Testimonials & Awards

Testemonial

Shell

Rotterdam, November 2015 

We attached the magnet anchors during a turn around on the inside of a column / tower due to inspections. The location was not or hardly accessible and positioning an internal scaffold was the best option on short term. However, the body of the tower was covered with stainless steel cladding and touching galvanized scaffold material and stainless steel cladding was not recommended. We used magnet anchors to install sails (directed) on the inside of the tower to avoid touching the scaffold material during assembly and disassembly. After the scaffold was installed and was stamped with rubber on the walls for stability, we again removed the sails to start the inspection. This saved degalvanisation/galvanizing of scaffold material and transportation costs: a saving of €138,000.

DOW

Problem:
“Normal anchoring” of scaffolds for storage tanks is not always possible and large, cone shaped scaffolds are built with an extra ballast weight. Dow was looking for a solution to position a stable scaffold structure at an ethylene tank in a safe, quick way and at lower costs.

Solution:
Bilfinger developed a solution with magnetic anchor points. A slim scaffold structure is connected with the steel tank wall using permanent magnets. Savings are significant.  

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Bilfinger UK

Erecting and dismantling a scaffold type as shown in the attached picture has shown a saving of 41%. This saving is mainly created by using less hours to erect the scaffold. This led to an advantage in money and in turnaround time. The scaffold was used for painting. We from Bilfinger UK see in the magnetic anchor an innovative and cost saving piece of equipment with a great future.