Thorne & Derrick, the UK Specialist Distributor for BAND-IT since 1985, have recently specified and supplied an engineered-solution to Wessex Water to improve workplace safety and site security across their pumping and sewerage treatment infrastructure in the UK – the Ultra-Lok Clamping System has been adopted by the water utility to protect both plant and people; reducing accidents and combating vandalism.
The Water Industry Company contacted Thorne & Derrick requiring a solution to secure various products and signs to their pipe crossings to prevent people climbing on them – Wessex Water were looking for a fast, strong, and effective way to attach anti-climb spikes and signs to water pipes that cross rivers and roads.
Initially, Thorne & Derrick recommended using stainless steel banding and strapping systems, as this would guarantee a strong and secure solution resistant to corrosion and other environmental factors whilst deterring people from climbing on the pipes.
Thorne & Derrick contacted BAND-IT, The Clamping Experts to commence a consultation with the water utility to identify the optimum solution – an immediate customer site visit was organised with Steve Franklin (BAND-IT – Business Development Manager) and subsequent product demonstrations and testing was conducted for evaluation.
At the very start it was agreed that a combination of different strappings would be required in various widths and lengths to suit the various products and signs.
It was determined that a PPA Coated Band Strapping System (installed with the C075 Bantam Tool) could be quickly and effectively used to attach the anti-climb spikes, whilst the “No Climbing” sign brackets required additional strengthened support to resist potential vandalism.
For this application the client selected the Ultra-Lok Free End Clamp System.
The Ultra-Lok rechargeable tool enables the high strength Free End Clamp to be installed quickly and at a consistent pre-set tension.
The result was a neat and secure solution that met the requirements of the utility Engineering Team and provided a reliable long-term solution.
Installation was quick and simple, with the banding easily folding around the products and signs and secured using the buckles by the site engineers.
Thorne & Derrick together with BAND-IT also provided guidance on the best practice for installation and maintenance of the banding and buckles to ensure maximum longevity and effectiveness of the solution.
Steve Franklin, Business Development Manager at BAND-IT commented, “this is another example of the great relationship between BAND-IT, our Distributor Thorne & Derrick, and the end-user enabling the customer to quickly specify and use an effective clamping solution that will withstand harsh and safety critical environments.”
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By Thorne & Derrick International