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.
Know your options.
We help our customers understand the fabrication and construction options that are available for their project. At the beginning EPF will review and evaluate the customer’s specific goals, the project’s size, the plant site footprint and other variables to determine the most cost-effective construction approach for the project. Most large projects will allow for some modular construction, and in some cases, a combination of modular fabrication and stick-built construction may be the best approach.
Whatever the approach, EPF provides complete turnkey services: engineering, procurement and fabrication for modular systems.
World class fabrication.
We have extensive experience in fabrication and pre-assembly, including design, procurement, project management and scheduling. EPF has the ability to fabricate up to 1,000 spools per month.
- 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 diameters with wall thickness up to 2″
- Postweld heat treating capabilities
- Non Destructive Examination (NDE)
- Blasting and Painting
- Pressure Testing
- Pipe Supports
- Custom Tagging
Scott Rice has over 20 years of experience in estimating, project management, operations management , procurement, production scheduling and quality management programs relating to industrial fabrication and construction.
The types of projects undertaken include ASME pressure vessels, pipe fabrication, structural fabrication and erection, module and skid assembly, painting, electrical installations and insulation installations. These projects have served a diverse customer base in the US and abroad including such markets as chemical, petrochemical, industrial gas, water and waste water, biodiesel, pulp and paper and oil refining. Codes and standards frequently worked with include ASME Section I, VIII, and IX, ASME B31.1 , ASME B31.3, AWSD1.1.