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Chicago IL Capabilities – Industrial Plant Custom Engineered Solutions

Industrial Access performs many services for industrial plants and facilities utilizing our rope access methods in Chicago IL, Cicero IL, Des Plaines IL, Evanston IL, Oak Lawn IL, and surrounding towns and communities.

Rope access methods have become a popular choice for facilities for many reasons. While consistently providing high-quality results, they also are cost-effective and safe due to the level of knowledge required for technicians. This method was developed in the 1990s and has recently made its way to onshore plants, facilities, and mills.

Rope access allows for easy access to tasks that are around 500 feet but can also assist with services at a lower height. For example, rope access doesn't require complicated scaffolding that requires setup and teardown to work inside of a structure. There are so many possibilities where rope access can help industrial plants in Chicago IL. Below is a list of the capabilities.

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Glazing Inspection & Repair

Glazing glass windows and building structures is a fragile task requiring extreme caution and safety measures. These systems require regular maintenance to ensure they are performing correctly and not susceptible to water ingress. From annual glazing maintenance, glazing surveys, and inspections, or glazing cleanings, Industrial Access can assist.

Ground Anchoring / Geotechnical

Geotechnical engineering and ground anchoring can present issues in difficult-to-reach areas. We combine our innovative rope access techniques with the latest rock drilling technology to install rock bolts, soil nails, dowels, and earth anchors to make geotechnical work efficiently while remaining a cost-effective solution.

Boiler Inspection

Rope access techniques allow for quick and cost-effective boiler inspections. Removing the setup and take downtime associated with scaffolding, reduces the time and complexity of the project. Our technicians can access your boiler quickly and perform necessary services, such as NDT testing.

Bridge Pier Inspection

Piers, wharves, and bridges require above and below access which can easily be performed with rope access techniques. Hands-on inspections of the above-water bridge and pier decks can be completed to ensure the structural integrity of all key components of the structure.

NDT (Non-Destructive Testing)

NDT is performed to examine the condition and strength of tall or hard-to-access structures. We perform the following NDT methods in combination with our rope access techniques to offer quick and cost-efficient structural testing: Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UT), Schmidt (Swiss) Hammer Testing, Infrared Thermography, Laser Surveys, and Hot Camera Inspections.

Chicago IL rope access tower paintingPainting, Sealants & Coatings Application

Environmental and normal wear can impact the structure of your industrial chimney, smokestack, or tower. Weathering and corrosion can be corrected with our rope access services such as painting, sealing, and coating application services. Our rope access techniques allow for this process to go quickly every step of the way.

Bridge Services & Inspections

Rope access methods provide a great solution for work on bridges because of the minimal lane and track closures. Through these methods, non-destructive testing, repairs, and structural inspections are made easy and safe on several surfaces such as steel, concrete, or wood.

Commercial Building Maintenance

Industrial Access rope access technicians are trained to provide safe solutions on high-rise buildings. They can perform tasks such as roof repairs, structural testing, window cleaning, and high-pressure power washing easily and safely with rope access methods.

Gunite Application

Gunite liners and coatings are applied to industrial chimneys, smokestacks, furnaces, tanks, and pipelines to help you benefit from reduced energy costs, fewer maintenance requirements, and fewer emissions. Industrial Access can quickly and effectively install these with rope access methods.

Pipe Hanger Inspections

Using our rope access techniques, we inspect and service pipe supports and pipe hangers in power plants to ensure safety and reliable operation. From cracked pipes to discrepancies in hanger loadings, our team will quickly assess potential problems and determine a personalized solution for your facility.

Standby Rescue

Our SPRAT training enables our technicians to be prepared for the self-rescue of one another if needed. They can safely lower injure workers to the ground in minutes. Industrial Access Safety Standby Services are tailored to meet the exact requirements of many types of high angle work, regardless of if you are working in restraint, positioning, or a fall arrest system.

Structural Survey & Inspection

Structural surveys are used to detect and identify defects, causes, the urgency of repairs, maintenance, and more. Rope access methods allow for a quick mobilization to perform a structural survey on buildings, industrial chimneys, plant and mill structures, and more. These surveys and inspections are the most comprehensive and detailed evaluation of a structure's condition and can help identify minor issues before they turn into major problems, potentially saving your company money.

Welding

Our rope access techniques allow our technicians to perform welding services where it is needed easily. Our welding services are completed quickly and efficiently to maintain your asset and prevent further erosion or decay.

Pipework

Rope access allows for a quick and effective method to perform inspections, maintenance, and repairs on pipework of all types. Whether you need PMI for Carbon Steel Pipe Inspections or welding to repair cracks or vulnerabilities, our technicians at Industrial Access can help. Our methods minimize downtime and allow facilities to get back to normal operations quickly.

Rigging Services

Our innovative rope access techniques can help move large and cumbersome debris at the site. We pair heavy lifting and rigging equipment with our innovative rope access methods to expedite clean-up at your facility.

Sand Blasting / Surface Preparation

Our rope access technicians can expertly perform sandblasting on any industrial structure. A rope access system saves time as it can be set up on tall structures as soon as an hour and allows technicians to quickly perform sandblasting and surface preparation procedures to prepare for coating or painting services.

Slope Stabilization

Slope stabilization is easily completed with rope access methods by installing anchored reaction blocks for steep slopes or large retaining walls. These rope access techniques can help minimize erosion and prevent it from becoming a safety issue for construction crews and the public.

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Hi-Rise Signage/Electrical

Rope access is an effective solution to complete tasks at a great height, such as hi-rise signage and electrical work. Our team utilizes innovative rope access equipment and techniques to quickly install, repair, or replace signs and electrical components in high-rise buildings. These methods allow for a safer, quicker, and more cost-effective solution than the alternative in which heavy machinery, cranes, and scaffolding are used.

Hydrological/Dams

Since dams and spillways cannot generally be walked on, rope access allows our team to safely inspect and repair these structures without using heavy equipment. We perform inspections and structural testing, to ensure the correct services to maintain dams and spillways.

Cement Plants

Our rope access techniques allow us to handle difficult tasks and components in tight spaces in cement plants. We offer cleaning and inspection of industrial chimneys and smokestacks, ductwork and breaching repairs and maintenance, as well as regularly scheduled maintenance tasks. We prioritize minimal downtime and cost-effective methods to save you time and money.

Juice/Beverage Plants

We service beverage plants with our rope access methods as well. These methods allow for inspections, maintenance, cleaning, and repairs on all tall or hard-to-access structures and stacks. We provide both regularly scheduled maintenance as well as preventive maintenance services to ensure your juice or beverage plant is operating safely and efficiently.

Petrochemical Refinery

Industrial Access rope access methods also are utilized by petrochemical facilities and refineries. We complete a task such as insulation removal and replacement services; coating, painting, or resurfacing services; rigging and lifting; inspections and NDT structure testing methods; structural repair or welding services; and Positive Material Identification (PMI) for carbon steel pipe inspections.

Power Generation - Oil & Gas

Given the potential safety concerns, oil and gas power generation plants and facilities require a specialized approach to maintenance and repairs. We offer rope access services to clean and inspect stacks and chimneys and perform ductwork and breaching repairs. Our technicians provide effective solutions that meet the most demanding schedule requirements. We can also work with clients to convert to natural to help bring your plant up to regulation requirements.

Manufacturing Plants

Industrial Access works with manufacturing plants to determine preventative maintenance schedules unique to a plant’s needs. Our rope access methods allow us to complete inspections, coatings, paintings, perform NDT testing, and clean. We service manufacturing facilities such as assembly plants, automotive parts factories, canneries, and food production factories, chemical plants, plastics plants, lumber mills and sawmills, stamping mills, textile and clothing mills, armories, cotton mills, iron foundries, steel mills, rolling mills, and more.

Marine Applications

Our rope access team can perform inspection services, NDT testing, welding and repair, ultrasonic measurements, and more on marine structures and ships. Our rope access methods allow for easier and safer solutions for these applications.

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Pulp & Paper

Preventative maintenance is important for pulp and paper factories. Our rope access techniques can eliminate or reduce the effects of heat and dust on machinery and equipment to enhance the performance and life of the equipment. Our team can determine a customized maintenance plan to ensure your facility is running as efficiently as it can with several rope access methods.

Steel Plants

Industrial Access can help determine a custom plan for steel plant maintenance and repairs. Safety platforms, ladders and access repair sandblasting, spot welding, maintenance coatings, liners & corrosion protection, and industrial chimney sweeping & maintenance are just a few of the services we can cater to our innovative rope access methods to.

Water Treatment Plants

Care and processing of wastewater require special maintenance and management that Industrial Access can offer. Our rope access technicians can provide a custom maintenance plan, perform inspections, and complete emergency repairs for structures unique to water treatment plants.

Structures Worked on in Chicago, IL

Communication Towers & Antenna

Rope access methods allow for quick and affordable maintenance on communication towers and cellular service antennas. Rope access methods provide a safer way to perform maintenance and repairs while also offering a way to provide these solutions cost-effectively and quickly.

Incinerators

Industrial Access rope access methods help to clean, perform inspections, and survey incinerators. A rope access setup allows our team to safely enter and access the incinerator chambers and work above or below the apparatus to complete any minor or major repairs.

Process Vessels

Process vessels such as towers, heat exchangers, and autoclaves can all be accessed and maintained with our rope access techniques. High pressurized process vessels require preventive maintenance and condition monitoring so easy access is critical. The Industrial Access rope access team utilizes innovative methods to complete inspections and maintenance quickly and effectively.

Radar Dishes

Rope access is an effective method to install and replace radar dishes. Whether you have a hi-rise building or require a specialized installation operation, our team of rope access technicians can offer custom radar dish maintenance solutions.

Derricks

Industrial Access provides derrick erection, inspection, and upgrade services for shipyards, derrick manufacturers, drilling contractors, main contractors, and more. We use our expertise in rope access services to assemble and install derrick structures while ensuring safety and thorough planning.

Gantry Cranes

Gantry cranes and large overhead cranes require regular inspections, repairs, and painting or coating; these services are made easier with rope access techniques. Routine maintenance care for these structures reduces component wear and helps maintain quality performance to help save money in the long run.

Rock Fall Protection Meshing

Rockfall protection meshing and netting is an important safety component for drilling operations. Utilizing rope access methods, our team can quickly install and repair rockfall protection meshing on steep slopes or hard-to-access areas.

Safety Systems

Safety systems, such as vertical access ladders and safety cages require regular maintenance and attention to ensure optimal performance. With rope access techniques, Industrial Access can inspect these components and identify cracks, rusting, or problems that can pose safety hazards. We repair ladders and fall safety systems on all industrial structures.

Silos

Silos are tall structures that benefit from rope access methods. These methods allow our team to reach portions of a silo to perform inspections, maintenance, and repairs that would not be reached easily by alternative methods such as scaffolding.

Chicago IL wind turbine inspectionWindmills & Wind Turbines

Given the height of wind turbines and wind power plants, they require unique solutions to reach the wind turbine blades and the nacelle. Using rope access techniques, Industrial Access can inspect, repair, or clean these structures – including the gearbox in the nacelle, tower, hub, and cones.

Storage Tanks

All storage tanks are susceptible to regular wear from weather, corrosion, and degradation over time if not assessed, cleaned, and maintained regularly. Our rope access methods make this process easier due to its easy access to tall structures. We use rope access methods to perform structural tests, welding repairs, inspections, and more.

Water Towers

Like traditional storage tanks, water towers also need to be periodically inspected and cleaned to help ensure water quality is at the level it needs to be. Industrial Access’s rope access team can employ innovative techniques to reach hard-to-access areas or locations at height with ease and in a cost-effective manner.

Components Serviced in Chicago, IL

Aviation Warning Lights

Our rope access technicians can install, repair, and replace aviation warning light systems on any structure. We help establish the proper aviation warning light configuration to make sure you are up to code, as well as quickly and efficiently install, maintain, and repair the lights after they are installed on your facility's tall structure or industrial chimneys.

Eye Bolt Installation

Properly installed eye bolts are key to an effective fall protection system. Every worker that is performing maintenance or repairs at height relies on this critical component, so it is imperative to be in correct working order. Eyebolt installation and testing are just one of the many components serviced with our rope access techniques.

Fall Protection Systems

The rope access methods that Industrial Access uses can help ensure your fall protection system is safe – from engineering and installing to inspection and repair. Personal and collective fall protection systems are imperative for crews working at height.

Lightning Protection

Modern rope access techniques allow Industrial Access to easily install, inspect, repair, and replace components of a lightning protection system on your hi-rise buildings or tall structures. A properly installed lightning protection system can protect your industrial chimney, silo, towers, smokestacks, or other tall structures.

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