Industrial Modular Process Newsletter Summer/Fall 2012
EPA ISSUES FINAL RULES FOR BOILERS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that more than 200,000 boilers, process heaters and incinerators will be impacted by a set of Clean Air Act regulations issued on February 21, 2011. Since EPA first proposed the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules in April 2010, several industry sectors have argued the costs of implementing the rules would pose an unreasonable burden on businesses. In response to this criticism, EPA revised the rules in a manner that it believes cuts the cost of implementation by about 50%. Read more..
CASE STUDY: FULL PROCESS PLANT CONVERSION
EPIC Systems completed a production plant project for a batch mixing/batch reactor system by reducing cost and project timeline through modular design/build. Read more…
DEBOTTLENECKING TURNS TO SIMULATION FOR ANSWERS
Simulation techniques are enabling greater integration of debottlenecking projects into wider plant operations. At the same time, processes previously considered too difficult to model now are benefiting from the same techniques. Read more..
CASE STUDY: USING A CUSTOM-DESIGNED, BATCH, & CONTINUOUS PROCESS SYSTEM TO CHEMICALLY TREAT SEED
EPIC designed, automated, fabricated and installed a seed treatment system that automated the process of product unloading, seed treatment, and bulk seed re-bagging.Read more..
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MODULAR PROCESS PLANTS VS. TRADITIONAL PROCESS PLANTS?
Modular fabrication is an off-site fabrication and integration process that reduces traditional downtime through parallel construction. This means finished process plants are brought to site much faster than using the traditional plant expansion techniques. A modular approach to your process system means a shorter project completion time by allowing site civil and facilities construction to happen simultaneously along side process system construction. Having a modular plant design means your system will be built indoors, under ideal plant conditions, while necessary site civil and facilities engineering is completed. This ultimately leads to better quality and faster completion times. Read more..