The Chernobyl New Safe Confinement (NSC) is an arch-shaped structural shelter being built to confine the radioactive material at Chernobyl Unit Four, protect the existing temporary object shelter (sarcophagus) from weather damage, and enable the decommissioning of Unit Four.
Tractel is a world leader in its speciality fields and has a long and established track record in providing standard and tailor made solutions for suspended access, height safety, evacuation and training and materials lifting and handling.
The company prides itself on its creative design teams, which are constantly developing innovative solutions to meet new demands from the market.
ACCESS TO WINDMILLS AND MAINTENANCE
Tractel is greatly experienced in the conception, design and installation of engineered access solutions in the windmill industry for both internal and external applications. It has designed and installed innovative lifts within the windmill shaft, based on Tirak man riding hoists, which fully comply with all health and safety regulations.
Externally, it has designed maintenance cradles that allow regular inspection and maintenance of both blades and tower.
ACCESS TO POWER PLANTS
Given that access into furnaces is very restricted, Tractel has developed special maintenance cradles that are designed in kit form and readily assembled once inside on portable floor panels and rigged with suspension and safety ropes. These engineered kits are made from lightweight aluminium, which can be fitted through the ash pits, manholes or even the access doors, minimising furnace down time and ensuring maximum performance.
Maintenance cradles also exist for the regular inspection and maintenance of plant stacks.
ACCESS TO OIL INDUSTRY DERRICKS
Many dramatic accidents can be avoided when hoisting a technician to the derrick crown onshore, by letting the technician control his own movements, by remote radio, the Tirak hoist located above him.
It’s a compact unit, approved by OSHA for man riding, easy to install and is developed by Tractel specialists in the USA and Europe.
ENGINEERED MAINTENANCE PLATFORMS
Tractel has designed and installed special engineered maintenance platforms for nuclear power stations that are used not only for regular maintenance of the cooling towers but also for the tensioning of the wire cables and monitoring of radiation levels.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
The single biggest risk to life and safety of people working in industry is falling from height. Tractel designs a wide range of temporary and permanent personal fall protection to suit a variety of working applications. Product range includes:
- Full body harnesses and lanyards
- Permanent and temporary lifelines
- Rope grabs and adjusters
- Confined space equipment
- Rescue and recovery devices
LIFTING AND HANDLING
- Manual chain hoists
- Manual wire rope winches
- Motorised chain hoists
- Material lifting family
DYNAMOMETERS AND LOAD INDICATING DEVICES
The DYNAFOR principle is based on the use of strain gauges which give an electrical signal under strain, relative to the load applied and displayed on the LCD.
LOAD LIMITING AND INTELLIGENT MONITORING OF LIFTING SYSTEMS
The wide variety of wire rope lifting systems require an equivalent range of overload limiters.
TRACTEL LIFTING AND HANDLING
- Minifor family – a complete range of electric hoists for a wide range of applications, portable and powerful for unlimited heights of lift
- Tirak material – an ideal material hoist for a multiplicity of applications
- Webbing hoist family – use the tirak® to drive suspended access platforms, powered working seats and work cages as well as silo inspection equipment