A steel platform can provide easy and safe access to equipment for maintenance purposes. As a result, this could reduce downtime or shut down costs. After all, there are several different types of custom-made platforms to suit a range of requirements. For instance, Maintenance Platforms, which are permanently located around large critical equipment, provide continual access. Likewise, for an application with limited access, Access Platforms could be the answer to reach restricted work areas. Or, if you only need a temporary platform which can be moved into and out of position, there is a Lightweight, Movable Platform that would suit your needs. And lastly, if you are after a more robust mobile platform, please look at Steel Portable Platforms. We can help with the design of a platform, which will suit your specific needs. In addition, all platforms conform to Australian Standards.
Maintenance Steel Platforms
Maintenance platforms located next to equipment can provide significant savings in terms of maintenance downtime costs. This is especially true for large equipment like Gyratory Crusher main shaft assemblies and Flotation Mixer. Furthermore, these platforms can be custom made for most equipment and installations. As an example, below is a couple of examples of large maintenance platforms Dynamic Engineering Consultants designed.
Gyratory crusher maintenance platform:
3D model of gyratory crusher platform is shown following:
Actual gyratory crusher platform
Flotation cell rotor maintenance platform is shown below:
3D model of flotation cell rotor stand:
Actual flotation cell rotor stand
Occasionally, mining operations require tailor made engineering solutions due to space and operational constraints. With this in mind, we provided designs for such an access platform extension. For this reason, the underground platform is suspended from the “back” of the portal and is furthermore connected to an existing platform. As an illustration, refer below for some pictures of this platform design.
3D model of underground platform
Installed underground platform
Lightweight, Movable Platforms
When performing maintenance, lightweight platforms can easily provide access to equipment. With this purpose in mind, we can design these custom maintenance platforms to suit your specific needs. For example, one of our projects was to design and analyse a lightweight ball mill inspection platform. The first picture below shows the 3D CAD model. This is followed by the completed maintenance platform used during the shutdown:
3D model of an inspection platform
Actual inspection platform
Steel Portable Platform
Dynamic Engineering has completed several steel portable platform designs, which are used for inspections. For example, these platforms are used in the mining industry to inspect excavator buckets, truck trays etc. For easy placement, a forklift first moves the platforms into position. Then they are height adjusted and levelled by means of adjustable jacks.
3D model of a portable 830E platform
Actual portable 830E platform
Below are some more examples of access platforms:
Crusher access platform
Cyclone access platform
The above is just a small example of all the platforms we’ve designed throughout the years. We work with our clients to find the best solution. Contact us today to see how we can help you. Above all, we bring together proven expertise in engineering analysis and best practice in its implementation.