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Keeping the Lights on with Prefab UPS Equipment Enclosures

Posted by Paige Welsh on Sep 26, 2018

For the data industry, manufacturers and emergency service providers, power outages just aren’t an option. Even the few seconds it takes for a modern generator to come online can be disastrous. If critical equipment so much as shudders, carefully timed factory lines create defective products, crucial financial data can be corrupted or lost and even more dire, hospital life support systems may stumble.

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Tags: Shipping Container Modifications, Industrial Enclosures

The 317 Shipping Containers Along Energy Transfer’s Pipelines

Posted by Paige Welsh on Jan 17, 2018

Imagine thousands of miles of pipeline carrying crude oil from the prairies of the Dakotas to the wetlands of Louisiana. Dotted alongside the pipeline are unmanned monitoring stations called remote terminal units (RTUs). RTUs often go months without attention, but when they do need to be serviced, snow and ice pose a serious challenge. If the RTU has a minimal bus-stop style shelter, the technician will sometimes have to dig the instrumentation out of the snow and chisel off a layer of ice.

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Tags: Industrial Enclosures

Containerizing Audio Equipment Shelters for University of Texas at Austin

Posted by Paige Welsh on Dec 6, 2017

It was crunch time for Big House Sound (BHS), a company that installs high-end sound systems for large events. University of Texas at Austin (UT) was upgrading the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the new football season. After a competitive bidding process, UT selected Big House Sound to create a world-class sound system that could reach every fan in the 430,118 square-foot stadium. It was all going according to plan until a vendor hit a rut: the enclosures for BHS’ amplifiers were not going to be ready in time. As an Austin-based company, Falcon is made of many UT alumni, including our co-owners, and avid Longhorn fans. We were more than ready to help keep the upcoming football season on schedule.

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Tags: Shipping Container Modifications, Industrial Enclosures

Modular MBR and MBBR Water Treatment Plants use Microbes for Good

Posted by Paige Welsh on Nov 29, 2017

As municipalities across the United States prepare for infrastructure updates, modular water treatment equipment can serve as a stepping stone to larger treatment plant goals or long-term installations for businesses and communities. Containerized membrane bioreactors (MBRs) and moving bed bioreactors (MBBRs) plants, which can treat waste water to a level that is acceptable for environmental discharge, are great example of modular treatment plants in action.

Because container-based plants arrive prewired and pre-plumbed, small communities and remote businesses can quickly deploy a sewage and industrial waste solution with minimal site preparation. The MBBR and MBR process is delicate, but modular shipping container shelters can keep internal conditions just right for microbes while maintaining convenience for human users.

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Tags: Water Treatment Solutions, Industrial Enclosures

Common Questions about NEMA Standards and ISO Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Nov 2, 2017

NEMA electrical enclosures hide in plain sight all around us. If you go for a quick look around your office or home, you’ll probably find one protecting your circuit breakers. Equipment enclosures aren’t glamorous, but they play a key role in protecting equipment and, most importantly, people. Their standards can also be applied to larger prefab shelters built within ISO containers.

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Tags: How-Tos, Industrial Enclosures

Shipping Containers Offer Mobility and Functionality for Oil and Gas

Posted by Paige Welsh on Oct 4, 2017

Pumping oil and gas from miles beneath the surface requires millions of dollars of equipment and months of around the clock work. The remoteness and the climate of drilling sites often make this already difficult job even more challenging. Oil and gas businesses must set-up equipment-enclosures and temporary living spaces everywhere from deep jungles to icy tundra—frequently far from the conveniences of modern infrastructure.

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Tags: Oil & Gas, Living Space, Industrial Enclosures, Workspace

Shipping Container Equipment Enclosures Help the Unsung Heroes of Water Treatment

Posted by Paige Welsh on Sep 27, 2017

The connection between flushing toilets and water treatment is fairly obvious, but what does flicking a light switch have to do with clean water? Many people don’t realize that water treatment is closely intertwined with power plants. When coal combustion creates hazardous waste, energy companies use shipping containers to move water treatment equipment to the cleanup site.

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Tags: Water Treatment Solutions, Industrial Enclosures

7 Benefits of Containerized Equipment Shelters for OEMs

Posted by Krista Short on Jul 6, 2017

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that utilize equipment enclosures to protect sensitive equipment and technology on industrial sites can benefit from replacing traditional brick and mortar or stick-built equipment housing with modified conex shipping containers.

Modular shipping container shelters have been designed to protect valuable equipment and technology for OEMs, such as:

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Tags: Water Treatment Solutions, Industrial Enclosures

Eight Reasons to Use Shipping Containers as Modular Shelters in Water Treatment

Posted by Krista Short on Feb 28, 2017

At Falcon Structures, we manufacture shipping container-based shelters and enclosures for a variety of industries. In recent years, our engineering team has collaborated with the water treatment industry to design solutions to containerize equipment domestically and abroad in modular shelters

In addition to the inherent durability ISO shipping containers provide, Falcon’s modular shelters for water treatment include:

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Tags: Water Treatment Solutions, Industrial Enclosures