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6 Products EPCs Can't Get Fast Enough

According to the Association of Builders and Contractors, overall construction input prices are up 22.3% from a year ago and nonresidential construction prices are up 23.2%. Pricing and availability of building materials, along with the supply chain, remain an immediate challenge for engineers, procurement managers, and construction managers. At Troop Industrial, we provide material and services to EPC clientele executing mega projects as they draft from concept to completion. Stay ahead of the competition by considering these six products that EPCs can’t get fast enough.

1. Structural Fasteners

According to the World Steel Association’s October Short Range Outlook Report, the construction industry can expect steel demand in North America to increase 5.4% year-over-year from 129.6 Mt to 136.5 Mt. Research shows this is because of semiconductor chip shortages, oil prices, and the infrastructure stimulus bill. Since fasteners are often either stainless steel, carbon steel, or alloy steel, procurement managers must prioritize material requirements as they plan in order to maintain on-time project delivery. Troop Industrial has A325 and A490 heavy hex bolts, A307 hex bolts, grade 5 and grade 8 cap screws, F436 flat washers, and more products to cover your project needs.  

2. Flange Isolation Kits

Pipeline applications vary depending on changing conditions and the need to design for sustainability. Optimizing isolation in pipelines is not only for the present but for the future. As the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) continues to improve the safe transportation of energy and other materials, mega projects in pipeline construction can maintain integrity and reliability of their systems with high-quality flange isolation kits. Troop Industrial stocks the Isoteck Isoguard sealing/isolating Type F kits with a G10 retainer and Teflon sealing element. 

3. Washers

Even the smallest supplies are essential to a successful and safe project completion. Industrial mega projects need extra security to reduce the chances of becoming loose in the long term. When deciding which washers to choose for your team’s project, you need a variety of options. Troop Industrial offers various finishes including plain, hot-dip galvanized, Teflon coated, zinc, yellow zinc, brass, and silicone bronze. Customize your order and expect fast delivery, whether you ship via Hot Shot, LTL, UPS, FedEx, or local.  

4. Fluids & Chemicals 

Every project requires certain fluids and chemicals that will tackle the job at hand. Depending on your project, you may need a specific brand or variety. The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Year-End 2021 Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook report that the demand for chemicals and fluids will only continue to increase as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Contractors need to ensure that their attention to hardware carries over to chemicals and fluids. No job is complete without products such as anti-seize, cutting fluids, epoxy, lubricants, thread sealants, and more. 

5. NU-Bolt & I-Rod 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment grew by 31,000 in November. In the Lone Star State, construction is an industry of opportunity, where nearly 700,000 men and women work in this sector. Troop Industrial is the only stocking distributor of NU-Bolt pipe supports in the state of Texas. Since we’re dedicated to a service-first attitude, these products are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. I-Rod material contains a high compressive strength that can last up to 20 years in the field. Avoid imitation and knock-off products by placing your order right the first time. There is no “Equal” to Nu-Bolt!!

6. Gaskets 

Safety is a primary concern for any project. From a large EPC level project to a small maintenance job. Choosing the right material, taking into account the application, and considering the environmental factors influences your selection of gaskets. In constructing a pressurized system, gaskets act as an important safety device. Know your options and set the seal on your project needs with name brands you can count on. 

Not seeing a product you need? Don’t worry, Troop Industrial offers a wide selection beyond this list. Contact us today for a custom quote.