The cement industry is one of the most important industries. It creates a material that’s used every day and is paramount when it comes to the world’s infrastructure. Within this industry, there’s a huge demand for industrial scaffolding to speed up operations, keep costs down, and minimize downtime. Because scaffolding is such an important part of cement production, Layher creates top quality products to ensure the highest level of safety in the industry.
Why the Industrial Cement Industry Is Important?
If you didn’t know, cement is the second-most-used substance in the world, with water being the first-most-used. It goes without saying that cement is the most-used build material, so it’s clearly very important.
Operations that use or fabricate cement understand the value of their product. However, they can only operate when they have access to tough-to-reach areas. When it comes to making cement, every minute that the equipment is down is a lot of money lost.
For a lot of these problems, industrial scaffolding is the solution.
What Is Industrial Scaffolding?
Industrial scaffolding is a family of scaffolding. It focuses on high strength, versatility, and usability in harsh environments.
Scaffolding is a temporary support structure. It allows people to access areas that would be otherwise inaccessible. They’re especially useful in areas where a permanent staircase or fixture can’t go.
The Major Uses of Industrial Scaffolding
Industrial scaffolding has so much versatility, but there are two common themes amongst most of the major uses:
- It helps you reach elevated areas where permanent fixtures can’t be installed
- It provides a flat surface to work on
Why Do Cement Plants Need Scaffolding?
When it comes to the cement industry, scaffolding is necessary. Cement plant require scaffold for ongoing maintenance and turnarounds.
Most of the maintenance is performed at an elevation which requires scaffold to perform the work at height.
Maintenance can be mission critical, and time is of essence, especially when there is a major safety concern or unplanned downtime. Thus, it is of utmost importance for any scaffold service provider to have a scaffold that has an optimum in safety for workers and equipment, is adaptive and versatile, and easy to assemble.
Cement plans also require scaffolding for planned maintenance of their equipment, also referred to as turnarounds. Even during turnarounds, time and safety are critical. The shorter the turnaround, the faster the plant is back online and producing. During turnarounds, scaffold plays an essential role. Like maintenance scaffold, it needs to provide an optimum in safety for workers and equipment. It also needs to be adaptive and versatile so that a minimum or no custom build are required. It also needs to be easy to assemble, i.e. like Layher Allround with its bolt-free connection.
In addition, turnarounds require enhanced planning capabilities. 3D Models of plant equipment can serve as a blueprint for scaffold planners. Scaffolds can be pre-planned in detail to meet the requirements of the various trades. Thus, during execution, there are less surprises regarding scaffolding which is a solid foundation for faster and smoother execution. It is important for any scaffold service provider to have access to these enhanced digital 3D planning capabilities.
Using industrial scaffolding in the cement industry will help save money, time, and reduce the impact of maintenance and emergency repairs. If you want reliable scaffolding, you can turn to our pros at Layher. We have the industry-specific expertise that your facility needs.