Dock Door Seals
Whenever a dock door is opened during loading or unloading activities, infiltration losses occur between the truck and the door when the truck trailer is pulled up to the dock door. There is a solution to this issue – Dock Door Seals.
Dock Door Seals reduce the infiltration losses at the shipping and receiving door and during loading and unloading operations, by “sealing” the gap between the truck and the dock door. This can be done by either surrounding the dock with wide pads and compressing the trailer (this is called a compression seal), or with a foam frame that compresses against the sides and top of the trailer box, which is a shelter/curtain seal.
DOCK DOOR SEALS (DDS) INCENTIVES
for shipping and receiving doors
Compression seals 8' x 8', 8' x 9', 8' x 10'
Shelter seals 10' x 10'
Service Provider Incentive
- Detailed invoice must be provided to be eligible for the incentive. Invoice must include equipment specifications to meet requirements stated above. Other fees such as freight, storage or warranty are not covered under the incentive. Incentive cannot exceed 50% of eligible costs.
- Replacement of existing deteriorated seals or the addition of new seals to existing dock in style shipping doors that do not have any type of seal in place are eligible.
- If other mechanisms that combat infiltration at the dock in door are present, such as air curtains, it is not eligible.
- Building must have natural gas space heating and the space adjacent to the door must be heated during the heating season by natural gas fuelled equipment.
- Two types of seals (compression and shelter) are eligible based on door size.
- Compression seals on 8' x 8', 8' x 9'and 8' x 10' doors where the seal is wide, foam, fixed pad with a minimum 40 oz. vinyl cover.
- Shelter type seals on 10' x 10' doors where the seal is a curtain-like seal (minimum 40 oz. vinyl) with a foam frame that compresses against the sides and top of the truck trailer box.
- Existing deteriorated seals are only eligible if the existing seal has a minimum average 2 inch gap based on a six point measurement outlined below. This measurement must be taken and provided with the application form to be eligible. If a measurement is not provided with the application, then it is not eligible.
gap1 , gap2 , gap5 , gap6 = linear gap between the door frame and the deteriorated seals measured at the top and bottom of the side frames in inches
gap3 , gap4 = linear gap between the door frame and the deteriorated seals measured at two corners on the top door frame in inches
Average = average deteriorated seal gap (inches)
- If Average ≥ 2 in = deteriorated seal, eligible
- If Average < 2 in = not deteriorated seal, not eligible
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