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Pit Cleaning of Edge Trim and Sheet Scrap for the Slitting Industry

SOS Services, Inc. recently traveled to a Midwest coil slitter to clean an 8' x 16' x 32' loop pit that was filled to a depth of 12' with scrap metal edge trimmings and other sheet metal debris. Making an already dirty job even dirtier, this scrap heap was concealing more than 1,000 gallons of oil and water trapped by a clogged drain.

An SOS Services, Inc. crew arrived at the site with our "Grabber," a hydraulic grabber/grapple that allows safe removal of most of the steel scrap without requiring manned entry while also having sufficient reach to deposit the debris right into a hopper to avoid any manual handling.

  Pit Cleaning of Edge Trim and Sheet Scrap for the Slitting Industry
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Pit Cleaning of Edge Trim and Sheet Scrap for the Slitting Industry

After removing the debris, we set up an air activated system for pumping the fluid from the pit directly into a customer supplied container. Next, our certified technicians opened a Confined Space Work Permit, and equipped with air monitoring systems and a confined space retrieval system, climbed down into the pit to clean up all remaining debris and free the drain located in the pit floor.

Our safe and efficient method for cleaning metal trim and other debris from deep pits minimized downtime on this slitting line. To learn more about this project, or how our pit cleaning services can help keep your plant running smoothly, contact us today.

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Pit Cleaning of Edge Trim and Sheet Scrap- Project Details

Product Description SOS recently traveled to a Midwest coil slitter to clean a loop pit. Dimension of the loop pit were 8' x 16' x 32'.

The pit was 12' full of metal scrap. The scrap metal and debris, concealed over a 1000 gallons of oil and water trapped by a clogged drain.
Capabilities Applied/Processes SOS's hydraulic "Grabber" was used to remove most of the steel scrap. This allows the material to be removed safely without manned entry. The debris is then dropped directly into a scrap hopper without being handled.

After the debris was removed, SOS set up an air activated system and pumped the fluid from the pit and into a customer supplied container.

After the fluid was removed, the SOS team opened a Confined Space Work Permit, and preformed a manned entry allowing them to clean up all remaining debris, freeing a drain in the floor.
Equipment Used Hydraulic Grapple
High Flow Fluid Pump
Multi Gas Air Monitor
Complete Confined Space Retrieval System
Industry for Use Toll Processor
Delivery Location Detroit, MI
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