Adapted to your needs
The AWA team is there to adapt to your particular situation.
Because every project is unique, the AWA outdoor mobile station is available with a multitude of different options and configurations in order to suit your specific needs.
Examples of possible customization
All makes and models of compressors can be installed in our AWA including Class 0 Oil-Free Models ISO 8573-1.
Heat recovery for external use.
Stainless steel ventilation louvers.
Structural modification for lifting by crane.
Remote control and monitoring CCRM.
Custom paint jobs according to your specifications.
Multi-voltage electrical panels.
Sound or visual alarm equipment.
THEY TRUSTED US
Here is a selection of special custom made projects
Reclaim the space for production
This AWA was installed at a manufacturing location where they produce solid surface counter tops for the home builders/remodeling industry. Given the size of some counter tops, some of their fabricating machines are so large they take up a big footprint. When it came time for a new compressor, they decided to put them into an AWA and move them outdoors and reclaim the space for production.
They run 2 x 50 HP compressors.
Mass-produced units with electrical particularities
The following project is an example that proves our ability to produce multiple identical units simultaneously.
According to customer requirements, 36 identical units were produced.
These units were special because they had to be able to operate on two different electrical frequencies or be functional in Europe and North America. Our engineering team designed the electric models to meet the standards required by the client.
Another challenge for this project: the assembly had to operate in a desert climate. Normally AWAs are designed to operate up to 104°F, but for this particular project we have made modifications to our ventilation to make the assembly rated up to 131°F. The entire AWA assembly has been certified to operate at this high temperature, both the compressor and the electrical panel.
If you also have specific electrical and climatic requirements, the AWA team will help you design the set you need.
Welcome to the world of explosion proof!
This client had equipment operation requirements to be explosion proof. A great challenge for our AWA firms.
Machines that operate under these requirements must have all the electrical components rated as explosion proof.
Our engineering team therefore designed the mobile air compressor platform required for the client with this particularity in mind.
All electrical components have been individually evaluated and each of them has been modified to obtain Explosion Proof certification. In the end, a 40′ long cabinet was delivered to the client, fully Explosion Proof certified.
If the environments where you operate your equipment require certifications, such as Explosion Proof, we have an AWA enclosure for you!
A large project
When a major steel company wanted to upgrade their compressed air system, they turned to installation of 3 x Sullair TS 32-450 and 3 x 2500 CFM desiccant dryers. One of the main reasons was to reduce energy consumption by utilizing Sullair variable displacement spiral valve technology. The technology allowed the steel company to match supply to demand, and when air demand is not needed, help reduce energy cost. The customer had issues due to cold, damp, and dusty areas where the units would be located. AWA enclosures were the perfect solution! By putting the units inside AWA enclosures, we were able to heat the inside of the enclosure maintain 70°F, and protect the investment from dust and debris around the mill for longevity.
There was a long run of piping from where the All-Weather Air units were located. For this reason, we decided to install a flow controller to keep the pressure to the plant steady and eliminate peaks and valleys in the supplied air pressure.
Lack of space on site?
Lack of space on site? We offer a high-rise solution!
This project located in Alberta is composed of 2 custom designed AWAs. One contains a 200HP compressor and the other a 300HP compressor TDF.
The client was running out of space on site, no space was available inside their facilities, and nothing possible outside. Normally the AWAs contain the air tanks, but in this case, given the size of the required air tanks, it was impossible to place them inside the AWAs.
The engineering team came up with a custom-designed solution to maximize the space: place the air tanks above the AWA. A suitable solution was put in place which included a structure hidden in the AWA capable of supporting the impressive tanks in a completely safe way. The biggest tank is 6000 gallons!
The AWA team is here to offer creative solutions for the lack of space!
A mountain project without a floor!
A ski center wanted a new compressed air system dedicated to the production of its artificial snow. He therefore opted for a non-lubricated screw compressor.
Our AWAs provide floors that can support the significant weight of centrifugal compressors and sustain their vibrations. We have the expertise to offer an AWA floor that is equivalent to the manufacturer’s requirements.
The installation of this project had to be done according to the manufacturer’s requirements of being installed on a solid base. After consulting with the customer, we opted for installing the compressor directly onto the cement foundation with the AWA portable cabinet placed around it. This option of custom air compressor cover, offered certain advantages: Cost of installation of the compressor was reduced as well as reducing manufacturing time of the AWA cabinet. This AWA is installed near the top of the mountain, near the ski slope.
AWAs have no throughput or HP limits. We can easily accommodate equipment such as electric screw compressors, lubricated or not, as well as centrifugal machines.
The AWAs can be installed on concrete slabs, as in this case, or the equipment can be fixed to the floor of the AWA.
When the compressor manufacturer requires the installation of concrete foundations, we also have the solution.
We are able to offer you the necessary enclosure!
An expedition to the far north!
Sometimes AWAs must be transported over very long distances and their packaging must be subject to very special requirements.
The AWA was completely redesigned to be able to operate in this particularly cold environment. In order to meet the customer’s requirements of operating in temperatures down to -58°F , the AWA had been double insulated, in addition to the regular insulation of the AWA a layer of urethane had been added to the AWA. This step allowed the AWA to be able to operate in the extreme conditions found in the low Arctic region of Canada.
The site is very remote and only accessible by boat. To ensure transport, the AWA was packed in a vacuum bag and placed in a wooden crate. The AWA travelled from the Port of Quebec to northern Hudson Bay. This packaging protected the AWA from the particularly corrosive sea air.
Today the AWA works very well in open-pit gold mine in the polar environment where operating machinery has its share of challenges!