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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More