Liquid-ring compressor system mounted on frame and being moved to its installation position.
Liquid-ring compressor system mounted on frame and being moved to its installation position.

A modular process skid is a process system contained within a frame that allows the process system to be easily transported. Individual skids can contain complete process systems and multiple process skids can be combined to create larger process systems or entire portable plants. They are sometimes called “a system in a box.” An example of a multi-skid process system might include a raw materials skid, a utilities skid and a processing unit which work in tandem.

Process skids are considered an alternative to traditional stick-built construction where process system parts are shipped individually and installed incrementally at the manufacturing site.[1] They provide the advantage of parallel construction, where process systems are built off-site in a fabrication facility while civil site upgrades are completed at the plant site simultaneously.[2] Skids are not always appropriate. If individual process parts are large and cannot reasonably be contained within the frame of a modular process skid, traditional construction methods are preferred.

Skid design and layout

Process skids are designed to contain a complete process system, a complete unit of operations or to organize a manufacturing process into logical units.[3] All skids have the following characteristics in common:

Modular process skid components

Modular process skids typically contain the following equipment:

Skid applications

References

  1. ^ "What Is a Skid System? | FlowGeeks". Csidesigns.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  2. ^ "Advantages of Modular Process Design Infographic". Epicmodularprocess.com. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  3. ^ "Modular Process Systems from". ProsCon. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  4. ^ "Modular Fired Heaters". Esteemprojects.com. 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2015-12-01.