MRS Training and Rescue are confined spaces experts. Our long history in responding to emergencies in the UK mining industry underpins our confined space and working at height services today.
Having worked with the Power Generation Industry for many years, our focus, primarily, is always to use our expertise to keep people safe during planned outages / maintenance and unplanned breakdowns. In the planning stages of outages, we provide a range of support, including rescue planning, advising on risk management, and helping to consider the safety elements that can be incorporated ahead of work starting, which can all help to achieve desired objectives. Internal inspection drones are something we will consider as they can be sent in hazardous places and dangerous situations instead of or ahead of humans, reducing risk and downtime too.
Power generation industry types we work with:
Thermal – coal fired power stations – although very few remain in the UK, they do continue to operate and the conflict in Ukraine has resulted in them being operational for a few more years yet.
Gas Fired – burning natural gas to generate energy
EFW – Energy from Waste – non recyclable materials are burned to generate power
Oil Fired – oil is burned to generate electricity
Anaerobic Digestors – takes organic matter and burns it to produce methane that can be used as a fuel for renewable energy.
What type of inspections can drones be used for?
All types of power plants have a multitude of confined spaces present. Some examples are listed below along with details of how an internal inspection drone can be used to improve safety and lower cost:
Check for internal condition and integrity of the drum and any associated components within the drum.
Check for condition and integrity of tubes, inspect for tube leaks and any components within the boiler both waterside and fireside. Identify signs of overheating and carry out regulatory inspections as required.
Inspection of internal ducting for joint/weld defects, internal general ducting condition, and any material build up within the ducting.
Internal inspection of roof, floor and sides of the tank, and close inspection of any internal component parts.
Internal inspection of bunker plates, joints and any material deposits.
Internal structural condition inspection roof, floor, component part close inspections and material build up investigations.
Internal condition inspection along with insulation liner material condition and inspection
Internal structure condition
These can be very dangerous places for manual inspections. By using the internal inspection drone, there may no longer be a need for a person to climb into a hopper to perform an inspection.
For over 120 years, MRS has provided its specialist skills, experience and knowledge to effect the rescue and escape of mine workers from underground. Read more about our historic heritage, and how it has impacted on our present and future, by clicking here
MRS and Elgin Marsh delivered a great and bespoke training course to our operatives on gas monitors. The training was informative, relevant to our work, and kept the team engaged. MRS went above and beyond by creating a bespoke training course for us, and managed to deliver training on our premises with a week's notice. Highly professional throughout, and I would highly recommend them.
7 days ago
Very informative course which was presented professionally.
7 days ago
Exactl place to lurn
7 days ago
I have been attending MRS Mansfield for around 10 years for confined space training (high and medium risk)> The knowledge and professionalism of all the staff is second to none! I would not hesitate to recommend MRS Training and Rescue.
8 days ago
Really good first aid at work refresher course, never got boring good mixture of practical and theory and not just watching power points, more mannequins was better too, plus a couple of competitions made it interesting. Well presented by Phil too. Would recommend to any company. Plus always finished on time and did what it said refreshed everything and told us any changes in first aid since last refresher 👍
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