V&A Hydraulics has finished work on a new system cleaning project for the UK polymer manufacturer Victrex.
The Merseyside firm, that specialises in pipework installations, provided a flushing system to Vitrex – one of the largest polymer manufacturers in the UK.
The new system is part of an upgrade to Victrex’s production facility and is a flushing service for their manufacturing system.
Managing director of V&A Hydraulics, Vic Seddon commented that the system flushing is important in the preparation of new pipework within manufacturing operations, in addition to supporting system repair and maintenance.
“We deployed three of our highly trained hydraulics engineers to deliver an intensive flushing exercise for new systems at Victrex,” he said.
“The project essentially involved flushing out new pipework which links to a power unit. The pipework plays a role in the operation of ancillary machinery including pumps, valves and cylinders within the polymer casting line.”
V&A want to grow the company and expand outside of the marine sector that is the main sector the company operates in. The firm currently has a turnover of £1m wants to expand the company to the automotive, manufacturing and industrial sectors.
Seddon continued: “In an industry where it is difficult to find skilled workers [our] depth of expertise gives us a real competitive edge and a strong reputation in the industry.
“Historic industry knowledge is crucially important in our trade because a great deal of hydraulics systems and equipment is aging and dates back decades.“
He added: “This is especially true on board ships, where we typically find most vessels we work are on average around 15 to 20 years old.“