Pays de Galles & West Utilities apprentis accèdent dernières technologies

Steve Vick International est impliqué dans l'instruction de 22 apprentis qui entreprennent actuellement une formation au Pays de Galles & £ 3 millions de l'Académie de formation de West Utilities dans Treforest, Galles du Sud. Les travaux ont commencé sur un projet de remplacement de la fonte ductile et en conséquence, the need for training on Steve Vick International’s range of new Rapid Pipe Cutters arose.

The apprentices are already one year into their programmes, which will last 2 à 3 ans. Once they have completed the course they will have the skills to be employed as competent network construction operatives within the gas distribution network.

Pays de Galles & West Utilities HR Director Sarah Hopkins says, “The apprentices are based across the company’s operating area and are going through training programmes to develop the skills to deliver a safe, reliable and efficient service that will keep customers safe and warm with a gas supply they can rely on for years to come.”

Le Cutter rapide Fenêtre, developed with Wales & West Utilities

One of the machines that the apprentices will learn to use is Steve Vick’s Rapid Window Cutter which was developed in collaboration with Wales & West Utilities to meet the need for a fast, safe and easy-to-use method of dramatically reducing cutting time on ductile iron pipes during Live Mains Insertion.

Alors que la majorité du réseau de gaz existant dans le Royaume-Uni est constitué de tuyaux en fonte, il existe une proportion importante construit à partir de fer ductile et l'acier. Ces secteur posent un problème pour les services publics dans l'exercice de secteur vivants et morts insertion, comme ils ne sont pas en mesure d'être éclaté facilement comme canalisations en fonte.

Le Cutter Rapid fenêtre est probablement le plus rapide sur le marché, capable de couper une fenêtre en dix minutes quand l'équipement traditionnel prendrait beaucoup plus de temps. Suitable for use on ductile iron pipes in the size range 100mm to 200mm (4", 6"Et 8"), the machine is fitted with depth controls allowing it to be used safely on inserted pipe. It is small and lightweight and the compact design allows the cutter to be used close up to third party equipment.

The Rapid Rotary Cutter for ductile iron

Steve Vick International will also train the apprentices in the use of their Rapid Rotary Cutter, une coupe circonférentielle compact qui est capable de couper un principal de 4 "ductile en deux minutes environ.
La machine est idéal à utiliser lors des projets vivants ou morts insertion et est fourni avec des disques de commande de profondeur pour éviter d'endommager tube PE interne.

A major benefit of the Rapid Rotary Cutter is that it operates without the need for water coolant when cutting ductile iron which is highly convenient and leaves a dry trench.

Crock Harrison, Steve Vick International’s Managing and Technical Director, dit, “With these two products – The Rapid Window Cutter and the Rapid Rotary Cutter – as well as other cutting equipment in our range, we believe that Wales & West Utility apprentices will have faster, safer and more efficient ways of cutting gas mains at their fingertips when they begin work replacing the aging metal mains in communities throughout Wales and the South West of England.”

“We are committed to providing training for all our equipment, either on or off site, to help our customers get the best possible advantages from our products,” Crock Harrison continued.
Pays de Galles & West Utilities is undertaking a multi-million-pound 30-year mains replacement programme across Wales and the South West, qui a débuté en 2002. tuyaux métalliques Vieux sein 30 mètres des bâtiments sont remplacés par de nouveaux tubes en PE avec une durée de vie de plus de 80 ans.

The Rapid Window Cutter and Rapid Rotary Cutter are part of Steve Vick International’s expanding range of pipe handling equipment designed to improve safety, reduce costs and improve efficiency within the utility industry.

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