Tanker Enclosure Systems
There are many tanker access situations that require the operator to have free access to the entire tanker top. Increasingly, this can mean walking along the top of a round barrel or ISO container with varying designs of walkway and manhole positions.
The TCEN4 Tanker Enclosure Systems have its own integral walkway built into the structure, giving them greater rigidity and enhanced safety. It is integrated with a folding stair unit which is manually operated.
The enclosure can be specified up to 12 metres long with aluminium construction. The system can be designed to be used for inspection purposes or with a number of loading arms. The TCEN4 is supplied with flip up floor panels so that access to all areas of the tankers is independent of tanker walkways.
Loadtec has supplied these as single or double sided units, in tight constraints or as stand-alone structures.
The TCEN4 is powered by twin pneumatic cylinders to give a smooth up/down movement over 1.5m. Essentially, it offers the same levels of security and assurance as the Multi-Modal, but without the ability to tilt at each end.
The system is automatically supplied in accordance with ATEX and is operated by a single, simple deadman switch from the platform level. Like the Multi-Modal it can be fitted with switches to detect the tanker and stop the downward movement. Similarly it can be supplied with a parking switch that the client can use to connect to a traffic management system.
Did you know?
A deadly combination – fall arrest and flammable liquids
Fall arrest systems and flammable liquids don’t mix. If a conflagration occurs while an operator is on the tanker, the fall arrest wire will slow down his escape and survival chances. Fear and flight instincts kick in. Unhooking carabiners doesn’t.