What We Do
The cost-effective alternative to stick-built projects.
By definition, stick-built systems are fabricated and installed piece-by-piece at the construction site. In contrast, Modular Systems are pre-fabricated to the maximum extent possible in a controlled shop environment and delivered to the site as complete units, ready to be connected. By this, the modularization approach provides many added benefits:
- Lower Cost
- Higher quality and lower safety risks
- Improved schedule results in early production for end-user
- Perform process design reviews and revisions more efficiently
- Completion of Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) prior to delivery
- Reduced traffic, congestion, and production interruption at the plant site
Plant owners, engineers and OEMs have increasingly recognized the undeniable advantages of having all or parts of their projects designed to be modularized. In many cases, the best way to prefabricate is to have systems and components designed to fit upon freestanding, independently supported steel frames – skids. Sometimes a project’s size and complexity can mean that a number of separately-built skids become necessary. These are simply interconnected when delivered to the jobsite – modules.
From a small and simple unit to a complex multi-module interconnected chemical plant, the team at EPF has been building skids / modules for over 30 years and we consider ourselves experts in modular fabrication. Horizontal or vertical, open or enclosed, double or triple stacks, platform or truss design, painted or galvanized, welded or bolted, we do them all and are only limited by over the road transportation restrictions, which are generally 16′ wide x 14′ fall x 150′ long x 150 tons. We know what works and what does not and are happy to use our experience in assisting you with a cost-effective solution.
We have extensive experience in fabrication and pre-assembly, including design, procurement, project management and scheduling. EPF has the ability to fabricate up to 500 spools per month. In addition, we offer S and PP stamped piping.
- Stainless Steel
- Duplex Stainless
- Chrome Alloys (P11, P22, P91)
- Carbon Steel
- Nickel Alloys (Monel, Inconel)
- Other metals as requested
- 1/4″ up to 144″ pipe diameter with wall thickness up to 2″
- Postweld heat treating capabilities
- Non Destructive Examination (NDE)
- Blasting and Painting
- Pressure Testing
- Pipe Supports
- Custom Tagging
EPF holds an ASME Section VIII Division I code U stamp for new construction as well as an R stamp for repairs and alterations. From the smallest pipe vessels to 12′ diameter tanks, EPF has experience with receivers, cyclones, reactors, storage vessels, columns, condensate pots, surge drums and many others.
With welding procedures for carbon, stainless, nickel alloys, chrome alloys, duplexes and many other specialty materials, we offer a broad range of experience in vessel fabrication including thickness capability of up to 2″. Designs are completed using Codeware software. Division II (FEA) designs are also available. S stamped boiler external piping, in-house blasting, painting and post weld heat treatment round out our capabilities.
In addition to wide flange beam and tubular steel structures of all sizes and configurations, our capabilities also include pipe racks, bents, pipe supports, instrument stands, caged ladders, handrails, platforms, hoppers, storage bins and many other types of custom equipment. Besides carbon steel, many items have been fabricated from stainless, or other alloys as well. Components can be blasted and painted at our indoor facility or can be hot dip galvanized through local providers. Trial fit up and match marking alleviate field installation issues. All welding is performed by AWS D1.1 certified welders and receives 100% visual quality inspection. Liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and ultrasonic examinations are also routinely performed.