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Fabrication of an Aluminum Caged Tank Ladder for the Oil & Gas Exploration Industry Equipped with Vandal & Tamper Resistant Accessories

Custom Metal Fabrication of a Aluminum Caged Tank Ladder
Custom Metal Fabrication of a Aluminum Caged Tank Ladder
Aluminum Caged Tank Ladder
Aluminum Caged Tank Ladder

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Edwards Fabrication was commissioned for the fabrication of an aluminum caged tank ladder with vandal- & tamper-resistant accessories by a customer in the oil and gas exploration industry. This caged ladder allows safe access alongside the exterior of a holding tank up to the roof-mounted thief hatch. Precision cutting, fitting, bending, forming and welding processes were employed to bond the 6061 grade aluminum to the required shapes. A tolerance of ± 1/16" was maintained throughout. Welding was performed holding to GMAW AWS D1.1 codes, and OSHA specifications. Step off height for the part was 24' as required by OSHA standards and the extended area at the top included a 24" walk-through section. The lightweight caged ladder assembly was subject to thorough in-house inspection for quality and accuracy. The use of 6061 grade aluminum ensures a near maintenance-free caged ladder protecting it from the elements.

Two (2) caged tank ladders were fabricated in a turnaround time of 5 days and shipped to the customer in Arkansas and North Dakota. Edwards Fabrication is a recognized leader in custom metal fabrications, serving the oil and gas, construction, and marine/navigational industries. For more information about this cage ladder project, or other specialized fabricating abilities, please see the table below or contact Edwards Fabrication directly.

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Highlights of this Caged Tank Ladder Fabrication with Vandal & Tamper Resistant Accessories

Product Description
A 6061 grade Aluminum Caged Ladder to protect climbers on the exterior of large holding tanks with a 24' Step off height and a 24" walk-through section.
Aluminum Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Fitting
  • Welding
  • Forming
  • Bending
Secondary:
  • Shaping
  • Punching
  • Shearing
Overall Part Dimensions
Step-Off Height: 24'
Walk-Through: 24" wide x 48" height
Tightest Tolerances
± 1/16"
Material Used
6061 Aluminum
In process testing/inspection performed
In-House Inspection
Industry for Use
(1) Oil & Gas Exploration Industry
(1) Water Filtration Industry
Volume
2
Delivery/Turnaround Time
5 Days per caged ladder
Delivery Location
North Dakota
Arkansas
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
GMAW AWS D1.1 code
Product Name
Aluminum Caged Tank Ladder equipped with Vandal & Tamper Resistant Accessories

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