Now is the time to provide better upgrade or maintenance practices to your vertical vessels, just like any other routine inspection or maintenance task. The removal or replacement of refractory in the vertical-vessels can be a costlier burden on your shoulders at the time of downtime & you will end up in loss of your productivity. Few reasons for that can be hidden inside the traditional solutions for the accessing the vertical surfaces and that is the process of scaffolding, but this thing can severely limits the efficiency. Apart from that, scaffolding can increase various safety issues for the employees.
You need to invest in custom-built suspended platforms for your vertical vessel operations and in order to reclaim the maintenance productivity. These custom build systems need to be lightweight, heavy duty metal platforms that should be erected inside vessel & raised/lowered by electric hoists for easy & hustle free maintenance.
As compared to scaffolding suspended platform, other suspended platform can provide you a lot of benefits by eliminating the setup time. The maintenance schedules with the scaffolding platforms is huge, but still you can customise your suspended platform for giving a boost-up to your productivity & thus increasing the overall productivity & safety during the maintenance process.
Getting a Speedy Setup
One of the biggest drawback of the scaffolding system is that it takes so much time and efforts to erect and this is the biggest drain for your productivity. This involves complexity of the operations to be performed as well as juggling different number of hardware, pipes and various other materials for the creation of structure. Also, the erection can be varied in accordance with vessel size & configuration. All these things can have a huge impact on the maintenance budget & timelines.
For the simplest solutions, you can implement any modular designed, pin-up construction. This process for sure can reduce the tools & number of components used for the erection & thus allowing your workers to finish the setup in no time. Also, the pin connection allows faster assembly & improvement in platform strength as compared to welded connections. During the time when platform need to be raised, you can have some flexibility.
Enough room to Move
Even after assembling the platform, you need to have continuous addition of productivity benefits as with the scaffolding, materials and tools need to be hoisted-up to the extent to desired height at a time and it’s a slow process with the weight of physical toll. On the other hand, with the help of suspended platform, you can better transmit the weight up-to 2700kg both up & down and its open design can deliver you enough space for the tools, materials & personnel. Your workers can operate comfortably within the same area, thus getting the efficient maintenance. Your staff members can easily load entire materials needed at the beginning of shift at which your platform is positioned at vessel’s access point. Simply lower down the hanging platform, load the required material when the need comes and then return to your position at the beginning.
You can considerably save both time and efforts and thus increasing the overall efficiency of your maintenance productivity and limiting the overall trips needed both up & down.