Industrial Pipe Handling Strategies for Different Terrains
Rubber lined pipes are very heavy, so you must handle them with care in areas that have vulnerable terrain. By using this guide, the process of lifting, dropping, and maneuvering rubber line pipes effectively and efficiently in common construction zones won’t be a hassle.
Cement is a substance that’s made from a binder. When it hardens, everything binds together and creates a stiff, solid slab. Although cement is dense and strong, it can crack, break, or completely shatter if something heavy collides into its base. This is why you must always maneuver heavy pipes on a secure line over slabs on cement in a commercial construction zone.
In some cases, a pipe can still damage a slab of cement after it’s dropped from a reasonable height. This happens when momentum builds up before a pipe lands on the ground. To avoid accidentally cracking a layer of cement, always lower a pipe slowly to the ground before releasing the security cable.
Gravel consists of many pieces of rock fragments. On construction sites, gravel is usually scattered around a property to protect the ground underneath it. To avoid disturbing a layer of gravel while moving pipes, you must lift each pipe without swaying the security line. If a pipe swings while it’s close to the ground, its momentum will sweep the gravel around.
When working in areas that contain dirt and dust, never drop pipes when they’re over five feet above the ground. If a pipe is released while it’s too high, the crash will blast dust in the construction zone.
Because dirt can turn into mud, you should postpone a project when rain is in the forecast. Mud is a problem as it can soil your pipes and decrease tire traction when heavy machinery is operated by workers.
If you handle pipes properly during jobs, you’ll protect and preserve delicate terrains. Whenever everyone takes a break, you can protect each rubber lined pipe with a heavy-duty tarp.