Frequently Asked Questions

Although most of our project are in the Netherlands and surrounding countries we do operate worldwide when needed. Our equipment can be transported all over the world by air or sea. We had previous request from Uruguay and ... Depending on the job we usually work with a two or three man team. Local staff can be hired in order to bring the job to a successful conclusion.
The environmental footprint of the V-frame is a lot smaller because we work with a lightweight frame made of aluminum that fits in a small company van. The alternative is to build a large steel scaffold with a truckload of heavy equipment per job. In addition, there is more chance of additional damage to the tank. Also, producing that amount of steel scaffolding takes a lot more energy than our small V-frame.
Customers we serve using the V-frame to gain access to tanks and silos are mainly  in the food/dairy, energy, and agribusiness industry. But our frame is also used in other industries. The V-frame is adjustable in size so we can adjust the frame and make it suitable for many applications  so we can get to places where you can't get by with other means.
The V-frame can be shortened or extended, between 10 and 20 meters. With the rope technique, moving vertically is never a problem, but with the V-frame, moving horizontally is also possible. Other companies, like us, can often bridge up to 5m with a truss truss profile of 10m length. We have the added value that we can bridge 10m with the V-frame of 20m (2 arms of 10m each). This way we can still work at 10m distance from a final anchor point (such as a steel beam), regardless of height.
The V-frame is a new method of safely and efficiently performing a necessary inspection of silos, tanks and the like without the use of large amounts of steel scaffolding equipment. In combination with rope access techniques, an inspection can now be carried out much faster and safer, more durable and better. Also, direct repairs can be made (usually welding), if necessary.
Each day of downtime with these large tanks could costs the plant as much as €150,000 to €250,000, so they are keen to have the inspection (and repair) done as smoothly, safely and qualitatively as possible.