• Nash Peake Works,Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5BT England

Emergency Repair Works Complete UK Power Plant

Rafferty’s have successfully completed emergency structural repair works to 2 No. steel chimneys on a Power Plant in the South West of England.

The 65m high x 6.3m diameter stacks had suffered corrosion attack and deterioration to the steel shell which required immediate structural plating works. An innovative scaffolding arrangement enabled safe access for our steeplejack and welder plater operatives to undertake the works from both inside and outside of the structures throughout their full circumference.

Rafferty’s highly specialised workforce along with their vast experience of structural repairs to steel chimney structures proved paramount on this project. Our swift and professional approach ensured the future structural integrity of these chimneys, much to the relief of our valued client.

The following photographs show the typical defects located and our steeplejacks and welder platers at work. Please click on the images to enlarge.

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Steel Chimney Modifications Complete

Rafferty’s have successfully completed structural modifications and repairs on a 37m high steel chimney for a valued client in the North West of England.

A re-design and feasibility study of the structure was initially carried out which revealed that modifications and repairs were required to ensure the structural integrity of the chimney. The modifications included removing the existing helical strake wind stabilisers and replacing them with a liquid filled stabilising damper system. Steel stiffening work was also carried out to an area of the chimney shell below roof level. Repair works included replacing areas of the internal gunite lining which had previously failed. A team of steeplejacks and welder platers successfully completed the project to the complete satisfaction of the client.

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Northern Ireland Contract Secured

Rafferty’s have secured a contract to carry out structural repairs and modifications to a 73.2m high multi flue steel chimney for a valued customer in Northern Ireland.

Following a re-design and feasibility study of the structure it was determined that the existing helical strake wind stabilisers should be removed and a new liquid filled stabilsing damper system be installed. Steel stiffening work is also required to areas of the chimney windshield where metal loss has previously occured.

The contract is expected to take approximately 4/5 weeks and will be undertaken by a team of 3 steeplejack operatives, two of which are fully coded welder platers.

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Company Name Change

Rafferty’s have changed the name of their Company from Rafferty Chimneys Engineering Ltd to Rafferty International Limited, having sucessfully completed projects in numerous countries throughout the World.

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