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Custom Engineering Labs, Kit Boxes, and Engineering Structures

Built to either be rented, sold or lease purchased, ABS offers harsh environment portable laboratories that can meet any rating requirement, including:

  • ABS, USCG, DNV, NORSOK ratings
  • extreme temperatures and harsh environments
  • custom paint colors and logo application for brand consistency
  • unique sizes and uses

Each building can be customized to a client's needs, both in size and interior configuration, and are built to withstand harsh environments while providing safety to the occupants. Specific requests are easily accommodated due to complete in-house construction.


We offer several models and sizes for engineering cabins, ranging from 8'W x 8'L thru 8' x 40.'


Although each model has standard features, some models such as the Harsh Environment Structure come with sink systems complete with water discharge hose and water inlet hose. Portable fire and gas detection is standard with any rated unit. An emergency lighting system is available upon request and any unit can be wired for telephone, email or intercom capability. All units come purge equipped and ready to go either on land, barge, or offshore drilling rig.


Other features on the Harsh Environment Labs include:

  • Magnehalic purge systems with automatic power shutdown upon pressure loss with audible and visual alarms
  • Visual purge indication of safe or fail status
  • Air conditioning systems available for class 1, division 1 and 2
  • Offshore approved exane power cable
  • Stepdown voltage transformers for 480/240 volts Unit wiring for European standards easily done
  • Safety cages mounted over air conditioning units - window safety covers also available
  • Forklift loading pockets and certified lifting points; certified slings are standard with each cabin
  • Ventilation hoods: fan system for synthetic mud testing can be provided upon client request
  • Communication systems available
  • Skid packages for on/off loading are standard

These multi-purpose, portable buildings can be be utilized either offshore or as a land unit. These units can serve as a:

  • Mud Engineering Test Lab
  • Directional Drilling Work Area
  • Measurement While Drilling Unit
  • Portable Offices
  • Pipelay barge data unit
  • Portable Company Representatives Unit
Or let us design and construct buildings for your special use, like
Cooling Rooms or Kit Boxes.