Kelda Water Power Tower Case Study

January 8, 2019   •   Posted in ATEX Low Level Access Platform, General

Kelda Water Power Tower Case Study

PECO & ECOLIFT RANGE CASE STUDY

 

The ATEX rated Power Tower Ecolift & Pecolift are the next generation of low level access equipment which is designed for use in harsh zone 1 hazardous environments . These drastically improve safety and efficiency when compared to using conventional ladders, as there is no requirement to have people holding the ladder, observing the operation or three points of contact.

 

These units can reduce the volume of scaffolding on site for low level work or rope access requirements and are also:

  • Oil, Battery & Power Free
  • Max Working Heights 3.5m & 4.2m
  • Raises in 11secs/15secs
  • Patented Handle Elevation System
  • “Auto-lok” Brake on Elevation
  • Lightweight & Easy to Manoeuvre
  • Triple Guard Rails, Tool Tether Points, ATEX Certified
  • Unlimited Lift Cycles
  • Virtually Maintenance Free
  • Designed & Manufactured in the UK

 

Kelda Water Services – Grampian Case Study: Access for Inspection of Compactor

“This shows side panel access of the compactor, primarily to inspect the condition of the brushes and scraper, also used for gearbox oil level check and top up and to gain access to the top hood to attach slings for removal of hood for cleaning and full inspection tasks.”

“The only other method would be to erect a scaffold, which would obviously take a great deal of time to erect, which is not efficient in an operational mode.”

“Total time savings against scaffold erect and dismantle would be approx. 1 shift to erect and 1 shift to dismantle.”

“The use of this platform is a much easier and timely option in the event of a breakdown during operations which is critical as prolonged shutdowns can result in additional costs.”

 

Kelda Water Services – Grampian Case Study: Cable Installation and Gas Detector Inspections

“This is a much easier method for cable installation and fixed gas detector inspection, this also saves us having to utilise the scaffold team to either erect a scaffold, or the use of small hop up scaffold.”

“Working from this platform is also a safer method of low level access. Time savings against scaffolding approx. 1 shift to erect and 1 shift to dismantle.”

“Access and egress issues due erected scaffold would not be an issue due to ease of mobility of Pecolift.”

“We could manage these applications safely working alongside the other operational teams to carry the required maintenance out at our own convenience without the need for scaffolding.”

 

Kelda Water Services – Grampian Case Study: Access to Low Level Pipe Work

“This is a much easier method for pipe installation and inspection, this also saves us having to utilise the scaffold team to either erect a scaffold, or the use of small hop up scaffold.”

“Working from this platform is also a safer method of low level access. Time savings against scaffolding approx. 1 shift to erect and 1 shift to dismantle.”

“Access and egress issues due erected scaffold would not be an issue due to ease of mobility of Pecolift.”

“We could manage these applications safely working alongside the other operational teams to carry the required maintenance out at our own convenience without the need for scaffolding.”

 

Summary of benefits:

  • Safer
  • Ease of mobility
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of deployment
  • Enhances working at height safety
  • Reduced scaffold costs
  • Reduced scaffold inspection costs
  • Single man operation
  • Simultaneous operations possible

 

First Integrated Estimate of Cost Savings

Access for Inspection of Compactor–

Kelda estimate of time saved: 1 shift to erect and 1 shift to dismantle.
Kelda information on number of people per shift – 2
Kelda information on Scaffold cost – £300 per day
FIS estimate of true cost per person per day onsite based on industry rule of thumb – approx. £250 per day
So total cost saving is 2 shifts * 2 people * £250 = £1k saving every time scaffold is required.

If we assume you require scaffold for 7 days & £300 per day then – then true saving becomes over £3k every time this is required.

 

Cable Installation and Gas Detection –

Kelda estimate of time saved: 1 shift to erect and 1 shift to dismantle.
Kelda information on number of people per shift – 2
Kelda information on Scaffold cost – approx. £300 per day
FIS estimate of true cost per person per day onshore based on industry rule of thumb – approx. £250 per day
So total cost saving is 2 shifts * 2 people * £250 = £1k saving every time scaffold is required

If we assume you require scaffold for 7 days & £300 per day then – then true saving becomes over £3k every time this is required.

 

Access to Low Level Pipe Work–

Kelda estimate of time saved: 1 shift to erect and 1 shift to dismantle.
Kelda information on number of people per shift – 2
Kelda information on Scaffold cost – approx. £300 per day
FIS estimate of true cost per person per day onsite based on industry rule of thumb – approx.£250 per day
So total cost saving is 2 shifts * 2 people * £250 = £1k saving every time scaffold is required

If we assume you require scaffold for 7 days @£300 per day then – then true saving becomes over £3k every time this is required.

 

Opportunity Cost –

The above cost savings do not incorporate the fact you can have multiple scaffold operations ongoing at any one time elsewhere on site.

 

First Integrated Solutions and Power Towers Limited would like to thank Kelda Water Services – Grampian, especially the staff at Nigg waste water treatment works for allowing us to share the feedback of their Power Tower trial with you.

 

For more information or to book your demonstration please contact:

 

Emma Dressel– Business Development Manager
Emma.dressel@firstintegrated.co.uk
Mobile:07717667016

Gary Taylor – Business Development Director
Gary.taylor@firstintegrated.co.uk
Mobile:07767827373