To deliver the most financially competitive process technologies and facilities through astute assessment, design, and construction.
EPS is not mired in antiquated engineering thought. When engineers say it can’t be done – that’s when we shine. EPS pulls through – every time – showing you how it can be done … for less than you expected and in less time than you could ever have imagined. Not by cutting corners, but by thinking creatively and financially. We actively pursue the optimum solution for each engineering challenge you face – and offer solutions based solely on their proven potential for success.At EPS, we listen to you and become a true partner, assisting you throughout the entire project. We’re not just contractors executing a plan. We plan, design, and execute every phase with you and for you – and always with you in mind. Our expertise turns a plan into a reality, as it should, but we also factor in your financial goals in every step of the way.
Asset Value Increase
Innovative engineering design increases the asset value of industrial facility by $8 million with $2.9 million investment. EPS engineers astutely conceived and developed an alternate structural design for buildings located on a fault line in a seismically active area and liquefaction zone in San Diego Harbor. EPS then developed a straightforward construction path compliant within rigorous building codes effectively navigating the California regulatory environment involving several agencies. Environmental compliance was fully achieved without impacts to schedule including asbestos, lead- and hexavalent chrome- remediation; material recycling; and hazardous waste disposal. The permitting and construction was reduced to 40% of the standard construction timeline and the commissioned project completed at 28% of the new construction cost. "EPS is the benchmark on which I will measure engineering firms in the future.” – Kurt Brickley, the Port of San Diego
Fast-track Technology Demonstration
EPS successfully designs and constructs innovative first-of-a-kind (FOAK) demonstration-scale bioenergy technology for less than $850 thousand in 9 months. The ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX), conceived and researched by Dr. Bruce Dale of Michigan State University, merited scale-up from the laboratory to a demonstration scale for proof of the technology and commercialization. The EPS engineering scale-up achieved was 16,000% (160x) with a limited budget involving custom designed and controlled mechanical and process equipment. Effectively working with State and local regulatory and safety professionals, the system was successfully delivered on schedule and under budget. EPS previously successfully designed and constructed the continuous ammonia fiber expansion (CAFEX) process for MBI International which led to conceptualization of the AFEX3 technology. The AFEX3 demonstration and Dr. Dale were featured in Ethanol Producers Magazine July 13, 2013.
Lean manufacturing analysis and renovating existing manufacturing facility and workforce results in net earnings of $9.8 million, increased product quality, and reduced operating costs. An established biotechnology food-grade manufacturing facility faced operating and financial challenges; EPS was called in “to right the ship immediately” encompassing the technology, manufacturing process, equipment, and organization. The assessment and operational strategy returned the facility to a high level of profitability within 4 months. “I would say he’s an expert in the field, definitely valuable to have him around. He not only renovated the business but he changed the flow of the product for the company in terms of minimizing distances from raw materials to production to warehousing to shipping and he shortened those paths and showed the company a way to do that. Nobody within the company was thinking that way.” – Ron Halik, Environmental Engineering Department Manager
Technology and financial analysis of an energy complex for asset management, fuel sourcing, and operating cost savings delivers increased profitability and strategy. EPS physically inspected steam and electrical generating and cogeneration equipment; data mined energy market data including produce vs. buy vs. options; assessed maintenance, capital investment alternatives, and comprehensive operating costs; environmental regulation and compliance; completing the technical and economic analysis within 3 weeks of receipt of the assignment. The strategy EPS developed reduced operating costs by more than $1.2 million per year for the site and energy use by 68% through an energy, strategy, and planning.
- Energy: oil refining; combustion & steam; electrical; and co-generation.
- Biotechnology: pharmaceuticals; nutraceuticals; enzymes; and biochemicals.
- Alternative Energy Technologies: biomass; cellulosics; biofuels; oil shale; wind; and solar.
- Fuels Engineering: petroleum crude oil; natural gas; coal; and waste.
- Chemicals and Materials: specialty; synthetics; resins; metals; and biomaterials.
- Environmental Technologies: air; water; particulate; purification; and waste treatment.
- Future Technologies: energy, bioapplications, materials, and devices.
Led by Dr. John Williams, P.E., founder, general manager, expert and featured author, the team of professionals at EPS consistently achieves your core objectives by meeting and exceeding your technical and financial performance criteria; providing rapid and extraordinary return on investment; and delivering on-time results under even the most demanding schedules. EPS provides engineering solutions for projects others deem “unsolvable,” achieving desired project results, implementing aggressive timelines, and harvesting economic cost advantages that had previously gone unrealized.
EPS’s team of innovative engineers serves the technology and energy industries.
The breath of energy technologies analyzed and designed ranges from $12 billion oil refining complexes; to electrical generating facilities1900 MW capacity; to multi-fuel 100,000 pph steam systems; to redesigning and constructing established chemical and materials processes.
Technology development by EPS includes alternate energies; biofuels and biochemicals; advanced materials; metallurgy; vehicle mechanics; and human reaction and biomedical systems.