Enclosure Case Studies

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Application: Create two text chambers

Products Used: OmniFlex with Steel Fire and Sound Panels, 25 PSF Load Bearing Roof, Roof-Mounted HVAC Unit

Benefits Provided:

  • The ability to relocate or modify as their business evolves
  • The ability to match the European custom color requirements by the client
  • Provide fast and clean installation while continuing production and minimizing down time
  • Adhere to the strict safety requirements of the customer by providing reinforced walls, roof and Lexan glass
  • Structural calculations for the client to obtain proper building permits for the PortaFab structure

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Test Chambers - PortaFab Case Study

Location: Southern California

Application: Printing machinery enclosure and office space integrated into mezzanine

Product Used: OmniFlex (Gray) Fire and Sound

Benefits Provided:

  • Temperature and humidity controlled & dust-free enclosure to protect high tech equipment and process
  • Increased storage space by adding mezzanine with new offices and storage area
  • Integrated new buildings with existing buildings by matching height and connecting with enclosed catwalk
  • Added laminated glass windows to reduce noise of surrounding environment so enclosure can serve as showroom for potential clients

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Two-Story Modular Building System for Printing Machine Enclosure - PortaFab Case Study

Location: Gwenner, ND

Application: 32’ X 88’ X 24’ Tall Paint Finishing Enclosure

Product Used: PortaMax 4-5/8 & OmniFlex Wall Systems

Benefits Provided:

  • Effective environmental control
  • Timely installation with minimal disruption to plant
  • Met 24’ height requirements

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paint finishing enclosure

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Application: 20' x 28' x 12' Tall, 4-Wall Laser Enclosure

Product Used: OmniFlex Vinyl Fire and Sound 12' Tall Wall, 4-Wall

Benefits Provided:

  • Ease of integration of customer-supplied parts
  • Meet required safety standards for laser process
  • Flexibility to relocate and expand to address changing business needs
  • Deployable units across the world, conformed with International Shipments

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Modular Enclosure for Laser Room & Machine Enclosure

Location: Western Canada

Distributor: Central Warehouse Equipment

Application: Coordinate Measuring Machine Enclosure, Lab Space & Offices

Product: OmniFlex Vinyl (white)

Benefits:

  • Effective environmental control to protect processes within CMM room 
  • Additional office space by expanding vertically
  • Improved throughput through addition of QA/QC lab
  • Maximize vertical space, minimizing impact to valuable plant floor space

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Modular Two-Story Building for CMM Room, QA/QC lab, and Office Space

Location: Houston, TX

Application: CMM Room Enclosure

Product: OmniFlex Steel with Fire & Sound Panels (Champagne)

Benefits Provided:

  • Steel surfaces for ease of cleanability, durability and non-shedding surfaces to reduce particulates.
  • Temperature and airflow controlled environment to provide reliable testing and measurement.
  • Extra-tall walls and roll-up door to ease transfer of large equipment in and out of enclosure.

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Modular Room for CMM Enclosure

Customer: Worldwide Medical, Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Company

Application: Containment Area for Mixing & Bottling Baby Formula

Product: PortaMax Aluminum System Featuring Epoxy-coated Aluminum Panels (Fire and Sound) with Moisture-Resistant Gypsum (17’4” - 20’ tall because of the ceiling truss)

 Benefits Provided:

  • Epoxy-coated surfaces comprised of moisture-resistant gypsum to withstand water penetration during cleaning process.
  • Floor to ceiling wall system seated upon 6-inch high curb (to contain excess water during wash down).
  • Seamless integration of walls with existing conveyor system, concrete small-24 columns and trussed ceiling.

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Food Process Enclosure

Location: Rome, GA

Client: Suzuki

Product: OmniFlex Steel-Faced Panels (16 feet tall)

Benefits Provided:

  • Insulated walls for optimal thermal control
  • Improved product yield
  • Integration with existing conveyor system

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paint process enclosure

Location: South Carolina

Application: Glass Manufacturer Inspection Room

Product Used: OmniFlex 14’ Tall Steel Fire & Sound

Benefits Provided:

  • Temperature-controlled enclosure with particle filtration to improve product quality and aid inspection process.
  • Extra-high walls to accommodate large equipment inside, while installing the building neatly underneath existing bridge crane outside.
  • Steel framing for structural integrity and Fire & Sound panels for thermal control.

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Modular Building System for Quality Inspection Enclosure - PortaFab Case Study

Customer: A123 Systems

Location: Detroit, MI

Product: PortaMax 458 steel stud (23 feet tall)

Benefits Provided:

  • Insulated walls for optimal thermal control
  • Removable exterior walls
  • Doors located for aisle access

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battery storage enclosure

Location: Columbus, Indiana

Client: Toyota

Product: S3000 with Fire & Sound Wall Panels

Benefits Provided:

  • Humidity and temperature control
  • Ability to relocate easily
  • Sound insulation

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Modular Building System for a Machine Enclosure

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Client: American Seating

Product: OmniFlex (56' x 58' x 16' Tall)

Benefits Provided:

  • Effective environmental control
  • Effective sound control
  • World class appearance

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Powder Coating Enclosure

Location: Fairfield, Illinois

Application:Equipment Enclosure Room, Conference Room, Plant Separation

Product: XTRA TALL Wall Systems, Series 300

Benefits Provided:

  • Consistent appearance throughout plant
  • Effective environmental control
  • Flexibility to relocate

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Modular Construction for Equipment Enclosure

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Client: Innovative Laser Technologies, Inc.

Product: OmniFlex Fire & Sound

Benefits Provided:

  • Walls made of fire retardant materials
  • Open design, utilizing pre-existing lighting & sprinkler system
  • Laser safety glass windows in doors

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laser enclosures with prefab walls

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Application: 30' high x 630' long wall in manufacturing plant

Product: PortaMax XTRA TALL Wall System

Benefits Provided:

  • Effective environmental control
  • Clean installation process allowed for continuous operation
  • Flexibility to re-locate and re-use in future

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Wood Finishing Enclosures

Location: Joliet, IL

Application: Climate-Controlled Area to House Medical Equipment

Product: SteelSpan Wall System (350 lineal feet, 28 ft tall)

Benefits Provided:

  • Proper R-value of insulation to house equipment
  • Fast installation
  • Area accessible by fork lift via high-speed roll up doors
  • Flexibility of modular wall system

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equipment storage enclosure

Location: Midwest US

Application: Thermal Equipment Enclosures

Product: SteelSpan 28-Foot Tall

Benefits Provided:

  • 28-foot tall thermal enclosures for equipment and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to reconfigure the space based on client needs
  • Office space allowing facility engineers to be in closer proximity to manufacturing
  • Accelerated depreciation

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thermal enclosure for equipment processes

Location: Cleveland, NC

Client: Hersey Meters

Product: PortaMax 458s 20' Tall Thermal Steel Wall Panels

Benefits Provided:

  • Thermal control to protect equipment & processes
  • Panel construction featuring an R-value of 20
  • Full-height windows for viewing of processes & equipment
  • Ability to offer factory tours without disruption of processes

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cmm enclosure

Customer: Mining Equipment Manufacturer

Application: Thermal-controlled CMM equipment enclosure

Product: OmniFlex Fire and Sound (16-foot tall)

Benefits Provided:

  • Building constructed to withstand tight tolerances for measuring
  • Roll up doors to allow safe passage of large equipment while maintaining environmental control
  • Integrated wall system with bridge crane for use in transferring large equipment

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modular CMM Enclosure

Customer: Floeter, Inc.

Application: Machine / Equipment Enclosure

Product: OmniFlex Insulated Panels

Benefits Provided:

  • Cleaner alternative to modern construction
  • Insulated walls for optimal thermal control
  • Flexibility of reconfiguration in the future

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Equipment & Machine Enclosure - PortaFab

Customer: Crown Holdings

Application: 22' to 28' demising walls to create packaging enclosure

Product: OmniFlex Fire and Sound (16-foot tall)

Benefits Provided:

  • Divided packaging area from the rest of the facility.
  • Contained noise and particles.
  • Operator could oversee production from outside of packaging area.

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Packaging Enclosure - PortaFab

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Application: Secured Storage Enclosure

Product: OmniFlex Steel Fire & Sound Panels

Benefits Provided:

  • Minimized space by building vertically
  • Reduced Project Cost
  • Emphasized "green" building standards

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Secured Storage Room