Fabric Structures for Petrochemical Applications

a fabric structure installed at a petrochemical facilityMost petrochemical operations are conducted in the field. Therefore, oil and gas companies need versatile shelter solutions that can be deployed in different types of environments and relied on for lasting performance. That’s why so many oil and gas companies turn to Big Top. Our fabric structures are versatile, cost-effective, and designed to last.

Deployed Where They’re Needed

Our fabric structures do not require a concrete pad as a foundation and can be anchored to nearly anything, even dirt and asphalt, making them a convenient solution for field operations. They can also be installed quickly, at a rate of 2,500 square feet per day, and no outside contractor is needed for deployment. In fact, the experts at Big Top can handle the entire installation with our turnkey service, making it exceptionally easy to set up oil and gas operations.

Long-Term Performance

Big Top’s fabric structures for petrochemical applications are supported by an industrial-grade, galvanized steel frame that is durable enough to last for years—decades, even—with very little maintenance required. They can also be engineered for heavy wind and snow loads for oil and gas operations located in volatile climates.

Protection From the Elements

The fabric cover of our shelters is formulated to repel 99.95% of UV-A and UV-B radiation. This outstanding thermal performance will not only protect your staff from sun exposure but also your equipment, preventing premature degradation due to overexposure. The UV-reflective fabric cover also helps to keep the interior at a pleasant temperature that is, on average, 15 degrees warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than the outside temperature. This means oil and gas personnel will be comfortable as they work throughout the day within a Big Top fabric shelter.

Naturally Illuminated

Another great feature of the fabric cover is that it is translucent and allows sunlight to fully illuminate the interior without aid from an electric lighting system. This can help petrochemical companies save on energy costs.

Customized for Petrochemical Applications

At Big Top, we custom design our fabric structures to meet the unique needs of our valued customers in the petrochemical industry. Our shelters can range in size from 20 to 174 feet wide and nearly any length, and they can be equipped with numerous accessories, such as flooring, doors, HVACs, lightning protection, and more. For oil and gas operations, our temporary buildings are often used as:

  • Drilling rig enclosure systems
  • Pump stations
  • Pipeline surveying shelters
  • Maintenance and repair shops
  • Warehouses
  • Piping enclosures
  • Emergency response shelters
  • Administration operations
  • Meeting areas and conference rooms
  • Cafeterias

Mobility Capabilities

Big Top’s fabric structures are designed to keep pace with changing oil and gas operations. They can be moved around the current footprint intact with a crane, and they can be disassembled and shipped to a new location for re-deployment.

Learn More From Big Top

Petrochemical companies that need reliable and long-lasting shelter solutions for their operations can confidently choose Big Top. Since 1979, we’ve been a leading manufacturer of fabric structures used by oil and gas companies across the country. Learn more about the advantages of our temporary buildings by contacting us today.

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