Our experts and engineers have spent decades challenging and refining our process, earning Enerquip a reputation for innovative design, efficient manufacturing, excellent quality, and outstanding customer service.

We do more than just sell equipment; we work with you to plan for both your current and future needs. Want us to review your current setup and provide a detailed plan? We do that, too.

At Enerquip, we work with professional engineering firms and top companies in our served industries. This collaboration has helped us develop a detailed approach to project management, ensuring frequent communication throughout the design, fabrication, and testing of your equipment. From engineering through delivery, you can rely on a streamlined process.

Enerquip’s Proven Project Management Process

Milestone Schedules

Depending on the complexity, size, and quantity of pieces in your order, we may develop a detailed milestone schedule for the design, procurement, machining, fabrication, and testing of your equipment. This schedule will provide start and finish dates for each step, along with a planned ship date.

Enerquip has an outstanding track record of meeting or exceeding our planned ship dates. Our team meets weekly to review the status of high-profile projects, discussing completion status, obstacles, expediting options, and pending action items.

Once your equipment is in fabrication, we can provide bi-weekly progress reports with photos through final inspections. If you wish, you are welcome to witness the final hydro-test before shipment.

Design Process

During the kick-off meeting, we review and fine-tune equipment data sheets to ensure our thermal designs comply with ASME Code. Design engineers will then run ASME Code calculations, as well as any other required calculations (e.g., seismic or nozzle loadings) using Compress software to confirm material thickness.

Next, we complete general arrangement drawings for customer approval. Depending on the number of pieces purchased, our design engineers typically have drawings ready in 5-10 business days. If full calculations and detailed drawings are needed for the approval process, please allow a couple more weeks for the submittal process.

Once drawings have been submitted, we encourage a virtual design review to confirm nozzle and support locations. After receiving your approved drawings, we can begin purchasing materials and scheduling production.

Sourcing Plan

Once the drawings are approved, our Design Engineers issue a final bill of materials to the purchasing department so materials can be ordered. We have a reliable, high-quality network of suppliers for all raw materials and any outsourcing needed.

To minimize lead times, our equipment is designed with as many common components as possible. If there are items with longer lead times, such as expansion joints, burners, pumps, process components, or special alloys, you will be informed during the quoting stage. These items will be noted on your milestone schedule.

Quality Plan

We create shop travelers for fabrication according to our Quality Manuals and ASME Section VIII, Division 1. This plan includes detailed procedures for purchasing and receiving materials, maintaining material traceability, weld procedures, welder qualifications, inspection steps, and hydro-testing protocols.

Our Quality Control department, along with a third-party inspector from Hartford Boiler, oversees all drawings, travelers, materials, weld procedures, and inspection plans for the equipment. Quality Control may develop the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for the equipment and submit it for review. They will also coordinate visits for customer inspections, which we welcome.

Fabrication Plan

Considering material lead times, along with our machining, welding, and fabrication hours, your equipment is then scheduled into production. The production time will vary depending on the equipment purchased. For select off-the-shelf equipment, it could be as soon as the next day. Lead times for heat exchangers and tank coils are typically 8 to 12 weeks. For large systems, lead times are generally 18 to 22 weeks. For specific details about your equipment, please consult with your Sales Engineer.

Factory Acceptance Test

When required, Quality Control will develop an Inspection & Test Plan (ITP) for the equipment.

For example, since shell and tube heat exchangers have no moving parts, the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) typically involves inspecting physical dimensions, nozzle locations, and support locations as a mechanical comparison against the drawings, specifications, and data sheets. We review the documentation for completeness and accuracy. Any special processes involved in supplying the exchangers, such as electro-polishing or passivation of the tube side surfaces, will also be reviewed. Hydro-testing of both the shell side and tube side of the exchangers is witnessed by our third-party Hartford inspector and can also be witnessed by the customer.

Each piece of Enerquip equipment is inspected based on its configuration and our customer’s requirements.

Start-up Support

At Enerquip, we include general installation instructions for all our equipment in the documentation turnover package. We also provide thermal design support and customer service support by phone, email, or web conference at no charge to our customers.

Additionally, we offer optional start-up support and on-site troubleshooting for our hot oil heaters and asphalt heaters. Contact us for more information.

Optional Product Side Passivation

Stainless steel exchangers can be rinsed out and passivated with hot citric acid solution to treat the product contact surfaces. This treatment provides additional corrosion prevention. A final rinse with deionized water flushes out any residual citric solution.

The exchangers can also then be charged with nitrogen under low pressure, with fittings capped for shipment.

Shipping Plan

Our equipment is securely sealed for shipment, with smaller units palletized and larger units bolted to blocking for direct loading onto trucks. Each unit is reinforced with banding straps and shrink-wrapped for transport.

Transit time within the lower 48 states is approximately three days. Palletized equipment can be offloaded with forklifts or cranes. For international shipments, we use treated wood crating per ISPM-15 standards, ready for ocean or air freight to destinations worldwide.

Documentation Turnover Package

Once hydro-testing is completed and final documents are available from our third-party Hartford inspector, all documentation is scanned and cataloged. This can be sent via FTP site to the client’s documentation department and is typically ready within 1 to 2 weeks of equipment shipment.

Upon request, project documentation can be organized for preview during Factory Acceptance Testing, with most documentation available in hard copy at that time.

Looking for more information? Contact us or request a quote today.