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Prefabrication offers countless benefits to installers, and many of these advantages are passed on to everyone involved with the project. When installers use prefabrication, it also helps building owners in the following ways:
Prefabrication can undeniably reduce the amount of time required for installation. However, prefab offers additional ways to make a contractor’s job easier. By moving most work off-site, several timely tasks become unnecessary:
RUBBER-LINED PIPE CLAMPS:
Rubber-lined pipe clamps are common for installation of single runs of medium- and large-diameter pipe. Many options are available, but most look and behave alike. Pipe clamps that lack less-obvious but key features may force contractors to spend hours reworking installations. Labor is often the largest expense associated with pipe installations, and the price can quickly increase if unplanned work is required.
Prefabrication can greatly reduce the amount of time needed to complete a variety of job site tasks. In particular, it can make an installer's job much easier.
Read on to learn about prefabrication's top three benefits to installers.
One of the biggest health risks to installers who frequently work with concrete is exposure to crystalline silica dust. Crystalline silica is found in many naturally-occurring minerals and is common in concrete. Although harmless in a set slab, when the set concrete is drilled or cut, the dust flies into the air and can be easily breathed in by a contractor who is not taking proper precautions. An estimated 2 million workers are at risk of negative health effects in the United States alone.
USING CADDY ROD LOCK COUPLERS ON INSULATED STRUCTURES:
Threaded rod couplers are used to connect two male ends of threaded rod to each other. Although they can be used simply to extend the length of a threaded rod, couplers provide the most value to installers when used on insulated structures.
421 CLEVIS HANGER:
The 421 clevis hanger improves installation whether using black, plastic, or insulated pipe. However, contractors see the most value when the 421 is coupled with the 121 insulation shield for insulated pipe.