For many industrial operations, protecting sensitive equipment such as pumps and generators from harsh environmental conditions is crucial for ensuring reliability, performance, and longevity. Modular outdoor equipment enclosures are durable solutions that offer adaptability to meet the diverse needs of different industries.

Read on to learn about the benefits, features, and applications of outdoor equipment enclosures. To see more industrial storage solutions, view our market page.

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Benefits of Outdoor Industrial Equipment Enclosures

Weather Resistance

outdoor equipment enclosureOutdoor equipment enclosures are built to provide robust protection for sensitive machinery in the harshest of weather conditions. They use durable materials such as steel, concrete, aluminum, or fiberglass, which offer excellent resistance against corrosion, UV radiation, and moisture. Galvanized roofs provide superior protection, and vapor barriers contain humidity.

All units include insulation to regulate internal temperature and reduce the impact of external weather conditions on the equipment inside. You can opt for extra-galvanized floor sheeting and double-insulated glass windows for maximum durability.


Equipment housed in outdoor environments is vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and unauthorized access. Modular equipment enclosures address these concerns with its security features, such as lockable doors, access control systems, and surveillance options. Additional safety features like fire suppression systems and smoke alarms ensure the well-being of both equipment and personnel.

Ease of Installation

prefabricated equipment enclosuresOne of the significant advantages of modular outdoor equipment enclosures is their ease of installation. The prefabricated components are constructed off-site and quickly assembled on-site with minimal disruption to operations. The enclosures are prewired to meet National Electric Code standards and are ready for use upon installation. Lead times are as few as six weeks.

Noise Reduction

Certain industrial equipment can generate significant noise levels, which can disrupt nearby personnel or communities. Custom equipment enclosures can incorporate soundproofing materials, reducing noise emissions to acceptable levels. The standard steel walls provide a 25-30 decibel reduction from the outside volume, with additional soundproofing available. Visit our online store to see our industrial storage products.


equipment enclosuresOutdoor equipment enclosures are designed with versatility in mind. These modular enclosures come in various sizes, shapes and designs, allowing businesses to select the optimal solution for their equipment. Modular equipment enclosures can also be easily modified and relocated, allowing businesses to adapt to changing needs or site reconfigurations. The floorplans are completely customizable and a variety of innovative design options are available, including:

  • Load-bearing roofs for stacking
  • Ability to mount on existing building roofs
  • Floorless (for crane installation over existing equipment)
  • Ability to attach multiple units end-to-end or side to side
  • Movable by forklift or crane

Features of Outdoor Equipment Enclosures

These prefabricated equipment enclosures can be custom-designed around your equipment for optimal functionality, with various standard and optional features available. The custom equipment enclosures accommodate various sizes and specifications, with floor space ranging from 100 to 100,000 square feet. Features of industrial pump enclosures are listed below.

Prefabricated pump enclosure standard features:

  • 26- or 29-gauge exterior steel frame
  • Forklift pockets for ease of transportation
  • Reinforced walls
  • Complete floor with galvanized supports
  • Complete lighting and electrical systems

industrial equipment enclosuresOptional features:

  • Angled walls
  • Automatic door closures
  • Baseboard heating systems
  • Carpeting or vinyl flooring
  • Computer wiring conduits
  • Corrugated roofs
  • Exhaust fans
  • HVAC units
  • Lavatories
  • Security systems
  • Security windows
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Sound-deadening materials
  • Sprinklers
  • Stackable roofs
  • Storage compartments
  • Tinted or reflective windows
  • Ventilation
  • Alternate construction materials and exterior finishes are available.

Outdoor Equipment Enclosure Applications

outdoor equipment enclosuresThe applications of outdoor equipment enclosures span various industries. Types of equipment commonly housed by the outdoor enclosures include:

  • Water pumps
  • Electrical equipment such as generators, switchgears, and transformers
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Fire suppression equipment
  • Industrial control rooms
  • Machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Oil and gas control systems, pumps, valves, and equipment
  • Wastewater treatment systems and pumps

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Contact Us for Outdoor Equipment Enclosures

Southwest Solutions Group® provides design and installation services for custom outdoor equipment enclosures. We will also provide a free consultation to determine your needs and specifications before the design begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.



Industrial Testimonials


“Working with Southwest Solutions including Matt, Susan, and especially Brad was great. They provide amazing customer service. Brad and the install team were especially great. Very professional, easy to work with, and did the work quickly and very well with very little input from us. If we need help with carousel storage moves, parts, or new equipment we will start with Southwest Solutions. ”

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“The team at Southwest Solutions were nothing short of fantastic. First meeting with Craig, I received a customized design, in person, based on my office needs while still maintaining an efficient layout and being cost effective. Craig explained everything clearly, allowing me to understand that as modular mill-work, I would be able to move it if I ever changed offices, but without the added sales pressure to immediately make a decision. Once I had decided, I worked with Chris who assisted in picking out the finishes and scheduling the delivery and installation. The professionalism of Craig and Chris spoke volumes and I would highly recommend anyone looking to transform or fit-out an office to contact Southwest Solutions.”

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“I want to let you know that we all really appreciated your team mentality, professionalism and dedication shown on this project. It was a pleasure working with you and your office and we look forward to many more. Please pass along my gratitude to everyone who worked on this project. Thanks! ”

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“I just want to take a minute to let you know how good of a job your install crew did yesterday. They were quick, fast, courteous and very consensus during the install. They were awesome to say the least. Being in the service business ourselves, we know that you can never hear the words “Good Job” often enough. Please pass this along to your crew.”
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