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Rope Access: Avoiding Spills into Navigable Waters

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Rope Access: Avoiding Spills into Navigable Waters

  1. 1. Avoiding Spills into Navigable Waters Presented by Steve McGuire Vice President, Rope Access Services January 2013 QualSpec San Francisco Area Office 124 Parker Avenue, Rodeo, California 94572 Phone: 510-799-0305 Fax: 510-245-1728 smcguire@qualspecgroup.com
  2. 2. Using Rope Access to PerformCleaning, Nondestructive Testing and Remediation of Corrosion
  3. 3. Regulatory BodiesInaccessible piping over water is heavily regulated by manyagencies for the concern of spills into waterways andsurrounding environmentally sensitive areas.• State Lands Commission• Department of Fish and Game• US Coast Guard• US Fish and Wildlife Service• US Army Corps of Engineers• Regional Water Quality Board• Conservation and Development Commissions• To name but a few! 3
  4. 4. External Corrosion Due to Aging 4
  5. 5. Hands-On Access to Remote Areas 5
  6. 6. Remove Corrosion & Measure Wall 6
  7. 7. Reapply Coating 7
  8. 8. Lifting Piping at Contact Points 8
  9. 9. Perform Contact Point Inspections 9
  10. 10. Wharf Data SummaryRecently, six out of six wharfs whose piping was examined requiredimmediate remedial attention. 10
  11. 11. You Can’t Afford to Miss This DamageA hands-on approach and utilizing rope access has proven to be areliable, safe and cost-effective method for evaluating piping over water 11
  12. 12. Thank You!

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