Red Bull Galvanizing Project
The Galvanizing Project
With the Red Bull X Fighters world tour arriving at Battersea Power Station and an estimated crowd of 100,000 being in attendance there was a need for additional temporary seating. The seating rakers needed manufacturing, galvanizing and inspecting prior to the event in order to obtain a safety certificate
Simple. 1700 seating rakers to be delivered on time to Battersea in a 4 week period After being contacted by One Site Solutions from Mansfield and The Metal Works from Leicester it was agreed that due to the time restraints of the project and the importance of on time completion an initial meeting would be held to discuss the product that required galvanizing. This meeting was essential for all parties, Premier Galvanizing were made aware of the tolerances involved, the intricate nature of the product and the timescale. Our clients understood the essential part they would play in the smooth running of the project by ensuring the ventilation and drainage was correct and could show us exactly the critical areas so that we could work out the optimum hanging position, to give the best possible finish. The pre-contract meeting allowed us to ensure the fabrications were designed to allow correct drainage and ventilation and all critical areas were identified. Knowing the intricate nature of the product and the tolerances required enabled Premier Galvanizing to work out the optimum suspension and dipping method to provide the best possible finish and meet the demanding timescales involved. The was the foundation for the strong working partnership throughout the process.
Before galvanizing got underway, each shift at Premier Galvanizing was briefed regarding the upcoming job. The articles needed to be hung in a certain way in order to maintain the tolerances required on the connecting brackets. By explaining to each shift the need to hang the articles on 2 specific points in order to achieve optimum angles for galvanizing, the high specification required by the clients would be achieved.
Once the galvanizing got underway both Onesite and The Metalworks observed the galvanizing of the items and were delighted with the final finish of the first batch. A test rig was set up at Premier Galvanizing to ensure that the seat rakers fitted in to the corresponding sockets. Once the product left Corby for London there was no doubt that it was suitable for purpose and the temporary seating would fit together.
As the project got underway, the deadlines became shorter but the high quality was maintained throughout the contract.
The End Result
There were no rejects and each delivery was on time, completed to the highest specification, and many happy X Fighter fans were able to enjoy the show.
The portable seating has also been used at the V festival as well as the recent visit by the Pope.