The company was shipping the fairing from California to Florida for the launch, and wanted it to arrive in pristine condition. The 45 ft. long, 17 ft. high fairing had to be transported via a flatbed truck, and the 3200 mile journey would expose the fairing to a variety of weather conditions, dust, and road debris.
The consulting team at Protective Packaging (http://www.protectivepackaging.net/)
Protective Packaging’s on-site packaging professionals were dispatched to the customer’s facilities in California to package the fairing. First, the team padded sharp corners and lined the interior of each half of the fairing with desiccant. Next, each half was lowered by crane onto sheets of Protect ESD and heat shrink material. Protect ESD was pulled around the shell to form a large bag, then vacuum sealed to create an air tight enclosure. The final step was to wrap each half of the fairing with the shrink wrap, and heat the wrap to create a form fitting outer layer.
“The fairing arrived in Florida perfectly preserved and ready for the launch,” said Jim Hiller, Senior Vice President of Protective Packaging. “Protecting the units before transport meant that they did not require any additional cleaning or costly refurbishment.”
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