Tower Stair LLC has recently engineered a series of new stair systems designed to replace open ladders in wind turbine towers. The Stair Tower Module Systems significantly improves the time it takes authorized personnel to ascend and descend the wind tower reducing the cost of tower installation and future farm operations. Existing access options available for wind power tube towers include the open ladder system with fall arrest and the electric lift system. Both of these systems have significant drawbacks including; extensive training and certification, special safety equipment, special physical capabilities, scheduled maintenance requirements and access to electricity. The existing systems typically limit travel to one person at a time traveling in only one direction at a time making ingress and egress time consuming, inefficient and unsafe. Those system limitations make emergency response difficult and do no provide for practical emergency exit. Stairs provide the only reasonable way to evacuate people from the top of tall structures in the case of fire or other emergency exit situations.
Probably the greatest advantage to the Stair Tower Module System is that numerous authorized personnel or emergency responders or both can use the system at the same time, moving in both directions at the same time. Accessible and efficient ingress and egress is absolutely crucial to economically and safely support tower erection, setup, maintenance and more importantly emergency response. We also offer versatile folding work platforms. They fold up for shipment and installation into the tower tube sections. They fold down to serve as a convenient work platform. They fold up to allow for a temporary hoist way or a permanent electric lift way. They fold back down to serve as a work platform at anytime. Benefits afforded the wind industry by the Stair Tower Module System are diverse and profound. We invite you to perform your own cost analysis to determine the economic benefits that might be gained by vastly improving safety, accessibility and efficiency for personnel to ascend and descend tall wind towers. Call for a free feasibility study along with pricing and delivery for a Stair Tower Module System customized to your project needs.
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