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Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

Skyriders receives recognition for a customised solution

18th February 2020 Well-known for its innovation in devising customised solutions for specific client requirements, rope-access specialist Skyriders recently received recognition from a major petrochemical producer for achieving a significant reduction in its maintenance costs, and boosting health and safety at the... 

Skyriders assists consulting engineer with smokestack inspection

3rd February 2020 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 smokestack for a major petrochemical producer. Marketing Manager Mike Zinn explains that... 

Flare-stack lagging and cladding project is a first for Skyriders

11th December 2019 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 cannot be utilised or stored. Traditionally, sizeable cranage needs to be... 

Skyriders completes waterproofing project at Tramshed in Pretoria

28th November 2019 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 problematic areas on the roof and external walls, including jointing. The shopping... 

Skyriders assists Builders Warehouse with Oasis Water rollout

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th October 2019 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-to-access roof areas at the Strubens Valley, Boksburg, Rivonia, and Meadowdale... 

Skyriders gets a window on Lusaka hotel industry

9th October 2019 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 confronted the Hilton Garden Inn, part of the redevelopment of the mixed-use... 

Perfect synergy between drones, rope access at smokestack inspection

27th September 2019 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. The fast-track project was undertaken in conjunction with partner company Nyeleti... 

Skyriders has a blast deploying UHP cleaning at large petchem tank

28th August 2019 Ultra high pressure (UHP) washing is a highly-effective and environmentally-friendly cleaning method using water jets to remove old coating systems and industrial dirt and contamination, without the use of potential contaminants such as detergents or grit. Leading rope-access specialist Skyriders... 

Skyriders intensifies presence in industry

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th August 2019 Industrial rope access company Skyriders Access Specialists continues to offer various maintenance and repair solutions to aid key sectors – such as the furnaces industry – locally and abroad while expanding its service offering. 

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