Cyclonic Tie Down Blocks
Cyclonic Tie Down Blocks
- Wide range of sizes for all applications.
- Ideal for the tie-down of containers, buildings and general cargo.
- Heavily reinforced to meet cyclonic zones & engineer approval.
- Swiftlifters/fork pockets cast-in for ease of placement.
- Neatly finished
- Special orders welcome.
CONCRETE FOOTINGS / BLOCKS, TIE DOWN BLOCKS, Mining Structures
|Product Code||Description||Length (mm)||Width (mm)||Height(mm)||Weight(T)||Comments|
|TDB1233||Standard Tie Down Block||1200||300||300||0.26T|
|TD666||Standard 600 mm Cube Actech||600||600||600||0.60T|
|TD750||Standard 750 mm Cube Actech hook/fork recess||750||750||750||1T||BHP/Rio Tinto/FMG Approved|
|TD2864||Standard Strip Footing||2800||600||400||1.7T|
|TD900||Standard 900 mm Cube Actech hook||900||900||900||1.82T||BHP/Rio Tinto/FMG Approved|
|TD111||Standard 1000 mm Cube Actech hook/fork recess||1000||1000||1000||2.5T||BHP/Rio Tinto/FMG Approved|
|TDB28756||Standard Tie Down Block||2800||750||600||3.2T|
|TD1111||Standard 1100 mm Cube Actech hook||1100||1100||1100||3.32T||BHP/Rio Tinto/FMG Approved|
|TD1611||Standard Tie Down Block||1600||1000||1000||3.92T|
|TD151575||Standard Tie Down Block||1500||1500||750||4.15T|
|TD1200||Standard 1200 mm Cubes Actech hook||1200||1200||1200||4.32T||BHP/Rio Tinto/FMG Approved|
|TD1400||Standard 1400 mm Cubes Actech hook||1400||1400||1400||6.75T||BHP/Rio Tinto/FMG Approved|
|TD1500||Standard 1500 mm Cube Actech hooks||1500||1500||1500||8.43T||BHP/Rio Tinto/FMG Approved|
|NOTE: Custom sized blocks are easily & quickly manufactured. Refer to our Custom page.|
What Are Cyclonic Tie-down Blocks?
Unpredictable weather conditions are present throughout the nation, particularly in the Northern regions of Western Australia. Back in 2007, the massive Category 5 Cyclone George hit Australia hard. For instance, two people were killed in an East Pilbara workers’ camp when gusts of wind travelling at 50m/s swept through, lifting and pulling away some dongas from their footings.
These natural calamities resulted in over AU $8 million in damages. You can avoid such significant property loss and potential harm to workers by ensuring your business assets are properly secured onto the ground.
DALLCON’s concrete tie-down blocks are designed and engineered to withstand the harsh weather and cyclonic conditions applicable to the northern parts of Western Australia. These durable cyclone concrete blocks are specified to withstand the dangerous uplift of high wind speeds, such as in a cyclone. Reinforced concrete can withstand high winds and protect residents. Plus, you can easily place them with swift lifters.
What Can Cyclone Tie-down Concrete Blocks Be Used For?
Also known as cyclone tie-down concrete blocks, these purpose-built blocks are responsible for holding down containers, temporary housing, vehicles, equipment and more. In straightforward terms, cyclone tie-down anchors are dense, reinforced concrete blocks available in various sizes. They are placed on either side of the object you need to secure, with cyclone strapping pulled over it, joining two blocks together.
The cyclone straps are either heavy-duty ropes or chains, depending on the circumstances. It may seem like a primitive solution, but it’s a tried and tested method for keeping large objects secured to the ground in cyclonic conditions. Plus, when you buy cyclonic tie-down blocks from us, they are extremely easy to install.
While they can be used for securing a range of heavy items, such as vehicles, plant equipment and more, they are most commonly used for holding down shipping containers. Throughout the mining and construction industry, shipping containers are used for site storage and often used to house offices, toilets, and even temporary housing.
Shipping containers, even when empty, are incredibly heavy, so you wouldn’t think there would be a risk of them moving. However, cyclonic winds in the northern parts of Western Australia and elsewhere certainly have the power to overturn a shipping container. Even in floods, a shipping container can be lifted and carried away.
Cyclonic tie-downs are used to keep shipping containers (amongst other things) secured to the ground, and because of their immense weight, even extremely strong cyclonic winds won’t move them.
Tie-down Blocks — Technical Specifications
DALLCON offers different specifications required per mining companies like BHP Group, FMG, Rio Tinto, etc. You also get to choose specs based on the various wind regions of Australia that have their own wind speeds and rates at which extreme weather events occur: (A) Normal, (B) Intermediate, (C) Cyclonic, and (D) Severe Cyclonic. This means free access to various sizes and specs of concrete tie-down blocks to fit whatever environment or requirement you may have.
Additionally, you’ll receive heavily reinforced cyclonic tie-down blocks that are engineer-approved, with corresponding certified drawings so that you can be certain of their durability and reliability.
Here are the technical specs on our standard tie-down blocks:
- Length: The standard length ranges from 600-2800 mm.
- Width: The standard width ranges from 400-1600 mm.
- Height: The standard concrete footing height ranges from 250-1000 mm.
- Weight: The standard weight ranges from 300-8000 kg.
If you are not satisfied with these sizes to cover your project needs, simply ask us to make a custom order that precisely fits your unique requirements.
Here are some of our other products related to concrete tie-down blocks:
- Modular Floorings: These are high-strength precast concrete flooring panels prefabricated in a controlled factory environment.
- Precast Concrete Blocks: These versatile blocks can be used in many ways, such as creating temporary storage bunkers and retaining walls.
- Custom Footings: These are custom structural footings that you can match precisely to any of your unique requirements.
- Retaining Wall System: These withstand lateral soil pressure and retain materials on one side, holding soil behind them.
How to Properly Use Cyclonic Tie Blocks
Due to the incredible weight and density of our cyclonic tie-down blocks, you’ll need crane support to position them, but aside from that, they are super-easy to use. These blocks are free-standing, meaning they require no assistance standing on the ground. But, of course, you need to position them correctly.
Keeping the blocks close to the item being secured is the best technique because it allows the straps to maintain a tighter hold. The less the object can move, the more effective your tie-downs will be. Also, you need to ensure that there are an equal number of blocks placed on either side of the object being secured. This makes it much easier to tie blocks together using cyclone straps over the object.
DALLCON’s concrete tie-down blocks come with swiftlifters/fork pockets already cast into them. This makes lifting and moving them much more manageable, giving you more flexibility in where you want to use them. The beauty of these blocks is that you don’t need to dig them into the ground, but you can if you feel you need extra support.
The Benefits of Concrete Cyclonic Tie-downs
Naturally, no company wants to lose assets or, even worse, put human life at risk during cyclonic conditions. Damaging weather is already likely to slow down the project process, but at least with tie-down blocks, you can ensure all of your equipment remains where it should be.
Some of the benefits include:
- No ground penetration is needed for fastening.
- Easy to place and move around as required.
- Different weight blocks are available depending on the items that need securing.
- Swiftlifters/fork pockets are cast in for easy movement.
- Protect equipment no matter how bad the weather is.
Using cyclone tie-down concrete blocks is essential if you’re running an operation in parts of the country prone to cyclonic weather conditions.
Looking for Cyclone Tie-down Blocks in WA?
DALLCON manufactures a wide range of custom concrete tie-down pits to suit different applications. With various sizes to choose from, we are sure you will find what you need. Our range features different sizes depending on the weight of items being secured, but we’re more than happy to produce custom sizes, shapes and weights to suit your needs.
DOWNLOAD THIS FREE REPORT TO
LEARN WHY CONCRETE MPA MATTERS
CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES
BGC engaged Dallcon to manufacture and deliver precast concrete products for the Woodside Pluto DFS project. The works were completed from February to August 2018 and the early construction and delivery of the precast items enabled efficient execution of site activities.
The products delivered, were of excellent quality and we look forward to a continuing business relationship with your company.
Thanks for all your assistance on this project to ensure it was a success, all went well on site and we thank Dallcon for your proactive approach to the project.
Thanks to DALLCON for getting all of this sorted for us. BHP are very happy with the end result. I think we may have an opportunity for another similar job coming up so I will keep you posted.
OTOC Australia have worked with Dallcon for over 3 years. Dallcon’s willingness for change to suit our business’s needs has helped to bring many of our projects in on time and budget. Their 'can do' attitude is exactly what we require in our fast paced industry.
We have found Dallcon a fantastic company to deal with. Dallcon were very helpful with finding the best product to use in our recent project. Their products were delivered on time and of a high quality. We found all staff we dealt with to be professional and accommodating with all of our requests. When the project grew to be bigger than first anticipated Dallcon had more product to us in a very short time, which allowed for the project to go ahead on time. Overall we were very pleased to choose Dallcon to supply our retaining wall needs and will have no hesitations in using them for our future projects.
Dallcon has provided SC Modular with a service that is efficient and very reliable. With the number of working parts in a project it is good to place an order, and delivery date, without the requirement to constantly chase them up ensuring it is met.
Received all the blocks to date. Much appreciated for aligning the deliveries to site. Well done. Was perfectly coordinated in with our crane and civil works so thank you for that.
Dallcon recently supplied over 300 cubic metres of concrete to us. It was on time and to specification and the team were easy to deal with. They kept two trucks unloading into the pump completing the pour in no time.
Wheatland Motel Dalwallinu
Dallcon are trusted local company in Dalwallinu.
Good concrete products with good services
Always happy with the quality of supply!
I have used Dallcon many times over the last years and have always found them professional, honest and easy to deal with.
Great products, and versatile in sizing. Very professional business and great to work with. Highly recommend Dallcon!
Had to do a load out of here back to Perth(precast concrete)! Awesome to arrive somewhere and load without any dramas and have the bonus of helpful staff! Dallcon all the way, for all of your precast needs!
Good business to deal with
Prompt service and very helpful