Custom equipment enclosure
Tricel manufacture custom equipment enclosures and mounting system for Sabre
Sabre required the development of a custom equipment enclosure to protect instruments on two of their systems and came to Tricel with the outline of their unique requirements. After discussing their needs, we developed and provided them with a specially developed SMC housing that delivered extreme instrument protection and met all of their personalised specifications.
Sabre is an established provider of high quality, reliable solutions and a leading manufacturer of instrument valves, manifolds and instrumentation protection systems with over 60 years of successful experience. Their products are used by many of the world’s leading oil, gas, power and processing companies. Primary concerns for this client were safety in operation and long-term service dependability.
Challenges of Sabre’s custom equipment enclosure
Sabre required custom equipment enclosures in order to provide strong, reliable and durable for their instrument mounting and enclosure system. The systems which were to be housed were costly and sensitive, protection was paramount to the company’s expectations. This protection also needed to be highly resistant to weathering and changes in temperature as exposure to the element was a factor.
Furthermore, elements of the brief requirements were a strong heat-resistant quality to provide protection in the event of a fire as well as protection from ultraviolet (UV) degradation. UV was a concern as constant exposure to sunlight can cause products to crack or disintegrate. The instruments developed by Sabre are highly specialised and can be sensitive, and it was important to ensure they were safely protected from different types of exposure.
How we helped
Tricel is a well-established leading expert within the custom moulding industry with over 60 years of highly successful operations. With manufacturing capabilities in both the UK and Ireland, we develop and deliver innovative solutions to a wide range of industries. Using sheet moulding compounds and glass reinforced plastics we design and produce highly specialised products for multiple sectors.
Accordingly, we were able to deliver a complete system which met all their requirements with an SMC enclosure which offered excellent protection. The high strength to low weight ratio of the fibre reinforced composite material was highly durable, weather resistant, UV protected, and fire resistant and offered the form of security which was required for Sabre’s equipment enclosures.
The protective equipment enclosure was delivered in a specified off-white colour as requested. Products are pigmented to the individual requirements of clients to any colour which is necessary. Such products are also highly suited to post-production painting due to an ideal surface quality for top coat application.
The final result
To conclude, Sabre was extremely happy with the results of Tricel’s custom equipment enclosure, and we have continued to produce products for them for over 16 years. Today, these products are a key accessory in the supply and installation of a selection of Sabre installations.
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