WINSAFE’s Throat Maintenance Work Platforms provide personnel access across the boiler throat, through a series of portable aluminum planks that straddle the throat area.
For applications that have encountered significant slope damage (thermal distortion, “clinker” impact), or where multiple size boiler use is desired, WINSAFE has developed a new throat scaffolding system that provides an even greater range of adjustment.
The WINSAFE Knee Brace provides ideal temporary scaffold bracing to support access planks for working in upper furnace boiler tube panel areas. Workers simply tighten the exclusive ¾ clamp around the tube at the top and bottom locations on a pair of braces and then place scaffold planks across them to form a work deck.
The WINSAFE sectional Access Ladder provides worker access to upper boiler panels in the furnace. Using the exclusive ¾ clamp, workers attach one section at a time to a boiler tube and then climb up to continue adding sections. Heights of up to 70’ can be obtained, offering access to the installation point of other boiler access & work deck solutions.
The WINSAFE Horizontal Plank Brace provides ideal temporary scaffold bracing to support access planks for working in upper furnace boiler tube panel areas. Using the clamp jaws, workers simply tighten one end to a reheat tube and the other to a superheat tube, placing scaffold planks across a pair to form a work deck.
The WINSAFE Nose Maintenance Work Platform provides ideal personnel access just above the upper nose arch of the boiler in order to service reheat and super heat platens.
The WINSAFE Safety Tie-Off Clamp is an exclusive fall protection anchorage connector, designed to be clamped to vertical tubes in boilers.
The Safety Tie-Off Clamp is designed to serve as a safety anchorage point for workers performing boiler maintenance work. The device can be secured to structurally sound boiler tubes from 1-3/4” to 2-1/2” in diameter. A wire rope loop extends beneath the device to provide a point of anchorage for one worker’s safety lanyard.
The product has been designed to meet the applicable requirements of OSHA Standard 1926.502 (Safety and Health Regulations for Construction; Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices) and OSHA Standard 1910.66
(Occupational Safety and Health Standards; Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance), Appendix C (Personal Fall Arrest System).
These standards require that fall arrest anchorages be capable of supporting at least 5,000 lbs per employee attached or two times the maximum fall arrest load when used as part of a complete personal fall arrest system under the supervision of a qualified person.
A shock absorbing lanyard, mandated for use with the Safety Tie-Off Clamp along with a full body harness to constitute a complete fall arrest system, has a maximum fall arrest force of 900 lbs.
Safety Tie-Off Clamp samples have been load tested to verify that the clamp remains in place on a tube with 2,500 lbs suspended on the wire rope loop, exceeding the requirement and providing a safety factor of greater than 2.7.