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31 January 2020 Skyriders assists consulting engineer with smokestack inspection
Rope-access specialist Skyriders recently showcased the extent of its inspection techniques by assisting a consulting engineering company with tests needed prior to the design of a modification to a large...
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13 January 2020 Ultra high-pressure blasting paves way for statutory inspection of gas-storage tank
In a first for rope-access specialist Skyriders, ultra high-pressure blasting was used to systematically remove a layer of cementitious fireproofing and insulating material from a 19-m-diameter, 22-m-high spherical...
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11 December 2019 Flare-stack lagging and cladding project is a first for Skyriders
Flare stacks require regular inspection and maintenance. Flare stacks are similar to smokestacks or silos, and range from 50 m to 80 m in height. Their function is to burn off surplus or dangerous excess gases that...
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3 December 2019 Rope-access service from Skyriders keeps lights on at major warehouse
Rope-access specialist Skyriders has helped keep the lights on at a 75 000 m2 warehouse in Midrand for a major retailer. The company was called on to provide a maintenance service for the lighting, replacing globes...
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28 November 2019 Skyriders completes waterproofing project at Tramshed in Pretoria
Rope-access specialist Skyriders recently assisted with a six-day waterproofing project at the Tramshed Shopping Centre in Pretoria. A four-person team used basic rope access and fall arrest principles to identify...
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22 November 2019 Rope access is ideal for industrial cleaning applications
Reduced maintenance downtime and a faster turnaround in a totally safe environment has resulted in the increased popularity of rope access for industrial cleaning applications, reports Skyriders Marketing Manager...
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31 October 2019 Skyriders oversees snagging at new silo for coal-mining company
When a major coal-mining company in Limpopo built a new silo as part of its ongoing expansion, Skyriders (Pty) Ltd. became involved upfront in specifying the type of rope-access anchors needed for future inspection...
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25 October 2019 Skyriders assists Builders Warehouse with Oasis Water rollout
The flexibility and adaptability of rope access has been demonstrated at a rollout for Builders Warehouse’ new client Oasis Water. Rope-access specialist Skyriders was subcontracted to install plumbing pipes in hard...
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8 October 2019 Skyriders gets a window on Lusaka hotel industry
Once the tower cranes have been dismantled and the scaffolding removed from a high-rise development, fixing any additional snagging issues poses a major headache for the professional team. This was the scenario that...
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26 September 2019 Perfect synergy between drones, rope access at smokestack inspection
The perfect synergy between drone technology and traditional rope access was demonstrated at a recent inspection project undertaken by Skyriders at one of the country’s oldest power stations, located in Mpumalanga....
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