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Valve Access Platform

Drax Power Ltd

The Engineers at Drax power approached Philford Design to design a platform that would enable them access to north & South Dust Valves positioned in the roof space of a dust bunker.

Drax were experiencing problems gaining access to two dust valves poisoned in the roof space of a bunker which were approximately 4 metres from the floor.

Our Project Design Engineers were asked to survey the area and design a bespoke platform to enable access for maintenance. The platform also had a winch well to enable the safe operation of lowering & lifting of the dust valves.

Our scope of works comprised of: - design of the platform, manufacture and installation of the platform.

Our platform comprised of a bolted structural frame, which sat on a concrete floor, open mesh grid panels, handrail and self closing gates. This was just one of many of our projects that we have now successfully completed for Drax Power.

Services Used

Site Survey
Design & Calculations
Project Management
Fabrication and Machining

Products and Expertise Used

Walkway, Platform & Handrail Design
Fitting & Build Up Works