Control houses designed and fabricated by Panelmatic, are modular enclosures engineered to protect internal electrical equipment such as low and medium voltage switchgear (SWGR), motor control centers (MCC), variable frequency drives (VFD), relay and control panels, other mechanical and electrical equipment, personnel and more.
In the pre-fab modular building industry buildings are known by many different acronyms, and we have either constructed them or can build you whatever you need regardless of the name.
Typical Control House Acronyms/Names:
- RIE – Remote Instrument Enclosure
- RIB – Remote Instrument Building
- PDC – Power Distribution Center
- PCR – Power Control Room
- PCE – Power Control Enclosure
- IPA – Integrated Power Assembly
- CEMS – Continuous Emissions Monitoring Shelter
- E-House – Electrical House
- Modular Control Building
- Switchgear Building
- Prefabricated Electrical Building
There is no other control building manufacturer in the United States that offers (3) three different construction methods, except Panelmatic. We manufacture your project to meet your specifications and budget. If size dictates, your building can be constructed in multiple sections. The sections can then be married on-site where the electrical and environmental integrity will be maintained. We can provide field service personnel for installation and startup. We are also experienced in dealing with multiple classification requirements that you may need, as well as state & 3rd party certifications and labeling.
Panelmatic control houses provide tremendous time & cost savings to the client in several ways. On-site installation costs are considerably reduced because equipment installation, power distribution, and control wiring are performed at the factory. Final testing is completed at Panelmatic, not on-site. Our clients can then come in and perform Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of the completed unit. We can provide up to 480V power standard for testing capability and energizing equipment. Site construction can be done in parallel with the control building reducing overall project lead time. Panelmatic can supply you a turn-key, fully integrated and tested control house for a seamless job site installation.
There is no other control building manufacturer in the United States that offers (3) three different construction methods, except Panelmatic. Each method exists to ensure we meet your specifications and budget.
This design option utilizes plug welds to put together the panels of the control house. Plug welding of the panels gives the advantage of constructing more difficult angles and in tighter spaces than in spot welding. Also, with more penetration, it delivers greater joint strength. Because of the required penetration of plug welds, this design option is ideal for thicker panels ranging from 11 to 14 gauge.
The use of A60 galvannealed steel offers panels with superior anti-corrosive features as well as excellent adhesion to paint, which is critical to long-term integrity of the structure. To complement the panel, fabricators apply the abrasive and chemical resistant Sherwin Williams 8890 paint system.
Other paint systems can be specified as per client specifications. For the insulation, Batten, which consists of mineral wool or fiberglass is an inexpensive and flexible option. On the other hand, polyiso is much more rigid, and has superior insulation of up to 6.8 R-Value per inch of thickness.
The Panel Lock design option uses G90 galvanized steel panels of thinner gauges between 16 and 18. Because the panels are thin, they are put together using “J” interlocking, which is faster than welding and remains leak-free.
Also, these thinner panels provide flexibility and a greater variety of shapes and corners. Similar to the Panel Weld option, this design uses either batten or polyiso insulation, with the Sherwin Williams 8890 paint system. Further enhancement options include powder coating, fire rated walls, and a rodent barrier base.
The Panel Span offers the thinnest panels of the design options with galvalume steel between gauges 18 and 24. Thus, having the most flexibility of all the options. To improve its strength and durability, the panels are prefinished and ribbed.
Due to prefinishing, panel span is ideal for indoor applications where UV solar radiation and adverse weather is avoided. The more robust RC5 could be used for panels that are for control houses in external environments. This control house design option comes with up to 15 standard colors and a moisture-proof vinyl-backed fiberglass insulation. Similar to the Panel Lock, there are options of a rodent barrier base and fire-rated exterior walls.
If size dictates, your control house can be constructed in multiple sections. The sections can then be married on-site where the electrical and environmental integrity will be maintained. We can provide field service personnel for installation and startup. We are also experienced in dealing with multiple classification requirements that you may need, as well as state & 3rd party certifications and labeling.