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The Benefits of Using a Process Skid System in Your Operation

Whether you’re a pharmaceutical technician, a commercial chemist, a biotech engineer or a food processing plant manager, you will likely need a skid system for your equipment.

Skid systems elevate expensive storage tanks, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers to prevent breakdowns due to high temperatures, chemical corrosion and spills. Skids allow for faster cooling and easy cleanup and can alleviate the necessity of having to manually lift equipment to ensure a safe and clean working environment.

Yet not all skid systems are the same. While some fabricators specialize in creating standardized systems, most systems require a custom-made processing skid. In fact, most systems should be custom-made due to the unique spatial area of the facility they occupy or the distinctive way the organization arranges its equipment.

While certain manufacturers may need a clean-in-place (CIP) skid system, laboratories or food processing plants may require a sterilization-in-place (SIP) skid system. In both cases, skid systems allow facilities to more easily meet OSHA regulations, EPA standards FDA guidelines or other governing body parameters.

Skids can also help maintain productivity. In facilities where manufacturing or processing must take place around the clock, a skid system allows one part of the operation producing while another part is being cleaned or sterilized.

Don’t take chances with your business. Processing skids fabricated by American Alloy can add significant time to the life of your equipment and reduce the labor required to maintain it. Call one of our fabrication specialists today to request an estimate and ensure your processing needs are met.