Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS) is a leading manufacturer of custom air handling equipment. Our custom units are available in many configurations, sizes, capacities and materials, but one of our most impressive material choices is aluminum.

There are many benefits of aluminum construction, including:

  • Long Life. Equipment constructed from aluminum has a much longer life expectancy than that constructed from steel and/or galvanized steel.
  • Corrosion Resistance. Aluminum is very corrosion resistant, even if it gets scratched, scraped, or creased. Steel units, on the other hand, are susceptible to rust and corrosion especially in conditions of high moisture or high humidity. Something as simple as a scratch can start the rusting process making it only a matter of time before the unit begins to show deterioration.
  • Light Weight. Aluminum units are very light weight, reducing the overall weight of the equipment and avoiding the need for additional structural support for roof mounted or hung unit applications.
  • Competitive Cost. Although other manufacturers use steel construction due the higher cost of aluminum, we have found here at CAPS that our manufacturing processes allow us to offer aluminum constructed equipment that is competitively priced. Combine that with the cost savings recognized by the longer life of the unit and you might be surprised to discover the long-term cost savings make these units truly cost effective.

Here at CAPS our primary construction begins with a full welded structural aluminum base, not bolted, followed by construction of an all-aluminum frame. This framing system consists of extruded structural members with cast aluminum corners. A neoprene gasket is applied to both the interior and exterior of the frame before the inner liner or outer casing is installed to give a true thermal break to the construction. We employ aluminum material in the units wherever possible—outer casings, inner lines, filter racks, blank-offs, pans, panels, and more.

Feel free to contact us and arrange a tour of our facility where you can see for yourself how our aluminum constructed units can start saving you money today.

by Ronnie Voelkel