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South African fuel firm Engen Refinery has awarded a contract to machinery verification service provider SGS for providing rope access maintenance and inspection services for preservation of storage tanks and piping insulation
A statement from the Engen Refinery said that in the last three years SGS has been awarded several projects to provide diverse services at the refinery. In February 2013 itself Engen had chosen SGS to complete more than 20 projects at the refinery due to the professional services SGS provides.
The statement added that ground-breaking and unique SGS methods of protecting equipment from corrosion by means of rope access will save Engen money on costs traditionally generated by expensive scaffolding.
SGS experts will remove old paint and rust on the storage tank exteriors with an ultra-high pressure water jetting system.
These surfaces will be repainted via qualified rope access as well as a customised tank crawler for which SGS is the singular provider in South Africa.