The renowned German scaffolding company Layher has redefined the industry with Allround Scaffolding. This innovative system offers lightning-fast assembly, exceptional economic benefits, and a range of accessories, making it ideal for various industries. Let’s explore how Layher’s Allround Scaffolding is revolutionising complex scaffolding applications.

Layher, the name of the German scaffolding company, produces high-quality scaffolding systems in Germany. Layher has a worldwide presence with more than 45 sales subsidiaries. Industries like construction, chemical plants, power plants, shipyards, and offshore are using the products. Nowadays, for demanding and complex scaffolding applications – i.e., wherever conventional scaffolding technology falls short of optimal, thus cost-effective use, Layher Allround Scaffolding convincingly comes in with an unmatched range of advantages: unbeatably fast assembly, persuasive economic arguments, and an extensive range of series-produced accessories.

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Layher’s present product characteristics and services help customers achieve long-term success and increase the profitability of their companies. The Layher Allround Scaffolding has been established as a synonym for modular scaffolds on the market. The Allround Scaffolding offers unsurpassed versatility to be used in construction sites, the chemical industry, power plants, aircraft, shipyards, the event sector, theatres, and arenas.

Allround scaffolding uses a simple, unique, and bolt-free connection technology. Sliding the wedge head over the rosette and inserting the wedge into the opening immediately secures the component. There is still sufficient play to secure the other end of the ledger. A hammer blow to the wedge transforms the loose connection into a strong, strong, structurally rigid one. The face of the wedge head is now precisely positioned against the standard. Connections in quick-to-assemble and spanner-less scaffolding systems make a unique combination: providing structural strength immediately on assembly and subsequent ultimate force transmission while offering a choice of automatically right–angled or splayed connections with universal safety right from the start.

To transfer pulling force, every frame is secured by locking pins or bolts to each other. In this way, the tower can be assembled on the ground and placed by crane.

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Application of Layher Scaffold for maintenance and construction of Columns

A distillation column is a critical piece of equipment in refining crude oil. It acts like a still, separating the product into its different chemical components based on differences in volatility. Oil refineries use two main types of distillation columns.

The Multiple structures with different sizes operated by the Refinery are currently being refurbished, and corrosion prevention experts must treat the entire structure occasionally. Safe access to all locations of the main building is assured with the use of a modular scaffolding system. Using Allround Scaffold is only possible to complete maintenance on time as required.

The advantage lies in the speed with which the right angle can be automatically obtained with the system, and variable angles can be achieved if required. This is done by fitting the ledgers in rosettes, each with four holes at right angles, with four further larger holes (usually used for diagonal braces) being used to facilitate variable angles. This means that the erectors can also make connections at any angle as the conditions on-site dictate. The Scaffolder can easily, thanks to the eight possible connections in every connector, make adaptions quickly and optimally for almost any application.

These advantages ensure the optimum conditions for effectively enclosing the Circular and rectangular structure with safe and minimal time required to construct the scaffolding. Allround Scaffolding was easily adapted to follow the contour shape of the structure without being challenging to access. The erectors didn’t need to create complex tube structures, saw off tubes all the time, repeat measuring of connections, or constantly align the upright elements. The wedge head provides an all-in-one simple yet stable connection, coupled with a logical assembly sequence and integral safety. Hot-dip galvanisation and certified quality assure Allround scaffolding top-quality products are incredibly long-lived.

Several work levels were required, plus a lift going up 40 meters was required to be integrated into the scaffolding. The challenge set by this particular job was to follow the double-curved surface of the tank as precisely as possible. This was possible due to the extensive capability of parts Layher can offer.

Conventional anchoring to the tank was not possible. The scaffold erectors could only connect to the all-around steel profile – the runner rail for the inspection ladders – at the tank’s “equator” using scaffold couplers. Above and below this anchoring level, the scaffolding was secured by all-round steel cables. A Layher landing-type stairway tower allowed convenient access to the scaffold at various levels.

The top lift of the scaffold at the top of the structure called for Layher’s expertise. Following the increasingly safe scaffolding with proper access at all locations, Layher’s Technical Bureau designed a series of connected lattice girders to the topmost Allround standards, making them converge in tension-resistant form. The scaffolders then placed the structure on the highest point of the building using All-round standards.

Application of lattice girder considered in the design to construct cantilever projection on top to fulfil proper access. Construction of Scaffolding to approach all required locations was a major challenge during the shutdown, but it is easy when considering Allround Scaffolding Systems.

Layher aluminium platform stairway

Layher Aluminum Platform stairway Safe, fatigue-free stairway ascent – also with transportation of materials – without impairment of the working surface. It is simple to construct a 4-standard

The stair tower is either integrated into the scaffolding or as a free-standing access structure anchored on the building. It is helpful for the transportation of materials and workforce from ground level to the top of the structure.

Layher’s new Lightweight scaffolding results from a major, multi-year R&D project with a clearly defined objective: to make scaffolding easier, safer, and more cost-effective for customers.

Authored by – Mithilesh Kumar, Director, Layher Scaffolding Systems Pvt Ltd

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