Long-Term Scaffold Rentals & Insulation at a Power Generation Plant
- August 5, 2019
- Posted by: Liberty Industrial Group
- Category: Insulation, Safety & Hole Watch Services, Scaffolding
Martin Castro is the site superintendent with one of our long-time clients, a coal-fired power generating plant. During a recent routine safety audit, we once again noted that Martin and his crew maintain an excellent work ethic.
In addition to the Liberty trailer, break room, and scaffold yard being kept in immaculate condition, the overall site is clean, organized, and well maintained (and it’s not easy to claim that a coal-fired plant is clean!). Martin’s positive can-do attitude is evident to all — including the client, who just renewed a one-year maintenance contract with Liberty Industrial Group.
Martin has been at the site three years, and typically oversees between eight and fifteen employees. This particular project entails Liberty’s scaffold and insulation services, as well as safety and hole watch for confined spaces.
During our latest audit, we observed Martin and his crew building suspended scaffolds 35’ above the working deck — which, in this case, was six stories high. The plant engineer had requisitioned the work so that his team will be able to install lighting at the top of the crusher tower. Martin’s crew, working in a chain line fashion, lit their work with headlamps attached to their hard hats.
It’s difficult to see what’s happening in the image below, but notice the scaffold built along the right side (of the picture). It extends across the top of the image as the team builds the suspended scaffolding.
Exterior and Interior Insulation
Martin and his crew installed insulation (both blanket and mineral) in April during a routine plant outage. The exterior insulation will protect the pipes from freezing during the winter; the insulation on the pipes inside the unit (covering the extreme heat pipes) conserves energy and protects plant workers from incidental burns. Liberty also insulated the plant’s primary air fan with mineral wool and protective metal sheeting.
Long-Term Scaffold Rentals
In addition to the special-project scaffold discussed above, this client also uses Liberty’s long-term scaffold rental services. Long-term scaffold constructed inside each of the four units of the power generating plant allow energy workers safe and consistent access to critical equipment, both for routine maintenance and emergency repairs.
Our People Make Us Great
When we complimented Martin on the fine work he’s doing here, the first words out of his mouth were, “I would not be successful without my amazing crew. They get all the credit.” We agree that his crew is wonderful — an exceptional, highly skilled team, but we still think Martin is a Liberty All-Star!