Reservoir Access Cover System
Our client approached us with an issue regarding 2 number
chambers situated in individual rooms which were located on the top of a
reservoir. The client indicated to us prior to any visits that the chambers
were somewhat awkward and asked us if we were up for the challenge?
Our surveying team went to scope the chambers and reported
that the requirement was for a hinged access cover to enabling safe access to a
below-ground pump and that the chamber itself was 8 sided and 3.75m across the
flat sides. We needed to make the covers in modules and they needed to be
fitted through a double doorway. A secondary cover was added to sit to the side
of the main cover to enable further access to the pumping system.
The doorway itself was going to be replaced by us and this
needed to be a LPS 1175 SR4 rated door set allowing for alarm bracketry.
The design team set about creating a 3D model from the
survey details and ended up with a design that would be suitable for all
parties. Subsequent site visits and meetings were held and final approval meant
that we could manufacture the design as per the 3D model.
Finishing touches to the design was a black anti slip
coating along with hazard tape around all the edges. A turn catch system was
used to secure the covers and a hinged fall protection grille was situated
below the hinged access covers.