Industrial / Maintenance Staircases
Industrial staircases need to withstand the highest demands every day. They have to reliably fulfil their function at all times in their relevant area of application, whether in the food industry, heavy industry, in a warehouse, a sewage plant or as staircases and walkways in production- relevant areas. It goes without saying that all safety aspects prescribed by the relevant trade associations must also be taken into account.
Industrial staircases can be either indoors or outdoors, can vary as a straight staircase, a walkway or a spiral staircase over numerous storeys. No maintenance work must ever become necessary over the course of their entire lifespan.
Given the limited space that is available in technical systems, it is also possible to find the solution for a technically necessary climb in a combination of spiral and straight staircases. We construct specialist steel structures for the stabilisation of the staircase systems in accordance with requirements and can be included in the scope of delivery of the staircase system.
We are increasingly seeing the spiral staircase take over from the stepladder as a safe, technical climbing means in many sectors. The customer and supplier need to apply their creativity and flexibility here too in order to find the ideal solution for each individual case.
Delivery in assembled form saves assembly time on the building site and can help to create short-term access to other assembly levels when construction programme deadlines are tight. In order to prevent complex special transportation the assembled staircases should not have a diameter greater than the maximum width and usable length of a lorry.
Maintenance of installed technical aggregates is playing an increasingly important role because of the increasing complexity of technical structures. The spiral staircase represents an optimal solution for overcoming great heights, whereby the provisions in DIN EN IS O 14122-3 must be observed.
Parapet wall transition and access security could be individual solutions and are practical combinations with MEISER staircases.
The safety aspect is constantly gaining in importance in the construction of new technical systems. The paths of maintenance staircases must be designed in such a way that not only the assembly, but also the transportation of technical equipment can be carried out in a safe manner.
Stability requirements vary depending on the size and type of staircase system. In connection with the built structure it can be designed as a simple, independent unit with solid and compact support structures.
Tank staircases are a special form of stairs on tank systems. They are used exclusively in the industrial system sector and are delivered to the building site as individual parts.
The tread plates or step bearings are attached to the wall of the tank (welded or bolted). Then the small, manageable components like step and landing elements, railing shafts and handrail parts are screwed on and connected. As welding work is necessary it is essential that there is a subsequent preservation of all weld points on the structure.
A winding staircase in the form of a two-string staircase is the superior alternative to a tank staircase. Larger structural elements or entire modules can be delivered to the building site pre-fabricated. It is attached to the tank via various brackets (included in the scope of delivery if so agreed) and according to structural necessity (e. g. in the vicinity of the landings).
It is true that this kind of winding staircase is more complex to manufacture but they are usually easier to install.
In the event of an early order, it is possible to determine the connectionpoints during the planning phase in cooperation with the tank manufacturer. This has the advantage that the installation of the connection elements can take place during the manufacture of the tank, thus completely removing the need for any welding work on the building site.