We had a customer who needed to enter a fermenting vessel for inspections and potential repairs from above. To be clearer, they didn't need to enter one vessel, they needed to enter each of their 165 vessels. The problem was, the tanks were within 3 feet of the ceiling and there was only smooth concrete above the hatches which the owner didn't want to drill into so simple anchor solutions were out.
This is not a unique story. We get requests like these all of the time. Often the solution is to modify the overhead structures to place anchors but isn't always feasible and, in some cases. individual permanent anchors that have to be inspected and certified become more expensive than can be absorbed.
Enter the Advanced Tank Pod System from Capital Safety to help us solve these issues.
When you have minimal overhead clearance, when you need to need a solution that lets you work on the top of a tank or if you need to protect the structure you are working in, this is the tool for the job. Not only that, if you don't have a stable platform that is large enough to accommodate a davit or tripod adjacent to the hatch entry, why not work directly on top of the tank instead?
In the case of our brew tank customer, they chose to connect a 50' SRL and a 100' winch to the tank pod which let them not only access the tank safely and under control but it also allowed them to have redundancy in the case of any issues with either fall protection system.
The Top 3 reasons the Tank Pod System is a good one to consider for your job site?
The Suspension Trauma Safety Strap was designed to help a worker overcome the potential negative health impacts of suspension trauma (otherwise known as Orthostatic Intolerance). This condition can occur when a person remains suspended at height (after a fall) for even short periods of time.
Suspension in a harness may cause blood to pool in the veins of the legs which can result in unconsciousness; if not rescued promptly, serious injury or death may occur.
The Suspension Trauma Safety Strap is designed to prevent suspension trauma while a worker is awaiting rescue. The strap allows the worker, who is suspended, to stand up in their harness and to relieve the pressure being applied to the arteries and veins around the top of the legs.
The continuous loop design allows both sides of the harness to relieve the pressure being applied to the legs. The strap accommodates either having one foot or both feet in the loop at a time - it will relieve the pressure to both sides with just one foot in allowing for added movement of the legs. The strap allows for increased comfort, balance and improved circulation in the legs while suspended and waiting for rescue.
The ExoFit XP Harness is a vest-style safety harness featuring state-of-the-art 3D mesh lining that wicks away moisture while allowing cool air to circulate through the shoulder, back, hip and leg pads.
The durable, lightweight padding is removable and completely washable. The harness' design wraps around the wearer, featuring a 5-point adjustment system with an adjustable back D-ring and quick-connect buckle leg straps for a comfortable fit.
Quick-connect buckles are colour-coded with "easy-grip" end tabs to make harness adjustment simple, and web strap keepers help prevent tangling.
This harness meets CSA Z259.10 requirements.
8300009 - 5-piece davit hoist system with 8518001 11-1/2 in. to 27-1/2 in. (29.2 to 69.8 cm) adjustable offset davit mast, 8518002 33 in. (83.8 cm) lower davit mast extension and 8518005 3-piece portable base.