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CAPS Safety First: Importance of Hydration

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CAPS Safety First-Importance of HydrationWe’ve all experienced it at some point when working or playing hard – fatigue sets in, your mouth feels dry and your legs are heavy and you may even get a headache. These are all common signs of dehydration.

When you are working hard, body fluid is lost through sweat. If the fluid lost through sweat is not replaced, dehydration and early fatigue are unavoidable. Losing even 2% of body fluids (less than 3.5 pounds in a 180-pound person) can impair performance by increasing fatigue and affecting cognitive skills. During the summer heat it’s easy to become dehydrated if you don’t drink enough fluids to replace what is lost in sweat.

Dehydration can easily be prevented

  • When to drink: Ensure you drink before you start working, trying to catch-up for lost fluids after a period of time is very difficult. Also, drink before you get thirsty. By the time you’re thirsty you are already dehydrated, so it’s important to drink at regular intervals – especially when it is hot outside.
  • What to drink: Water is truly one of the best things to drink. Research also shows that a lightly flavored beverage with a small amount of sodium encourages people to drink enough to stay hydrated. The combination of flavor and electrolytes in a sports drink like Gatorade provides one of the best choices to help you stay properly hydrated.
  • What not to drink: During activity, avoid drinks with high sugar content such as soda and even fruit juices. These are slow to absorb into the body. Also alcohol and caffeinated beverages should be avoided. Caffeinated drinks may have a mild diuretic effect; meaning that they may cause the need to urinate. Alcohol is even more of a diuretic; for every 1ml of alcohol drunk, urine excretion increases by as much as 10ml.

Many people ask how much to drink and that truly depends on your activity level and how much your body is losing fluids. In general, when you are working and sweating, you should drink at least every half-hour. Ensure you are drinking enough to replace your lost fluids.

CAPS Summer Spotlight (7.5-10 ton)

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Introducing our 7.5 to 10 ton wall mounted HVAC units

CAPS 07.5-10 ton Wall Mount HVAC Unit
While Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. has always had a line of wall mount units available, it is only in the last few years that this product line has begun to create its own niche in this organization. “Custom built units have always been at the heart of our business,” pointed out CEO Taylor Norris, “and we have no intention of changing that. But we do recognize that there is room in our product line for standardized units, especially considering our expertise in customizing these units to meet the customer’s exact needs.”

The CAPS WPKV series of wall mount air conditioners come in sizes from 7.5 to 40 tons (this article is focused on units in the 7.5 to 10 ton range), are available for general purpose (unclassified) or explosion-proof locations, and with or without pressurization/chemical filtration. We also offer a wide range of additional options including corrosion resistant cabinet and/or coil coatings, stainless steel cabinet and frame options, copper/copper coils, 50 hertz operations, and more.


CAPS is your one stop shop for HVAC, preventive maintenance, and plumbing

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Cost Effective Maintenance = Return on Your Investment!

The list of HVAC equipment we work on includes but is not limited to all makes and models of:

  • Chillers.
  • Air handling units.
  • Roof top units.
  • Split systems.
  • Computer room units.
  • Exhaust & make-up air units.
  • Portable rental equipment.
  • Refrigeration equipment.
  • Ice machines.
  • Building automation.
  • EMS-energy mgmt systems.
  • Air scrubbers.
  • Air filtration systems and components.
  • Boilers.
  • Water heaters.
  • Plumbing systems and fixtures.
  • Cooling towers.
  • Loop pumps.
  • VRF systems.

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CAPS Summer Spotlight (2-6 ton)

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Introducing our 2 to 6 ton wall mounted HVAC units

CAPS 02-06 ton Wall Mount HVAC Unit
Do you maintain a shelter or building that requires specific type of cooling?

You may want to look at our wide range of HVAC units:


Day 2: CAPS Exhibits at Downstream Conference 2018

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Carl & Matt in front of a 2 ton wall mount HVAC unit“The show is definitely everything that Downstream represents. An atmosphere of friendly excitement and curiosity fueled by and drawing many influential providers and technology innovators. The conference has allowed CAPS representatives to meet those people on a level playing field where business and industry dialogue are encouraged, supported, and mutually engaging.” ~ Susan Archer, Director of Marketing

Day 2 of 2: CAPS’ booth at A8 is open and welcoming all!

Pictured: Carl Gremminger and Matt Mauger from Sales standing in front of a 2 ton wall mount HVAC unit.



5600 Seawall Blvd
TX 77056
Downstream 2018 web site

More details: See day 1

CAPS Exhibits at Downstream Conference 2018

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When is the event?

Thursday May 31 – Friday June 1, Galveston, Texas

What is Downstream 2018?

Downstream Conference & Exhibition 2018Downstream 2018 is the world’s largest event for construction, engineering, maintenance, reliability & turnaround professionals focused on Downstream plants (Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining, LNG).

With 150 booths, walking the floor will increase your understanding of what is happening at the forefront of the industry and keep on top of trends. Take these back to the team and integrate into business objectives, keeping pace with this fast moving industry.

On both days – from 2pm – CAPS’ booth at A8 will be open and welcoming all!

  • Interactive sessions
  • Networking galore
  • Latest industry innovations
  • New approaches in bridging customer strategies


5600 Seawall Blvd
TX 77056
Downstream 2018 web site

CAPS Uses QR Codes to Increase Efficiency for Customers

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First: What is a “QR code”?

QR Code being scanned with a phoneThink bar codes. Notice how every product at the grocery store has a bar code on it that the cashier scans? That’s what a QR code is. Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS) is putting these codes on equipment now. Technicians can scan this code with their phone’s camera, which automatically takes them to a web site created by CAPS that has links to a setup video and the manual for that equipment. At CAPS we understand the challenges HVAC technicians in the field face.

What are these challenges and how do QR codes help?

– Time. The manuals are not going to be out there with the unit in the field. Sometimes finding the manuals online can be difficult, too. So being able to be taken straight to a video and a manual means saved time and quicker troubleshooting.
– Having videos right there on their phones is an easier/more efficient option for doing most servicing and repairs.
– Having these resources makes it easier and more likely that a technician can/will familiarize themselves better with the equipment.

Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. always working hard for customers

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Andrew Hubley and Carl Gremminger just before the 2018 Industrial Trade Show starts, generating quotes.

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Andrew and Carl pre-2018 Trade Show

2018 Industrial Trade Show

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Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is exhibiting at the 2018 Industrial Trade Show

Texas City – La Marque
April 24, 2018
11am – 6pm
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2018 Trade Show

2018 ISA Analysis Division (AD) Symposium

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Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. is a solution provider at the 2018 ISA Analysis Division (AD) Symposium.

Innovative Analytical Techniques, Developments, Applications and Solutions by the Sea!
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2018 ISA Symposium