Happy 50th Birthday Rob! Today we celebrated the 50th birthday of Rob Kelly, one of our valuable members of the team who's been working in our CNC machine shop for close to 3 years. Rob is a keen runner, regularly running 40 miles at the weekend and training for a 112 mile challenge over 24 hours in the Peak District later this year!
We're all hoping his joints haven't worn out by the time he reaches 60!
Happy Birthday Rob.
The Bionic Eye Drone Utilises Our LW351 Regulator! The Bionic Eye was commissioned to design and build a compact, lightweight UAV system based around Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology. To help fulfil the brief, Pressure Tech's lightweight LW351 pressure regulator was called up to offer a continuous flow of hydrogen to fuel the drone. The LW351's tiny 200g size helped reduced the overall weight of the drone and keep flying time to its optimum levels!
It's A Girl!! This week was a special week in the Pressure Tech office as Karol, our Senior Design Engineer, announced the birth of his baby daughter, Emilia Maria Wolniewicz.
Today is Karol's last day in the office before his two-week paternity leave begins... good luck with the dirty nappies Karol...!
We look forward to welcoming him back to the office on Monday 12th November 2018, but in the meantime, the Pressure Tech team will ensure everything is taken care of!
Lights, Camera, Action... Part II! After a successful day's filming last week, today we utilised a drone to capture video footage of the beautiful local Derbyshire scenery. The weather just about stayed bright for long enough, but it wouldn't be authentic British weather without a few grey clouds providing a little dramatic ambience!
Our roving camera man ensured no-one was safe from being filmed going about their day-to-day jobs, including Pressure Tech MD Steve Yorke-Robinson who was busy working with a customer on one of our on-site test rigs!
Lights, Camera, Action! It's all action here at Pressure Tech today with the filming of our new promotional video to showcase our onsite manufacturing and assembly facilities. With a number of large investments made within the past 12 months, it seemed the perfect time to get the camera crew in and the lights on to show-off everything we have to offer.
We're looking forward to revealing the full video over the coming weeks!
Pressure Tech Team 'Breaks Out'! The Pressure Tech team was divided into sub-teams on a night out in Manchester where we went head-to-head against each other in a battle of wits to escape the escape room! With each team locked in a room for 60 minutes, the aim was to complete a series of clues and challenges to ultimately unlock the door and leave victorious.
After an adrenaline-packed hour (with one team escaping with just 2 minutes to spare!) the teams re-united for a meal at nearby Bem Brazil and 'de-briefed' over some tasty South-American food!
Pressure Tech Electric-Actuated Regulators in Latest Valve User Magazine Flicking through the latest Valve User magazine it was great to see our electric-actuated subsea regulators getting covered on page 22.
After being approached late last year by one of our customers who was struggling to find an assembly solution to their deep sea application, our design team got to work and came up with a neat solution... READ MORE.
UK Bank Holidays Please note: The Pressure Tech office will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April 2018 due to Easter bank holidays. We will be back in the office from 08:30 on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.
'Beast from the East' Affects Deliveries With the 'beast from the east' doing its best to cause chaos across the country, Pressure Tech has also had its fair amount of snow and adverse conditions over the last few days, and it's showing no sign of abating anytime soon!
Whilst some staff have managed to get into the office, our couriers have informed us that no collections will be made today which will unfortunately impact on orders going out. We will keep you updated with any changes but in the meantime, if you need to speak to us regarding a delivery, then please call our sales team on +44 (0)1457 899 307.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and please stay safe if you too are affected by 'the beast'!
Pressure Tech Christmas Meal 2018 The Pressure Tech team got together on the last day of work before the festive break to start Christmas celebrations early with a meal at local restaurant, Peruga. Christmas jumpers were on show as the team also raised a glass to a successful 2017!
Glenn Makechnie from Saudi Aramco Wins Our City Football Shirt at Adipec Whilst exhibiting at Adipec 2017 last week we ran a competition on our stand for the chance to win a Manchester City football shirt. The winner was drawn on the last day of the exhibition by Helen Aittis from the EIC... our official independent adjudicator! The winner was Glenn Makechnie from Saudi Aramco.
Congratulations Glenn, your prize will be on its way to you shortly!
Gaynor Takes On Peak District 'Mighty Hike'
Our very own Gaynor Hynes and her husband Dennis took on the Peak District 'Mighty Hike' last weekend in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, raising over £350 along the way!
The 27 mile route took Gaynor and 1599 fellow fundraising trekkers from Ashbourne to Buxton, with beautiful weather and amazing scenery along the way. Finishing in 123rd place and in less than 10 hours, Gaynor's training paid dividends as she crossed the finish line and collected her well deserved medal and glass of bubbly to celebrate!
Well done Gaynor and Dennis!
Our New Sliding Head Machine Arrives The Pressure Tech car park was in part taken over by the delivery of our new Sliding Head machine this morning. Set to be installed alongside our existing Sliding Head machine, our new addition is set to further increase the capacity of our in-house manufacturing.
Marketing Coordinator, Sarah Knowles, Gets 'Pretty Muddy'! Pressure Tech Marketing Coordinator, Sarah Knowles, got 'Pretty Muddy' on Saturday 24th June 2017 after taking part in the Cancer Research Pretty Muddy 5K muddy obstacle course at Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire.
After scrambling over A-frames, crawling through mud pits and crossing mud pools, Sarah completed the course by sliding down an inflatable slide into mud to cross the finishing line with two of her family members. The team raised nearly £1500!
Baking for Bricks Fundraising Total Announced After a month of Wednesday's spent waking up extra early to bake sweet and savoury treats for the team, our Sales and Purchasing Coordinator, Gaynor Hynes, has completed her fundraising efforts with an impressive £222 to contribute towards the build of a new school in Gambia for 6 to 11 year old children.
At 50p a brick, the amount translates to a staggering 444 bricks - well done Gaynor!
Famous Faces Join Us at Hannover Messe
It's day 3 of Hannover Messe and we've already had some famous faces passing the Pressure Tech stand in the shape of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo!
The Pressure Tech stand has had lots of visitors so far, providing us with the opportunity to spread the word about our Hydrogen Fuel Cell Regulators and new lightweight Drone Regulator!
Baking for Bricks Gaynor Hynes, our lovely Sales and Purchasing Coordinator, has been busy 'Baking for Bricks' this month in a bid to help raise money for a proposed new school in Gambia called JOFI for 6 to 11 year old children.
After returning from a recent trip to Africa, Gaynor spent time with Julie Maio, one of the main directors and fundraisers for the project. After asking what the project needs, Julie's reply was simple… bricks! In fact they need 9000 of them to build the school. Gaynor has been ‘Baking for Bricks’ throughout April in a bid to help progress the school build.
Staff at Pressure Tech have been happy to oblige, bringing in money every Wednesday to buy some of Gaynor’s delicious sweet and savoury treats. With 2 weeks to go, our total so far is a fantastic £80, which we're sure will go towards a fair few bricks!
Pancakes Anyone? We couldn't let Pancake Day go by without a little competitive pancake tossing in the Pressure Tech staff canteen... and things got quite serious!
The highlight was most certainly the look of delight on Martin's face when he rescued his pancake from almost certain doom as it threatened to end up on the floor!
Pressure Tech's Macmillan Coffee Morning Pressure Tech joined in with the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' this Friday 30th September, baking a selection of beautiful cakes and scrumptious treats. Our organiser, Becky, did a fantastic job of inviting customers, suppliers and neighbours, to join us in raising money for a very worthy cause.
We had some great bakes (and some fakes!), with our star bakers being Katie and Gaynor. A number of local businesses donated money and gifts, to help us achieve our final total of £350.00! Special thanks to Jean Juviniere Wines, Howdens Kitchens and Gas Care for their generous contributions.
Thank-you to everyone who 'came for coffee', ate cake and donated!
Pressure Tech's Summer BBQ Pressure Tech colleagues celebrated the summer in style - a bbq in the rain!
During July, the team gathered together to enjoy Steve's outdoor cooking. The typical British Summer didn't deter us from having a well deserved celebration of our achievements so far this year. Everyone enjoyed the copious amount of burgers, sausages and Subah's fabulous Afghan rice!
A great team building event, which we hope to repeat if the sun ever comes out again!
The Euro's are underway, who will win the sweep stake?! Last week, everyone at Pressure Tech gathered together to pick out their football teams as part of our Euro sweep stake. Steve Young, one of our Machine Engineers, had diligently prepared all the team slips ready for our 'lucky dip'. One by one, we all picked a sealed envelope and revealed our team!
Somehow, Steve Young managed to pick out Spain and Portugal - was it a fix?!
So, good luck to everyone in Pressure Tech with your team, and good luck to all the team's playing in Euro 2016!
A Pressure Tech Wedding! Senior Design Engineer, Karol Wolniewiz, spent his last day as a single man at Pressure Tech today. He was wished lots of luck by his friends and colleagues at Pressure Tech before his 'big day' with his bride to be, Aneta. Karol and Aneta will be married next weekend in front of friends and family from their home town in Poland.
Pressure Tech at OTC 2016 Pressure Tech is attending the OTC 2016 conference in Houston, Texas. Our Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, is in Houston with Joe Johnson, of American Tube Products Inc, to meet with attendees or exhibitors visiting the event.
Soclema visits Pressure Tech Last week, Pressure Tech welcomed Soclema, a French customer specialising in sampling, to our Derbyshire Factory. Our visitors arrived just in time for the Manchester City versus Paris Saint Germain football game, enjoyed the match and took home a souvenir of their visit (see pic)!
However, the visit wasn’t just about football, but to assess our unique ACS-300 auto changeover regulator to ensure it meets the exacting standards of Soclema's customers, suppliers to French energy companies. Soclema's customers had previously experienced problems with other regulators and were looking for a 100% reliable regulator.
Established in 1992, in the South of France, Soclema's speciality is sampling, providing the best technical solutions for gas and liquid sampling systems in the industry.
Soclema’s gas analyser system, testing the quality of gas in a reservoir — ultimately to be sent to offices and homes in France, required auto-changeover between two helium cylinders. As the helium is used and pressure decreases from one cylinder to a certain level, the regulator is required to auto changeover to the new cylinder to allow constant supply of helium at the correct pressure.
Soclema were keen to understand the features of Pressure Tech’s product and how it would solve their problems, having previously invested in other regulators that were unable to facilitate a double changeover. The visit provided Soclema with a detailed understanding of the ACS-300 and how we test to prove no leaks. The meetings held allowed us to demontrate our innovative designs and customer responsiveness, holding in depth discussions regarding design and functionality and providing re-assurance that this new regulator would overcome any issues Soclema had experienced with their previously used product.
Soclema selected Pressure Tech to supply the ACS-300 for their system as a result of two main factors:
1) Helium is expensive and systems used by the end user in the past have been prone to leaks. In order to keep costs to a minimum, investment into a 100% leak tight, reliable product is required.
2) In addition to reliability, Soclema were intrigued by the unique functionality of Pressure Tech’s ACS-300 regulator, which unlike the competition allows both cylinders to be used as the principle supply at any one time, rather than one cylinder being a designated "reserve" bottle.
A successful visit, incorporating some additional training, ensured that Soclema returned to France fully up to speed with Pressure Tech’s products and two more Manchester City Fans!
It's snowing in Glossop! Even though there is around 6 inches of snow today, most of us have battled the elements to get into the office and keep working! Sorry if the snowy weather has caused any inconvenience to our customers, hopefully it will melt over the weekend and we will be back to normal by next week!
New Orleans for some Underwater Intervention This February 23rd - 25th, Pressure Tech will be exhibiting at Underwater Intervention, New Orleans for the second year.
Pressure Tech is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of pressure regulators. Over the last fifteen years, we have developed an extensive range of high quality brass and stainless steel regulators. Our success has been attributed to our focus on technology and innovative products, working closely with customers to design and manufacture a wealth of new products that provide accurate pressure control to systems. This can be seen in our vast range of Pressure Regulators, some of which will be presented at the exhibition on our Stand 213.
Designed to operate subsea at depths up to 3000m (10,000ft), these regulators can either use the external seawater pressure as a reference pressure or be completely sealed to operate at topside ambient pressure conditions, thus are completely unaffected by external pressure conditions. A version of the regulator is also available with a 'bucket handle' to allow subsea adjustment by ROVs.
Based on our well-established range of stainless steel regulators, our range of brass regulators are cleaned and degreased within the guidelines of ASTM G93 for equipment used in oxygen-enriched environments, and intended for use on critical life support or hyperbaric diving applications, where accurate control and high cleanliness is required for breathing systems. Typically in hyperbaric and decompression chambers and on breathing air analyser systems.
Having such an extensive range of regulators allows us to offer a complete package to a wide range of customers. Click for our overview or get in touch if you wish to book an appointment to speak with one of our team about your projects. Please call us in advance on +44 (0)1457 899307 and we will arrange a time with you.
Alternatively just drop by our stand to discuss further, we look forward to seeing you at the show and will be available to discuss any applications, pressure control problems or anything else you need to know!
Representing Pressure Tech at the Conference will be Steve Yorke-Robinson (Managing Director). Steve will be showcasing our bespoke range of manufactured products for the oil and gas industry. All our products are designed in-house to the highest specifications and functionality.
Please take a look at our website or Linkedin page to find out more about us and see the full range of products we offer. Click on the icons below or email Steve Yorke-Robinson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pressure Tech's Hydraulic Subsea Regulators OPERATING AT DEPTHS OF UP TO 10,000FT/3000M
Using either external seawater pressure as a reference pressure, or completely sealed to operate at topside ambient pressure conditions, the subsea range of pressure regulators from Pressure Tech allow pressure reduction close to the point of control, thereby allowing quicker response times within subsea systems. Two standard models are available to cover various pressure and fl ow conditions but we have also worked with customers to provide individual designs to meets specific requirements.
SS690 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE REGULATOR
1/4" or 3/8" connections. Cv: 0.05, 0.1, 0.3
A low fl ow hydraulic reducing pressure regulator with ceramic
seating and fully supported main valve for water glycol
applications and systems.
SS414 HYDRAULIC PRESSURE REGULATOR
1/2" or 3/4" connections. Cv: 2.0
A medium fl ow piston sensed subsea pressure regulator, which
incorporates a balanced main valve to provide stable control
under varying inlet pressures.
• Depths of up to 3000m/10,000ft
• Elgiloy load springs
• Unique ceramic seat
• Duty and standby double O ring seals
• Protective screen on open reference ports
• Excellent sensitivity
• Anti-tamper locking cap
• Subsea HPU
• Managed Pressure Cementing
• Managed Pressure Drilling
• Subsea Actuator
• Umbilical Release Mechanism
• Subsea Manifold
Subsea Expo 2016 - we are there! After the success of last years show, Pressure Tech are exhibiting at Subsea Expo, in Aberdeen, for the second year running. We hope to meet many more new customers, helping them to discover more about our incredible range of Pressure Regulators. If you are there, come and visit us at Stand 5.
Solutions for customers under pressure. At Pressure Tech we a long history providing pressure regulators for new offshore projects, both topside and subsea. We understand the unique challenges and complexities within the industry, particularly where reliability is key. We work with our customers to maximise the dependability of our products and specifically develop new solutions to combat issues — driving costs down, whilst providing industry leading reliability and enhanced functionality in service.
Over several years now, there have been extensive reports of issues encountered in the field with unreliable pressure regulators used on high pressure/high flow water glycol HPUs within topside operations. Additionally, users of some widely employed regulators have encountered dramatic chattering in situations where a high flow is combined with a large pressure drop. This intense vibration risks damage to internal components, pushing some end users to seek their own way around the issue. Several users have designed a bypass loop around the regulator to build up a pressure downstream, thereby reducing the pressure drop. Whilst this avoids the chattering problem, it calls for additional engineering and assembly of parts, piling on time and cost.
Pressure Tech assessed the various obstacles and developed a considerably simplified, more streamlined package without the need for the bypass, making it extremely efficient and far more cost-effective solution. Our LF-690-03 eliminates the need for a preliminary bypass and includes our unique ceramic seating technology with a finely balanced main valve element to provide "chatter free" and repeatable control, even to an untrained operator of IWOCS and HPUs. The unique ceramic seating used on all the LF-690 series ensures positive shut off, repeatable control, and protection against cavitation, which can improve the operating life of the regulator by 500%. Servicing time is also reduced by 300% due to the bottom entry easy access to the critical seating area.
Pressure Tech’s LF-690-03 allows flow rates up to 40lpm and stable pressure control across the range, from 60bar to 690bar, even with 12,000psi/830bar differential pressure. Minimising start-up costs, maximising efficiency and reducing downtime are all realised by installing the LF-690-03 with increased flow capacity.
Pressure Tech’s approach to working with our customers allows us to improve efficiencies and provide our customers with the confidence in using our products in critical hydraulic control systems for subsea operations. Our development towards manifold systems to provide complete and compact installations from a single source supplier is also creating a closer link with many of the major suppliers of subsea trees and subsea process valves.
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Pressure Tech in snowy Norway! Pressure Tech's MD, Steve, and Sales Engineer, Andy, braved the cold last week to visit contacts in Kongsberg, Norway. The trip involved meeting with key suppliers of subsea control systems, to present some of our new products and introduce planned development of our future remote control regulators. Visit our news site shortly to find out more about this years innovative developments...news
Pressure Tech has a new video - BIBS Regulator Recently filmed at a North West testing facility, Pressure Tech's video shows how our new BIBS (Built in Breathing System) regulator operates. The BIBS regulator has been specifically designed, as part of our Commercial Diving Range, to be used in hyperbaric and other medical applications.
The new regulator allows exhaled gases to be carried to the outside of the chamber, eliminating oxygen buildup or contamination. Watch the video for more information!
Pressure Tech at Underwater Intervention 2016, New Orleans This year, Pressure Tech is exhibiting at the Underwater Intervention trade show in New Orleans. This event brings together representatives from the various marine related industries including Commercial Diving, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Manned Submersibles, and all other aspects of the Underwater Operations Industry. Last year’s conference was a great success for Pressure Tech and we’re hoping to achieve the same results in 2016.
As a leading manufacturer of pressure regulators, including subsea models, Pressure Tech is delighted to attend such important global events. We will be appearing at booth number 213 at the 2016 event. Be sure to visit our blog as the date gets closer for more information . We are also on Linkedin and twitter