Water Treatment Equipment Enclosures Improve Efficiencies
A Case Study
Recently, a leading water treatment solutions provider tapped Falcon Structures to develop a containerized equipment enclosure for power plant applications in the U.S.
The water treatment industry is pushing for modular, plug-and-play equipment enclosures, and industry innovators are transitioning to modified shipping containers as a preferred solution.
End-user demand is driving containerized solutions for water treatment equipment enclosures
Water treatment solutions providers serve a variety of industry segments around the world. One key segment, major utility customers, was among the first to ask the industry to explore containerized solutions.
Utility companies need equipment enclosures for water treatment systems near their power plants, and they found the inherent mobility and durability of conex containers appealing. Traditional stick-built equipment enclosures take longer to build and deploy. Additionally, compared to ISO containers, they are not as cost efficient.
Controlling costs prompted creative equipment enclosure solutions
Falcon Structures has manufactured industrial equipment enclosures for well over a decade. When our team met with this leading water system solutions provider, we explained how Falcon’s modified shipping containers offer numerous advantages for the water treatment industry compared to traditional structures and other container structure solutions.
After gaining a solid understanding of the client’s goals and technical requirements, Falcon’s engineering teams developed a cost-effective equipment enclosure solution. We also helped develop an RFQ for the project.
Containerized enclosures for water treatment systems offer several advantages
Falcon’s proposed enclosure solution featured: Climate control system to maintain desired temperature; full seam welded, tread plate epoxy flooring for liquid containment; and multiple pass-through access points to accommodate pipes and electrical.
This shipping container solution trumped alternative proposals – both traditional and containerized – by offering the following advantages.
- Mobility. Shipping containers can easily be moved from city to city, state to state and around job sites as needed.
- Fast deployment. Falcon can deliver finished equipment enclosures in six to eight weeks, a lead-time which is unmatched in the industrial enclosure market.
- Turnkey. Falcon’s plug-and-play, containerized solution was customized to accommodate specific equipment requirements, including access points. Plus no special foundation, skirting, or steps are required, which further expedites setup.
- Durability. Constructed of 16-gauge, Corten steel, ISO containers are built to last and have a lifespan of up to 25 years.
- Flexibility. In the hands of an experienced shipping container manufacturer like Falcon, containers can be modified to accommodate an endless variety of unique water treatment applications.
- Security. Falcon’s sturdy, watertight container structures protect equipment from the elements to help ensure optimal lifespan and performance of the water treatment systems.
- Safety. After nearly 15 years of manufacturing solutions for industrial applications, Falcon’s time-tested engineering practices help ensure safe installation and operation on the job site.
- Cost-effective. Falcon helped build a new spec list, identified alternative building materials and reduced costs so the project fell in line with the client’s anticipated budget. The 25-year lifespan and low maintenance requirements will provide long-term cost savings.
Falcon’s containerized solution checked all of the boxes for this leading water treatment system provider, including overcoming budget concerns. Moving forward, the new shipping container equipment enclosure design will be among the preferred solutions for the client’s water treatment systems.