Location Jal, New Mexico Project Install OSHA compliant metal stair crossovers and valve access platforms for a newly-constructed crude oil tank farm Product ErectaStep prefabricated modular metal stair units. This large ErectaStep project is for a newly constructed tank farm located in the Permian Basin in New Mexico. This installation included several crossover stairs, valve-access Read more
Flint Hills Resources Opts for ErectaStep Catwalk Stairs to Transition from Legacy Crude Oil to Gas Storage Terminal Client Flint Hills Resources Location Eagleville, MO Project Install ErectaStep Catwalks and platforms throughout terminal Product ErectaStep Industrial Stairs Catwalk stairs installed in the 1980s needed significant OSHA upgrades at a Flint Hills Resources (FHR) site in Read more
A static electrical shock from touching a doorknob can reach 35 milliJoules. While that may not sound like much, it’s well above the threshold for igniting propane or even natural gasoline vapors. Learn more about the science and solutions in transferring liquids.
Around 25% of all freight hauled in the US is transported in tanker trucks, and of that, nearly half is petroleum products (gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel)*. So, with so much hazardous cargo on the nation’s roads, and the occurrence of cars driving under road tankers not uncommon, why are there so few spillages and Read more
The Campbell Soup Company is no stranger to the importance of safe and sound business practices. When facility manager Dan Junge discovered that existing rooftop access ladders presented significant safety hazards for operators, he knew replacing them was necessary. Predictable safety hazards such as rust, slipping, and durability are unavoidable as fall protection equipment ages, Read more
When a university in West Virginia needed safe access to rooftop HVAC units, SafeRack’s ErectaStep brand provided an efficient prefabricated platform solution that saved the school time, space, and money. The project began with a site visit where SafeRack reps noticed that rather than building two separate platforms, two areas could be accessed from the Read more
A brand new winery needed access to stainless steel barrels and fermentation tanks that would keep employees safe without compromising the aesthetics of their gorgeous new facility. After reviewing the original architectural plans and making a site visit, ErectaStep reps proposed aluminum stair and work platforms as a customized solution that met the client’s budget Read more
Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Clabber Girl knows that the safety of their employees is the key to a successful operation. They purchased their first MAUI loading platform from SafeRack in 2010 and a second in 2016. The mobile loading platform serves as a portable truck loading rack, a necessity where access for inspection or Read more
As the transportation industry changes, so do we As the transportation industry prepares to meet the demands of National Ambient Air Quality Standards and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decade, renewable diesel (RD) is proving to be a viable alternative to conventional diesel for heavy-duty vehicles. In the U.S., nearly 7 Read more
On Tuesday, April 30th SafeRack celebrated 500 days without any injuries in their manufacturing plant. SafeRack, the leading industrial manufacturer of safety access equipment and an OSHA and IBC compliant company is setting the trend of putting safety first for employees and companies locally and across America. As SafeRack’s influence grows across a number of Read more
With New OSHA Regulations Taking Effect, Be Compliant While Saving Money With 2018 Q4 Tax Benefits When SafeRack was founded in 2003, we knew that manufacturing companies around the world needed top-notch safety equipment to keep their businesses running safely and successfully. Who knew that our efforts could also help the very same businesses earn significant Read more
Required by federal law under Oil Pollution Prevention regulation 40 CFR 112, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans are checked for compliance by the EPA every November. Non-transportation facilities that store oil or petroleum products on site in excess of 1320 gallons and have the potential to discharge oil into U.S. waters must implement Read more
A distillery in Portland, Oregon had been using a ladder to access the top of their large distilling tanks. Recognizing the safety hazard presented for employees who needed access to the tanks, plant management decided to mitigate risk, providing a safer work environment for their staff by installing a more intelligent solution with ErectaStep. West Read more
A large tire manufacturing plant had to regularly access their heat exchangers, a piece of equipment that is used in transferring heat between a solid object and a fluid, or between two or more fluids. Workers needed a work platform to access these heat exchangers for maintenance every 4-6 weeks throughout the year. Each time scaffolding was rented and Read more
A propane and natural gas processing company based in the greater D.C. area export facility provided propane to a large section of the country. They found themselves in need of a crossover in order to assist workers in efficiently getting around the facility for maintenance required to upkeep their equipment. After doing some research on Read more
Aviation Maintenance Platforms – Project Profile An airline company’s main responsibility and concern is the safety of its passengers. An industry such as this requires frequent maintenance checks, as well as, repairs. This specific company has been building all scaffolding in-house and has spent countless hours making adjustments to the scaffolding when the height of Read more
AeroStep’s aluminum work platforms are part of NASA’s initiative to return human spaceflight back to American soil. NASA asked private companies to develop human spaceflight systems – and that’s exactly what Boeing did with the help of AeroStep’s tooling platforms. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is the most advanced space capsule ever built. It can fit up to seven passengers Read more
SafeRack, the world’s largest manufacturer of truck and railcar loading platforms and safety equipment, is excited to announce the latest addition to its premier safe access and fall protection product line. MarinaStep is an innovative line of ship and marine gangways and access ramps, specifically designed for the maritime marketplace.
SafeRack is excited to announce AeroStep, a specialized line of rolling stairs and access platforms for aerospace and aviation industries. AeroStep’s mobile stairs have the stability of a fixed platform, but are highly mobile and can be precisely positioned against even the most delicate vehicles or equipment.
Being able to minimize the amount of harmful chemicals lost during the connection and disconnection of coupling systems offers significant benefits to operators and handlers, but it can also lead to substantial cost savings. High-value chemicals are utilized throughout most manufacturing industries, and the utmost care has to be taken in order to maximize profits Read more
Powder coating is when a dry polymer finish is applied to a surface that has been chemically or mechanically cleaned to remove dirt, oil, old finishes, and oxidation. Painting is the process of using a liquid solvent to add a pigment and binder onto a solid surface. The drying process is complete when the solvent Read more