Tilting Frame, Telehandler
BP Pulse are rolling out the installation of Alpitronic Hypercharger™ Units (HYC-300 and HYC-150) nationally across the UK & Worldwide. In some of the indoor or underground car parks, the headroom is very limited which presents significant challenges to enable their installation.
The Hyperchargers require a horizontal delivery, travelling up/down slopes, with limited headroom before being rotated 90° to the vertical for final installation, which is all to be achieved without being lifted from above using conventional methods.
A collaboration between Radius Group, BP Pulse and Comtec Srl, resulted in the design, manufacture and testing of a bespoke Tilting Frame, for this unique installation process. The one-off Tilting Frame designed for our client envelops the HYC-300 and HYC-150 Hypercharer Units to provide a safe and secure method of handling each unit.
A number of trial runs were completed prior to the actual installation date. By doing this, our crew gained a thorough understanding of the new specialised equipment, working through all aspects of its use to achieve a level of experience and competency – ahead of the Tilting Frame undertaking its first site use. Over a two-day installation period, eight Hypercharger units were successfully installed in an underground car park in Pimlico.
Radius was engaged by BP Pulse to ensure that the tilting frame was suitable inspected and accredited per the requirements of CE/UKCA and LOLER requirements. We also prepared detailed and thorough work processes for the use of the Tilting Frame as a learning tool, to be used alongside the manufacturer’s operator’s manual.
After receiving the Hypercharger units into our warehouse for temporary storage and site preparation, they were delivered and installed at the Pimlico site. Radius’ Plant Installation Division prepared the relevant lift plans, risk assessments, method statements, and traffic management documentation. We use our own experienced lifting teams who have previously worked together. On this occasion, our crew consisted of Appointed Person, Lift Supervisor, Telehandler Co-ordinator, Slinger, Telehandler Operator and Transport Operator.
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