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Duquesne Light Company Installs SlipNOT® Steel Plates as a Safety Retrofit for High Traffic Loading Ramp

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Oct 24, 2012

The Situation:

In early January 2009 Duquesne Light, energy provider of nearly a half million customers in Southwestern Pennsylvania, contacted SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring because of an extremely slippery loading ramp at their facility. The existing ramp consisting of slick bare tread plate caused several “close calls.” Duquesne Light wanted to prevent any close calls from becoming a dangerous reality. The four pieces of slick bare diamond plate were installed at the bottom of a high traffic pitched loading ramp where water gathered causing a dangerous walking surface, a workplace safety hazard.

The Solution:

Duquesne Light, the leader in the Transmission and Distribution of Electric Energy in Pennsylvania and a Sales Associate of SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring worked together to find an effective safety solution for their loading ramp. The preliminary option was to send the four pieces of slippery bare tread plate to SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring to apply their molten metal steel slip resistant surface. This would eliminate down time and guarantee uninterrupted access to the loading ramp. Upon further evaluation Duquesne Light and SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring determined that the best solution for their application would be to cut four custom pieces of A-36 Carbon Steel Plates to act as cover plates for their slippery tread plates. The cover plates were provided with 3/8” plug weld hole for easy installation on site.

The Impact:

Not only did the non slip steel plates retrofit snuggly to their existing slippery loading ramp made up of bare diamond plate, they also are providing extreme workplace safety and durability. The custom cover plates were easily installed and are eliminating the close calls occurring where the water gathered at the bottom of the loading ramp.

About SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring Div.

SlipNOT® products represent state of the art technology in slip resistant metal surfaces. From bar gratings, floor plates, ladder rungs/covers, stair treads/nosings, or perforated and expanded metal retrofit plates; we manufacture any shape, size or specification to your details. SlipNOT® far exceeds OSHA and ADA requirements unlike diamond plate or plain bar grating.

The patented SlipNOT® product and process deposits molten metal plasma onto steel, aluminum and stainless steel. The resultant super hard, 62 Rockwell "C" scale (martensitic) surface with over 4000 p.s.i. bond strength provides unparalleled durability and traction in even the most demanding wear, abrasive and slippery environments. SlipNOT® is Women Owned: WBENC Certification #250246, NSF Approved and ISO 9001:2000 Registered.

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