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10 Drugmakers Team Up To Improve Testing Process

Pharmaceutical industry heavyweights are teaming up to address a challenge that’s long vexed drugmakers: how to improve the way experimental drugs are tested so they can get approved, and reach patients, faster. Read more…

Enzyme Handling: Top 10 Safety Checklist

Employees must be protected from large amounts of enzymes used in manufacturing. Enzyme use is becoming popular in many manufacturing industries, especially the consumer products and food & beverage industries. While these proteins are safe in small amounts, plants must be proactive in minimizing employee exposure to large amounts of enzymes. Here is a top ten list of safety guidelines that should be followed by all manufacturer’s using enzymes: Read more…

Front-End Engineering – A Better Approach to Project Design

It seems logical to start with the system requirements. How else does a system get designed? The problem with starting solely with the system requirements is that it leads down a path where all vendors seem equal, except on price. If every single one of your bidders can deliver the system to your specifications, why should anything but price be a concern? Read more…

3 Hot Button Areas In Improving Production Efficiency by Michael Edgett

I get to work with all types of food and beverage manufacturers, and one thing they all have in common is that they are all constantly developing and implementing a continuous improvement plan to ramp up production efficiency to increase throughput and profitability. Those that are successful show improvement and employ a solution that considers all aspects of the business. Let’s look at three key areas. Read more…

The 5 Major Advantages Of Modular Process System Design

Modular design and fabrication is a very specific approach to building process systems and plants.  Most often it involves designing the systems into portable skids. These skids are self-contained units which can be stacked or rearranged in different formations to add to or form entire plants. EPIC Modular Process systems advocates the use of modules in process system design, because it delivers the following five major advantages: Read more…

EPIC Lunch and Learn Series: Valves

Specifying the correct valves for a process application is very important, especially because valves are not always rebuild-able or replaceable. Industrial valves have very different requirements than sanitary valves, and there are many types of valves to choose between: ball valves, multi-way valves, butterfly valves, plug valves, knife-gate valves, cryogenic valves, nuclear valves and more. Never assume that just because one valve is the correct fit in a particular situation that it will always work in similar situations with the same sizing or flow or any other parameter. Read more…


In October of 2011, Bill Lydon, Editor of wrote an article called “PLC vs. DCS – Competing Process Control Philosophy”. Below we have built a table of the differences he sees between the two controls platforms: Read more…

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