Are you a project manager searching for access solutions that will last throughout your project? Does the work you’re doing involve heavy equipment and machinery? If so, rig mats from GFI Solutions are an excellent choice to ensure your project is safe, accessible, and gets finished on time. Whether you’re working in the oil and gas, renewable energy, construction, or another industry, rig mats are a safe access solution that can save money and time. At GFI Solutions, we are proud to be the premier distributor of Sterling Solutions TerraLam CLT access and rig mats. Are you interested in learning more about rig mats and the differences between CLT and traditional bolted mats? Continue reading to learn more!
How Rig Mats Work
Rig mats are a subcategory of access mats primarily used for heavy machinery. They are manufactured with five layers of solid wood to support the additional weight of rigs, cranes, and other heavy equipment, which can be used to replace 8×20 and 8×40 traditional steel frame rig mats. These particular mats can manage a range of weight loads. Similar to access matting, rig mats provide heavy equipment and workers with a safe means of accessing project worksites while still protecting the environment they’re used in.
CLT Vs. Traditional Steel Frame Rig Mats
Traditional Steel Frame Rig Mats can leave your project in a bind when they break down between jobs or, worse, in the middle of production if you’ve had enough with bolted mats costing you more and more on your bottom line. In that case, you can save more today by switching to Sterling Solutions TerraLam Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats from GFI Solutions!
Through an innovative process that includes bonding alternating perpendicular layers of Southern Yellow Pine with eco-friendly adhesive, CLT mats are manufactured. Compared to traditional bolted mats, CLT mats have more flexibility under the weight of significant loads. This flexibility allows the mats to disperse the weight strain more effectively, preventing the mat from breaking as quickly. In addition to their greater flexibility, CLT mats weigh significantly less than their bolted counterparts. That means you can fit more mats per load, resulting in savings in transportation and delivery costs. Aside from their reduced weight, CLT mats also have a 3-5 times longer lifespan than traditional bolted mats. That means your overall return on investment is more significant when you use CLT mats. At GFI Solutions, our team of experts can assist you with determining the number of access mats your project requires. Our team is available 24/7 to support you with whatever access solution questions you may have.
Alberta’s Source for Access Solutions
As the exclusive Canadian partner for Sterling Solutions, GFI Solutions is proud to provide our customers with robust, high-quality access matting. Beyond access matting, we also offer a range of services such as delivery and installation, inventory management, mat washing, turnkey services and more. Our team can connect with you to ensure you get the access solutions you need to keep your Alberta project operating smoothly. Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more about GFI Solutions’ range of rig mats, access mats, or services!