Custom Explosion Proof HVAC

If you’re here, its because your unit doesn’t exist…yet. 

We are XP Climate Control.  A custom HVAC manufacturer that builds industrial air conditioners to exacting explosion proof and hazardous location specifications.

Custom HVAC

Every unit we build is custom. Give us your spec, and we’ll design, engineer and make it in 6-10 weeks.

Explosion Proofing

Meticulously screened components and manufacturing processes, we understand failure is not an option.

Coatings

Protect against: salt, acid rain, hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, hydrofluoric acid, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen chloride, sulfur, uric acid etc.

Pressurization

Purge and pressurize your space with a fresh air stack to keep hazardous gases and chemicals out.

We build HVAC for the most extreme conditions on earth.

From minuscule to massive, we’ll manufacturer industrial air conditioners ranging from 0.3 tons (3,600 BTUh) to 100.0+ tons (1,200,000 BTU).  If you need to ad custom coatings, pressurization or explosion proofing to an existing unit, send it our way.  Lots of manufacturers use us as a white-labeled custom unit shop.  

While Explosion proof HVAC is a serious subject, we recognize most people aren’t as passionate about it as us.  We’ve put together a simple guide (with pictures) on how to understand Explosion Proofing in 3 steps. Regardless of your ability to pass a test on what explosion proofing is, let us help you figure out what you need with a free consultation.   Fill out as much information about the unit(s) you need on the Build Yours button and we’ll follow up with a phone call to help you through this process.

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The Explosion Proof Build Process

Start with the “Build Yours” button on the top of this page.  Fill out as much information available to you. Details may include the explosion-proof Class, Division, and Groups or only the fact you know it’s a hazardous location.    It’s not unusual for this to be a new subject to some of our customers.  It’s okay; we’ll help walk you through the process so you understand the right questions you’ll need to ask the engineer or whoever is making the request for the unit.  You can also upload any specs or plans for your project If available.

During regular business hours, you should get an email or phone call back in 1-2 hours where we can discuss your project further.  In this call, we’ll ask a series of questions to make sure we have a full grasp of your project and can provide a relevant quote.  While some projects are similar to others, every unit we quote is custom.  If your unit is similar to other projects we’ve done, we can usually provide a quote in a day or two.  Some designs will require speaking with suppliers and necessitate custom engineering before we can give a price.  In these instances, quotes may take up to 3-5 days.

How soon can you build/customize my unit?

Standard duty manufacturers with pre-engineered product lines often have 4-6 week lead times that stretch up to 8-10 weeks during summer rush.  We’ve heard that some of our competitors have quoted up to 20 week lead times on some units!  We can only build as fast as our slowest supplier.  Our coils are made in Virginia and typically take 4-5 weeks, and our preferred fan manufacturer is in Germany.  Their larger fans can take up to 14 weeks with ocean freight.  If it’s not in stock, wall-mounts and window units will usually take 5-6 weeks where larger tonnage units (15.0 Tons and up) can take 12-14 weeks. If you need it faster, our suppliers will expedite orders for a fee which we have to pass down.  We also have an air conditioner rental fleet if you need something to hold you over until your we build your air conditioner. 

For unit coatings, we have a paint booth on site to coat all our coils and cabinets in-house when they’re ready for it.  On-site coatings cut down on transportation costs, lead times, and ensures the integrity of your coating is done right at the manufacturers.

How much do they cost?

Building a custom unit is always going to be more expensive than something that’s mass produced.  However, there’s no sense in reinventing an air conditioner that already exists but needs customization.  Send us the unit you need to be customized, or we’ll acquire the unit through our relationships with other manufacturers to save money on the front end.

There are few blanket statements we can make about pricing because each job is unique.  Coatings will add years to the life of your unit and typically cost a few thousand dollars.  Explosion proof units can easily be 3-5x the cost of the unit its self.  Class 1 Division 1 is going to cost more than class 1 division 2.  So much depends on your environment, functions, and needs of the unit.

Refinery

Refinery

Comfort and equipment cooling, ventilation and harsh environmental factors with flammable gases.

Refinery

Comfort and equipment cooling, ventilation and harsh environmental factors with flammable gases.

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Chemical Storage

Chemical plants or paint storage facilities where liquid produced vapors may burn or explode.

Chemical Storage

Chemical plants or paint storage facilities where liquid produced vapors may burn or explode.

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Some of the most corrosive conditions on the planet with hydrogen sulfide and methane.

Wastewater Treatment

Some of the most corrosive conditions on the planet with hydrogen sulfide and methane.

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Variable Frequency Drives

VFD’s get hot, and it’s bad news when they go down.  Mission critical climate control in a redundant setup in one unit or two.

Variable Frequency Drives

VFD’s get hot, and it’s bad news when they go down.  Mission critical climate control in a redundant setup in one unit or two.
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Petroleum and Gas

Dirty, noisy and hazardous.  Oil rigs and their accommodations have very specific requirements

Petroleum and Gas

Dirty, noisy and hazardous.  Oil rigs and their accommodations have very specific requirements

Blast Resistant Module

Blast Resistant Module

BRM Offices, Break rooms and restrooms in sensitive areas need HVAC that can handle the stress

Blast Resistant Module

BRM Offices, Break rooms and restrooms in sensitive areas need HVAC that can handle the stress

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