HOME MINING NEWS BLOG DOWNLOADS TRAINING PARTNERS LEGAL MINING LAWS ABOUT US CONTACT US
(GMT +2)
 
Mining News
Skyriders Receives Recognition for a Customised Solution
02 March 2020
Skyriders Receives Recognition for a Customised Solution

Well-known for its innovation in devising customised solutions for specific client requirements, rope-access specialist Skyriders recently received recognition from a major petrochemical producer for achieving a significant reduction in its maintenance costs, and boosting health and safety at the same time.

The recognition was for a methodology devised by Skyriders to assist with removing bulky equipment from difficult to reach locations for inspection, calibration and repair, and then returning the equipment safely to its exact location. Marketing Manager Mike Zinn explains that, due to the strict health and safety requirements of the petrochemical industry, a lengthy consultation process was embarked upon with the client’s safety department to refine the solution.

The biggest challenge posed was that, while the equipment was too bulky to be manoeuvred by personnel, it was not sufficiently heavy to require cranage. However, a crane was still necessary due to the restricted or limited access, with a shortage of space in which the equipment could be manoeuvred with ease.

A diagonal cable way was erected to lift and move the piece of equipment up and over any obstacles, which weighed 80 kg. Thereafter it was transported to the workshop. Upon its return, the diagonal cable way system was simply reverse-rigged in order to return the equipment to the interior of the tank.
Zinn adds that the system devised by Skyriders has diverse applications, depending on its weight limitation. “The way forward is to learn from and refine this methodology even further, and increase the scope and flexibility of its use.”

A highly experienced four-person team from Skyriders completed the project on 17 December 2019. It is anticipated that more work will be forthcoming from the petrochemical producer, which has equipment in additional tanks that needs to be moved for maintenance and calibration.
 

Archive
News ArticleView Article
Cummins ReCon Parts are a cost-effective alternative for customers View
Pratley Extensive Range of Lugs and Ferrules View
A new breathalyser procedure and holding station has what it takes to aid in COVID-19 prevention in South Africa View
AI and Mining's Brave New Frontier View
GEM supplies four SANY SYL956s to Asante Dinoko for Eskom contract View
Industrial UPS first for ABB at major local petrochemical company View
Drive engineered packaged solutions tailored for your application needs View
Mines can’t ignore the carbon tax. But they can take control of it. View
Skyriders continues to offer essential maintenance during lockdown View
Skyriders to offer external training at its Midrand academy View
12345678910...
Our Partners
ArriveAlive ALCO-Safe
Alcohol Breathalysers PSA
HSE Solutions Old Mutual iWyze
Ctrack Intelligent Solutions Win a Billboard
Become a Partner Become a Partner
Save up to 30% on insurance premiums
Links
Quick Links
News
  • Cummins ReCon Parts are a cost-effe
  • Pratley Extensive Range of Lugs and
  • A new breathalyser procedure and ho
  • AI and Mining's Brave New Frontier
  • GEM supplies four SANY SYL956s to A
  • Industrial UPS first for ABB at maj
  • Drive engineered packaged solutions
  • Mines can’t ignore the carbon tax.
  • Skyriders continues to offer essent
  • Skyriders to offer external trainin
  •        Articles
  • Fleet Management and Mining Safety
  • What is a water audit and why does
  • What to Consider When Hiring Equipm
  • How to Apply for Mining Finance
  • Top Tips for Improving Welding Safe
  • Behaviour based safety programmes r
  • Training and preparedness the steps
  • DRA Sets Gold Standard On Elikhulu
  • How drones are assisting companies
  • Dangerous jobs: what is and is not
  •        Useful Links
  • Mining Laws
  • Training
  • Downloads
  • Blog
  • About Us
  • Contact Us
  • Home  |   Contact  |   Browser  |   Disclaimer  |   Privacy Policy  |   CMS    
    © 2020 Mining Safety