News


Skyriders’ contract at major petchem producer

June 2018 News

From work at tank farms to power station boiler inspection, Skyriders’ five year contract at a major petrochemical producer in South Africa has progressed in leaps and bounds. The access specialist began its association with the company by carrying out maintenance and inspection work on its fire water systems. “Over the years, our scope of work has branched out to include inspection in power station boilers,” reveals marketing manager, Mike Zinn. He adds that this is a good indication of not only the scope and size of the company in question, but the total value-add that a specialist service provider such as Skyriders can add to its operations.

While the tank farm portion of Skyriders’ scope of work has a dedicated team allocated to it, any other requirements are assigned the necessary resources as and when needed. Apart from rope-access skills, the tank farm team also has expert knowledge of deluge systems and general plumbing, especially as they are often required to join piping.

Bolting and rigging skills are also included in the mix of services that Skyriders provides. The latest development is that an Elios collision tolerant drone from Flyability of Switzerland has been deployed for confined space inspection at the petchem producer. “These areas are quite treacherous and dangerous, and pose a major health and safety risk,” Zinn continues.

The drone technology represents the latest innovation in inspection systems from Skyriders, which always strives to be at the top of its game in the industry, and thereby set itself as a benchmark for the rest of Africa. For example, during its association with the petchem producer, it has managed to achieve ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety, and ISO 14001 Environmental Management.

“It is important for us to align ourselves with exactly the same standards as our client in terms of quality, health and safety, and environmental management,” Zinn adds. “We often find that our clients have specific processes and procedures that we are required to follow, and therefore it helps if we are all on the same page from the start.”

The fact that the petchem producer is so safety conscious and process-driven filters through to its entire supply chain and all of the specialist companies and service providers it deals with, which has the added benefit of raising standards in the industry as a whole.

“This is a perfect example of the kind of partnership we like to enter into with our longstanding clients, which is testament to our proven capabilities. In this particular contract, we have seen a traditional client committed to scaffolding advance to rope access and ultimately our latest drone technology,” Zinn concludes.

For more information contact Mike Zinn, Skyriders, +27 (0)11 312 1418, mike@ropeaccess.co.za, www.ropeaccess.co.za





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

From the editor's desk: Is additive manufacturing poised to go mainstream?
March 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control) , News
As digital manufacturing technology pushes its way further towards the production floor, additive manufacturing (3D printing) is emerging as a viable option to complement the more traditional methods ...

Read more...
Fluid Systems Africa – official Arpol partner for Africa
August 2021, Fluid Systems Africa , News
Fluid Systems Africa has recently been appointed as the official partner of Arpol flexible pipe couplings in Africa.

Read more...
BMG boosts solutions through Heko products
August 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG , News
Through the supply and support of Heko products, BMG has boosted its solutions service to customers wanting to optimise the efficiency of their bulk material conveyor systems.

Read more...
Bosch Rexroth electrifies subsea process automation
August 2021 , News
Bosch Rexroth has engineered a disruptive innovation for electrically actuating valves in the subsea process industry.

Read more...
Endress+Hauser opens vaccination centre
July 2021, Endress+Hauser South Africa , News
As part of a model project, Endress+Hauser is operating a vaccination centre for employees in Maulburg.

Read more...
IS³ accelerates digital transformation through its AVEVA Select partnership
July 2021, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support , News
IS³ has announced that it has become the first AVEVA Select partner in the EMEA region, making it the only authorised distributor for AVEVA products in southern Africa.

Read more...
Flow Software joins the Eclipse Foundation and Sparkplug Working Group
July 2021 , News
Sparkplug governing body and industry collective welcomes an innovative industrial data analytics and information management software provider to help drive the future of the protocol.

Read more...
IS³ accelerates digital transformation through its AVEVA Select partnership
July 2021, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support , News
IS³ has announced that it has become the first AVEVA Select partner in the EMEA region, making it the only authorised distributor for AVEVA products in southern Africa.

Read more...
New B2C online shopping platform for engineering consumables
July 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG , News
BMG’s online shopping platform now encompasses a newly launched E-commerce service, designed especially for consumers, to boost their buying experience of engineering consumables.

Read more...
ETG hosts second EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week
July 2021 , News
After the first EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) met with a great response, the second event was also very well received.

Read more...