Does your team need a heavy-duty, dependable, cost-effective option when it comes to access solutions? As a vital resource for any project in the oil & gas, mining, petrochemical, forestry, and construction industries, rig and crane mats are essential for site management and safety. As a much lighter alternative to traditional fir mats, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats offer unbeatable strength and lower shippings costs among many other benefits to be explored. Learn more about these innovative products, including TerraLam®’s 500 series mats, below.
A New Path Forward
As one of the new innovations available from the matting industry, CLT solutions are designed using a process that dramatically improves upon the shortcomings commonly encountered with traditional mats.
Cross Laminated Timber is the result of bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood with an environmentally safe adhesive to create each mat in comparison to the previous mode of creating bolted mats. One of the defining features of CLT mats is there ability to “flex” under pressure and distribute payloads evenly, reducing the chance of breakages and resulting in a much longer lifecycle (typically 3-5 times longer than average mats).
TerraLam® CLT Access Mats as offered by GFI solutions are crafted from high-quality Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre, which is 30% harder than Douglas Fir, the most common wood fibre used in the construction of bolted mats. This makes them ideal for heavy-duty jobs, even serving as rig and crane mats when needed.
What Are The Benefits?
CLT access and rig mats offer a wide range of benefits compared to traditional matting solutions. Advantages of choosing CLT mats include:
- Lightweight profile means that you can ship up to 25% more mats per trip, saving money on transport costs.
- Versatile in application and able to withstand the demands of fluctuating climates year-round.
- High impact resistance.
- Resistant to moisture and rot, and more.
TerraLam® CLT Access and Rig Mats
With an industry-wide reputation for exceptional products, it’s no surprise that Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraLam® products are among the best on the market. Crafted using the finest quality Southern Yellow Pine planks, each mat is meticulously tested to ensure optimal performance and longevity, allowing you to keep your project on time, and on budget, with ease. The 500 series is suitable for heavy industry applications, including use as rig and crane mats, and more.
Want to compare CLT mats to timber alternatives? Check out this quick cheat sheet.
Discover Rig Mat Solutions At GFI
GFI Solutions is proud to be an authorized distributor of TerraLam® products, including access and rig mats, TerraCross® bridges, and more. With 24/7 access to our leading inventory, qualified team members and more. GFI is Western Canada’s foremost choice when it comes to heavy-duty rig mat solutions and everything in between. Contact us today to learn more.