Aluminum enclosures provide freeze protection and vandal protection for backflow preventers, pumps and control valves. This page will teach you everything you need to know about aluminum enclosures.
Aluminum enclosures provide numerous advantages. A lightweight, yet sturdy and durable material, marine grade aluminum’s lifespan can extend well beyond 30 years. Aluminum can also be easily manipulated, allowing for pipe penetrations, fans or ventilation.
Our modular enclosures allow for easy access to service your waterworks equipment, no vaults to crawl into or cramped spaces to navigate. If a panel is damaged, only that panel needs to be replaced, and PAC-CLAD colorized aluminum is fade-resistant in addition to being rugged and durable for all seasons and climates.
Safe-T-Cover enclosures are braced with sustainably harvested California redwood and the panels themselves are recyclable. And the cost is on par with many cages and even fiberglass solutions.
The difference between Safe-T-Cover aluminum enclosures and other materials used in enclosure development is clear: fiberglass may be a short-term, cost-effective approach, but it will inevitably deteriorate, crack and fail. Insulated bags only cover parts of a valve and do not provide adequate concealment, preventing theft. Cages provide no protection from extreme weather and make the equipment inside prominent for would-be thieves (even if there is no scrap value!) Brick or wood pump houses often require permits, and come at a higher cost with materials and manpower. Many municipalities now prohibit the use of in-ground vaults entirely.
A Safe-T-Cover enclosure is built to last, fade-resistant and marine grade. Modular panels allow for easy access, can be replaced if needed, and are easily manipulated for pipe penetrations or installing fans or venting.
Regardless of standard climate conditions, we recommend the use of a slab-mounted heater with any aluminum enclosure. With freeze events happening everywhere from Texas to Florida and throughout the Sun Belt, it can no longer be assumed that an enclosure, even an insulated enclosure, is itself adequate protection from the weather.
While enclosure manufacturers provide a range of standard, in-stock and ready-to-ship enclosures or enclosure components, many also provide for custom orders made to exact specifications. Safe-T-Cover’s design professionals are always available to discuss your specific needs and develop a tailor-made solution from durable, insulated aluminum panels.