Confined Space Engineering
A confined space problem can mean so many different things, our engineering team at EDS has certainly encountered many of them, working for nearly 30 years as confined space contractors. From working inside fuel tanks to conduct hot work repairs, to repairing a fast flowing subterranean culvert with a void that requires filling with reinforced concrete, to welding inside the leg of a large crane or simply carrying out an inspection to ensure the structure or object is stable.
Our specific knowledge, skill base and diverse experience enable EDS to provide bespoke and innovative solutions to the challenges presented by a wide variety of confined space work.
Areas of work include:
Culvert Inspection & Engineering. As Confined Space Contractors, our Confined Space entry team have conducted culvert inspections over 2km in length, providing narrated video inspections and detailed written reports on the condition and integrity of subterranean structures. We undertake major engineering repair work for scour voids and invert damage, offering a range of innovative solutions to provide the best value sustainable solution for the client. EDS have successfully completed a number of projects using a combination of methodologies for temporary works arrangements, concrete pumping a culvert invert 130m from access, render spraying culvert walls and ceilings, using a mix of natural cement and underwater concrete additives for quick setting and reduced pollution risk, both of which decrease duration of work and hence clients costs. Read more about how we can tailor bespoke solutions to culvert challenges within our Project Case Studies (eg: Bailey street)
Tank / Silo Inspection, Repair and Maintenance
As Confined Space Contractors, EDS have conducted a number of very specialised repairs within challenging confined spaces. A plastic coating repair of a sulphuric acid tank within a confined space, hot work welding a repair on a fuel oil tank within a ships hull, designing, fabricating and installing access brackets within reservoir pumping tower.
Confined Space Training – anyone who enters a confined space for work must be trained in Confined Space Awareness, EDS offer these courses along with Breathing Apparatus and RPE Courses. Read more here.