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Will Your Pump and Equipment Enclosures Stand the Heat?

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Not all process applications are the same. Throw in a hot environment, and things can get complicated, compromising the safety of your employees, equipment, and the environment. That’s why it’s crucial to stabilize the temperature of your chemicals inside your Pump and Equipment Enclosures.

Enclosures that house your pump and other equipment sometimes need a little extra help during the summer months to stay cool. During processing, as your pump generates heat, if not mitigated, the heat buildup can interfere with the operation of the equipment and control panels and even diminish the integrity of the process chemicals—all costly and affects to your bottom line.    

If you operate in a hot climate, keeping your chemical equipment cool in their enclosures can be a challenge in the summer. But not with Peabody Engineering’s compact digital air conditioner modules and circulation fans for our PCS-PLUS 2, PCS-PLUS 4 and PCS-PRO Enclosures. They provide and maintain control of the temperature for the chemical process equipment you are operating..

Climate Control AC ModuleAir Conditioning

With three different models to choose from, each features an attractive industrial design with a galvanized sheet-metal cover and minimal use of visible fasteners, as well as a narrow footprint that accommodates compact attachment to your cabinets. Each uses a cleanable, reusable aluminum mesh filter that protects coils for maximum cooling performance. Other features include:

  • Easy-mount flanges for simple installation.
  • Two levels of corrosion protection.
  • Dust-resistant condenser coil allows the unit to be run filterless in most applications.
  • R134a earth-friendly refrigerants.
  • And much more.

Climate Control - Circulation FanCirculation Fans

Our compact cooling fans are ideal for applications where enclosure space is limited and quiet, reliable cooling is needed. The fans are engineered for 50,000 hours of continuous operation without lubrication or service and can be installed on any surface of an enclosure. With the addition of accessory fan brackets, compact cooling fans can also be installed in any position inside the enclosure for spot cooling or air circulation. Each fan includes these standard features:

  • Maximum operating temperature is 158 F (70 C).
  • 4-in. fan is thermally protected and uses permanently lubricated ball bearings.
  • 6- and 10-in. fans have ball-bearing construction and split-capacitor motors.
  • Split-capacitor motors are thermally protected to avoid premature failure.
  • Dynamically balanced impellers molded from polycarbonate material.
  • 1 finger guard (additional guards available).
  • And much more.

When you need to keep your chemical equipment cool this summer, Peabody Engineering has superior climate control options for our PCS-PLUS and PCS-PRO Enclosures

While summer is upon us, there’s no better time to plan ahead for the colder months to come. At Peabody Engineering, we also offer Heating Modules. The unique design draws cool air from the bottom of the enclosure and passes this air across the thermostat and heating element before being released into the enclosure cavity. Learn more about our heating options here.

Climate Control - Heating Module

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Understanding Design Standards & Our Tanks

By Tanks

At Peabody, we do much of our design and production processes in-house, including our own tooling and rotational plastic molding, which we put through our internal rigorous testing protocols, so we ensure quality at every step of the process. But that is just the beginning. Our tanks are certified and rated by some of the largest governing bodies and standards in North America.

Product certifications might seem like an alphabet soup of acronyms and labels, but they are a very important indicator that a product has been tested to government or other third-party standards and regulations. What does that mean for our customers who buy our certified tanks? It’s an assurance of safety, reliability and quality from both a design and manufacturing perspective.

NSF/ANSI/CAN 61

ProChem® Potable Water Tanks

Our ProChem® Tanks and Gemini Dual Containment® Tanks made from Linear Polyethylene (LPE) are NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 Certified.

NSF is one of the most respected independent certification organizations in public health and safety across the globe. Having the NSF mark lets consumers, distributors, suppliers and regulators know that our tanks have been rigorously tested to comply with all standard requirements.

NSF 61 is the only American National Standard addressing the human health effects of drinking water system components. It is a performance-based standard that evaluates the amount of contaminants that leach from our tanks into drinking water, rather than setting prescriptive limits on content.

The NSF certification process can be long and costly, but it’s part of our commitment to the industry and to our customers. Though the process is product-specific and can get quite technical, generally, here is a summary of the seven steps:

  1. Application and information submission
  2. Product evaluation
  3. Product testing in lab
  4. Manufacturing facility inspection, production confirmation and product sampling
  5. Test results review and acceptance
  6. Contract signed and products listed
  7. Annual plant inspection and retesting

ASTM D 1998 Standard

Gemini Dual Containment Plus

Gemini PLUS

Our Gemini®, Gemini® PLUS 1300 and Prochem® Tanks in LPE, HDPE, XLPE, PPL or PVDF construction are available ASTM D-1998 rated if desired.

American Society for Testing and Materials, or ASTM has designed and set over 12,800 standards that help improve lives and enhance performance and help consumers have confidence in the products they buy and use. That includes ASTM D 1998, a set of standards for cross-linkable polyethylene (XLPE) and non-cross linkable polyethylene (HDPE) polyethylene vertical tanks over 500 gallons.

ASTM D 1998 defines minimum wall thicknesses for these tanks based on several criteria like height, outside diameter, and specific gravity rating. To comply with the standards, the tanks must go through a series of tests that check:

  • Wall thickness test
  • Impact Test
  • Structural integrity test

Additionally, there is a test for cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) tanks to measure the chemical makeup of the tank materials.

EPA 49 CFR

Gemini Dual Containment

Gemini Dual Containment® Tanks

Peabody’s Gemini Dual Containment® Tanks meet or exceed secondary containment requirements under the EPA’s 49 CFR Regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, and the Department of Transportation provide regulatory and enforcement functions for laws promulgated by the U.S. Congress that are designed to protect the environment from contamination and reduce risks to human health and worker safety. They have specific requirements for hazardous chemical safe storage compliance. These regulations are codified in the Code of Federal Regulations: 40 CFR Protection of the Environment, 29 CFR Labor, and 49 CFR Transportation, respectively.

FDA Approved

Our ProChem® Potable Water Tanks are also FDA approved. Though the FDA doesn’t approve equipment used in food processing, they have created a set of requirements that equipment used in food and beverage storage must meet.

Work with us today to build your quality, safe and compliant tank!

Peabody Engineering wins ‘Top Workplaces of 2020’ Award

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Peabody Engineering & Supply, Inc.

We are excited to announce that Peabody Engineering has been selected as a 2020 Top Workplace at our headquarters location in Corona, California. 

Every year, The Top Workplaces select winners based solely on anonymous employee feedback, and more than 70,000 organizations compete. We’re beyond humbled to be recognized as a Top Workplace for the 6th year in a row. 

With a vision and an idea set forth in 1952 Peabody Engineering has grown above and beyond the expectations of its founding father, Richard Peabody. We’re proud to carry on this legacy and embody our vision and mission throughout our workplace. 

Peabody Engineering continues to design and manufacture commercial chemical and water storage tanks through our Rotational Molding division. Peabody also manufactures RF Transparent Architectural Concealment enclosures for hiding cellular and microwave antennas from public view on buildings and other architectural features. Together, all departments and divisions work to plan, prioritize and produce finished quality products that are used all over the United States proudly manufactured right here in Corona, CA.

We want to give a warm thank you to all our loyal patrons, employees, and partners for allowing us to serve with integrity and a passion for excellence in all we do. 

Peabody Engineering’s commitment is to provide the most intuitively designed, high-quality products to our customers available anywhere. We work with “No Boundaries” in honoring God by serving people in need through integrity and a passion for excellence in all we do. We will develop the best possible solution for your application based upon your individual requirements schedule and budget.

We look forward to our fruitful future and working with you to bring you new, improved, and custom products and exceptional customer service in our California location and our new manufacturing location in South Carolina coming soon!