Fabrication of an Aluminum Caged Tank Ladder for the Oil & Gas Exploration Industry Equipped with Vandal & Tamper Resistant Accessories
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.
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
- Plasma Cutting
- 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
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- 5 Days per caged ladder
- Delivery Location
- North Dakota
- 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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