Anyone who has worked in a facility that generates power will recognize the struggles associated with opening and closing doors between rooms with significantly different air pressure. The problem lies not just in the physical strength needed to open a door against excessive pressure, but also in the challenge of finding a door that meets all necessary requirements while maintaining operational functionality. Thankfully, facility managers have several options.
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PS Industries, 1150 S. 48 St., a company started locally in Grand Forks, is doing business on the national and international stage, with its unique line of doors, hatches and flood barriers, one of which is protecting the United States Constitution at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
As the company has evolved from being a manufacturer of high-quality industrial doors to one that also produces safety/fall-protection products and flood barriers, it now has a name that reflects its wide breadth of product offerings.
When Acensium, a respected engineering firm known for its design and 3D scanning expertise in material handling and project oversight for the power industry, was asked by its customer to help upgrade some doors in its coal plant, it joined forces with PS Access Solutions™. Together, these two companies ended up building a door like no other.
Falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for those who work with ladders, whether they work in construction, manufacturing or any other industry where height can be an occupational hazard. As a result, significant research has been done on the subject of ladder safety and specifically on the topic of vertical versus horizontal handholds.
It can be a big job to replace the doors in your industrial or commercial facility. When you let the experts at PS Access Solutions audit the doors in your plant, you come away with a comprehensive Door Replacement Plan (DRP) developed to replace inferior models with solid, rugged, proven doors that are made to last.
An ordinary hollow door is neither durable nor advanced enough to provide the kind of trustworthy service needed to keep people safe and technology running efficiently. The ins and outs of the power industry require a specialized door developed and manufactured for power plants.
In the summer of 2016, Basin Electric Power Cooperative needed to close off an air compressor room in one of its first power plants, known as Leland Olds Station, and it looked to longtime partner PS Access Solutions™ to get the job done. PS Access Solutions has manufactured products for the Leland Olds Station for several years, providing industrial swing doors, sliding doors and access hatches throughout the plant. For this particular project, the plant needed to close off three openings in an air compressor room in order to transform it into an airlocked environment.