n IMIESA - A lifeline for repair : construction vehicles & equipment

Volume 41, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 41, Issue 7, Jul 2016, p. 69
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



A well-maintained cooling tower is essential for optimal system performance. Leading rope access specialist Skyriders is demonstrating the most efficient way of achieving this result in a project to repair a 140 m high cooling tower at a petrochemical plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga. The petrochemical plant engaged the services of Aveng Grinaker- LTA, a specialist in concrete repairs, to execute the project. Aveng Grinaker LTA, in turn, saw the need to utilise rope access in order to reduce the downtime incurred and increase the overall safety of the project. "We have been assisting Aveng Grinaker-LTA with rope-access related services for a few years," Mike Zinn, marketing manager, Skyriders, comments. Rope access allowed the team to move freely, while affording a great deal of flexibility on the massive cooling towers, thereby accelerating the project's progress.

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