SKIDS, PLATFORMS & FRAMES
Custom fabricated skids refer to specialized platforms or frames that are designed and built to transport or support various equipment or systems. These skids are typically constructed based on specific requirements and specifications provided by the client.
Skids are used in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, water treatment and manufacturing. They are designed to support heavy equipment, such as pumps, compressors, generators, or process modules and facilitate their transportation, installation and operation.
The key aspect of custom fabricated skids, is their tailor-made design to meet the specific needs of the client. The fabrication process takes into account factors such as load capacity, dimensions, weight distribution, environmental conditions, safety requirements and any other client-defined specifications.
ENGINEERING & DESIGN:
Skid fabrication services involve a team of skilled engineers and designers who collaborate with the client to understand their requirements. They create detailed 3D models and engineering drawings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software to ensure accurate design representation and precise manufacturing.
Skids are commonly constructed using sturdy and durable materials like carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum, depending on the application and environmental conditions. The choice of material is influenced by factors such as load capacity, corrosion resistance, structural integrity and cost-effectiveness.
Skid fabrication involves various manufacturing processes, including cutting, welding, machining, and assembly. Skilled fabricators and welders use the provided design specifications to cut and shape the materials, weld the components together, and integrate necessary features such as lifting points, access panels, instrumentation, and piping connections.
QUALITY CONTROL & TESTING:
Skid fabrication services ensure strict adherence to quality control standards throughout the manufacturing process. Regular inspections, dimensional checks, and non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques like ultrasonic testing or dye penetrant testing may be employed to verify weld integrity and overall structural soundness.
DOCUMENTATION & CERTIFICATION:
Upon completion, custom fabricated skids are typically accompanied by comprehensive documentation, including material certificates, welding procedure specifications, as-built drawings, operation and maintenance manuals and any relevant third-party certifications or regulatory compliance documentation.
INSTALLATION & COMMISSIONING:
Skid fabrication services may also include onsite installation and commissioning support. Skids are transported to the desired location and installed according to the provided guidelines. Depending on the complexity of the equipment mounted on the skid, additional services like electrical wiring, piping connections, or integration with existing systems may be offered.