Long lead times on equipment, delays with on-site fabrication, and facilitating communication between vendors have all proven to drive up capital costs and slow time to production.
In recent years, manufacturers have steadily increased their reliance on a faster and less expensive alternative to traditional stick-build process systems. Modular process skids offer a unique mix of flexibility and robustness that traditional stick-build process systems can no longer compete with, especially for the price. By installing modular process skids, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, consumer products, chemicals, oil and gas can bring their product to market faster, cheaper and with less hassle.
If you work in one of these industries, chances are you’ve heard the term in passing, but exactly what are modular process skids and when should you use one? In this post, we’ll define modular process skids, explain their benefits, and show some examples of process skids that were custom-built for manufacturers.
Shorter Project Timelines - fabricating process skid packages offsite allows on-site facility upgrades to proceed concurrently without interruption. Completing these steps in parallel can eliminate months off the project schedule, allowing manufacturers to bring their product to market faster.