, sample valves, pumps, tanks, etc.)
  • Clean-in-place (CIP) system design
  • High-temperature sanitization system design

Electrical Panel Fabrication 

EPIC has a dedicated in-house panel and fabrication space and all of our control panels are fabricated in-house by EPIC craftsman and electricians. When we take on a pilot plant project our electrical team moves forward with:

  1. Panel fabrication
  2. Programming
  3. Electrical wiring
  4. Automation system testing
  5. System automation and validation

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EPIC Pilot Plants
4134 Meramec Bottom Rd
St. Louis, MO 63129, US