BIOFUEL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

EXPERIENCED SOLUTONS FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

As the demand for alternative energy continues to grow, so does the need for biofuel research and production infrastructure. IPEC is an industry leader in project management, process engineering and design services, fabrication, and installation of custom modular process systems for a range of applications required for the development and production of cellulosic ethanol and biofuel.

IPEC is recognized as a company that provides turnkey solutions to customers because of our ability to deliver complete services and high quality systems from the conceptual stage through commissioning. Our experience with biofuel processing allows us to meet industry specific requirements and aggressive production schedules without delays or incurring unnecessary capital cost. The systems described below comprise our core offerings for the biofuel market, although our capabilities extend beyond what is shown, including a full line of Utility Systems.

Seed Fermentation

IPEC fermentation systems provide critical functions for cellulosic ethanol production. Process development based on your specific feedstock and hydrolysis method is available through our engineering services. Careful system engineering and design work follows to maximize yield with options to integrate biomass pre-treatment, seed fermentation, and automated cleaning sub-systems.

Seed Fermentation
HTST System

HTST (high temperature short time) pasteurization systems are used to heat and hold product at a defined temperature and duration prior to cool down, in order to ensure complete inactivation of microorganisms contained within solution. Also known as continuous flow thermal processing, HTST offers several advantages over Bulk Pasteurization, including lower utility costs and higher continuous throughput. Use of regenerative heating and cooling can further increase operational efficiency.

filter rack

Membrane filtration may be used for separation, purification, or sterilization of biofuel process streams. IPEC custom modular filtration systems employ tangential flow filtration (TFF), microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), diafiltration (DF), nanofiltration (NF) and other techniques with designs that maximize yield and minimize hold up volume.

filter rack

Modular distillation columns refine and separate purified product and aqueous streams during biofuel production. All components, controls, stairs, and lighting are installed prior to shipment with minimal reassembly required during installation.

Modular distillation columns refine and separate purified product and aqueous streams during biofuel production. All components, controls, stairs, and lighting are installed prior to shipment with minimal reassembly required during installation.

IPEC provides equipment for development of enzymes and other products used in Biofuel processes including Fermenters and Bioreactors. Our lab and pilot systems can be easily scaled up for production and we offer integrated design solutions to help maximize productivity with efficient use of space and materials.

IPEC provides equipment to assist in the development of enzymes and other products for use in Biofuel processes including Fermenters and Bioreactors. Our lab and pilot systems can be easily scaled up for production and we offer integrated design solutions to help maximize productivity with efficient use of space and materials.

fermemtation vessel
When you think of biofuel, think IPEC
INTEGRATED
/ˈin(t)əˌɡrādəd/

adjective

  1. combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole

"an integrated and high-quality system"

  1. organized or structured so that constituent units function cooperatively

"an integrated package of services"

synonyms: unified, united, consolidated, combined, merged, cohesive, complete

There's a reason the word integrated is in our name. IPEC provides a comprehensive range of professional services including project management, engineering, design, fabrication, inspection, testing and installation support. This is realized through employees dedicated to total customer satisfaction and value. Our industry knowledge, understanding of critical details, and expertise with stringent design and production standards facilitate high-quality yet cost effective systems that exceed expectations.

  • ENGINEERING & DESIGN

    Customer-Focused Solutions

    IPEC systems are custom designed and engineered to meet the individual process requirements of each customer. Our expert engineering & design staff support all phases of analysis, design, fabrication, and implementation a system. This commitment continues after installation with available operator training, spare parts ordering and ongoing service support.

    Budgetary Project Analysis

    Project Management

    Process Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering

    Electrical Engineering

    Drafting & Modeling

  • AUTOMATION

    Seamless Integration

    IPEC systems are available fully automated with in-house support for all major control platforms. If the project requires third-party software development or controls hardware, our team will work seamlessly with the customer's suppliers to integrate their efforts.

    Functional Specifications

    Software Development & Programming

    PLC & PC-Based Systems

    Recipe Management and Batch Records

    21 CFR Part 11 Integration

    GAMP Documentation

  • FABRICATION

    Unparalleled Quality

    IPEC fabrication quality is second to none. Comprehensive and detailed construction procedures and training compliment our highly skilled and experienced production staff. The resulting systems represent the finest examples of craftsmanship that can be found.

    A continued effort to incorporate the latest technology into our facility pays dividends to our customers. Our specialty is high purity stainless steel, however we regularly manufacture systems using other high-alloy metals, plastics and other materials.

    ASME section IX Certified Orbital Welding

    Stainless Steel & High-Purity Alloys

    Mechanical Fabrication

    Electrical Fabrication

    Mechanical Polishing

    Electropolishing

    Laser Etching

    Passivation

    System Cleaning and Crating

    Installation Support & Field Piping

  • INSPECTION & TESTING

    You Can Trust It, Because We Test It

    IPEC Systems are thoroughly inspected to ensure that the governing specifications are met or exceeded. Our certified Quality Control team verifies all aspects of a completed system against our internal standards and those provide by the customer.

    Incoming Materials Inspection

    Boroscopic Weld Inspection

    Surface Finish Testing

    Pressure Testing

    Sprayball Coverage (Riboflavin) Testing

    Slope Inspection/Drainability Testing

    IQ/OQ Checkout

    Budgetary Project Analysis

  • DOCUMENTATION

    Complete & Comprehensive

    IPEC employs staff members dedicated solely to the generation and compilation of an extensive documentation package for every system that is manufactured. This contains all information required to verify, commission, operate and service the equipment.

    Our standard package is expanded significantly for pharmaceutical and biotech systems where proper documentation is as critical as the equipment itself.

    P&IDs/Process Flow Diagrams

    Package/Assembly Drawings

    Component Lists (Bill of Materials)

    Spare Parts Lists

    Electrical Schematics

    Panel Drawings

    I/O Lists

    Software Documentation

    Calibration Certificates

    Operation & Maintenance Manuals

    Inspection & Test Reports

    Cleaning and Passivation Reports

    Seismic Analysis

    Weld Inspection Video

  • CERTIFICATIONS

    Confidence in Compliance

    IPEC provides systems compliant with the world's most recognized & respected technical standard and safety organizations. We work with multiple third-party firms to document, register and certify our systems with the proper authorities. Our experience and comfort working within these domestic and international standards strengthens the confidence of our customers.

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