Skelmersdale, UK – Trelleborg broke ground on a new 630m² testing facility to house two hyperbaric test chambers in mid-August.
The new equipment will simulate conditions in extremely deep water where pressure is very high.
The company uses polyurethane products for a range of applications such as bend restrictors and buoyancy aids. These are used for oil and other undersea pipelines.
John Drury is managing director at the facility. He said: ‘Building this multi-million-pound facility, ensures we can give our customers with the most reliable hyperbaric testing scenarios.’
He added that it should give customers confidence and help Trelleborg, ensure manufacturing quality, performance and efficiency.
The new test equipment is located next to the company’s main manufacturing site and will be able to take advantage of on-site engineering support. Drury added that this ‘will enable us to provide greater flexibility.’
The company is building the facility because it said hyperbaric testing is the only way to effectively simulate deep water conditions.