EPIC Systems took on the challenge by designing and fabricating the required systems using modular tactics. The two-skid solvent recovery system and eight mixing sanitary process systems were constructed with modular designs, and continuous onboard reviews of 3D models were conducted with the client to ensure the fit within production plant space constraints. This modular approach facilitated easy disassembly for offsite Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and quick reassembly before onsite startup and commissioning, saving considerable time compared to traditional stick build methods.
To streamline communication, EPIC assigned a dedicated Project Manager as the overall project lead. The project team, leveraging industry-specific experience, oversaw in-house design, fabrication, and quality assurance teams to ensure compliance with sanitation requirements without compromising the tight timeline.
EPIC implemented ASME BPE standards in the design and fabrication of the hygienic process systems. All 10 skids were fabricated, inspected, and pre-assembled in EPIC’s isolated sanitary fabrication shop. EPIC’s quality assurance team ensured compliance through continuous inspections, including visual inspections of hygienic welds using borescopes.
The Project Manager and mechanical engineering team collaborated with the customer to develop welding procedure specifications (WPS) that exceeded ASME BPE standards. Rigorous material verification was done using Material Tracking Reports (MTR) and Certificates of Conformance (COC). EPIC provided welder performance qualification (WPQ) records for every craftsperson involved in the project, maintaining stringent documentation throughout the construction phases.