Case Studies in Transport & distribution

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AADEPT

The roads in and around our workshops, yards and factory are extremely busy thoroughfares. Vehicles of every size and type are moving materials at all hours of the day and night. A problem developed in the concrete section right outside our offices, as the concrete began to break up. Obviously, we sought to address the…

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Open sider containers – Tackle and rig store

This one was our very own problem to solve. A reorganisation of our factory and workshops meant that a secure and weathertight solution for where to keep some of our larger lifting tackle and equipment was needed. Things like the heavy duty lifting beams, boat cradles and cage racks for the lifting chains required forklifts…

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Blocking and jacking – Crane strain

Using: NEW Wooden Sleepers For supporting loads whilst jacking, nothing really beats a nicely sawn, hardwood sleeper. Their combination of mass, strength, fantastic performance under compression and fibrous reluctance to slip or shift when stacked in correctly, makes them the engineers first choice when dealing with high mechanical loadings. That’s why when a maintenance job…

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Filling station curtilage – Making an excavation safe

Using: ALLOY  PLATE 3.0 X 1.5 X 40mm An underground feeder line in a long standing petrol station site suffered a breach due to the concrete above being overloaded over a period of many years. The engineers sent to site were to isolate the problem and stem the leak, but in locating it a large…

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S.E Area Gas main replacement – SGN/SSE

Using: Low Pros It is often said that the home is one of the most hazardous job-sites there is. So when a team of gas engineers turns up in a residential street, literally right outside your front door, bodies like SGN/SSE demand the absolute pinnacle of safety related hardware available. That’s why whenever they are…

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Working with U.K Airports – Protecting new concrete

Using: 6m x 3m x 25mm AIR SIDE – Steel C/W Bevelled Edge and SALLY Even those that have never set foot on a runway or airside apron will have looked out a plane window in wonder at the massive patchwork quilt of concrete panels that make up modern ground airport infrastructure. It is of…

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Ashtead Level Crossing Works – Network Rail

Using: 6m x 3m x 25mm Anti Skid – Steel C/W Bevelled Edge and SALLY A fundamental planning oversight from many years ago had left a Network Rail maintenance manager with a really serious problem. A section of roadway on a level crossing was in dire need of repair. This would normally a difficult enough…

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Toyoda Gosei Ltd – Swansea – South Wales

Using: 4m x 2m x 25mm – Steel C/W SALLY A Japanese injection mouldings manufacturer, specialising in products for the automotive industry invested millions of pounds in its Swansea facility. This included a huge new concrete floor slab on which some new and very heavy injection moulding machines were to be installed. A series of…

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Airside – London Heathrow

Using: 3m x 1.5m x 25mm Airside – Steel C/W Bevelled Edge and SALLY Having supplied plates for ‘airside’ projects in the past we were aware of some of the problems faced by these challenging sites. Normal friction treatments were unsuitable for various reasons including; Should the resin-grit become unadhered due impact, bending of plates…

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Platform works – Eurostar TMD – Temple Mills, London

Using: 2.0m x 2.0m x 25mm Anti Skid – Steel C/W Bevelled Edge and SALLY A customer with Eurostar as a client was commissioned to do some extensive works on the rolling stock maintenance workshops at Temple Mills ‘Train Maintenance Depot’ (TMD). As one would expect, Eurostar are an operation with significant engineering expertise and…

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