Lankford Painting Company has purchased modular suspended access platforms to let its crews better inspect and repair towers and blades on Siemens 2.3-MW turbines at four different sites in Texas. “We get four different platforms with just one 360° blade-access platform (BAP) configuration. It really comes down to productivity, safety, and cost savings,” says Jim Lankford, President and CEO of Lankford Painting. “Siemens’ folks were extremely impressed with the ease in which we rigged their 300-ft towers and the speed in which we captured the blade, realizing a huge cost savings.”
He says Spider’s modular 360° blade-access platform is simple to install and reconfigures easily to meet simple blade inspection and tower access needs. Modularity makes transporting the system to site easier for blade specialists and asset owners. It conveniently breaks down into pickup-truck loads, easily meeting DOT requirements. The platform relies on an extensively field tested, wide, stable working platform to improve workers’ confidence and productivity.
The entire system is available for purchase or rent from 25 locations in the Americas, with after-sale service support. “With Spider’s expertise in safety, rigging, and training, Lankford’s crew was able to bring in the 360° BAP closer, could simply adjust to the larger blade tip with the manual winch, and easily access the blade-repair area,” says Clint Ramberg, Spider’s Wind Access Director. “Compared to other access methods, the Lankford crew was able to get the platform in the air quicker and capture the blade within eight minutes, a significant cost saving to their clients.” View a blade access video here http://www.spiderstaging.com/wind/360BladeAccess.aspx. And for a white paper on ‘Reducing the O&M Wind Turbine Costs’, contact email@example.com
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