Custom Air Products & Services Builds Portable & Explosion Proof HVAC Air Conditioning units for Oil Rigs
Products is playing a crucial role.
Custom Air Products and Services is a major supplier of severe duty, portable HVAC air conditioning units to oil companies around the world. It is essential for oil rigs to keep their electrical and computer equipment cool because malfunctioning equipment can shut down an entire rig or, even worse, endanger the lives of the crew on board. The employees of Custom Air Products and Services custom design, construct, install, and service portable HVAC air conditioning units for some of the largest and most productive oil companies in the world. Our clients cover the globe, from North America and South America to Europe and the Middle East.
The HVAC air conditioning units we custom manufacture for these oil and gas companies are unique because they must not only keep equipment cool but they must also withstand extreme conditions. They differ from normal units because they have stronger coils, a blower and filtration system that doesn’t produce sparks, and a stronger body casing that is often explosion proof. They must also stick to quality controland codes used by the petrochemical industries.
Technological changes have lowered the cost of finding and producing oil. Combine that with its skyrocketing price and many companies are going back to rigs that once were deemed high risk or marginal. These rigs need to be upgraded with the latest and greatest equipment–and that equipment needs to be kept cool.
Custom Air Products has the ability to not only design and build entirely new HVAC units for these oil rigs but also retrofit old, inefficient, and outdated HVAC equipment with no service disruption and no building demolition required. In addition, oil rigs can rent portable and explosion proof HVAC units from Custom Air Products.
The demand for these portable and explosion proof air conditioners has skyrocketed in the past year alone. In 2007, roughly 6% of CAPS contracts were geared toward the oil and gas industries. In 2008, that number was already up to 25% according to Custom Air Products and Services President Taylor Norris. And that number is expected to keep rising just as the price of gasoline continues to rise.
To help keep up with the demand, we are increasing our staff and hiring more electrical engineers, draftsmen, CAD operators, and other key positions here at CAPS. For a list of job openings click here for employment information.