Skyriders powers boiler inspection at Kendal
Skyriders Access Specialists has garnered nearly 20 years’ experience and expertise at Kendal in Mpumalanga, the largest indirect dry-cooled power station in the world. The latest project saw a 30-member specialist team deployed for internal inspection of the pressure pipes of the Unit 1 boiler. Ancillary work consisted of safety-net installation, in conjunction with inspection of coal bunkers and associated pulverised fuel pipes.
The project was carried out successfully during a planned shutdown towards the end of 2018, which placed considerable pressure on the team to complete the full inspection programme within the non-negotiable outage timeframe. Challenges associated with the project focused mainly on coordination with simultaneous activities taking place on-site, such as sandblasting and X-ray inspection.
Skyriders marketing manager Mike Zinn explains: “Considering the difficulties, our latest project went off well, largely due to the considerable experience we have here, having worked on-site at Kendal since 2000. Despite this longstanding relationship, Skyriders is continuously raising the bar for its client in terms of professionalism and value-added service offering.
Apart from ongoing contracts at existing older power stations, Skyriders recently carried out the first-ever boiler inspection at the new Medupi power station in Limpopo. This was one of the largest boiler inspections of its kind ever undertaken in South Africa.
For more information contact Mike Zinn, Skyriders, +27 11 312 1418, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ropeaccess.co.za
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