We love bringing clients to our fabrication facilities and module assembly yards. The skill and pride of our people and the efficiency of our processes truly set EPFC apart. We weld 100% of our piping in a controlled environment at the fabrication shop. This methodology improves product quality while reducing field costs and schedule. Our shop offers full services including pipe fabrication, structural steel fabrication, module assembly, instrumentation and electrical installation, PWHT, sandblasting, and painting. Once fabrication begins, nothing leaves our care, custody and control. This enables us to operate efficiently while delivering a high-quality product.
EPFC has an ABSA-certified shop located in Grande Prairie, Alberta. This facility fabricates pressure piping, pressure vessels and category “H” fittings. At peak capacity, our shop produces over 30,000 weld inches per month. All stages of fabrication are completed in-house, including post weld heat treating, sandblasting and coating. Since we maintain care, custody and control, the fabrication timelines are reduced and product quality is improved.
EPFC has two CWB-certified structural steel fabrication facilities. One is in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, and the other shop is in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Our personnel are experienced in fabricating a wide range of structural steel, from large modules, equipment packages and e-houses, to pipe supports, platforms, stairs and ladders. Both shops can produce up to 120,000 kilograms per month of painted steel.
EPFC uses steel grit instead of silica sand for blasting in our indoor, climate-controlled blasting facility. Steel grit blasting provides a higher quality finish for coating applications, and the media is recycled for reuse. This makes the operation less expensive and more environmentally friendly. By eliminating the airborne silica particles common with sand blasting, we have also made the operation safer for our employees.
EPFC employs experienced coating teams that have been operating our facilities for nearly 15 years. Pneumatic coating machines are used to ensure a consistent, high quality product and reduce production times. Quality control is a critical component to the execution of the coating work. We produce detailed inspection test plans, surface preparation reports and coating inspection reports. Before shipping, we package the products appropriately to ensure they arrive on site undamaged and ready for service.
EPFC has multiple full-service assembly yards in Grande Prairie, Alberta, with easy access to the high load corridor. These yards have dedicated piling in place to accommodate standard module dimensions as well as self-loading trailers. Multiple modules can be assembled at one time, as we have adequate space to safely accommodate various trades working in parallel.