In an ever-changing world, businesses need to keep reinventing to stay ahead in their industry. Construction is no different. Engineers and project managers are looking for avenues to decrease labour, time spent and delays with the latest technology in design and materials. Gismo has introduced a first on Southern African soil. A leading-edge steel support which dramatically cuts time, manpower and equipment on projects. Known as siFramo, this modular steel support can be applied to supporting pipes, pipe bridges, equipment, skids, ducts, plant rooms and more.
Pull Quote: As a completely non-welded steelwork support system for the modular construction of frames and structures, siFramo has a successful track record across the globe in various construction applications.
Conventional welded steel supports have long been the go-to in construction projects. While it has gotten the job done, it has clear limitations. The need for supports and frames are often left to last minute on projects. Design responsibility and load calculations for these can delay the next project stage. While traditional steel supports can be budgeted for, there is an unavoidable back and forth which costs even more time. The siFramo modular support system innovatively addresses these issues taking a project from design to installation seamlessly. As a completely non-welded steelwork support system for the modular construction of frames and structures, siFramo has a successful track record across the globe in various construction applications.
The world’s largest chemical company, Baden Aniline and Soda Factory (BASF) recently made use of siFramo as permanent fixtures in a new acetylene plant. Located at BASF headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the plant covers an area of 55 000 m² and reaches a height of 95 metres. The siFramo support system was the preferred choice for this plant due to its multi-functionality, efficient installation and the advantage of making modifications instantly on site.
Pull Quote: The use of siFramo for secondary pipe supports eliminated the need for dangerous welding in fire and explosion hazard areas.
Installation for standard fabricated steel supports which are welded together are time consuming when compared to siFramo’s single screw technology. It was introduced to the industry by the German group Sikla over 15 years ago and it has built a trustworthy reputation with clients worldwide. Another noteworthy project took place at the Borealis plant in Schwechat, Austria’s largest plastics manufacturer. The use of siFramo for secondary pipe supports eliminated the need for dangerous welding in fire and explosion hazard areas. It also provided the project with efficient design options in the 3D model as well as easy and flexible handling during assembly. The siFramo modular steel frame system outclasses conventional welded-steel fabrications with versatility, multifunctionality and high load-bearing support for supporting pipes, beams, trusses and a host of anchor support applications.