Large enclosures for removal of AIB roof

Project Particularshoover

Client: Hoover Candy

Timeframe:  40 weeks

Background

MSS had been working with Hoover Candy to progressively remove asbestos at the old manufacturing site (now used as a distribution centre) over several months. One of the largest issues the client faced was the deterioration of an asbestos insulation board (AIB) roof, which was eventually signed-off for removal by Hoover after much deliberation.

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Project Overview

AIB roof panels removed in four phases to enable the plant to remain operational. Each of the large enclosures (c2000m2/area) enabled removal of significant volumes of AIB in poor condition.

Challenges

The size of the enclosures meant that 120,00 units of negative pressure would need to be applied.  This was achieved by using several very large NPU’s sourced nationally.

Additionally, as the adjoining warehouse remained operational, the teams were required to be mindful of stock movements and protection of the integrity of each enclosure.

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Project Successes

  • Project completed within agreed timeframe.
  • Passed HSE site visit with no improvements/changes necessary.
  • Good learning experience for the operational team in respect of large enclosure construction.