The success of each project starts with our unique marketing team who have "hands-on" experience in engineering, materials, manufacturing, quality control, customer service and field service. They are always available to offer assistance, answer questions, and guide your equipment shelter from design, through production, to on-site delivery - and long after the building is in service. From sales to delivery -- and for as long as you need us -- our "hands-on" staff will be available.
VFP Industries prides itself on being the technical leader in the industry. Our corporate engineering team is responsible for the structural, mechanical, and electrical design for all VFP products. That capability also extends to the design details for equipment integration and installation within the shelters. Prior to production release, engineering prepares manufacturing drawings, long lead item lists, and a complete bill of materials for each shelter.
VFP maintains state-manufactured building approval for every state requiring certification and our in-house professional engineers certify construction drawings for those localities. Where required by contract, engineering can supply additional information including site specific shelter foundation drawings, rigging and off-loading drawings, exterior generator foundation, installation drawings, and more.
Let VFP engineering be a part of your project team from the beginning – our experience and know-how can reduce project costs and schedule..
Typically, field service is associated with installation of shelters on site, assembling of modular units and installation of accessories and items removed to facilitate shipping. But VFP Field Service doesn’t end there.
VFP Field Service personnel provide preventive maintenance services that can include HVAC filter change, re-lamping, generator service and more. Our service can be specific to each installation or it can even be extended to include additional site maintenance not directly associated with the shelter we provide. We understand that down the road, building modifications may be required. Upgrading HVAC equipment, adding ice shields, repairing damage, adding expansion modules and more are all areas that can be routinely handled by VFP Industries Field Service. Contact us today to discuss a field services contract for maintenance or modifications.
Although every effort is made to design shelters with locally available parts, VFP Field Service is your source for all repair and service parts. No matter how long your shelter has been in service, VFP Field Service will be able to get you back up and running with needed parts and repairs.
The integration of generators, dc power plants and UPS equipment is generally considered to be part of the shelter facilities. But a shelter is not complete until operational equipment is installed and commissioned. VFP integration services can provide and install that equipment and deliver a complete system to your site. Integration of cell site, solar or relay equipment in a factory environment reduces the time required to bring a site on line and reduces the associated costs.
At VFP, equipment integration doesn't just include the system racks but support accessories also. Grounding systems, lightning protection, cable ladder and tray, dc power distribution, battery plants, equipment alarm interconnection, cable entry ports, and inter–rack cabling will all be factory installed assuring consistency from site to site. To the extent possible, installed equipment will be tested before leaving the factory.
Shelters present unique requirements when transporting to the site and the VFP transportation department is very familiar with these issues. Over width and overweight loads are the norm and require special permits and routing as well as dedicated over-the-road equipment. The VFP transportation department schedules the required trucks and trailers to accommodate your shelter. Coordination with each state’s Department of Transportation will establish the exact routing required based on loaded dimensions and weight, and the necessary permits will be obtained. Permits specify the approved routes, and the date and time of travel. Often the dimensions or weight require routing around low overpasses, weight restricted bridges and congested areas during peak travel times. Your shelter will be loaded at the factory to support the approved schedule. The transportation department also coordinates the personnel, crane, rigging, and other equipment required to unload and place the shelter on the foundation.