CRANE PADS IN OILFIELD PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION: THE MANY USES OF MATS PT.2
Mats are designed with efficiency and durability in mind, helping support heavy equipment while resulting in minimum impact on the surrounding environment. Not only are they efficient after installation, they can also be easily transported and put together. For example, they can be easily attached to cables through bolts for proper lifting. In the second part of our two-part blog post, we continue our discussion on areas in which the installation of timber and laminated mats are useful. Consider the following:
The installation of mats can come in handy for accessing remote locations, especially oilfields and rigs. Such mats are typically durable – allowing workers to travel to oil locations where terrains are less than welcoming for such travel. The land surrounding an oilrig may feature wetlands, be rugged or include other elements that could impede on the transportation of machinery.
Mats can provide a surface area for the operation of construction cranes, especially if the machinery is expected to remain in a fixed position for a prolonged period of time. Having a construction crane placed on the flat surface that a mat creates will ensure that your machinery stays fixed and stable. This will help you operate effectively while also making sure that your construction site is safe for everyone.
Pipelines are usually installed across vast landscapes and distances – often times in areas where no thru traffic occurs. To make sure that the ground level remains even and unimpeded, the simple installation of mats can help construction crews carry out pipeline installation effectively – allowing them to work close to where the pipelines are constructed with maximum stability.