Case Study: Patoka, IL
EcoFlex Supplied & Installed Test Equipment for Turnkey Contract


The client requested a skid-mounted self contained Laboratory Building as part of a new turnkey Tank Terminal Project.

The lab was intented to analyze discrete samples of UHC light crude oil and OXI heavy crude oil.

The lab also needed extra-large 1,000 gallon underground tank for petroleum waste and above-ground mineral spirits storage.


Project Scope

The scope of work included all engineering, design and approvals, supply and installation of all equipment and material, fabrication, transportation, commissioning support, and training site personnel in its use and function. Under the Design Phase, EcoFlex worked with the client to define parameters for the Building Plan, Site Layout, Hazardous Waste Handling, and Testing Equipment.

Standard criteria included:

  • Fume hood quantity and size
  • Intrinsically safe (IS) fume hood area
  • Gas detection systems
  • Alarm Systems
  • Hazardous area classifications

The Modular Construction design included structural steel framed floor, pre-engineered insultated walls and roof, and metal siding.

Petroleum Industry
Market: Midstream Pipeline
Construction: Modular
Type: Testing/Gauger
Size: 31'x13'
Layout: 3 rooms
Airflow System: Variable Air Volume (VAV)

The laboratory met all industry air-change rate, fume hood face velocity, contaminant and pressurization envelope standards.
The scope also included:

  • Energy efficiency was enhanced by VFD on VAV supply and exhaust systems
  • Air Quality Monitoring and Alarms
  • Fume Hood Work Process Space
  • HVAC Automation with VFD Controls
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Flammable Liquid Storage
  • Test Equipment Space
  • Dedicated Petroleum Waste System
  • Mineral Spirits Supply Tanks

This modular lab met or exceeded Laboratory, Sample, and Sample Storage Company Standards. It also met all current Health, Safety, and Environmental codes and standards.



  • Cost reduction due to offsite modular construction
  • Quick on-site assembly with minimal disruption
  • Increased safety for lab personnel
  • Higher quality test results
  • Energy efficiency reduced lab energy costs by 80%
EcoFlex Modular Labs provide laboratory solutions that deliver a safer workplace environment, increased energy efficiency, and improved operational performance

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EcoFlex delivers cost-effective laboratory air-management solutions. With EcoFlex, you get high quality engineering focused on energy savings, safety, and smart ergonomic designs that maximize user satisfaction.


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