Liquid Terminal Design & Construction Services

ECF is the market leader in liquid terminal design and construction from concept through completion. With a reputation for quality and safety, ECF is your single-source partner for all of your terminal needs. ECF provides front-end services including needs analysis, site selection, permitting, design and engineering through procurement, general contracting, mechanical installation, tracing and insulation, project management, and startup support.

ECF has successfully completed more than 20 ground-up terminals along with numerous other expansions, renovations and additions throughout North America. Our vast experience in asphalt storage, blending, polymer modification, GTR, PPA and roofing applications makes ECF your full-service partner in terminal services.


Engineering, Design and Project Scoping

For jobs large or small, our engineering and design teams are experts in strategically creating plans to meet your project goals.

With a reputation for efficient layouts and the latest in computer-aided design and drafting tools, ECF works with clients in all phases of a project from initial concept through commissioning. We specialize in providing documents ranging from process flow diagrams (PFD) and preliminary site layouts through full construction design and specifications packages.

ECF also provides planning, scoping and estimating services for any job. Our team of experts will meet with you and discuss in detail your needs and answer specific questions. Our goal is to ensure your project goals are met with a complete scope of work and correlating construction estimate.

We specialize in engineering projects related to:

  • Asphalt Terminals
  • Emulsion Plants
  • PMAC Blending Plants
  • Roofing Facilities
  • Ethanol Plants
  • Biodiesel Plants
  • Crude Oil and Light Products
  • Heating Systems
  • Tank Conversions and Coil Installation

Design-Build and Project Management

Our clients can rely on ECF to successfully plan, manage, and complete your project from initial consultation through project completion.

Our Design-Build Service is a fully integrated process, collaborating with our clients in project planning, scheduling, engineering, design, procurement and full turnkey construction services.

ECF provides real-time project status reports with single-source direct communication to our clients. In providing these services, ECF can offer a true competitive advantage when it comes to choosing an EPC provider – saving valuable time and money.

We specialize in engineering projects related to:

  • Scoping
  • Budgeting
  • Permitting
  • Scheduling
  • Specifications
  • Conceptual Design/Layouts
  • Geo-technical Engineering and Civil Design
  • Engineering and Design Services
  • Design and Installation of Process Piping and Equipment
  • Customer Communication/Project Transparency
  • Material and Equipment Procurement
  • Turnkey Construction Management
  • General Contracting Services
  • Start Up and Commissioning Assistance

Mechanical Installation

ECF provides field fabrication services for process piping systems, structural steel and related equipment installation services. Many of these services include pumps, meters, process equipment skids, blending skids, heating systems, heat trace and insulation.

Safety is our number one priority at ECF. Our safety program is certified and approved by Veriforce, ISNetworld and DISA.


Process Piping

With more than 26 years of experience, we provide the expertise necessary to install process piping systems for optimum efficiency and ease of operation. Certified to ASME BPV Section IX code, our employees are uniquely qualified and available for any duration and size of project throughout the United States.

From Process Piping, Heating Systems including Hot Oil, Steam and Condensate, ECF has what you need.


Heat Tracing

ECF’s Heat Tracing Division has the design know-how and installation experience to keep your product flowing year-round.

ECF’s can design and install any form of heat tracing system to meet any project needs. System needs include hot oil, warm oil, electric, steam and hot water.

Our experience with materials includes:

  • Stainless Steel Tubing
  • Copper Tubing
  • MI Cable
  • Self-Regulating Cable

Since 1994, ECF has been delivering expertise and solutions to meet the needs of each customer and project application. Our skilled installation teams can install the proper heat tracing system specifically designed for optimal thermal efficiency.



Conserving energy is the goal of any heated facility, and with more than 26 years of experience in heated terminal construction, ECF can provide proven solutions to maximize efficiencies. ECF installs a wide variety of insulation and jacketing types for pipe, tanks and equipment. Insulation materials include fiberglass, mineral wool and calcium silicate.


Jacketing materials include but are not limited to aluminum, stainless steel and PVC. Whether you need a complete insulation system for new construction or simply want to optimize your existing facility for energy and cost savings, ECF's Insulation Division has the industry knowledge and expertise to design and install the ideal system for any application.

Fabrication and Skid Design

Our Fabrication Division offers a full line of process and blending systems to meet the high demands of product modifying. We can design, fabricate and install standard or customized blending and process systems.


ECF specializes in the fabrication and installation of the following systems:

  • Polymer Modified Asphalt Blending Systems
  • Polyphosphoric Acid (PPA) Skids
  • Automated Molten Sulfur Injection Skids
  • Material Reclaim Boxes
  • Warm Oil Heating Skids (Warm Oil Loop)
  • Product Additive Systems
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