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

Northern Ireland Contract Complete

Rafferty’s have successfully completed structural repair works to a 73.2m high steel chimney in the Northern Ireland.

A re-design and feasibility study of the structure was initially carried out which revealed that structural modifications and repairs were required to ensure the structural integrity of the chimney. This involved installing stiffening steelwork between the 20m and 24m level along with removing the existing helical strake wind stabilers and replacing them with a liquid filled stabilising damper system. 

A team of 3 steeplejacks and welder platers successfully completed the project to the complete satisfaction of the client and without any disruption to the operating conditions of the chimney.

The following photographs outline the works carried out.

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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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