Unparalleled Turnaround On Your Temporary Fabric Structures
Temporary Fabric Structures Needed For Temporary Turnarounds
Chemical process plants, petrochemical plants, and refineries operate on a 24/7 basis, so it isn’t surprising that maintenance needs to be done on a regular basis in order for operations to continue to run smoothly. Turnarounds – which are periodic, planned shutdowns of a processing unit so that maintenance can be performed – are temporary. Every shutdown is unique and usually isn’t performed in the same way, in the exact same environment or by the same team. That is why selecting the right company for covering and your worksite and protecting and helping your employees is critical to your turnaround succeeding.
A large amount of manpower and planning is required by plant turnaround maintenance due to the high volume of maintenance tasks that need to be completed within in a short amount of time. Hundreds of thousands of man-hours might be required, depending on what the time frame is and volume of work.
Turnarounds require numerous interrelated activities to be performed simultaneously, in the same place and frequently on different levels of a plant, so that it is why it is critical to provide adequate space and shelter for increased materials and staff. When there are too many employees trying to work in one area it may cause congestion, and that increases the chances of confusion, errors, conflicts and accidents, which may reduce operational efficiency and can be dangerous for the turnaround crew. Also, keeping increased materials and increased staff on site and near the work may help to keep operations on track and increase productivity.
When choosing a temporary turnaround structure provider, it is important to select an experienced company that understands the following:
Differences Between Non-blast and Blast Shelters
Actually, a temporary fabric structure is more similar to a traditional building that you may realize. You can equip many of the engineered structures with lighting, HVAC, and almost any accessory that new construction contains, from water services to flooring along with everything in between. On-site, climate-controlled facilities are offered for plant shutdowns and turnaround, in addition to being solutions for severe weather that are able to withstand wind, rain, heavy snow or extreme temperatures. Even further protections are taken by blast-resistant, highly-specialized tent, to keep your workforce secure and safe at a hazardous worksite, and allow you to meet your production goals at the same time.
RP 756 API Recommended Practice
Guidance is provided by this RP to help manage the risk of toxic material releases, fires and explosions to on-site personnel using the tents giving guidelines for using blast-resistant shelters. Those tents that have met the API RP 756 756 enable you to locate your break areas near to process areas without having to risk your work crew’s safety. This equates to maximum break time, cost savings, flexibility, and wrench time. Newer blast-resistant tents may be scaled in order to meet your specific needs – which can be 80 to 500 or more workers. This provides a bigger footprint for accommodating more individuals within one space. When compared with smaller capacity modular buildings for workers, you would need to have many more blast-resistant traditional modules.
Importance of Having Sufficient Lightning Protection
This form of protection is very important since lightning strikes directly cause critical mechanical disruptions, dangerous chemical releases, explosions, and fires. When a two-part protection plan is implemented for the construction of a temporary fabric structure – which is a process that protects the internal electrical system as well as the structure itself – it helps you avoid many lightening-related issues. Having a lightning protection system for your fabric structure works to intercept energy bursts from lightning strikes and then steers them towards the ground, which is then dispersed safely in the earth. Diverting of this energy results in the structure and its contents to remain safe, including its electrical system.
When looking for semi-permanent and temporary industrial fabric structures, search for a company that has a documented history of excellence and innovation that you can rely on to provide you with compliant and safe tent solution, regardless of how small or large the needs of your project are. The company should hold OSHA, Pacific Industrial Contractor Screening (PICS0, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), TWIC, HAZWOPER and ISNetworld certifications, in addition to site-specific credentials so that the safety of the workforce and employees is ensured.