#ndt Rope access is the most cost-effective and efficient means of gaining access to difficult-to-reach areas such as boilers during shutdowns, Skyriders Marketing Manager Mike Zinn explains. These are categorised as either intermediate shutdowns (of nine to ten days’ duration for inspections) or general outages (which can take up to 16 days for the inspections).

In general, power-station shutdowns have a limited duration, during which time critical components are inspected, in addition to any trouble spots i
Source: NDT