Job: Re-coating of 83m high, Industrial Chimney by means of Rope Access
Value: £20,000 per year
Access: Four man IRATA team
Summary: The chimney extracts various gases and air from the laboratories below and discharges them into the atmosphere 83m above ground level.
Peninsula Access Ltd have carried out the tactile inspection and ongoing maintenance of the industrial chimney since 2011. They were approached by their existing client in 2016 to propose a full re-coating scheme to be undertaken over the next five years in order to preserve the longevity of the structure.
Peninsula Access worked closely with coating consultants, paint inspectors and suppliers to gain a suitable specification and application method for a structure that is subject to such harsh weather conditions.
Phase 1, the top 15meters was successfully completed over a period of two weeks in September 2017.
Phase 2, the next 20meters below Phase 1 was successfully completed over a period of three weeks in May 2018.
Phase 3, the next 20meters below Phase 2 was successfully completed over a period of three weeks in May 2019.
Phases 4 and 5 are already planned for the coming years 2020 and 2021.