Haulotte Group, a French aerial work platform manufacturer with key operations in the region, has deployed its innovative range of articulated and Telescopic big booms for a new refinery project of Saudi Aramco at Jazan region of the kingdom.
The Haulotte booms are designed with the latest technology and the highest level of safety features. The refinery will be a grassroots facility with an anticipated capacity of up to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd).
The models which are used the most are the Haulotte Articulated Boom lift HA41PX-NT & HA41RTJ PRO & the Haulotte Telescopic Boom Lift HT43RTJ PRO.
The HA41 models have an outreach of 19.8 m and the best lifting speed in the market with less than 40 seconds which reduces time and increases productivity.
The recently launched HT28RTJ PRO, equipped with the innovative STOP Emission System, is also working on the site. This system automatically puts the machine in stand-by after an extended period of inactivity.
According to Haulotte, these telescopic booms offer unparalleled flexibility and precision, giving users greater confidence and letting them reach the desired work area quickly and safely.
Since it's a major project for Saudi Aramco, the Jazan Refinery complex has been equipped with a state-of-the-art port and a four gigawatt power plant that will make the refinery entirely self-sufficient and provide power to locally owned manufacturing and service companies.
Haulotte said as per Saudi Aramco’s request, all its machines have been loaded with a secondary guarding system: The Haulotte Activ’ Shield Bar 2.0 which offers additional protection, shielding users from any risk of crushing without compromising productivity and preserves the best working envelope that was utilized accurately to build the complex shape of the steel structure.
"Also its system alerts the operator to potential entrapment situations and is unique in that it features a Safety Gap which can protect the operator from full entrapment and potentially allow them to get out of danger, explained a company spokesman.
"Following the alert only reverse/lowering movements are permitted, allowing the possibly panicked operator to get out of trouble without making the situation worse. And, after being triggered, the system is easy to reset and reactivate from the basket which means there is no machine downtime," he stated.
This evolution guarantees better ergonomics, enhanced robustness and simpler system, perfectly integrated into the upper control box cover, he added.