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A Case Study – Sub Sea Hydraulic Components

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The Challenge

sub-sea_1Numac’s client (a major player in the oil & gas industry) had a requirement for a series of components for use on sub-sea hydraulic systems.

The components which were significantly smaller than many of the items handled by Numac still needed to be manufactured to exacting standards. Add to this the fact that the items were manufactured from Inconel, and would be required from 1 offs through to batches of multiple hundreds, has the project calling on all Numac’s manufacturing and process management skills.

The Process

Numac Engineering was happy to take on this responsibility, and undertook the manufacturing of the components .

The range components consisting of ten different parts require precision machining and finishing to the highest standards to allow the onsite butt welding of the components into the wider hydraulic systems on site.

Given the harsh environments into which the components were being installed, joints & weld faces needed to be machined to exacting standards in order to ensure that onsite welding processes  were trouble free when the components are installed.

sub-sea_2The result

Deliveries of the families of parts commenced earlier this summer, and the client is now able to call off batches as they require for delivery across the globe. With the flexibility of supply being handled by Numac Engineering

Furthermore, Numac’s experience and quality control expertise ensured that the quality of the finished item was first class, whilst at the same time ensuring that components were available as and when the client required them thus simplifying the supply process.

Following the first deliveries, the client has now made commitments to deliveries into 2014 and beyond.

Our philosophy is simple:

“In these prolonged difficult economic times, Numac continues to succeed and invest in the latest technology and in the skills of our staff to ensure we provide our customers with the highest quality of product. With experienced staff working around the clock, customer requirements are quickly met with efficiency. This case demonstrates that this philosophy delivers real benefits to our customers.”

Andrew McLaren
MD Numac Engineering Ltd