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How the FRT Gangway Can Benefit Your Railcar Loading System

How the FRT Gangway Can Benefit Your Railcar Loading System

Whether your operations handle NGL, refined fuel, ammonia, or gondola railcar loading applications, you need a railcar loading system that protects your workers, facility, productivity, and bottom line. As Canada’s leading distributor of SafeRack safe access solutions, Northern Platforms is here to help you design and build a railcar loading system that does all that and more!

Next, we will tell you about our personalized approach to designing railcar loading systems and how a particular SafeRack gangway can benefit your operations. Keep reading to learn more! 

A Personalized Approach to Railcar Loading Systems

While other safe access and loading solution distributors will take a cookie-cutter approach to your railcar loading needs, Northern Platforms does things a bit differently. At Northern Platforms, we commit seriously to building strong, life-long relationships with our customers. Our team won’t simply rely on emails or phone calls to understand your railcar loading operations. Instead, we take that extra step to ensure you receive personalized service. That means a dedicated sales team member will visit your site in person, see with their own eyes the challenges you may be facing, and take time to discuss the details of your particular applications.

By taking a personalized approach to designing, installing, and maintaining your railcar loading systems, Northern Platforms can provide a holistic understanding of how our safe access solutions, railcar loading platforms, and gangways can benefit your operations. 

Meet the Flat Ramp Telescoping (FRT) Access Gangway 

Northern Platforms’ comprehensive inventory of SafeRack safe access solutions includes various railcar loading platforms and gangways that are perfect for ensuring the safety and productivity of your operations. In particular, the Flat Ramp Telescoping (FRT) Access Gangway is a popular model for railcar loading because of its innovative design and durability.  

The FRT Gangway features a slip-resistant walkway and telescoping extension, perfect for eliminating narrow gaps between your loading platform and the railcar. FRT gangways have a 21″ telescoping extension that allows the gangway to accommodate various railcar configurations. These gangways are constructed with 1” stainless steel bearing quality pivot rods and machine-quality pivot points for greater durability, longevity, and safety. With the FRT Gangway’s rugged, oversized parts and counterbalanced adjustable springs for easy raising and lowering, this gangway is sure to stand the test of time. Self supporting with adjustable chain stops, a 500 LB load capacity and a spring counterbalance system that allows the gangway to be easily raised and lowered, the FRT gangway is up for any challenge. 

Available in 24″, 36″, 48″, 60″ and 72″ widths and various lengths, and aluminum, galvanized steel, or stainless steel, the Flat Ramp Telescoping Access Gangway is an excellent option for NGL, refined fuel, ammonia, and gondola railcar loading applications. Let the Northern Platforms team show you how the FRT Access Gangway can enhance your railcar loading systems! 

Turnkey Services that Won’t Interfere with Your Operations

At Northern Platforms, our top-notch service doesn’t stop at providing expert guidance and top-quality railcar loading platforms, gangways, and loading arms. We also offer turnkey installation and maintenance services. That way, you can rest assured that your railcar loading platforms and gangways are ready to go when you need them most. From scope development, conceptual layouts and cost estimates to project execution, installation, and yearly maintenance, Northern Platforms is your trusted partner for greater operational safety and efficiency! 

Your Source for Safe Access Solutions

Whether you need a new railcar loading platform, loading arms, gangways, or spill containment, Northern Platforms is your 100% Canadian source for safe access and loading solutions. 

Contact our team today to learn more about our turnkey services or to get a quote on the Saferack Flat Ramp Telescoping (FRT) Access Gangway. Let our team help you design a custom railcar loading solution that ensures the safety of your workers.

Safety and Accessibility in One with Industrial Catwalks

If you own an industrial facility, you understand the challenges of navigating a bustling warehouse, intricate manufacturing equipment, or an expansive oil and gas site. Each of these operations demands access and loading solutions that streamline movements while ensuring workers’ well-being. This is where industrial catwalks from Northern Platforms can help by transforming your business’s operations and elevating your safety standards. 

At Northern Platforms, we proudly offer a comprehensive range of industrial catwalks and work platforms from ErectaStep, designed to redefine safety, accessibility, and productivity in diverse industrial settings. Below we will tell you more about the advantages of these industrial catwalks. Keep reading to find out more! 

Exploring Our Inventory: ErectaStep Industrial Catwalks

At Northern Platforms, we understand the significance of having reliable and innovative safe access solutions. That’s why we partner with industry leaders such as ErectaStep to bring you a wide range of industrial catwalk systems that cater to your industry’s unique needs. Overall, ErectaStep is renowned for its cutting-edge engineering and commitment to safety, making its modular products a natural choice for businesses looking to enhance their operations. 

The Advantages of Industrial Catwalks

Industrial catwalks, also called elevated walkways or platforms, play a pivotal role in many industrial facilities. These elevated pathways provide safe and efficient access to various areas within a facility, enabling workers to overcome obstacles and ensure a smooth flow of operations. Industrial catwalks from Northern Platforms serve as a versatile solution, not only enhancing accessibility but also offering the advantage of creating vantage points for improved visibility and oversight. Some other benefits of industrial catwalks include the following:

Customized Solutions

ErectaStep’s industrial catwalk systems are popular across numerous industries for their unique customizability. At Northern Platforms, our team understands that no two facilities are alike. Fortunately, with ErectaStep, you don’t need to compromise on performance to accommodate your facility’s unique layout. These systems are designed to be adaptable, ensuring seamless integration into your operation’s existing working environment. Whether you need a straightforward walkway or a complex configuration with elevation changes and other features to navigate around obstacles, ErectaStep’s modular design allows for customized solutions that match your facility’s requirements exactly!

Uncompromised Safety

Another significant benefit of ErectaStep industrial catwalks is that they are engineered with safety in mind. These systems adhere to rigorous safety standards (including OSHA and OH&S compliance) and are crafted using high-quality aluminum components that ensure durability and reliability. Slip-resistant surfaces, sturdy handrails, and well-engineered structural components combine to create a secure pathway for your workers, thereby promoting a safer working environment.

Quick Shipping and Installation

For most industrial operations, time is of the essence. Fortunately, Northern Platforms has the inventory of ErectaStep industrial catwalks you need ready to ship as soon as possible. Moreover, our ErectaStep catwalk systems are simple to install. The modular design enables faster assembly and requires no special tools or boom trucks. Northern Platforms’ team can also assist you from start to finish! That means your operations can benefit from reduced downtime while ensuring a swift return to full capacity. This efficiency also extends to maintenance, as the modular components can be easily replaced for reconfigured as needed. 

Choose Northern Platforms for Your Industrial Catwalk Needs

As Western Canada’s premier access and loading solutions distributor, Northern Platforms takes pride in offering top-tier products and services that can elevate your operations’ safety and efficiency. Our partnership with trusted manufacturers like ErectaStep underscores this commitment. With our offering of ErectaStep industrial catwalks, Northern Platforms enables you to create a pathway that surpasses obstacles, optimizes operations and enhances safety. 

Whether you’re looking to install an industrial catwalk for the first time or are considering upgrading your existing infrastructure, Northern Platforms has the expertise, products, and dedication to help you find the best fit! Contact us today to see for yourself how ErectaStep industrial catwalks can transform your industrial facility into a safer and more efficient space.