Pilot Plants

Petrak Industries, Inc. maintains close working relationships with engineering firms that specialize in designing pilot plants and demonstration units.

Unitel Technologies, Inc. is a prime example of this kind of partnership. Visit Unitel to learn more about their services including:

Conceptual Engineering

  • Conceptual process design, critical review and analysis of your requirements
  • Design experiments
  • Kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamics
  • Cost engineering
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) Class 5 estimates

Basic Engineering & Design

  • Process simulation, process flow diagrams (PFDs)
  • Material and energy balances, process optimization
  • Front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies
  • Major equipment layout: 2D or 3D
  • Cost engineering: AACE Class 4 or Class 3 estimates

Detailed Engineering & Design

  • Process and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Equipment and instrument data sheets
  • Detailed bills of materials (BOMs)
  • Line size and valve calculations
  • Electrical engineering and control system logic
  • Cost engineering: AACE Class 3 or Class 2 estimates
  • Detailed engineering and design packages: "ready-to-bid" or "ready-to-build"

Even before your design work is completed, we will do what we do best: promptly and efficiently construct your system in our state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. facility.

The excellent communication among you, us and the engineering firm turns your concept into productive reality. Our open-door policy also allows you to view the status of your job and track its progress anytime.

We are a skilled and complete fabrication company of dedicated service to you. To discover more about our work on pilot plants and demonstration units, contact us at 815-483-2290 today.


Petrak Industries' team of qualified engineers and manufacturers can assist in the development of your product by providing detailed engineering, project management, procurement, fabrication and testing.

  • Chemical Injection Skids
  • Process Equipment
  • Blending Systems
  • Drum Decanting
  • Pilot Plants
  • Customized Systems