During plant shutdowns, turnarounds, and new construction, companies are required to provide dining facilities for contractors to assemble and eat meals. Since the enclosures are typically temporary, plants and industrial contractors choose Lunch Tents, a type of industrial tent, as a viable solution.
When a refinery, chemical plant, or industrial contractor selects a lunch tent, several factors are a prerequisite. Foremost, the lunch tent must be designed for the industrial environment in which they will be located. Another common requirement is the lunch tent be a clear span design, where there are no center poles or obstructions. The clear span design allows the maximum amount of occupancy with no wasted space. Like most tents, lunch tents are required to incorporate flame retardant fabrics for the coverings including the main cover, sidewalls, and partitions.
Lunch tents also serve as an area for workers to assemble for safety meetings and training. Today’s lunch tents often include wide screen televisions, podiums, and speakers. This provides a safe, efficient venue for training and safety debriefings. Other lunch tent features include lighting, access doors, duct ports, and flooring. On any given day, thousands of industrial contractors and plant workers nationwide can be found assembling inside lunch tents, dining, and participating in various forms of safety training.
Since 1995, American Covers Inc. has been providing lunch tents and industrial tent rentals to many industrial clients nationwide. The tents are available for purchase or rental and are readily available for immediate deployment. Also on hand are various types of seating; picnic style tables, banquets style tables, and various types of folding chairs. All seating products are designed for industrial applications.
With safety a top priority, the installation of the lunch tents must be performed by a trained crew of safety focused field installers. American Covers field installers hold the following safety credentials: TWIC, OSHA BP, DISA, Security Passports and many plant site specifics. American Covers also is a member of the following safety organizations: ISNetworld, PICS, PECS, HASC and various regional safety councils. American Covers is recognized by many industrial plants and contractors as the safest in the industry.