More than 20 years ago, Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL) was one of the first Alberta-based equipment fabricators to introduce the use of dedicated project managers. Today, given the increased speed, competition, and complexity of the businesses that our customers compete in, we understood that we needed to further enhance our project management capabilities to ensure our projects were on-time and on-budget… every time.
To take that project management capability to the next level of excellence, EIL realized that it needed to establish a full-time Project Management Office (PMO) which is in charge of developing:
- Management systems
- Support systems (like Information Technology)
- Organizational structure, job descriptions and training in particular, key skills needed to be best in class
- Culture, beliefs, and organization norms
Over the last three years we have mapped and re-designed our business processes and the role of the project manager within those business processes. We have also redefined the standard of EIL project management excellence, including the skill set and the related training that would allow all EIL project managers to achieve that new standard.
We have taken our highly proficient project managers and made them even better by laying the foundation to intake and train new, high-quality resources. Providing the best solutions to our customers through excellent project management is work that will never end.
Manufacturing starts with Safety First. Our culture of safety is epitomized in our Ten Life Saving Rules, and our dedication to these principles shows in our well-earned safety records.
Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL) has been manufacturing shell & tube heat exchangers, air coolers , waste heat boilers, and sulfur recovery units since our humble beginning in 1961. Our experience in all different product lines, alloys, as well as being licensed in multiple technologies, gives EIL the advantage in providing customers with a complete set of full turn-key solutions.
Exchanger Industries Limited has invested in the newest technology and training for heavy manufacturing, including CNC machining, cutting, welding, and assembly. Combined with lean manufacturing methodologies and world class skilled trades, we leverage this technology to scale manufacturing for defect free, on-time product to our customers. Our facility allows us to remain agile, ramping up capacity and switching product lines efficiently and without downtime.
From small bundle replacements to large waste heat boilers and sulfur condensers, and from small air cool sections to our fully assembled air-cooler units, we can manufacture to meet the needs of any client. Our manufacturing staff range from one year to 44 years experience, and include some second-generation employees, of which we are very proud. We employ B-Pressure Welders, Fitters, Machinists, Journeymen Welders, Operators, Labourers and Painters.
Since 1961 Exchanger Industries Limited has been producing the highest quality heat exchangers. EIL is accredited with ASME, ABSA, CWB, and APEGGA and maintains its quality systems to these requirements and beyond. Our experienced quality assurance team leverages years of experience in welding, fabrication, and engineering.
Staff inspectors have over 50 years experience and are certified with the latest credentials including BSc./MSc. Engineering, Weld Engineering Technology, CWB Level I/II, ABSA Welding Examiner, CWB Welding Supervisor, XRF Level 1 (PMI). Non-destructive testing is conducted by third party inspection for complete objectivity. For clients requiring inspection and repair of existing units, EIL can arrange inspections and create the necessary ITP for the rework and repair of the units.
Exchanger Industries Limited takes the risk, trade-offs, and guess work out of international supply chains for heat exchangers. We have qualified and developed multiple partners worldwide and worked with them to bring their quality up to Alberta standards. Customers benefit from EIL leveraging its offshore partnership network, while eliminating the need to qualify, monitor, and assume the risks associated with quality control of international suppliers.
Our Supplier Quality Specialists develop commodity specific quality plans to monitor all projects and leverage internationally recognized inspectors that we hand pick to ensure that our interests, and our clients, are protected throughout the project. All products delivered in North America undergo additional inspection, hydrostatic testing, and finishing in the Calgary manufacturing facility, ensuring that all units leave the EIL shop at the same high-quality levels that our customers have come to trust from Exchanger Industries Limited.
Exchanger Industries Limited (EIL) understands keenly, the market pressures to keep up-front capital equipment costs as low as possible. It is for this reason that we have spent the last decade developing multiple, carefully curated supply chain partners based in Alberta, China, India and Oklahoma. These global supply chain options provide a wide range of pricing and delivery lead time options for customers, with zero-compromise on product quality. At the same time, we know up-front capital costs are not the whole story. Product solutions must meet customer process requirements while at the same time:
- Minimizing square footage footprint
- Ensuring cost-effective transportation
- Mitigating power requirements
- Facilitating ease and low cost of maintenance
- Maximizing product life.
To achieve these wide-ranging objectives, every design sent to us as a part of an RFQ and specification package is carefully considered and inspected. Often, our engineers will provide alternative designs they feel will more effectively meet the goal of minimizing customer life cycle product costs.
EIL’s investment in its highly skilled and highly experienced engineering and design team – many with more than 20 years of experience – allows us to deliver alternative, creative design solutions more effectively than our competitors. Whatever solutions we provide, we stand by our product, and will always commit to ensuring it is “right” for our customers.