Posted on May 4, 2020 by iwano@_84
As an electrician working in northern Alberta, Canada who specializes in the installation and maintenance of rental light towers, I’ve seen more than my share of entirely preventable equipment failures.
It’s only been in the last dozen or so years that these trailer mounted light towers have become commonplace in the north’s booming oil and gas industry, and in bitterly cold, daylight starved areas in general.
Initially portable light towers were heralded as a safety and productivity godsend, and rightfully so. In industries that operate 24/7 regardless of weather or light conditions, allowing the rapidly growing number of workers to keep production and security at normal daylight levels in the 16+ hour winter nights was enticing. These relatively inexpensive, small, and supposedly durable machines were bought in huge numbers by both equipment rental companies and end users as demand rapidly increased.
Unfortunately it was soon discovered that there were some … Read More