What You Need To Know Before Buying Oilfield Mats

What You Need To Know Before Buying Oilfield Mats

GFI Solutions offers various matting products for ground protection and construction mats for customers in the oil & gas industry. We provide you with excellent quality access matting solutions for a safer and more stable worksite in all conditions.

Worksites in the oil & gas industry require heavy-duty resources that not only allow for safe transportation of machinery but can also withstand bulky machinery and heavy loads. Below is a list of matting solutions you will find imperative for your next project.

Battle The Weather

Canadian worksites are exposed to the climate and landscape harsh weather conditions that more often than not, cause a project to halt. Canada experienced an extreme winter in 2021, where the temperature would drop to -30 one day and then rise suddenly to -5 the next. This weather fluctuation caused unstable ground conditions with rugged terrain and uneven surfaces for any worksite. The use of access mats is essential during such circumstances as they alleviate the difficulty of walking through snow, mud and ice. There are several different access mats available to accommodate every aspect of your project.

TerraLam Access Mats

To create a makeshift road for easy transportation of equipment, machinery and crew, you will need to consider Cross Laminated Timber access mats. CLT mats use adhesive to bond the wood together, unlike standard bolted access mats. The adhesion allows for even weight distribution throughout the board, rather than focusing on specific areas, which causes early damage and irreparable breakage. 

CLT Rig and Crane Mats

Our inventory includes several options for safe and cost-effective rig and crane mats. Made from Southern Yellow Pine Wood Fibre, our rig/crane mats are 30% stronger than standard bolted mats made from Douglas Fir. This makes our mats ideal for a safe and robust foundation for heavy-duty machinery such as rigs and cranes. The adhesion used in our CLT rig/crane access mats allows our mats to be 40% lighter than the competition, enabling us to transport 72 mats per load, saving you up to 60% in transportation costs.

Terracross™ Bridges

To avoid the possibility of your machinery getting stuck in muddy, uneven terrain or accidentally falling into a nearby ditch, we advise you to build temporary access bridges. Your worksite needs to be hazardous free, and installing a temporary access bridge guarantees just that. The lightweight, portable design is engineered with a steel beam structure that can withstand weights up to 100 tons. We can quickly deliver and install the bridges on-site, helping you stay on track with your project.

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Rough, Tough, and Ready to Rumble: Crane Mats at GFI Solutions

Rough, Tough, and Ready to Rumble: Crane Mats at GFI Solutions

Is your heavy industry team in need of site access solutions that conquer difficult terrain, allow you to uphold environmental standards, and safely transport both equipment and resources to and from site? Site access mats make it easy to tackle Canada’s ever-evolving landscape and protect your equipment from the hazards presented by the terrain. GFI Solutions is proud to offer industry-leading safe site products, including heavy-duty Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats. Constructed using game-changing CLT methods, our mats are built to taking a beating without cracking under pressure. When you need matting that can stand up to the demands of the job without faltering under pressure, GFI has you covered. With access mat rentals and sales for the oil & gas industry and everything in between, we’re your go-to source for solutions you can count on.

CLT Rig Mats: Heavy on Performance

It’s no secret that the heavy industry sector faces unique difficulties when handling its operations, especially when dealing with equipment like cranes and rigs. Designed to handle even the toughest of jobs, crane mats are able to stand up to the demands of extreme applications without the risk of stress fractures or even sudden breakages like bolted mats. Instead, when you partner with a CLT supplier, you gain access to solutions that will stand the test of time and help you get the job done right.

How CLT Mats Work

CLT site safe access mats are specifically designed to improve upon the best features of Unlike their bolted counterparts TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are constructed using alternating perpendicular layers of wood that are bonded with a special adhesive for optimal performance. The adhesive allows mats to flex with each load and distribute weight evenly, resulting in increased strength and longevity.

Key benefits of using site safe CLT mats include:

  • High impact resistance and durability.
  • Increased life span (3-5 times that of traditional mats).
  • Glue lamination and wax sealed on all 4 edges of the mat to make it less vulnerable to moisture and rot.
  • Able to withstand the Canadian climate, all year-round.
  • Lower shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats (up to 60% more load capacity), and more.

Site Safe Access Mats at GFI

GFI is proud to be a full-scale solutions provider for the site access industry across Canada spanning key locations from Calgary all the way to the Maritimes and in between! Our team offers customers access to 24/7 rental and sales service, as well as mat washing, installation, turnkey services, and more. Learn more about our products, including our extra tough rig mats by contacting our team today!