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Nuclear Power Station

Many might wonder what Atlantic shrink wrap, and a nuclear power station might have in common. Atlantic Shrink Wrap (ASI) is a company out of Pasadena, Maryland that can use shrink wrap to cover nuclear waste containers and other items like industrial machinery, military tanks, and helicopters. ASI has a team of specialized workers that understand how items have to be covered, wrapped, and contained. They also understand how to keep water from pooling on top of the shrink wrap when there are uneven surfaces. This means that their job is not as easy as it may seem.

One of the biggest projects that ASI has worked on in recent history is a 95 ft. long steel machine that weighed over 120,000 pounds located in Virginia. After the machine was separated into hauling sized pieces for transport, the ASI crew covered both pieces and helped prepare the machine for transport to Louisiana. The shrink wrap performed flawlessly at speeds up to 50 mph. The entire trip was more than 900 miles, and both pieces made it with shrink wrapintact.

The expert staff at ASI have covered a Bell helicopter and nuclear storage containers with the same success as the steel machine in VA. Another mission for ASI was to shrink wrap support items for the Antares rocket fuel system that was being sent to the International Space Station (ISS). ASI used 12 mil shrink wrap that was flame retardant to complete the job on time for liftoff. ASI has even covered a Tiger Shark ship that was contained in a scaffolding for the United States Coast Guard. All of their projects have been successful, and they have shown that nuclear waste and sensitive items can be contained with proper shrink wrapping techniques and a skilled set of workers.

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Scientific Cryostat

Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. was created by Dustin Hoover and Christopher Grimm in 2001. The goal was to create a shrink wrapping installation company that would be a leader in the industry. Their company offers an array of shrink wrapping services that are listed and detailed on their website. ASI saw a key moment in the evolution of their company when they were asked to complete shrink wrapping on a huge and delicate scientific instrument from Brookhaven National Laboratories. The instrument was a scientific cryostat, and it needed to be prepped for shipment by truck and barge.

Before seeking help from ASI, Brookhaven National Laboratories had asked a Florida-based shrink wrap company to do the job, but only eleven days before the scientific cryostat was to be transported, the Florida company backed out. ASI was ecstatic when they got the call for the job after this happened. They were eager to get the job done right and sent a crew from Maryland to New York to get to work.

The first step required taking the large instrument from the Brookhaven National Laboratories building. It had a diameter of over fifty feet. The main goal of the project was to protect the instrument from sea spray that would contain salt during the trip overseers on the barge. The gauges and pumps at the front of the unit were most sensitive and needed the most protection. To achieve this goal, the ASI experts installed padding before shrink wrapping the most sensitive areas. In the end, both the experts at the lab and the shipping company were very impressed by the entire operation. It was a great project for ASI to be a part of.

For more information about Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. in Pasadena, Maryland, check out the website. There, you will find a list of top services, featured projects and more.

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Can roof skylights be shrink-wrapped to stop leaks?

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If you ask Dustin Hoover, Lead Shrink Wrap Designer from Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. of Pasadena, MD the answer is yes, that most skylights can be shrink-wrapped depending on the base that they are mounted on. This is a common solution to temporarily stop leaks. Due to the many different climates that rooftop skylights will face, it is difficult to say how long the plastic can be guaranteed. However, if the proper materials and installation methods are used shrink wrapped skylights can be reliable for several years with minor maintenance from time to time.

Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc. was recently called by a major airport contractor in Philadelphia, PA to inquire about shrink-wrapping leaking skylights at the Philadelphia International Airport. The skylights are scheduled to be completely replace in the coming year but needed to be covered to prevent further leaking and potential damage to the inside of the building while awaiting replacement.

ASI President and Lead Designer met with the contracting company for the airport in Philadelphia and preformed an evaluation of the structures and how shrink-wrapping them could best benefit the situation. A detailed proposal was written and presented to the contracting company and ultimately approved. ASI was contracted to perform the shrink-wrap installation on seven (7) individual skylights in three working days. The work was scheduled in less than two weeks from the meeting date.

Many logistical obstacles needed to be overcome before the tight start day approached. Security at the airport was very tight, as you would expect. ASI crew members were cleared through a security background check and escorted onto the airport runway to the job site. A three-man crew, consisting of ASI’s top installers was chosen for the project. Time was going to be very tight to get things done ahead of schedule. Some of the work would have to be performed at night due to runway and cargo lanes beneath the work area.

Safety was the number one concern for all on the rooftop and below the roof. We were working on top of active airport terminals and next to moving and running commercial jet aircraft. Even with the mild winds during the installation time, ASI crew had to be 100% certain that no foreign object debris or (FOD) could possibly come off the roof and interfere with the aircraft or airport operations.

The installation went exactly as planned and ASI was not only able to get ahead of schedule but finished the project a full day early saving all involved companies many man hours and money.

The skylights will now be monitored throughout the time they are covered by the owners and inspection reports will be sent to ASI for evaluation. Any problems with the shrink-wrapping reported will be immediately addresses by ASI’s support and maintenance division.

Another job well done by Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc.

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How Shrink Wrapping Helped a Bell 222 Helicopter Go From New Jersey to Colorado

A company recently needed to move a Bell 222 helicopter from New Jersey to Colorado in the middle of the winter. The company had considered traditional options for protection like a tarp. The final decision was to shrink wrap the helicopter for transport. The company contacted Atlantic Shrink Wrapping in Pasadena, Maryland to help with the job. The shrink wrapping was very effective in several ways.

Protect the Skin

The skin of the helicopter is designed to be durable during normal flight and storage conditions. It is not designed to handle the rigors of a cross-country trip down roads and highways. The thick shrink wrapping provided an effective barrier that stopped debris and winter road salt from chipping or damaging the skin of the helicopter.

Secure Parts in Place

Although the blades were removed, there were still moving parts present on the Bell 222 helicopter. The shrink wrapping helped to keep everything stable and in place for the long trip to Colorado. The wrapping was form fitted to the helicopter so that parts like the doors could not move and open suddenly because of the vibrations from traveling.

Keep Internal Parts Safe

The reality is that tarps and other coverings would leave the helicopter vulnerable to road salt and debris during the trip. The particles of salt could easily spray up and enter the helicopter through the doors, exhaust or other openings. The shrink wrapping surrounded the entire helicopter. This prevented any salt or debris from getting inside and damaging internal components.

Minimal Cleaning and Maintenance after Arrival

The shrink wrapping from Pasadena, Maryland used by Atlantic Shrink Wrapping created a seal around the helicopter. This seal prevented normal dirt, grime and weather from making the outside dirty. This means the helicopter required minimal cleaning and maintenance after it was unwrapped by the owners in Colorado.

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Types Of Shrink Wrap Services Offered By Atlanta Shrink Wrap

There is more than just one way to shrink wrap products for shipping, storage efficiency and transport. Given the diverse array of goods that companies must have processed in this fashion, it is important to ensure that wrapping technologies and materials are flexible enough to meet a broad range of needs. Thanks to the latest innovations in these processes, there are now four shrink wrap options offered by Atlanta Shrink Wrap for meeting the requirements of various industries and the goals of individual businesses.

Eco-Friendly Shrink Wrap

Green technology is being used to encase products in wrap that is capable of keeping out harmful microbes that could degrade the quality and usability of these goods. This is the ideal way to store items that are susceptible to damage from foreign microbes. Best of all, this option is better for the environment than standard shrink wrap materials.

UV-Protected Shrink Wrap For Construction Projects

UV protected shrink wrap can be used to protect construction materials when these are left out in the elements. They are resistant to mold, mildew, algae and bacteria. They also provide adequate UV protection. For building and development companies, this can be the most cost-effective way to ensure the continued usability of these goods, by eliminating the risks associated with exposure.

Flame Retardant Options In Shrink Wrap

Shrink wrap materials often need to be sufficient for use in hazardous environments. Flame retardant shrink wrap options are safer and more cost-efficient than using standard shrink wrap technologies, but these can also be required in certain industries. The latest products are designed to be up to 12 full millimeters thick and are often used solely for this thickness and the extra measure of product protection they supply.

Enhanced Solutions In Shrink Wrap

Ensuring that products arrive rust-free after extensive shipping processes is currently much easier. Companies can now rely on enhanced options in shrink wrap that have volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs). For long-term use, the addition of UV protection is still possible and thus, companies can get a comprehensive array of benefits from these options.

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U.S. Coast Guard Shrink Wrapping Services

Atlantic Shrink Wrapping is a company that is located in Pasadena, Maryland. Shrink wrap is a type of polyethylene plastic wrap that is designed to shrink when it is exposed to heat. It has many different applications. It can be used for sealing products and bags, construction applications and food services.

When heat is applied to shrink wrap, it will shrink and form a tight seal with what it is secured to or wrapped around. The plastic is made stronger through the process of shrinking. If is installed properly, then it will be able to withstand weather as well as other elements.

Shrink wrapping can be used to conceal or cover items, provide protection from debris and dirt, protect against the weather and protect long and short-term storage. Atlantic Shrink Wrapping is proud to help the women and men who fight for this country. They recently produced a shrink wrap for the 100 Foot Long Cutter Tiger Shark.
The United States Coast Guard had to have their ship in a controlled environment for the purpose of painting the ship and water blasting during the coldest days of the year.

Thanks to Atlantic Shrink Wrapping’s experience with shrink wrapping scaffolding, they were awarded a major contract to shrink wrap and erect a scaffold building around the United States Coast Guard Cutter named Tiger Shark. The building was 105 feet long, 40 feet tall and 40 feet wide. It is estimated that 16,000 square feet of shrink wrap material was used as a cover for the scaffolding.

Atlantic Shrink Wrapping’s crew put in an 18 hour shift in order to ensure that the shrink wrapping was done right. The coast guard also work hard to double check everything. This building was a major success for the yard. It was used for six long weeks before it was disassembled.

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NASA Shrink Wrapping Services

Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. – Space Age Services for NASA
Thinking outside the box is what the professionals at Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. do best. This is proven by their broad range of clientele from Pasadena, Maryland to Wallop Island, Virginia and Maryland, Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. is the company chosen most often to provide shrink wrap services for heavy duty and over-sized equipment. Recently, NASA contacted Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. when it needed to transport support equipment to be used for the fuel system for the newest Antares Rocket. Atlantic Shrink Wrap provided excellent quality shrink wrap for the rocket launch to the International Space Station. Services provided to NASA make Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. stand out among competitors in the shrink wrap industry.

How Does Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. Do It?
Shrink wrap is the innovative way to insure safe freight deliveries. It’s been used for years at warehousing and distribution centers to protect fragile shipments from damages and costly replacements. Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. took this one step further through over a decade of extensive shrink wrap experience. When Christopher Dunn and Dustin Hoover started Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc. in 2001, they realized it was crucial to reach out to military and government and offer their excellent quality service.

After the NASA shrink wrap project was completed, Atlantic Shrink Wrap received praise and appreciation for their service.

NASA Shrink Wrapping Services – Complex and Vital
The NASA shrink wrapping services required cocoon wrapping. Previously, each of the two massive pieces of equipment were wrapped improperly for transport to Wallop Island, Virginia. NASA’s concern was that shipping this equipment from Wallop Island to the Ukraine necessitated absolute safety while in transit. Atlantic Shrink Wrap experts went to Wallop Island to manage the NASA shrink wrapping project. It took Atlantic Shrink Wrap just two days to complete the shrink wrapping services. The equipment was fully protected with shrink wrap using 12 mil thick, flame-retardant material of premium quality. The NASA shrink wrapping service is another accomplishment by Atlantic Shrink Wrap Inc, a recognized leader in the shrink wrap industry.

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Shrink Wrap for Energy Sector

Atlantic Shrink Wrap (ASW) is a mobile shrink wrap service that delivers high quality protection on location. We specialize in shrink wrapping large equipment in the preparation of transport or storage. We have a long standing working relationship with energy giants such as Energy Northwest, General Electric, Exelon Energy, SPX Heat Transfer. From Pasadena to Maryland, Atlantic Shrink Wrap uses the perfect packaging material for all sensitive or large equipment.

The energy industries use shrink wrap to secure equipment during transport and for storage preparation. These objects are often incredibly large and have to be handled within certain guidelines before transport or storage. We use a durable 12 mil thick flame retardant wrap for such jobs. This is the strongest material on the market to date. The energy industry has a plethora of guidelines and regulations in place to ensure public safety. Atlantic Shrink Wrap has the technology and the man power to fulfill these complex jobs effectively and safely.

International jobs are common in this line of work and ASW travels where the action is. We work with the Military, the Aviation industry and large and small commercial transports. We have experience in the preservation of historical objects and artifacts. Some companies use ASW to secure large items for long term or permanent storage. Other companies have to prepare equipment for International transport. Our services are often used to protect very large pieces from the elements, such as extreme hot or cold temperatures. ASW has a history of professional service both foreign and domestic.

All of our employees go through a rigorous background check and though many industry specific training program. As technology advances, ASW stays on the cutting edge through continual education and global certification. All of our technicians can be drug tested upon request and can provide additional identification and proof of certification.

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Did You Know About Our Boat Shrink Wrapping Services?

The winter of 2013-14 has been a rough one, bringing the Chesapeake Bay region above-average amounts of snow and ice. This kind of weather is hard on everyone, including boats.

Boats stored for the winter or undergoing repairs on land need protection from the elements, especially in the mid-Atlantic area. The Bay area’s weather this year produced enough precipitation to cause problems for boat owners who neglected to protect their vessels last fall. Even those who used a tarp cover may find small swamps belowdecks when they open the companionway hatch in a few weeks.

They probably didn’t know that shrink wrapping is the best way to protect any vessel from the effects of rain, snow, sun and wind.

Here at Atlantic Shrink Wrapping Inc., we have been in business since 2001 and have wrapped a lot of boats. We have become experts in protecting sailboats, military vessels, aircraft and ground vehicles, and nuclear power plant components.

Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, we protect boats docked anywhere, from nearby Pasadena, Maryland, to Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and around the world.

ASW’s internal support system helps our shrink wrapping products stand up to heavy snow, rain and ice, exactly the type of weather that the mid-Atlantic experienced this winter. Our shrink wrapping extends over the deck and well down on the sides of a vessel, channelling water where it belongs, on to the ground and not into a boat’s cabin.

We use products that maintain enough ventilation to prevent potentially damaging condensation inside a boat stored during the winter. Our anti-UV products protect against the damaging rays of the sun that contribute to fiberglass cracking and expensive repairs.

Our Bullet Wrap is nearly indestructible for this application because it was designed to stand up to extremely rough conditions. This toughness makes it our product of choice for wrapping boats prior to transport. Because a boat’s wrapping needs to be aerodynamic to prevent wind damage, we use a strapping system rather than internal propping which collapse under the stresses of highway speeds.

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Shrink Wrap for Energy Sector

Atlantic Shrink Wrap (ASW) is a mobile shrink wrap service that delivers high quality protection on location. We specialize in shrink wrapping large equipment in the preparation of transport or storage. We have a long standing working relationship with energy giants such as Energy Northwest, General Electric, Exelon Energy, SPX Heat Transfer. From Pasadena to Maryland, Atlantic Shrink Wrap uses the perfect packaging material for all sensitive or large equipment.

The energy industries use shrink wrap to secure equipment during transport and for storage preparation. These objects are often incredibly large and have to be handled within certain guidelines before transport or storage. We use a durable 12 mil thick flame retardant wrap for such jobs. This is the strongest material on the market to date. The energy industry has a plethora of guidelines and regulations in place to ensure public safety. Atlantic Shrink Wrap has the technology and the man power to fulfill these complex jobs effectively and safely.

International jobs are common in this line of work and ASW travels where the action is. We work with the Military, the Aviation industry and large and small commercial transports. We have experience in the preservation of historical objects and artifacts. Some companies use ASW to secure large items for long term or permanent storage. Other companies have to prepare equipment for International transport. Our services are often used to protect very large pieces from the elements, such as extreme hot or cold temperatures. ASW has a history of professional service both foreign and domestic.

All of our employees go through a rigorous background check and though many industry specific training program. As technology advances, ASW stays on the cutting edge through continual education and global certification. All of our technicians can be drug tested upon request and can provide additional identification and proof of certification.

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