Dock sealer adds extra level of energy-loss protection
PitMaster X under-leveler sealer closes open areas beneath and around air-powered dock levelers to help reduce airflow through open gaps and block the transfer of heat through the steel leveler deck. Boasts energy savings of up to $900 per dock position depending on climate. Barrier is comprised of two black-vinyl sealing curtains attached to the leveler’s lower and upper frames as a fourth-side addition to the three-sided dock seal or shelter. Curtains are supported by compressible, triangular foam gussets. Separate lip corner seals and open-lip hinge seals fill the remaining gaps. For cold storage facilities, PitMaster X also reduces condensation on leveler decks. Company offers free energy-loss analysis for dock openings, and says the product typically pays for itself in 6 to 18 months. Frommelt Products Corp., a div. of Rite-Hite Corp., Milwaukee, Wis.