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LOCATION: Asphalt/Coating plant ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Access & Egress & Working at Height COMPANY: CEMEX
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Carlisle Coated Stone, Cumbria
BEST PRACTICE No: BP570 COMPANY TEL: 07795 302124
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Modified & colour coded pneumatics on coating plant
ARTICLE
Access around the mixer at this site is narrow and so changes were made to improve the situation. It was decided to relocate the pneumatic control box and at the same time renew the valves and pipe work. This reduced the need for employees to work within the mixer room in a breakdown situation.

The site fitter built a new control box with spare capacity. In the event of a valve failure a spare valve could be fitted so that production could continue.

The new box was fitted to allow free access around the mixer, and in addition, all pipe work is now colour
coded to allow easy identification of specific valves and rams.

These changes have improved plant efficiency, improved access and egress within the mixer room and reduced overhead hazards.
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