Production facilities, refineries, petrochemical and power plants must be regularly closed down or taken out of service to make way for scheduled maintenance operations. One major benefit of Industrial Rope Access is the minimization of shutdown time. With Industrial Rope Access, scaffolding, cradles or mobile elevated work platforms are no longer necessary to access high or remote locations, thus inspection and testing can be performed faster compared to traditional approaches.

Industrial Rope Access is a form of work positioning developed from techniques used in caving. It is an internationally-recognized alternative to traditional means of access such as scaffoldings, ladders, gondolas, boson chairs, mechanical lifts and staging. In Industrial Rope Access, a worker uses 2 ropes - a working rope and a back-up, safety rope - and is permanently attached to both to prevent falls.

A major oil refinery in Malaysia usually schedules eight days of downtime for inspecting their splitter towers, which will be accessed by means of traditional scaffolding. However, no more than four days were available for the current assessment of Splitter Tower 1. With the help of Industrial Rope Access, it took the SGS team only 2 days to set up, carry out the Dye Penetrant Examination (PT), also known as Liquefied Penetrant Examination, de-rig the ropes and prepare the inspection report.

SGS Industrial Services

SGS holds numerous accreditations from all over the world, and we can carry out periodical statutory and voluntary inspections of industrial utilities and all kinds of equipment. With the global network of SGS Industrial Services , we can develop the best suitable conformity assessment procedure for your equipment and your target markets, as industrial inspection procedures directly affect safety.

Send us your inquiry on Rope Access Services now.

Andrew Johnston
Business Unit Operations Manager
Industrial Rope Access

SGS Testing and Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd
26 Ayer Rajah Crescent
#03-07 Singapore 139944
t: (65) 6379 0111

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 56,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.