Winter season: selecting the right equipment
When the thermometer plunges and snow and ice cover the ground, you know that the winter has arrived. It is so cold that your tires get flat spots and your washer fluid turns to slush.
But...however cold it gets, life carries on. Thousands of construction workers spent their days outdoor, despite the extremely low temperatures.
SHUTTING DOWN OR CARRYING ON?
Over the years, contractors and subcontractors acquired valuable experience regarding winter construction. Combined with new techniques and materials, the attitude of engineers and architects towards winter building has changed.
The only alternative to winter construction is a complete shut-down as soon as cold weather arrives, which is also very costly. Therefore, many building projects continue during the winter months without interruption.
SELECTING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
Winter construction is very risky when contractors do not have the right equipment. When the mercury dips, workers need equipment that keeps functioning. Therefore, in these extreme temperatures the right hoses need to be selected.
If not, deep tears and cracks will appear in the inside and outside wall of the hose. In some places, pieces of rubber will break off the hose. Eventually, given enough freeze, the hose will fail.
"MANY BUILDING PROJECTS CONTINUE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS WITHOUT INTERRUPTION."
ARCTIC TUFF STANDS UP TO THE CHALLENGE
For these extreme circumstances we have developed Arctic tuff: the perfect hose for critical service. The multiple layers of high-tensile braided texture around, and a seamless nitrile rubber tube assure that the Arctic Tuff stands up to the challenge. A proprietary neoprene cover completes the package for ultimate durability down to -65°F (-54°C) and up to 200 PSI (14 BAR).
HARDROK : READY FOR THE COLD FRONT
When it's freezing outside, and the temperature is well below zero, a reliable compressed air hose a necessity. The GOODALL Hardrok hose withstands pressures up to 1000 PSI (69 BAR) at temperatures down to -40 °F (-40°C).
Still winter weather requires careful planning, but with proper equipment any building programme can proceed on schedule.