Energy
Thermal Power Stations

Thermal Power Stations

Whether coal-fired or gas-fired, nuclear or combined-cycle, thermal power plants are equipped with equipment and structures at heights that require access systems to perform various maintenance and repair work. Fraco offers a complete line of work platforms and rack and pinion elevators that have in the past proven their worth in projects such as the demolition of a smokestack or the repair of a concrete cooling tower. Fraco also developed special equipment that helped build an out-of-standard dome for the demolition of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that exploded in 1987.

A Full Range of Elevators and Work Platforms For Thermal Power plants

  • Permanent elevators for hyperbolic cooling towers
  • Elevators for recovery boilers
  • Elevators for fly ash storage silo
  • Elevators for smokestacks
  • Elevators for desulphurization chimney
  • Work platforms for repairing hyperbolic cooling towers
  • Work platforms for demolishing smokestacks
  • Work platforms for repairing and demolishing incinerator chimneys

High-performance, anti-blast access equipment

Permanent elevators of the SEL Series can be installed in hazardous environment with high risk of explosion. Fraco offers a variety of standard and custom cabin dimensions, with lifting capabilities from 500 lb to 7000 lb, with lifting speeds of up to 300 feet per minute.Fraco also offers temporary elevators for transporting workers and materials. Designed to minimize on-site interruptions, the SEH Series rack and pinion construction hoists and the SEP Series transport platforms are available in multiple size-capacity-speed combinations.

Finally, Mast work platforms are one of the most useful types of equipment when building or repairing concrete structures.

Compliance with Industry Standards

Fraco products comply with industry codes and current safety guidelines:

  • ANSI A17.1, CSA B44 et EN-81 (permanent elevators)
  • ATEX Regulation
  • ANSI A10.4; CSA Z185; EN 12159 (personnel hoists)
  • ANSI/SIA A92.10; CSA B354.12-13; EN 12158 (transport platforms)
  • ANSI/SIA A92.9; CSA B354.5; Directive machine 42 / CE (mast climbing work platforms).

W.H. Sammis Power Plant Silo

Straton, OH, USA



Monroe Power Plant Smokestack

Monroe, MI, USA

For more information on Fraco's elevators, lifts and platforms or other access solutions, contact our team of experts today.

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