Anti Slip Load Mat Strips Securely Restrained Steel Pipes On A Road Train
ANTI SLIP, HIGH FRICTION, RUBBER MATTING, LOAD RESTRAINT, NON SLIP, NON SKID, SECURING LOADS
Reglin Rubber custom made heavy duty ‘Load Mat – Premium’ load restraint rubber strips, were used to successfully secure a load of possibly the longest and largest steel pipes to be ever transported via road train, to a very remote construction site on typical outback roads in Queensland.
Location: Outback Queensland
Client: Transport Company
Project: Drinking water pipe construction project
CYLINDRICAL STEEL PIPE SURFACES ARE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY AND READILY CAUSE LOAD SHIFT DURING TRANSPORT
A large quantity of Steel pipes needed to be transported long distances via road train from the manufacturer to their installation locations throughout remote outback Queensland. It would be the longest steel pipe load ever to be transported in Australia.
Securing the load of slippery pipes to the trailer deck and to each other was a critical factor to the successful safe transport and on-time delivery of the pipes for the critical time line project.
The customer ultimately needed a solution to restrain the load of pipes using the minimum number of lashings whilst ensuring no load shift during the long transport journeys.
Project deadlines demanded a solution which could be supplied quickly.
REGLIN’S ANTI SLIP LOAD MAT STRIPS ASSIST IN SUCCESSFULLY RESTRAINING STEEL PIPES WITH AN INCREASE OF THE COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION
Reglin Rubber supplied custom made heavy duty Load Mat strips to be laid on the steel deck of the transport truck and between the layers of pipes being transported to assist in the restraint of the load.
- The premium, heavy duty load mat strips, engineered from rubber product stocked in our Melbourne warehouse, were 25mm thick x 150mm wide and were extremely durable, enough to last the required multiple long-haul journeys.
- The thickness, compressibility and high friction surface of the load mat strips supplied allowed for a huge increase in the coefficient friction between the smooth steel surfaces and when lashed ensured a completely secured load.
- Independent certification of Reglin Mat in accordance with the NTC Load Restraint guide ensured the customer did not have any issues with local road Authorities, throughout the long-haul journey.
The result of using Reglin Load mat strips was the successful transportation of the full load of pipes safely and securely to their required remote location and successful completion of their project by the customer. The load Mat strips performed to meet the customers’ expectations.
REGLIN RUBBER LOAD MATS
Reglin Rubber Load Mats can be supplied in rolls, custom cut strips and pads to ensure easy installation and to suit the particular requirements of the cargo being transported.
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