Types of Matting

Matting allows access to gas and oil while enhancing the protection of the surroundings, especially in an environment with a sensitive landscape. It entails the use of interlocking boards to establish proper sites and temporary roadways in the sensitive sections. The process creates a stable and strong working area for varying types of terrain.

Matting is temporary: the mats are removed when the work is completed. Since pins and nails are the primary interlocking items, there are minimal chances of leaving some items behind. The process involves minimal disturbance to the environment; the space can efficiently and easily be reclaimed. There are varying systems for matting. Some of the common matting systems entail:

Access matting

Access matting is applicable in a system where the mats are attached to offer a point for temporary accessibility of a worksite. It is mainly used in the gas and oil sector to provide temporary ways to access the sites for oil drilling. The mats used are versatile, hence they can be used for various applications, such as floating roadways, heavy machinery working areas, protection of the crossing pipeline, and protection of the ground.

Rig matting

In the modern world, other sectors are also adopting rig matting. This is a portable platform and can be used to support heavy equipment used in the gas and oil industry. The system entails internal members of spruce or pinewood and is covered by steel framing. The frame made of steel makes the mats stronger so that the manufacturers can make bigger sizes to support greater weight.

Composite matting

Composite matting is ideal for providing access to soft ground for personal forces, vehicles, and equipment. This system provides a solution to the mobility of lightweight items while distributing the heavyweights on a wide area on the platform. This facilitates the smooth traversing of heavy equipment in varying ground terrains. The matting is suitable for use in any weather.

Crane matting

The crane matting system is designed to offer stability on the ground surface. Crane matting is made with rods made of steel. It can be applied in various scenarios. The most common application is ground stabilization when there is the lifting of heavyweights under big cranes. The pipeline sector utilizes composite matting to attain ground stability in the digging and laying of pipes. The composite matting system is highly dense and resistant to compression: it can withstand harsh weather conditions and is heavyweight. You have the option of installing chains, cables, or exposed bolts to promote the lifting of multiple items simultaneously.

Matting provides support for common weighty loads in the oil and gas sector. It increases the equipment and vehicle traction. Well, sites can be entirely made using mats. Secure and safe matting reduces the tripping, falling, and slipping of staff at the site: this is achieved by making sure the surfaces used for walking on the site are tidier, smoother, and flatter.

Matting is an effective and simple innovation in oil and gas extraction: it leads to improved protection for the environment, people, and animals. It facilitates safe access to the gas and oil resources vital in the day-to-day energy needs.