Specialists in Chemical Industrial Design

At Merrick, we’re dedicated to the efficient execution of process projects with particular expertise in ammonia, nitric acid/urea, carbon black, and petro-chemical industries. We specialize in development and implementation of industrial projects and provide consulting, engineering, and fully integrated Engineering-Procurement-Construction Management (EPCM) services to chemical manufacturing, allied products, and industrial facilities. We’ve designed, built, and operated industrial process and chemical production facilities since 1995.

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Comprehensive In-House Chemical Services

Merrick’s chemical team has advanced expertise in all aspects of project development, process design, detail engineering, and project execution, from conceptual design through site installation and start-up.

We deliver excellence in all process unit and facility infrastructure projects needs including:

  • Front-End Engineering
  • Conceptual Design
  • Detail Engineering
  • Electrical and Controls
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Services
  • Economic Analysis
  • Owner’s Representation
  • Asset Management
  • Integrity Surveillance
  • 3D Scanning, Surveying and Mapping

A One Stop Shop

Merrick performs complete chemical plant design services in-house, including process design; mechanical equipment and piping; instrumentation/controls and electrical; storage and delivery; process equipment selection; machine design; HAZOP review; and hazardous and explosive chemical process systems improvement, upgrades, and replacement.

Process & Industrial

Executing Cost-Effective, Accelerated Projects

With aging facilities, growing demand for products, and new government mandates, the chemical industries are continuously challenged to execute cost-effective, accelerated projects. To meet these needs, Merrick develops designs that allow for equipment re-use, anticipate future needs, incorporate value engineering, and provide phased implementation and pre-turnaround construction to minimize downtime. Our experience includes projects for a variety of companies in the chemical industry, ranging from ammonia, carbon black, and polyester resins to dry chemical production and from FDA-regulated food-grade additives to dry cleaning products. We have experience working with hundreds of chemical products and materials, including extremely hazardous or explosive materials.

Site Engineering

Our multidisciplinary engineering teams work with our clients to perform site selection and optimization, stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP), utility conveyance, transportation engineering, and hardstand requirements for process and industrial facilities.

Site Engineering


On the facility side, Merrick can perform projects ranging from packaging and warehousing to machine relocations and from ergonomic modifications to trucking access. With a full range of engineers and architects in-house, Merrick offers our process and industrial clients full services including modification to the building, architectural envelope, structural systems, electrical-process building, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and security systems.

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