The price of oil is greatly influenced by the producer’s ability to find new sources of oil in new parts of the world, as well as their ability to turn the new find into actual oil. Without a reliable rig matting system, an oil producer may face bottlenecks and delays that prevent new oil sources from being brought to the market quickly.
Signature Systems Group LLC, the world’s largest manufacturer of portable flooring systems, has recently added a new product to the mix. MegaDeck is already being reported, as one of the best rig matting solutions on the market as it was designed with the toughest terrains on the planet in mind. As far as composite matting goes, it may not look like a revolutionary product from a distance, but up close, it is obvious that MegaDeck has been designed by a team of professionals who know the industry, and know what is required of high quality rig mats. This portable flooring solution is sure to handle any situation that mother nature can throw at it, and here’s why:
Only the highest quality virgin HDPE is used in the molding of MegaDeck, as well as a host of features to make it even more useful than other systems. The main additives consist of special impact modifiers, unique Nano-clay fillers to provide UV resistance and accommodate thermal expansion, anti-static additives, and of course that special design that gives it tremendous strength. The mat is designed to work in any condition that users can throw at it, including bad weather. With MegaDeck being made of HDPE, it is resilient to absorption of chemicals, as well as being resistant to rot and degradation from the elements, unlike the wooden mats that are often used on sites, which may absorb contaminants and carry them from site to site. In the end, this allows the rig mats to be used many times over for many years to come.
The designers obviously paid special attention to the product’s transportation prospects. Although the product has a generous surface area size, it can still be transported using standard ISO containers. While we do know that the size of a rig mat is directly proportional to its weight distribution abilities, most composite mats could not fit into a standard ISO container like MegaDeck can. Most products sold by other suppliers in the industry are quite cumbersome, whereas MegaDeck can be transported by much cheaper methods of transport. There are two size options available for those looking at purchasing MegaDeck; one single piece or two joined permanently to make one larger square.
If you are worried about how hard the MegaDeck system is to set up, then you need not fear, as there could be nothing easier! The panels are fitted in place with the aid of custom made, easy to use aluminum locking mechanisms that allow the platform to be changed to suit any formation or any situation that you can throw at it. Once everything has been set up and the cam locks are secured, the platform you are left with to work from is extremely stable and suffers almost no slipping or drifting of any kind. The heavy duty cast aluminum bolts will hold under a great amount of pressure, and once they are locked into place, there is very little that will move them again. With the strongest point of MegaDeck being its joints, the system is sure to be a winner with its users.
The specially designed traction pattern ensures that vehicles will always have the maximum grip available to them, which is extremely important over uneven terrain, and while carrying expensive cargo. The specially designed traction pattern is also extremely easy to clean once the time comes to break it down again for storage. To avoid any shifting of the flooring system once it is set up, the traction pattern can also be found on the underside of the rig matting, a valuable feature by any standards.
To make it easier for companies to keep track of their access mats, each piece is stamped with a unique serial number. Even once the mat has been purchased, there is the option of having an RFID chip fitted for extra security. Either system allows you to keep track of your purchase and easily take an inventory of your available pieces.