Fusion’s site team fabricated and installed several screening systems utilising rigid, clear polycarbonate sheet and clear curtains to protect maintenance staff from chemical lines at a water treatment plant. These allow staff to view pipelines, pumps and valves for visual inspection and are easily removed for physical access.
Fusion added the barriers to an area conveying limewater (calcium hydroxide); a chemical used to treat water. A process known as Water Softening (or Clark’s Process) uses limewater to remove calcium and magnesium ions, and microorganisms from hard water.
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Removable Clear Rigid Barriers
Along walkways rigid, dual-handle polycarbonate sheets were mounted to brackets which can be lifted and removed to access the valves, meters and pipework.
Fixed Clear Barriers
Where important components that couldn’t be screened by soft curtains or rigid, removable clear panels, Fusion site installers encased with fixed polycarbonate sheeting and created tear-drop access points.
Steel brackets were fabricated with polycarbonate affixed to enclose the pump. Click on the image for a larger view.
The teardrop access point can be pushed left or right to allow maintenance staff physical access to the valves. Gravity forces the teardrop closed ensuring it’s always closed while not in use. Click on the image for a larger view.
Limewater Safety Screening
[PM0045 / PS1527 / PW3720]