James Way, Assistant Harbour Master and VTS Manager at Guernsey Ports, recently used Domino Clamps to secure communication masts to the side of their new Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) control room which is built from converted shipping containers. VTS is basically the equivalent of air traffic control at sea.
James and his team are responsible for the safe operation of Guernsey’s 2 main commercial harbours in Guernsey. In the past six months Guernsey VTS has relocated into a new purpose-built building which was built for them by Inbox projects from converted shipping containers. James used the Domino Clamps to attach two masts to either side of the building. The masts support a variety of different aerials for radio communication in addition to vessel tracking systems such as radar. Although the masts are bolted into the ground they also need to be secured or stayed higher up, and so Domino Clamps were selected to secure the masts to the side of the building following a recommendation from Inbox projects.
Traditionally the masts have been bolted to the ground and stayed by wires to keep them in position but in this instance, because of the size and position of the new building, there were not many options to do this. Connecting Domino Clamps to the building in this way was the perfect solution.
James said, “The Domino Clamps were exactly what we needed, and we found the design excellent. The Domino Clamps were very easy to work with. We ordered 10 initially but we found that they were so useful we ordered more so we always have a couple in stock in case we need to bolt anything else onto the building in the future”.
When asked how Domino Clamps could be improved, James said “I honestly can't see how you can improve them; we were really impressed with them. They were a brilliant solution to attach something to the side of the building without having to drill through the side risking damage to the structure. The most useful thing about them is that they attach directly to the universal fixing points on the container”.
When we asked James to describe the Domino Clamps in three words he said: “Convenient, Sturdy and Effective!”
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