"Like the MINI Clubman security razor wire fence products , the MINI Clubvan Concept is a five-door car with a twist. Two front doors for the driver and front passenger, two side-hinged doors at the rear and the rear-hinged Clubdoor on the right-hand side create comfortable access to the interior. The Clubdoor gives owners the option of loading or unloading smaller items from the side of the car as well as the rear. The generous levels of space on board the concept car can be exploited in a variety of ways. Commercial users will be particularly pleased to discover the scope for configuring the load compartment to personal requirements. For example, tools and goods can be stored neatly and securely in made-to-measure drawers or shelving units. 12-volt plug sockets in the rear area of the load compartment provide additional practicality. Exterior design: shields from prying eyes, cuts a distinctive figure Impressive practicality and the brand's time-honoured style lend the MINI Clubvan Concept its unmistakable character. Sharing the exterior dimensions of the MINI Clubman and boasting cleverly increased storage capacity, the concept car is the first premium model in the small car-based van segment. The exterior appearance of the MINI Clubvan Concept marks it out immediately as a MINI - and therefore as a premium product. The function-led design modifications have no impact on the car's proportions and hallmark MINI design language, but they do give customers the opportunity to combine the demands of commercial use with an appreciation of individual style. The MINI Clubvan Concept comes with British Racing Green exterior paintwork, which extends to the roof, C-pillars and exterior mirror caps. As is usual for vehicles charged with transportation tasks, the rear side windows of the MINI Clubvan Concept are opaque. Polycarbonate sections - their outer surfaces painted in the car's body colour - and heavily tinted glass for the rear doors make it difficult to see into the load compartment. The unbroken paintwork along the car's flanks offers extensive scope for individualisation, which the MINI Clubvan Concept highlights to eye-catching effect. The sealed side windows bear the logo of a sign design company based in the MINI's native Great Britain. The hand-applied graphics lend the vehicle a personal look. Indeed, the ultra-versatile MINI carries both its cargo and the company's promotional message with a uniquely stylish verve. The MINI Clubvan Concept presented in Geneva lends this form of customisation a piquant authenticity - on two fronts. The British company that has literally left its stamp on the MINI Clubvan Concept creates similar vehicle graphics for its customers. And the MINI Clubvan Concept showcases how these might look when applied to a MINI van.\n", 'Andrew Mentis produces a range of corrosion-resistant floor grating as well as handrailing systems in galvanised, 304 stainless steel and 3CR12 options that are ideally suited to the extreme conditions found in wastewater treatment plants. Wastewater traveling through sewer lines can become anaerobic or septic as a result of the metabolic processes of microbes commonly found in the wastewater. Specific sulphate-reducing bacteria thrive in these conditions and generate hydrogen sulphide (H2S) as a byproduct of their respiration. H2S has a low solubility in wastewater and when it escapes from the wastewater and moves into the air, it is easily recognised by its characteristic offensive, rotten egg odour. It can also be responsible for severe corrosion problems and toxic conditions within wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities. Andrew Mentis produces a range of corrosion-resistant floor grating as well as handrailing systems in galvanised, 304 stainless steel and 3CR12 options that are ideally suited to the extreme conditions found in wastewater treatment plants. This Mentis grating is engineered to suit situations where strength to weight ratio is important, such as wastewater treatment plants, while the Mentis handrailing product is designed for optimum safety. Lance Quinlan, national technical sales consultant at Andrew Mentis explains that the water and wastewater industry often creates a slippery environment for operators and technicians. Vapours, the MINI Clubvan Concept is a five-door car with a twist. Two front doors for the driver and front passenger temporary fencing kit dogs , he says. Safety is paramount in this type of environment. Weakened handrailing and floor grating, caused by corrosion and damp, can result in slips, trips or falls, Quinlan says. In addition, replacing broken or corroded handrailing or floor grating results in unnecessary downtime which can impact negatively on productivity. Galvanising or using stainless in a wastewater treatment plant is not only a safe and cost effective option, but it does not compromise the aesthetics of the environment. Mentis Rectagrid RS40 40/40 floor grating is manufactured using a pressure locking system pioneered by the company. The locking characteristics guarantee the structural integrity of the product and further enhance its integrity in a corrosive environment. The transversals on the floor grating are positively and permanently locked to the bearer bars and the locking method at the intersections is designed to use the full depth of the bearer bar when calculating loads. This attention to detail ensures that the load bearing capacity is top of mind when design and manufacturing is undertaken. Mentis stainless steel tubular handrailing is reputed for its corrosion and stain resistance qualities. The stanchion base plates are designed to allow moisture to drain from the stanchion itself, adding further credence to its corrosion-resistant benefits. These handrails are not only functional, but also resilient and durable. The tubular handrailing system is complemented by a range of standard angles and matching accessories, with different bends and end closers adding to the versatility of the product. The stanchions are 42.9 mm diameter by 2.5 mm wall thickness specifications, and are also available in 3CR12, 304 and 316 stainless steel polished to a satin finish.\n', 'Walkways can be aptly described as the arteries of most minerals beneficiation and industrial plants, providing functional access while bearing substantial loads and allowing air and light into working areas. It is essential that the floor grating used for such walkways be well engineered to ensure long life and optimum safety for users. Leading local floor grating manufacturer Andrew Mentis operates an extensive facility that produces significant volumes of its RS40 Rectagrid which has long been the benchmark for walkways in southern Africa. Elaine van Rooyen, marketing manager at Andrew Mentis, says that apart from supplying a standard floor grating product, the company is also able to provide a fit-for-purpose floor grating solution based on the customers requirements. A technical representative from Andrew Mentis meets with the customer to determine their precise needs and ensure that the structural integrity of the chosen product is maximised, she explains. While taking into account the customers application needs, there are specific non-negotiable factors that Andrew Mentis applies in the production of all our floor grating products, two side-hinged doors at the rear and the rear-hinged Clubdoor on the right-hand side create comfortable access to the interior. The Clubdoor gives owners the option of loading or unloading smaller items from the side of the car as well as the rear. The generous levels of space on board the concept car can be exploited in a variety of ways. Commercial users will be particularly pleased to discover the scope for configuring the load compartment to personal requirements. For example hexagonal netting supplier , for instance, ensures that the transversals are positively and permanently locked to the bearer bars. The locking method is based on compressive pressure at the intersections, engineered to use the full depth of the bearer bar. The grating panels with a pitch of 40 mm by 40 mm are flat, square and untwisted, so there are no cracks or crevices at intersections where corrosion could take place. We undertake all manufacturing at our world class facility in Elandsfontein near Johannesburg, where the most stringent standards are applied, van Rooyen says. These quality processes allow the combination of high load-bearing capacity with a low relative quantity of metal. Filler bars distribute the load and stiffen the construction, while supporting bars take the load and transmit it to the bearing support. Andrew Mentis RS40 floor grating is engineered to take a specific loading, ensuring the safety of people walking or working on mezzanines, catwalks, platforms and ramps. The gratings non-slip characteristics are created by the positive raised sections that produce multi-directional obstructions on the top of each bearer bar, allowing for a far larger surface contact area. The company also makes floor grating with a serrated profile for those customers that have application for this. For corrosive environments where steel cannot be used, moulded fibre glass grating is also available.\n', 'Liability claims from slips, trips and falls in the workplace can be financially debilitating and have an extremely negative impact on the reputation of a business. Considered the most frequent cause of injuries in the workplace, these incidents can result in serious downtime and even closure of facilities. Floors, stairs and handrails are often cited as the cause of such accidents. In some incidents, injury is caused by factors beyond the reasonable control of the business owner. However, there is great wisdom in the adage prevention is better than cure. Lance Quinlan, tools and goods can be stored neatly and securely in made-to-measure drawers or shelving units. 12-volt plug sockets in the rear area of the load compartment provide additional practicality. Exterior design: shields from prying eyes steel mesh grating flooring , says that companies should consult floor grating specialists to ensure that their floor grating adheres to the required building regulations and occupational health and safety (OHS) standards. He explains that unfortunately for the consumer, not all floor grating products on the market are of a suitably high standard. An inferior quality product may well look identical to a reputed brand when viewed through the eyes of an unsuspecting customer. However, the real litmus test comes after the installation is completed and employees start walking on the floor grating. Quinlan cautions that customers should carefully research the claims made by the floor grating manufacturer. Mentis floor grating is engineered to take specific loading which then ensures the optimum safety of the people walking on or working in those areas. We initially meet with customers to determine their exact needs, then our processing department compiles the layouts for the required products according to the structural steel drawings supplied by the customer. A complete understanding of the load bearing capacity of grating is required to ensure that the correct floor grating product is selected for an application. All Mentis floor grating is manufactured in a world class facility at Elandsfontein, Johannesburg using a pressure locking system pioneered by the company. Quality control is stringent during the manufacturing process to ensure that close tolerances are maintained and that the round transversal bar fits tightly through the pierced bearer bar on our floor grating products, he says. Mentis has two predominant floor grating products Rectagrid RS40 40/40 and Rectagrid RS80 80/40. RS40 40/40 is a premium brand and is formed through a process of compressive pressure locking of bearer bars and transversals to form an exact pitch of 40 mm by 40 mm. Rectagrid RS80 80/40 is identical to RS40 40/40 grating except that we omit every second bearer bar, giving an 80 mm pitch bearer bar with a 40 mm pitch transversal. This effectively reduces the RS80 80/40s permissible load bearing capacity by 50%. Quinlan emphasises that the most critical element is the load bearing capacity of the floor grating. The best way to ensure the structural integrity of floor grating is to align yourself with a manufacturer who has designed and engineered the product to attain predetermined tolerances. Mentis is pedantic about the strict criteria set for its floor grating. Non-negotiable factors include the fact that the transversals must be positively and permanently locked to the bearer bars. In addition, there must be no cracks or crevices at intersections which could harbour corrosion. The locking method at the intersections should be designed to use the full depth of the bearer bar when calculating loads. Finally, the grating panels should be flat, square and untwisted. Safety in the workplace simply cannot be compromised, he concludes.\n'