Elevators from Alimak Hek, based on the rack-and-pinion drive principle, are ideal for accessing structures in the petroleum refining industry for inspections, maintenance and periodic overhauls. The elevators can be installed in a variety of refinery applications throughout the separation, conversion and purification processes.
Elevators from Alimak Hek make it easy to quickly and safely transport personnel, materials and tools required for maintenance and repair. They also reduce the potential for falls from height, eliminate exertion from climbing and provide the ability to quickly transport an injured worker to safety.
Many units at a refinery operate 24 hours a day for periods of up to three years, between scheduled shutdowns for routine maintenance. During shutdown periods, the reliability of the elevator is key to decreasing facility shutdown time, thereby saving the end user money.
Alimak Hek has specialised in vertical-access solutions based on rack-and-pinion drive systems for more than 50 years. During this time, the company has acquired extensive engineering knowledge on a wide variety of industrial applications, including those in the petroleum refining industry. Industrial elevators from Alimak Hek provide reliable vertical access anytime and anywhere they are needed.
Easy to install, commission and maintain, the rack-and-pinion elevator has proven to be robust and reliable. And unlike stair towers, rack-and-pinion elevators significantly increase worker efficiency, productivity and safety.
With a reputation built on excellence in design, product innovation and long-term reliability, Alimak Hek provides proven vertical access solutions. Personnel responsible for the repair and maintenance of cokers, reformers and crackers worldwide rely on industrial elevators from Alimak Hek to perform maintenance and repairs quickly in order to keep critical operations running and optimise overall productivity.
Rack-and-pinion elevators from Alimak Hek are built to last in tough environments, including petroleum refineries. They feature advanced engineering, hot-dipped galvanised car support frames and mast sections, sturdy car wall panels of extruded aluminium and variable frequency drives.
The elevators are backed by dedicated after-sales services and turnkey installation to ensure many years of reliable vertical access.
Loss of production time at unplanned stops in the process, as well as during planned maintenance stops, is becoming more and more expensive. Many field studies and research reports have shown that the installation and use of rack-and-pinion elevators are extremely profitable. Even at very low lifting heights, return on investment in industrial elevators is short. This is especially true in hot or cold climates where climbing stairs is difficult.
Alimak Hek has a long track record of successfully carrying out projects for EPC companies and end customers, with special demands on products and production. A group of project managers within its sales organisation takes care of the projects and makes sure customer requirements are fulfilled.
Alimak Hek has delivered more than 1,000 elevators to the oil and gas industry. In fact, the company has an installed base of over 22,000 elevator solutions for different industries worldwide. It has developed extensive engineering knowledge on a wide variety of industrial applications.