Bricking Solutions, introduces its Rolling Work Platform for improved safety and efficiency during maintenance of horizontal vessels. The platform offers 25% increased productivity over traditional rolling scaffolds and features a durable, custom-engineered design. It is used in a variety of applications including water treatment, tunneling and mining.
“The drive for enhanced safety and efficiency influences every Bricking Solutions innovation,” said Heather Harding, Bricking Solutions managing director. “When a customer came to us looking for an innovative solution to increase productivity and uptime when servicing long stretches of pipe, we went straight to the drawing board to create the tool they needed.”
The result was the Rolling Work Platform, which capitalizes on Bricking Solutions’ signature modular design and pin-together construction developed for the EZ Flexx50 Bricking Machine and EZ Lift Suspended Platform. Coupled with a hydraulic jack system, the Rolling Work Platform is erected in as little as 30 minutes and adjusts to maintain a level working surface in less than 20 minutes — even while operating in vessels with an incline of up to 20 degrees. Traditional rolling scaffolds allow similar modifications, but only by dismantling and rebuilding the structure to account for incline. This process can take over an hour each time and requires crews to keep proper tools on hand, taking up valuable scaffold space.
Bricking Solutions manufactures the Rolling Work Platform using high-strength 6061-T6 aluminum which offers the same strength as steel at a third of the weight, making it lighter and easier to maneuver than traditional scaffolding systems. Four-inch swivel caster wheels further increase mobility on flat or rounded surfaces, such as those found in tunnels and pipes. The structure comes standard at 3.5 meters long (11 foot, 4 inches) but can be customized up to 5 meters (16 feet) to fit a variety of vessels. With a capacity of 907 kilograms (2,000 pounds), the Rolling Work Platform can easily support a three-person crew and all required materials, further increasing efficiency and safety.
The platform consists of small modular pieces for easy assembly. Each piece weighs 18 kilograms (40 pounds) or less and can fit through a 91.4-centimeter (36-inch) diameter access hole. Pin connections improve strength over welded connections and allow for fast assembly.
The Rolling Work Platform comes standard with Perf-O-Grip planking for a non-slip surface and safety fall guards for an industry-leading 3:1 safety factor.