Erectastep_Metal_Crossover_Stairs

Metal stairway crossover cuts Voestalpine maintenance staff transportation time by 88%

Company
Austrian Hot Briquetted Iron
Location
Portland, TX
Project
Install OSHA compliant metal stair crossovers to eliminate a 25-minute walk around the conveyor
Product
ErectaStep Metal Stair Conveyor Crossover

When Austrian Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI) producer Voestalpine was looking for ways to improve efficiency at their Portland, TX facility, they reached out to SafeRack for recommendations. Previously, maintenance workers had to make a 25-minute walk around the very large conveyor system for gas monitoring. A simple crossover stairway was a logical way to increase productivity at one of the nation’s only high-strength, high-grade steel plants.


Since the conveyor crossover installation was complete, Glenn Farrugia estimates his workers have cut transportation time by 88% on every trip.


Since the conveyor crossover installation was complete, Voestalpine Infrastructure Mechanical Facility Maintenance Engineer Glenn Farrugia estimates his workers have cut transportation time by 88% on every trip. “The response has been enormously positive. Everyone here at the facility is now looking around, asking where else we can implement new SafeRack applications,” reports Farrugia. Streamlining systems and increasing safety and productivity is what SafeRack does best. Farrugia and his team are already taking measurements for their next installation and SafeRack is ready to deliver.

Voestalpine meta stair conveyor crossover