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Barnshaws’ Hamilton branch chutes for the seas with JBS Engineering offshore project

23/10/2018 11:25:06
 
 
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Laying cables or pipes at sea is inherently challenging. Oceanic topography, sea conditions and even local sea life pose risks, so ensuring that cable or pipe laying equipment is of the utmost quality is of great importance. JBS Engineering (part of the JBS Group Ltd), a leading supplier of services to the marine and offshore sector, has ensured this quality for its customers by utilising the plate rolling expertise of Barnshaws’ Hamilton branch in Scotland, to fabricate a main chute with side plates for an offshore vessel.

A chute on an offshore vessel will channel cables or small pipes from the reel into the water. In this application, the goal is to ensure the chute is smooth and will present no opportunities for the cable to snag, which places greater emphasis on ensuring the quality of the overall fabrication. JBS Engineering has built a reputation providing durable solutions to blue chip manufacturers in the offshore and lifeboat industry for decades, so when it came to select a fabricator for the chute, the market-leading plate rolling capabilities of Barnshaws’ Hamilton branch was the deciding factor.

John Chalmers, Sales Engineer at Barnshaws’ Hamilton branch, explained the process: “Utilising around five tonnes of high-quality steel plate, we employed our specialist plate rolling techniques to roll the main chute and its associated side plates. The rolling process ensured that the thick steel could be curved accurately with minimal welds, providing increased durability in the application. We were able to manufacture and deliver the fabrications to JBS Engineering within a week.”

Chalmers concludes: “We have worked closely with JBS Engineering on a variety of projects in the past, so we share good communication channels. Our close proximity to their operations in Scotland and our focus on short lead-times is definitely another contributing factor to our business relationship. Marine is one of the most challenging sectors in engineering, so to be supplying this industry is a real boost for us.”

Photo Caption: "Utilising around five tonnes of high-quality steel plate, we employed our specialist plate rolling techniques to roll the main chute and its associated side plates.”

About Barnshaws

Established in 1969, Barnshaws has grown to become the world’s premier specialist profile bending company; supplying market sectors such as construction, power generation, mining, transport and general manufacturing with shaped beams, tubes, plate and other profile section materials. More recent developments have seen the company’s engineering expertise expand from mostly steel to non-ferrous materials including copper and aluminium as well as specialist materials such as Hardox.

Barnshaws has ISO 9001:2015 approval and was Europe’s first bending company to achieve CE Marking of curved sections to Execution class 4, the highest standard available.

With facilities in the West Midlands, Manchester, Hamilton and Poland, Barnshaws can provide precision metal bending and profile cutting services, locally, nationally and internationally.

Equipped with the largest capacity bending machines in the world, Barnshaws can deliver curved sections up to 35 meters in length with the capacity to bend tubes and pipes up to 1,524mm outside diameter. In addition, the largest range of press brakes in the UK can accommodate materials up to 12 metres in length and form sections from materials up to 80mm in thickness, this together with a vast range of rolling machines enables Barnshaws to offer rolled cylinders from 350 to 4200mm diameter with wall thicknesses upto 100 mm, all of which can be supplied in the welded condition singly or in multiple belt lengths.

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Editor Contact

DMA Europa : Alan Hatch
Tel: +44 (0)1562 751436 Fax: +44 (0)1562 748315
Web: www.dmaeuropa.com
Email: alan@dmaeuropa.com

Company Contact

Barnshaws Steel Bending Group : Matthew Pritchard
Tel: 0121 557 8261 Fax:
Web: www.barnshaws.com
Email: matthew.pritchard@barnshaws.com

 
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