Industrial Chimney Services
Industrial chimneys are subject to deterioration due to high temperatures and chemical attack, as well as the effects of the weather. In order that industrial chimneys remain safe and fit for continued service, they need to be inspected and maintained at regular intervals.
Atlas Access offers a wide range of inspection & diagnostic services for industrial chimneys.
Specialist skills and equipment, as well as knowledge and experience are necessary to gain access and carry out industrial chimney inspections.
Our inspectors are qualified to work at height and are competent to use the most modern safety measures.
How do we work?
Industrial chimneys are complicated, wind-sensitive structures. A qualified civil or structural engineer who has experience in the design and maintenance of industrial chimneys will carry out the engineering work associated with inspections and repairs. The engineer will specify the inspection and testing requirements, interpret and report on the inspection data, and determine and specify any repairs and the programme of future inspections.
To work effectively, minor maintenance can be carried out at the same time and more extensive repairs scheduled for a future outage.
Atlas Access technicians & engineers are highly trained & competent to IRA standards, the world leading rope access qualification required in industries such as Oil & Gas, which is well known to operate to world highest standards. About IRA (Industrial Rope Access).
Our equipment includes specialised lifting & rigging, rope access, height safety, rescue & military tactical gear which allow us to gain access to any part of the chimney in a safe and controlled manner.
Our LEEA accredited inspectors can inspect the integrity of lifting equipment such as lifting beams & monorails, padeyes, lifting devices & elevators & special lifting arrangements specifically fabricated for your purposes. About LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association).
What we are looking for?
- Chimney crown deterioration / coating, concrete, brick decay
- Development of structural or surface cracks
- Discharge of corrosive acid from structural cracks in windshield & external steel corrosion
- Disintegration of platforms, ladders, or railings due to corrosion
- Failure of the protective coating
- Corrosion of the flue lining
- Torn or damaged expansion joint seals
- Worn or corroded liner support system guides or insulating pads, thermal expansion can cause wear in the lateral support guides
- Defective lightning protection system, air terminals and coronal conductors
- Electrical systems such as aircraft warning lamps, gas monitoring systems and sometimes pressurisation systems for testing flue gas condition, such as constituent analysis, particulate content, temperature, velocity, ADP.
- Steel chimney cladding damage & corrosion of the under layer (steel windshield)
- Fatigue damage of bolts in the flanged and bolted connections between fabricated sections
- Concrete cancer / spalling / reinforcement corrosion (after acids or water penetrates the cracked / porous concrete)
- Cement mortar is subject to weathering, and weathering leads to recessed mortar joints.
- Loose bricks due to loss of bond between mortar & brick
- Tensile stresses due to differential temperature and wind loading