Margan specializes in Industrial Rope Access methods to install and maintain the QAE NDI system. Accessing structures using traditional methods such as scaffolding, man baskets, etc. require more equipment, time, personnel, and money than Rope Access. Rope Access and QAE NDI system go hand in hand. Whether it is a pipe, petrochemical, infrastructure, or any application that QAE NDI can be applied to, Rope Access is used to install and maintain the system. Rope Access coupled with QAE NDI allows Margan to the offer our clients a turnkey solution by being self sufficient.
High Energy Piping
Utilizing Rope Access methods to install the system on running high energy piping is both safe and fast. It takes less than a day of preparation to make an 800 ft. steam line accessible to Rope Access Technicians. We begin by mounting cable trays to the pipe with bands. Then, we strategically install waveguides with sensors on the pipe from the Boiler outlet to the Turbine inlet. Finally, heat shielded cables are connected to each sensor and run down the cable tray to an inspection room where they are connected to the QAE NDI equipment. Rope Access Technicians use radios to coordinate efforts with the inspection team to fully calibrate and maintain the QAE NDI system. Rope Access Technicians also play an important role in the inspection process by thoroughly visually inspecting hangers, accessories, and the pipe itself. Margan Rope Access Technicians have successfully installed the QAE NDI system on over one hundred High Energy Pipes.
Margan Rope Access, Regulations and Safety
Margan is a corporate member of The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT). Margan Technicians are trained and disciplined under the OSHA approved guidelines of SPRAT. Margan SPRAT Certified Technicians are equipped with the latest climbing equipment that exceeds all applicable industry regulations. Safety is the top priority at Margan. Every precaution is taken to negate an accident. Margan takes safety to the next level by using a second back up steel rope when working around hot equipment. Even though every precaution is taken to avoid an accident, a rescue plan is made before each crew begins work.
Rope access provides a safe, cost-effective, and efficient means of accessing structures and geologic features for inspection, maintenance, and construction.
The Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT®) based in the United States, is dedicated to promoting the safe development of industrial rope access standards in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond.
SPRAT supports companies and technicians using rope access with certification programs, regulatory support, networking, and opportunities to participate in developing industry-consensus standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is rope access?
Rope access refers to a set of techniques where ropes and specialized hardware are used as the primary means of providing access and support to workers. Generally a two-rope system is employed: the working rope supports the worker and the safety rope provides back-up fall protection.
Why use rope access?
Modern rope access equipment, techniques, and training can be combined to produce an exceptionally safe, versatile, efficient, and cost-effective way to solve vertical access problems.