Matrax Flooring Provides a Safe, Easy to Clean Flooring for United Rentals Temporary Equipment Warehouse
The Athabasca oil sands in Northern Alberta currently has more than 100 camps in region – 41 housing more than 25,000 people within 3-mile of Fort McMurray. To support operator Suncor Energy with access to oil and gas pump equipment, United Rentals installed a 5,000 square foot storage and maintenance structure at the site.
To create a stable flooring for the temporary structure, United Rental’s corporate real estate division opted for traditional rig mats over concrete, as they did not want to take on the job of reclamation and restoration when the structure was removed. After the rig mats were purchased and installed, it became apparent they needed a solution to contain the leaking equipment oils from absorbing into the wooden rig mats, which was a safety concern.
Matrax flooring system provided the ideal solution. The overlapping, interlocking panels provide the coverage needed to keep the oils from reaching the rig mats. They also create a smooth, stable and safe surface for wheeled equipment and workers. The HPDE plastic is also easy to maintain and clean. At the end of the project, the flooring can be easily moved to another site.