Two New Investments in Equipment Two recent investments will make significant improvements to our in-house manufacturing and servicing capabilities here at Pressure Tech Ltd.
Our new Ash Vision OMNI 3 Digital Microscope provides high resolution images of microscopic parts in 100+ times magnification, making it ideal for capturing supporting evidence of our findings on regulators returned for servicing. We are now able to provide these HD images to our customers to highlight the root cause of any regulator damage caused by small particles of contamination.
Secondly, every product supplied by Pressure Tech has a unique serial number with full traceability of all components used in the assembly of the pressure regulator. Our new Pryor Dot Peen machine quickly and precisely marks both individual components and the complete pressure regulator assembly with a permanent identification - this was previously chemically etched or stamped manually. The machine scans internal works orders from our MRP system to extract the required information to be marked on the components, eliminating any human error from the process and reducing marking times ten-fold.
ISO 9001 Re-Certification Audit Last week our certification body, DNV, conducted our ISO 9001 re-certification audit. We are pleased to announce that we passed the process with an excellent audit result!
We have a 'quality' mantra running throughout our business, so this re-certification is a great confirmation that the processes put in place are helping to ensure we maintain our important ISO 9001 status.
A great effort by our Quality Manager, Mark Cooper, and the rest of the Pressure Tech Ltd team for supporting the audit requirements!
Introducing Sam Walland! For those customers who have not yet spoken to him, we would like to introduce you to our newest Sales Engineer, Sam Walland, who started at Pressure Tech in March 2021.
Sam’s experience within the oil and gas industry saw him complete a Sales Engineer apprenticeship whilst studying Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, before progressing on to the role of Instrumentation Sales Engineer where he sold commodity valves.
He studied for a Materials Technology certificate at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (part of the University of Sheffield) and then moved on to become an Aftermarket Sales Engineer for a UK valve company.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys getting outside with his partner (or ‘better half’, as Sam refers to her!) and walking his German Shepherd.
If you require a quote or help determining which pressure regulator is required for your application, please get in touch with Sam by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling the Pressure Tech office on +44 (0)1457 899 307.
Take A Look At Our Latest Newsletter Read all about our latest news and developments in the Pressure Tech newsletter - including Pressure Tech in the press, new website features, a reseller update and two exciting sponsorship announcements, plus lots more!
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ENE Petro: Malaysian Authorised Reseller It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of ENE Petro Services as our Authorised Reseller for Malaysia!
Walter Koh, our Sales Manager for SE Asia and China, commented on the appointment:
"Pressure Tech Ltd and I are very pleased to welcome ENE Petro onboard as part of our continuous efforts to expand our reach into South East Asia.
Combining the high quality of the Pressure Tech product range with the extensive experience and network of ENE Petro, we are very confident about our future success in the Malaysian market.
We are also delighted to announce our approval with Petronas.
With the support of Pressure Tech, we would like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to Hafiz and his team in ENE Petro."
Pressure Tech Talks To The Buxton Advertiser Pressure Tech MD, Steve Yorke-Robinson, spoke to the Buxton Advertiser:
FAST GROWING HIGH PEAK MANUFACTURER CALLS ON MP TO HELP ADDRESS LACK OF INDUSTRIAL PREMISES AND LAND
The boss of a rapidly growing High Peak manufacturing business has called on the borough council and MP for help as he fears the lack of suitable industrial premises in the area may force the company to relocate.
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Pressure Tech Talks To The Glossop Chronicle Pressure Tech MD, Steve Yorke-Robinson, spoke to the Glossop Chronicle about the lack of development of local industrial facilities, after a visit from local Member of Parliament, Robert Largan, at the start of May 2021.
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Department for International Trade Case Study MAINTAINING THE PRESSURE ON SUCCESS IN NORWAY
Glossop based Pressure Tech discuss securing major projects in Norway and the ongoing support they receive from the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Glossop based Pressure Tech manufactures high-quality ISO-9001 accredited pressure regulators traditionally used in the oil and gas sector on critical high-pressure control systems such as wellhead control panels, gas analyser systems and hyperbaric diving systems. Over the past two or three years their product range has expanded to include pressure regulators for hydrogen fuel cell applications such as passenger and commercial vehicles, drones, bikes, and material handling applications such as forklift trucks.
Their customer base is worldwide, supported by a growing global network of Authorised Resellers, with a particularly strong network throughout Europe. For the past two years their Norwegian reseller has been the strongest performing European reseller account, securing some major projects through a combination of product and industry knowledge, network of contacts and customer service.
Managing director, Steve Yorke-Robinson explains: "Norway is absolutely a market of interest to us. Several of the world’s leading OEMs for Hydraulic Power Units (HPUs), Intervention Workover Control Systems (IWOCs) and Chemical Injection Systems are located in Norway, and these applications are key targets for our hydraulic pressure regulators in particular. In addition, Norway is a leader in subsea technology, so we expect the demand for our subsea pressure regulators to increase over the coming years and decades."
The drive for renewable energy sources is also one that is gathering pace in most European countries, and the company see no reason why Norway would not be part of that. They will be looking to identify further prospects in the hydrogen fuel cell market to continue developing their share of that sector via their expanding H2 product portfolio.
Steve has welcomed the support he receives from the Department of International Trade (DIT). "Kathryn Borg, our International Trade Adviser (ITA), has been very supportive and provides regular updates on any export opportunities or support available to increase our export business. Having worked with Kathryn over many years, she understands our products and the markets we are targeting, which allows her to forward any specific areas of interest and make the relevant introductions."
The company were keen to see a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in place. "Having a FTA in place with our customers is important for a number of reasons, namely; to allow quicker movement of goods; minimise the amount of administration costs and paperwork, and ultimately to ensure our pricing remains competitive in a globalised market place. With over 30% of our business being within the EU, it is important to Pressure Tech and our customers that a FTA is in place to maintain our growth objectives."
Pressure Tech have typically achieved year-on-year sales growth of around 10% and are looking to push beyond this growth in the current financial year. Of total sales, approximately 70% of the business is export, and of that figure, roughly 20% is to Norwegian accounts.
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Record First 6 Months Order Intake! Pressure Tech's financial year started in November, so the end of April marked the half way point.
We are pleased to announce that we have made a fantastic start, with a 65% increase in sales order intake compared to last year!
It also marks a record order entry for the first 6 months in any of our previous 20+ years!
We remain grateful to our partners and customers who have helped us build such positive momentum.
We are continuing to invest in our staff and resources to help support and maintain this fantastic growth, and will keep you updated over the coming weeks and months.
STEP Files Now Available Online We have now added regulator STEP files to our website!
You'll need to login to access them (or request an online account by visiting this link).
Then, it's as simple as:
1) Finding the relevant regulator on our website
2) Scroll down and click 'Downloads'
3) Locate the 'STEP File' link and click to download
We will be adding more and more over the coming weeks!
MP Robert Largan Visits Pressure Tech Last week, it was our pleasure to welcome local Member of Parliament, Robert Largan, to Pressure Tech Ltd to discuss the opportunities and challenges we are encountering following a 50% increase in sales order entry levels this year.
We have been located in the High Peak, Robert’s constituency, for 15 years and have expanded into industrial units on the same estate throughout this period. With such rapid growth and major expansion planned over the coming months, I took the opportunity to highlight the difficulties in finding suitable property due to lack of development of industrial facilities in the local area.
With a long overdue bypass around Glossop expected to improve traffic congestion in the next 3 years, and house building continuing to develop at a fast rate, the lack of commercial property needs to be addressed to help support local employers with their expansion plans, and to ultimately employ more local residents.
I also took the opportunity to tell Robert about our success in the Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell market, with a recent order secured for 2000 pressure regulators being exported to a key customer in the USA.
Petronash Excellent Rated Performance We are proud to announce PETRONASH rated our supplier performance as ‘EXCELLENT’ in 2020!
The rating takes into account our on-time delivery, product quality and customer service throughout the year.
Great work by the entire team at Pressure Tech, and thank you to Petronash for the acknowledgement of our overall performance.
Walter Conducts Site Visit to Remedy Customer Issue Walter Koh, our Sales Manager for SE Asia and China, recently conducted a site visit to review a customer's application and help resolve performance issues with their existing set-up.
With two spring-loaded pressure regulators on an Argon process line, our customer experienced droop at 1,500Nm³/hr flow rate as the supply pressure gradually decreased from 200 bar to 100 bar, while trying to maintain outlet pressure at 40 bar - this was not acceptable for their process requirement.
Droop is a natural occurrence in spring-loaded regulators due to the change in the compressive load properties of the spring as the regulator opens and closes.
We recommended to change their existing regulators to our dome-loaded HF301, using supply pressure to charge the dome via our LF540 pilot regulator.
Our customer was under a tight deadline to complete their FAT. We supplied two dome-loaded HF301 pressure regulators within 6 weeks lead time to meet client’s schedule.
It was a great team effort between the Pressure Tech Ltd Sales, Design, Manufacturing, and Assembly teams to provide a perfect solution to our customer's application.
April 2021: Our Best Order Intake...Ever! We are only two weeks into April, and it is proving to be a very busy month for us here at Pressure Tech Ltd...
Last week we secured an order for 2,000 regulators which, alongside other orders placed, means April will already be our best order intake month in our 20-year history! ??
Thank you to our customers and resellers for placing your business with us, we really appreciate your continued trust and loyalty ??
We are Virtually Exhibiting at Hannover Messe Next Week Next week we are exhibiting at Hannover Messe 2021!
This will be our 4th time exhibiting at Hannover Messe, but the first time we've participated as a digital exhibitor.
Steven Yorke-Robinson, Mark Burrell and Lemar Wright are available all week for online appointments, so feel free to search for us on the exhibition website and send a meeting request.
?? Make sure you ask about our LW-TS414 lightweight, two-stage pressure regulator and CV414-SC self-closing cylinder valve! ??
New Website Price Request Feature - No Login Required We’ve updated the Pressure Tech Ltd website!
When you configure a pressure regulator online, you now have the option to submit a pricing request, without requiring an online account!
It's so simple:
1) Find the relevant regulator on our website
2) Configure the regulator to match your application's requirements
3) Submit price request - no login required!
Pressure Tech Customer Recommendation We take pride in everything we do here at Pressure Tech Ltd, and always try to go the extra mile for our customers.
That's why it's great to hear an existing customer recommend us to a new customer!
Thanks Lewis Blount from Flowstar Ltd, it means a lot!
Weight Saving Thanks to LW-TS414! "Thanks to the new (LW-TS414) lightweight pressure regulator, we have managed to reduce the total weight of (our) hydrogen system by 0.5kg!" Green Team Twente from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
The Pressure Tech lightweight and two-stage LW-TS414 was originally created in 2020 specifically for university teams entering the Shell Eco-Marathon competition.
It became apparent that a two-stage regulator, offering even greater precision on the outlet would offer robust protection of the hydrogen fuel cell.
Its lightweight aluminium body was also a ‘must have’ feature. In an application where every gram added to the vehicle would result in slower track times and reduced efficiency, ensuring the LW-TS414’s weight was kept to a minimum was essential.
And that's exactly what we created!
Pressure Tech LW-TS414 lightweight, two-stage pressure regulator for hydrogen fuel cell applications.
We Are Qatar Petroleum Approved! Great news!
We are proud to announce that Pressure Tech Ltd has successfully obtained vendor approval to supply our full portfolio of pressure regulators and back pressure regulators into Qatar Petroleum!
We look forward to continuing our hard work over the coming months and years to become one of their major suppliers, and to further develop our commitment to grow the Pressure Tech brand across the State of Qatar and beyond!
Read Our Latest Newsletter Read all about our latest news and developments in the Pressure Tech newsletter - including TPED approval of our CV414-SC cylinder valve, big orders, new resellers, plus lots more!
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We're Hiring Looking for a new role? We're hiring!
We currently have two vacancies that we're looking to fill. Both vacancies are based at our facilities in Glossop (Derbyshire, UK).
* TECHNICAL BUYER (Part-time / 20 hours per week): Coordinate the supply of raw materials, subcontracted parts and bought in parts to meet quality, delivery and cost requirements.
* CNC OPERATOR/PROGRAMMER (Full-time / 40 hours per week): Skilled CNC programmer/operator for our sliding head and multi-axis machines.
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TPED Certified CV414-SC Cylinder Valve We are excited to announce TPED 2010/35/EU certification on our CV414-SC cylinder valve!
The news follows months of dedicated research, testing and development by Pressure Tech’s in-house design team, and is a great extension to our pressure regulators designed for use on hydrogen fuel cell applications!
The CV414-SC is a self-closing cylinder valve for high pressure gas systems, featuring a quick and simple disconnect feature. When connected, the valve provides a continual gas supply to the system. If a cylinder refill or change is required, the CV414-SC's low torque design means it is easy for users to disconnect the cylinder and valve from the regulator to isolate the gas supply, even under high pressure - the valve remains attached to the gas cylinder. Plus, as an optional extra, a burst disc may be added to offer additional gas cylinder protection. The TPED certification allows its use on applications involving the transportation of pressure equipment up to 350 bar (5,075 psi).
HPS Solutions: German Authorised Reseller It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of HPS Solutions as our Authorised Reseller for Germany!
Lemar Wright, our Technical Sales Engineer for the UK and Europe, commented: "This is a real statement of our intentions to further develop our presence across Europe. We have a number of fantastic Authorised Resellers elsewhere in Europe so it was important for us to add local support in Germany. In HPS Solutions we have found a partner with a strong technical background to offer our German customers superb local support and to assist with providing high quality pressure regulator solutions. We have already established a great partnership and I look forward to that continuing."
HPS Solutions… welcome to the Pressure Tech family!
Syntex Energy: Thai Authorised Reseller It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Syntex Energy CO., LTD. as our Authorised Reseller for Thailand!
Walter Koh, our Sales Manager for SE Asia and China, commented on the appointment: "Syntex Energy has proven its strength and tenacity in Thailand since 2006, serving major customers and establishing a firm reputation as a reliable partner to their customers in the Petrochemical, and Oil & Gas industries.
With the leadership of Managing Director Mr Bamrung Pinthong and the support of his dynamic team, we will be able to provide high quality UK-made pressure regulators and extend our first-class services to the Thai market. Together we have every confidence of achieving new heights in the Kingdom of Thailand."
MF101 Regulating Oxygen to Divers at Oceanarium Walter Koh, our sales manager for SE Asia and China, had the pleasure of seeing our MF101 in operation within a control panel regulating oxygen to divers at one of the world's largest oceanariums.
Pressure Tech diving regulators are cleaned to ASTM G93, Level C, for use on hyperbaric chambers, breathing systems and analyser systems.
Contact our sales team (email@example.com or +44 (0)1457 899 307) for more information or to obtain a quote specific to your application.
LW351 Regulator Used on Record-Breaking Drone Flight Our LW351 pressure regulator was used within the HES Energy System 2kW fuel cell system on Nordic Unmanned's Staaker BG-200 hydrogen drone to complete Scandinavia’s first Hydrogen powered drone flight!
What a great photo by the Nordic Unmanned team with our LW351 looking nice and compact on the cylinder!
COVID-19 Update: Fully Operational and COVID-Safe After the recent introduction of tougher government-imposed restrictions in the UK to tackle COVID-19, Pressure Tech office staff will now be mostly working from home over the forthcoming weeks/months. Our manufacturing facility, meanwhile, will remain fully operational and working within COVID-safe procedures.
We will keep our customers updated as we navigate through the constantly evolving nature of COVID-19.
Should you have any questions, please call us on +44 (0)1457 899 307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pressure Tech Newsletter: Annual Growth, Reseller Award Video & More! (Dec 2020) Read all about our latest news and developments in the Pressure Tech newsletter - including our 8% year-on-year growth, reseller of the year announcement video by Steve Yorke-Robinson, details of a new appointment in our design team plus updates on Brexit and our Christmas opening times!
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65 x TS310s Shipped Out Our in-house machine shop and assembly teams are working hard to fulfill customer orders before our seasonal shutdown on the 23rd December.
This latest order is for 65 x TS310 two-stage regulators, dispatched on-time for a UK analyser system builder. Don't they look smart lined up together!
VIDEO: Reseller of the Year Revealed! Our global network of authorised resellers are an integral part of our ongoing growth. Last year we introduced the sought after Pressure Tech 'Reseller of the Year' trophy which was won by our Norwegian reseller, Hydraserv as.
As we neared our financial year end for 2019/20, it was proving to be a close race between two Pressure Tech resellers for the 2020 trophy but there could only be one winner... take a look at our video as Pressure Tech's MD, Steven Yorke-Robinson, reveals who finished the year victorious!
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See Our Updated Company Brochure We've been busy updating our Company Brochure with new products and content for our Diving, Subsea and Hydrogen Fuel Cell sections. Our product range continues to grow as we design and develop new and innovative solutions to suit customer applications.
Don't forget, our experienced Technical Sales team is available to answer your product selection questions and to help you select the perfect regulator for your application - send them an email or phone +44 (0)1457 899 307.
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Pressure Tech Turns 20 & Celebrates 8% Year-On-Year Growth! We are now officially 20 years old and November marks the start of our new financial year. We are proud to announce that, despite the challenges faced during the past 8 months, we have finished the year with 8% year-on-year growth!
It was absolutely a team effort, right across our business, so thanks to each and every Pressure Tech employee for their commitment and hard work. We would also like to extend thanks to our authorised resellers, customers and suppliers for their continued support.
Introducing Our New Sales Manager We are excited to introduce our new Sales Manager, Mark Burrell!
After a busy few months here at Pressure Tech and record order intake last month, we have now expanded and further strengthened our Sales team with the appointment of experienced Sales Manager, Mark Burrell. With this latest addition, we now have the largest Sales team in our 20-year history!
Mark heads-up our internal and external Sales teams, and is responsible for coordinating our sales activities as we look to continue pursuing our global growth strategy through 2020 and beyond.
Still Delivering, Even Under Pressure! The Pressure Tech team today finalised assembly and testing on an order of back pressure regulators destined for Chemical Injection Systems in Brazil.
Well done to everyone involved!
Pressure Tech Talks to H2 View Magazine Our very own Business Development Manager for the H2FC market, Iulian Maciuca, features in the latest issue of H2 View magazine in a special "Take 5" interview. Iulian reveals more about the EC79 testing phase for our AUTO438 regulator, our CV414 self-closing cylinder valve and introduces our new lightweight, two-stage LW-TS414 regulator.
Iulian's Interview with H2 View: READ on page 52
Our New Advert in H2 View: VIEW on page 11
Subsea Regulators Under Test at Mimir Marine Pressure Tech Technical Sales Engineer, Lemar Wright, visited Diving Systems specialists Mimir Marine Ltd in Hull to oversee third-party flow tests performed on our SS231 and SS414 subsea regulators.
These regulators are destined for a Military Defence contractor via our North American Authorised Reseller, American Tube Products. This initial testing went well and the next round of testing is due to take place shortly. The application required a bespoke solution, and crucially, the regulators were required within a tight timeframe. Even under current conditions, with COVID safe working practices in place, the Pressure Tech team have worked together to ensure the project has gone to plan and continues to meet customer requirements.
Pressure Tech Newsletter (May 2020) Read all about our latest news and developments in the Pressure Tech newsletter - our response to COVID-19, EC79 and TPED product approvals update, subsea regulator testing at Mimir Marine and introducing our new lightweight two-stage regulator, plus lots more.
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Pressure Tech's COVID-19 Statement In response to COVID-19, and in addition to our pre-existing Business Continuity plan, we have released a statement to demonstrate the measures Pressure Tech has taken to date to protect our employees, customer, partners and suppliers during this difficult time.
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Pressure Tech Feature in H2 View Magazine The latest edition of H2 View magazine landed in the Pressure Tech office this morning and it was great to see our latest advert on page 11 and an editorial on pages 74 and 75 discussing our history and future plans for the H2 fuel cell market.
Iulian Maciuca, our H2 market specialist, will be pleased to see his photo making a couple of appearances in this second issue!
Day 2 for Pressure Tech at H2+FC ASIA 2020 Thursday 24th October marked the second day of the H2+FC ASIA 2020 exhibition in Shanghai, China. Our Hydrogen-market specialist, Iulian Maciuca, was kept busy throughout the day with lots of interesting discussions taking place with potential new customers, and opportunities were capitalised on to maintain the growing momentum surrounding Pressure Tech's presence in the hydrogen fuel cell market.
All System's Go for Pressure Tech at H2+FC ASIA! Yesterday was the first day of the H2+FC ASIA exhibition in Shanghai. The Pressure Tech stand was busy and certainly looked the part!
Our hydrogen-market specialist, Iulian Maciuca, is on-hand for the duration of the event to talk about our product designs for the hydrogen market, so if you are attending please stop by on stand E3-3 in hall N2 for a chat.
We're Exhibiting at H2 + FC ASIA! Not long to go now until the start of H2 + FC ASIA!
From 23rd to 26th October, our Hydrogen-market specialist, Iulian Maciuca, will be on the Pressure Tech stand (E3-3 in Hall N2) with product samples to show you and technical literature to take away.
Whilst we are a regular feature at H2 + FC Europe in Hannover, this is the first time the exhibition has taken place in China so we are looking forward to showcasing our range of Hydrogen fuel cell regulators to new potential customers!
See us with HydraServ at Offshore Technology Days in Norway Thursday 17th October marks our final day at Offshore Technology Days in Stavanger, Norway.
We are respresented there by our Norwegian authorised reseller, HydraServ! Come and speak to Pressure Tech's Sales Manager, Nick Greenall, on Hydraserv as stand 7007 in Hall B.
Investment in new CNC machine confirms exceptional ROI Training was provided to some of our team this week on a new CNC machine installed by Citizen at the start of September. Initial parts made on the machine were made in 2mins 30 secs...a saving of nearly 6 mins over the previous machining process! The £250k investment in a Twin Spindle, Twin Turret CNC machine confirms our intent to maintain short lead times and control more of our production internally within Pressure Tech to ensure our customers receive the best service levels as our business continues to expand.
Pressure Tech Sponsor UK HFCA Hydrogen Fuel Cell Event Co-hosted by the UK HFCA and the Association of Public Sector Excellence (APSE) and supported by ULEMCo, ITM Power, Fuel Cell Systems and Pressure Tech, the "Delivering regional and local low carbon transport, power and heat solutions through hydrogen and fuel cells: opportunities for the public sector and supply chain development" event will highlight how hydrogen and fuel cells can help local and regional Government in delivering their decarbonisation and air quality objectives.
Pressure Tech Exhibit at Climate Change Solutions' Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase On Thursday 18th July 2019, our Technical Sales Engineer, Lemar Wright, represented Pressure Tech on our stand at Climate Change Solutions' Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Showcase event, hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Lemar continued spreading the good word about the strides we are making in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell market, and met with key players in the market to discuss future collaboration.
Pressure Tech Newsletter (July 2019) Read all about our latest news and developments in the Pressure Tech newsletter - our new combined pressure reducing and back pressure regulator, £250,000 machinery investment for increased production capacity, the University of Birmingham's Hydrogen event, plus lots more.
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Shell Eco-Marathon 2019 On Thursday 4th July, we took to the road to drive down to the Mercedes Benz World and see the Shell Eco-Marathon teams in action!
After sponsoring 5 teams at this years event and providing each team with our lightweight LW351 hydrogen fuel cell regulator, we were keen to speak to each team manager to obtain valuable feedback about its performance during testing. We were pleased to hear its lightweight design mentioned on a number of occasions!
We are keen to work with the teams again for the 2020 event, and we already have ideas about how we can further develop the LW351 to offer an even greater competitive advantage next year!
Thank you Green Team Twente, Eco-Runner, H2politO, ThaiGer and UCL Racing for taking the time to spend with us and share your feedback... and big congratulations to Green Team Twente for victory in the Urban Concept category, and ThaiGer in the Prototype category!
Eco-Runner Team Delft Reveal Shell Eco-Marathon Vehicle On the 15th May 2019, the Eco-Runner Team Delft revealed their Shell Eco-Marathon entry vehicle; the Eco-Runner 9. As a sponsor of the team, it was great to see the Pressure Tech logo at the heart of the design!
Not long until the big race itself next month!
Pressure Tech Added to H2politO Shell Eco-Marathon Vehicle Italian Shell Eco-Marathon Team H2politO are now racing with the Pressure Tech logo in place as part of our exciting sponsorship agreement for 2019!
Featuring our lightweight LW351 pressure regulator, we are looking forward to hearing about the team's performance over the coming weeks as preparations progress in anticipation of the Shell Eco-Marathon in July 2019.
Good luck to all of the teams taking part!
Pressure Tech to Exhibit at H2+FC Shanghai in October 2019 With our growing presence in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell market thanks to our expanding range of pressure regulators targeted at this sector, we are pleased to announce that we have signed up to exhibit at H2+FC ASIA in Shanghai during October 2019.
Our design team have been busy developing innovative features for this range which we are already keen to show in Shanghai, including our lightweight 200g LW351 regulator for hydrogen-powered drones and light vehicles, two AUTO regulators - AUTO438 and AUTO875 - with a unique servicing design feature and a fast-flow RF1034 refueling regulator.
H2+FC ASIA - 23-26 October 2019
Pressure Tech Success at H2+FC Europe 2019 Pressure Tech MD, Steve Yorke-Robinson, and Technical Sales Engineer, Lemar Wright, recently returned from a very busy and successful Hannover Messe 2019 exhibition!
We spent the week talking to existing and prospective customers about our expanding range of pressure regulators for the hydrogen fuel cell market - including the LW351, AUTO438, AUTO875 and RF1034. There was a lot of interest in our products and we're now working our way through getting back in touch with our new contacts.
It's a good job we like being busy!
If you didn't get chance to talk to us during the show, please drop an email to email@example.com or call +44 (0)1457 899 307 - we're here to help!
View Our Hydrogen Pressure Regulators Online! As we continue expanding our Hydrogen Fuel Cell pressure regulator range, we have now added a new section on our website with full details.
From ultra-compact and lightweight regulators (down to 200g) to onboard vehicle regulators and high-pressure refuelling solutions with fast fill times, our unique features include double o-rings, no wetted threads, and convenient access points for future servicing requirements. Our portfolio ensures we cover a wide range of applications in a rapidly expanding market.
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Pressure Tech Sponsors Shell Eco-Marathon Teams In Hydrogen Challenge For those of you not already aware, the Shell Eco-Marathon mileage challenge is an energy efficiency competition for university students around the globe. The aim is to build an ultra-energy efficient car and compete to see who can get their car around a 15km track using the least amount of Hydrogen fuel.
Pressure Tech has sponsored 4 teams from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands for the 2019 competition; Green Team Twente (NL), Eco-Runner Team Delft (NL), H2politO (IT) and ThaiGer-H2-Racing (GER). The teams were keen to capitalise on our super lightweight hydrogen fuel cell regulator to save precious weight... and therefore fuel!
We look forward to working alongside our sponsored teams and seeing our branding on their 2019 car designs.
New Year... New Video! With lots of updates taking place at Pressure Tech over the past year, we were keen to capture all of our on-site facilities and in-house capabilities with a new promotional video... we'd love for you to take a look!
Video Link: bit.ly/PT_Video2019
Our Bespoke Design Work Hits the Headlines It was great to see two of our new products being published in the Winter issue of Valve User magazine.
Our 200g LW351 drone regulator and 200kg BP-HF211H-13 back pressure regulator were both developed through a close partnership with customers to fulfill their application-specific requirements.
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We Pre-Qualified for Use by ADNOC! We are pleased to announce that Pressure Tech is pre-qualified for use by ADNOC! Thanks to close co-operation with our UAE authorised reseller, Belfast Controls, we have received confirmation of our ADNOC vendor ID reference number (20013349). This means that Pressure Tech's pressure regulators are on ADNOC's supplier list for consideration on future projects.
Exciting times at Pressure Tech as we continue the expansion of our brand across the globe!
Pressure Tech Newsletter (October 2018) Increased stock storage, new Hydrogen Fuel Cell pressure regulators released, our Senior Design Engineer talks about the development of our new wellhead pressure tracking regulator, ISO-9001:2015 certification approval and more.
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From 200g to 200kg! No job too small, and no job too big!
In the past 12 months, Pressure Tech have developed a 200 gram pressure regulator for use on H2 fuel cell UAV drones and a 200 kilogram flanged back pressure regulator for a desalination plant in the USA, which exemplifies our ability to work closely with our customers and provide exact products to meet their needs.
None of this would be possible without our excellent team of people with their creative ideas and solutions to resolve a whole range of applications thrown at them on a weekly basis.
NEW: Sales Coordinator Vacancy! Are you organised with knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and experienced within a sales team?? Then you could be perfect for our new Sales Coordinator vacancy! Click here for more info and to apply.
Fuel Our Growth In An Exciting Market... Technical Sales Manager Required! We're introducing a new role to add to our growing sales team! Do you have a passion for sales and experience in the hydrogen fuel cell market? If so, we would love to hear from you! We have been working hard on developing our range of hydrogen fuel cell regulators and now we're looking for the right person to spearhead our growth in this exciting sector.
Pressure Tech Success at H2FC 2018 Last month we had the pleasure of exhibiting at a very successful H2FC in Hannover. It was our second successive year exhibiting at the show and we have already reserved our place for the 2019 event!
We took the opportunity to showcase our range of regulators for Hydrogen fuel cell applications including UAV drones, vehicles and vehicle refueling. We had lots of interest in our products and had the pleasure to speak to a wide range of contacts including some of the world's biggest car manufacturers who are continuing to expand into the hydrogen fuel cell market.
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Pressure Tech Newsletter (February 2018) A packed issue with plenty of product news, developments and innovations to tell you about. Take a look at our news regarding our 300 / 301 series regulators.
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Why Did Corrosion and Nesting Bees Lead to the Development of Our Protective Sleeve? Why did corrosion of the regulator’s internal mechanism and nesting bees lead to the development of our PT-C-180 Protective Sleeve?
PT-C-180 Protective Sleeve
By design, a regulator’s bonnet features a ‘key slot’ opening which is necessary for the correct operation of its adjusting mechanism. Consequently, this opening leaves the internal components exposed to external conditions - in certain environments this can be particularly problematic. In offshore and other locations close to the sea, the salt content in the air is high which can potentially result in a crystal build-up on the adjusting screw and accelerate corrosion of the loading spring. In one instance we were also told of bees building a nest inside the regulator!
This meant that we needed to design something that could not only close the slot, but was simple in application, reusable, long-lasting and, ideally, environmentally-friendly.
Our senior design engineer, Karol Wolniewicz, is a keen scuba diver and used his experience to explore the option of utilising a rubber sleeve to create a ‘dry seal’ between the bonnet and band. Initially we experimented with trialling heat shrink tubes and sections of dry suit cuffs to test which gave better results. The heat shrink didn’t perform sufficiently and also wasn’t reusable. The dry suit cuffs, however, seemed perfect for the application.
We successfully located a manufacturer who was able to supply them to our specification, allowing us to offer our PT-C-180 Protective Sleeve to customers across the world and prevent those issues that were first identified in some of the more challenging environments from happening.
Our Protective Sleeve meets all of the criteria we initially set out to achieve; it offers excellent ozone, UV and chemical resistance in a range of temperatures from as low as -50°C right up to +1
10°C, and is 100% recyclable.
Pressure Tech Newsletter (December 2017) What a busy few months we've had since the last newsletter was sent in September! Our Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, has covered a fair few miles traveling to Adipec 2017 last month and then onto Singapore and China to visit some of our customers in the region.
Back at the Pressure Tech facility in Glossop, near Manchester, we have been working hard on developing new products, getting some interesting products through the workshop and adding new machinery to our manufacturing facility that has automated our inspection and measuring equipment.
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Pressure Tech Features in Latest Valve User Magazine Just as the temperatures have dropped outside, the winter issue of the Valve User magazine has landed in the Pressure Tech office and it was nice to see the appointment of our Spanish Authorised Reseller, Arcamo Controls, featured.
We released news of the appointment during Expoquimia 2017 where we shared a stand and displayed a few of our regulators on their impressive stand.
View article on the BVAA Valve User website here.
Visit the Arcamo Controls website here.
Our Seasonal Opening Hours We would like to make you aware of our seasonal opening hours:
CLOSE: Friday 22nd December 2017
RE-OPEN: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your business in 2017 and wish you a prosperous 2018!
Pressure Tech Joined By UAE Authorised Reseller, Belfast Controls, at ADIPEC 2017 We have reached the last day of a busy ADIPEC 2017 after spending the past 3 days exhibiting with our UAE Authorised Reseller, Belfast Controls.
We have had the opportunity to talk to plenty of our existing customers, put faces to names that we hadn't previously had the opportunity to meet and make new business acquaintances that we look forward to developing over the coming weeks and months.
We will be on stand 8635 until 5PM local time today, so there's still time to visit us if you are attending the exhibition today.
Belfast Controls: http://www.belfastcontrols.com/
Visit Us This Week At Adipec 2017! We are very proud to be spending this week exhibiting at ADIPEC 2017 in Abu Dhabi. Come and talk to our Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, and Business Development Manager, Winston Wainwright, on stand 8635... we've some exciting new product developments to talk to you about!
Welcome Aboard to Arcamo Controls! We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Arcamo Controls as our Authorised Reseller for Spain this month. The agreement was officially confirmed at the recent Expoquimia 2017 exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, where our Pressure Tech regulators were on display in Arcamo's impressive booth.
Arcamo have over 30 years’ experience in the sector after previously representing a competitor’s product range for the past 15 years. They also have a wide portfolio of complimentary products that allow them to supply their customers with an extensive range of high quality valves and instrumentation products.
Pressure Tech Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, commented: "We look forward to working with Arcamo Controls’ Sales Manager, Sandra Vidal, and her team, and developing business to our mutual benefit over the coming years. We have already secured several orders through Sandra, and have a lot of interest in a number of areas after working together at Expoquimia. I am extremely optimistic about building our relationship and supporting Arcamo's activities throughout Spain."
Pressure Tech Newsletter (September July 2017) It's been a busy time over the past few weeks here at Pressure Tech, and it's set to get even busier as we head towards the end of the year with our attendance now confirmed for Adipec in Abu Dhabi in November.
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We're Exhibiting at Adipec 2017! We're pleased to announce that Pressure Tech will be exhibiting at Adipec 2017, one of the world's most influential oil and gas events! Our home from the 13th to the 16th November 2017 will be stand number 8635 in the EIC's UK National Pavilion.
We are set to make announcements in the coming weeks about an imminent new product release that will be launched at Adipec 2017... so watch this space!
In-House Manufacturing Capacity Increases with £135,000 Investment Our new Citizen L32 Sliding Head Machine is now fully up and running, increasing our in-house manufacturing capacity. Capable of handling up to 32mm bar diameter, the Citizen L32 is precise and fast - in fact it is an improvement in machine times of up to 75% over our existing Quest Sliding Head Machine.
With the additional in-house manufacturing capacity, we are able to leave both machines running longer to complete bigger batch runs. The overall purpose of this significant investment is to improve our delivery times, which we are hoping to see take effect over the comings weeks and months.
Pressure Tech Flanged LF-311 Features in Latest BVAA Valve User Magazine The Autumn issue of BVAA's Valve User magazine has recently landed in the Pressure Tech office and we were pleased to see our specially adapted ANSI-flanged LF-311 NACE regulator getting some great coverage! Developed for use on sour gas installations for Saudi Aramco, it is the perfect solution for aggressive and high temperature applications.
View article on the BVAA Valve User website here.
Take a look at the Pressure Tech LF-311 here.
Pressure Tech Now Members of UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry With our expanding product portfolio now incorporating Hydrogen Fuel Cell regulators, we have recently become a member of the UK HFCA - the UK's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry Association. The move supports our attendance at Hannover Messe in April 2017 and adds to our momentum and emergence in the Hydrogen market.
Pressure Tech Datasheets Undergo A Revamp Behind the scenes we have been working hard on a brand new datasheet design to eventually roll-out across our full range of products.We now have the pleasure of announcing the release of our first batch of updated datasheets, which are available to download via our website or using the links below:
BP-MF401 | LF-300 | LF-310 | TS-310 | TS-311
Steve Yorke-Robinson Presents at Hydrogen Fuel Cell Exhibition Day 4 at the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Exhibition saw Pressure Tech Managing Director Steve Yorke-Robinson take to the stage in the Technical Forum.
Steve took the opportunity to tell the audience about pressure regulator selection for the Hydrogen Fuel Cell market. Discussing decaying inlet pressures and the merits of both two-stage regulators and of a balanced main valve design, Steve showcased our new compact and economical piston-sensed regulator.
Take a look at Steve in action here.
TS-311 tested to extreme climate conditions for H2 analyser application Two major orders have been secured for a range of regulators for use on analyser projects in Saudi Arabia and Russia, where ambient temperature conditions couldn't be more extreme. Both projects required over 200 units of our TS-311 two stage regulator, specially developed for use on Hydrogen service. The Russian project involves operating conditions down to -55 deg C (-67 deg F) and the TS-311 was thoroughly tested at these extremes on Helium service using a TAS climate chamber capable of reaching as low at -70 deg C (-94 deg F).
Welcome Aboard to Winston Wainwright, Our New Business Development Manager Bringing a wealth of experience from the oil and gas markets across Europe and the Middle East regions, Pressure Tech is delighted to welcome aboard Winston Wainwright in the capacity of Business Development Manager. This new role will focus on further developing our activities in the Middle East market, utilising Winston’s extensive knowledge and contacts to continue building our network of ‘Authorised Resellers’ and key accounts for mutual success.
We are confident that Winston will prove a valuable asset to the company and strong addition to the team, ensuring we continue to promote the ever-expanding Pressure Tech brand and range of pressure regulator solutions.
If you would like discuss your next project with Winston, telephone +44 (0)1457 899 307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Leopold joins our Sales Team
Pressure Tech welcomes Stephen to the team as Technical Sales Engineer.
Stephen will lead the growth of our existing business in the UK, Eire, Southern Europe and Australasia. Stephen has many years’ experience working in sales and business development in various industries, although primarily oil and gas, including periods in South Africa, Norway and Germany. With his work underpinned with a Mechanical Engineering BSc, Steve is looking forward to the challenge of helping Pressure Tech increase sales further through sound technical knowledge and an exceptional customer service approach.
To discuss how our products can support your business, contact Stephen on email@example.com or by telephone on 01457 899307.
OSEA 2016 Pressure Tech are attending OSEA 2016 and supporting their local 'Authorised Reseller', Sea & Land Technology on booth.1B5-6. The primary focus is on the brass range of pressure regulators for the diving industry and hydraulic regulators for hydraulic wellhead control systems, but Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson will on the stand all week to discuss latest product designs, including unique flanged pressure regulators specifically developed for projects with Chevron and Saudi Aramco, which are generating a lot of interest in the gas analyser sector.
Pressure Tech awarded 98% in recent Supplier Audit by Michell Instruments Pressure Tech Ltd are delighted to announce that Michell Instruments Ltd, a key customer, has awarded us 98% in a recent Supplier Audit, stating that "the audit results exceed the expectations of Michell Instruments Ltd".
Pressure Tech welcomed Andy Fox and Tracie Dawson from Michell to our factory on Wednesday 27th July, 2016. As a long-term supplier to Michell Instruments, we were pleased to show them our manufacturing facilities, quality procedures and corporate governance.
The purpose of the supplier audit was to ensure that:
1) Pressure Tech has the fundamental ability to provide the required service to Michell Instruments, from a technical and commercial perspective.
2) Pressure Tech has the appropriate level of understanding and commitment to meet the applicable regulatory and legislative requirements when trading with Michell Instruments.
3) Michell Instruments and Pressure Tech share similar views in areas such as corporate and social responsibilities, quality, supply chain management and risk management.
4) A thorough review of Pressure Tech’s Quality Management System (QMS).
A particular area of interest to Andy and Tracie concerned our new ISO Class 8 Clean Room and Oxygen Cleaning Service, which provides certified cleaning of components to ASTM G93 level C. We use this facility internally during manufacturing to customer requirements and offer this service on a sub-contract basis, including an oxygen cleaned certificate.
"It is Michell Instruments Ltd., professional opinion that products and services supplied by Pressure Tech Ltd., are of a very high quality, and the management and control of systems and processes are carried out to a very high standard." Andy Fox—Technical Purchasing Controller, Michell Instruments.
Michell reviewed our QMS, which is certified to ISO9001:2008 by DNV GL and also against ATEX Directive, and the additional requirements of EN ISO/IEC 80079-34 by CSA Sira. Michell were pleased to know that our range of electrically heated regulators are certified to the latest technical standards. Andy was especially interested in our Annual Management Review, describing it as ‘impressive’, further commenting generally that ‘Pressure Tech sets the benchmark for supplier standards’. Pressure Tech are working towards certification to ISO9001:2015 by June 2018 .
We are delighted with such positive feedback from Michell Instruments. Pressure Tech is a customer-centric business; we are proud of our facilities; and work hard to support our customers, suppliers and employees, to ensure successful growth for all. We can only achieve this through the excellent recommendations of our customers.
Andy commented on the Michell Supplier Audit Report "It has the highest score of any company I have visited; you should all be very proud of what you have achieved, and we look forward to working with you for a long time ".
Pressure Tech has a new Sales Engineer Subah Sadiq - Internal Sales Engineer
Pressure Tech welcomes Subah to the team as Technical Sales Engineer. Having worked in Product Development and Manufacturing over the last 12 years, Subah joins Pressure Tech’s sales department, delivering sales support to Pressure Tech customers in the UK, Europe and across the world. With a highly successful background in sales and sales support, Subah has considerable experience in working with leading international organisations, with the primary focus on exceeding expectations for customer service delivery. Before locating to UK in 2009, Subah lived and worked in Denmark and speaks native Danish and Urdu/Hindi, along with English. He is married and has two children,and any spare time he has is given to his passion for basketball. Subah plays and coaches in the Manchester Basketball league and has seen great success in the last three seasons!
Quotes & Orders direct from Pressure Tech's easy-to-use website Pressure Tech is "Leaning into the Future" with our new Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce facility, providing a way for our customers to generate quotations quickly and ultimately place orders easily for the core range of our standard pressure regulators. Having invested in a comprehensive e-commerce website, to provide customer access to a secure self-serve portal with account, order and history details, Pressure Tech's robust e-commerce site can display a wealth of product information and pricing based on customer log in credentials.
So, what do customers GAIN from Pressure Tech's e-commerce service?
Pressure Techs customer stretch from America to Australia and anywhere in between. Many need immediate responses to price and availability on products required for projects or more critical plant shut downs. We're all aware that "time is money" and customers require support that puts them ahead of their competitors. Offering an e-commerce site means that customers have access to Pressure Tech 24-7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world. Registered customers also have the pricing readily available in the choice of GBP, Euros, or USD to avoid any uncertainty with exchange rate variations.
Although we welcome interaction with our Sales Representatives, they are not always available when our customers require a quick response to pricing or information. With the ability to find product information, pricing, and transfer funds online via a secure Worldpay transaction facility, customers have peace of mind in their financial dealings with Pressure Tech. Pre-approved customers with existing accounts can also order product using their standard 30 day credit facilities.
Pressure Tech's customers can download product details from our online product catalogue, datasheets and Operating & Service Manuals. All information is provided so that our customers find it easy to purchase products with information. Work has also started on video presentations on how to service products in the field, making it far easier to follow step by step instructions following our experts in this field who build the products on a daily basis.
Selecting product and creating the correct part numbers based on specification requirements eliminates scrolling through endless lists of incomprehensible part numbers. Customers can click through intuitive navigation by using drop down boxes to immediately narrow down their product search to build their regulator to specific requirements without having to search through numerous part number options. The unique ability to select the porting configurations, with additional inlet/outlet gauge ports and numerous orientations, makes it simple to generate the correct part number without having to cross reference the manufacturers datasheets.
Customers using our website have commented "this is exactly what we've been waiting for" and "the ordering process is so easy to use". We hope you find similar success in using our new e-commerce website and please tell us how you find using our online B2B facility.
Pressure Tech at OTC 2016 Next month, Pressure Tech will be attending the OTC 2016 conference in Houston, Texas. Our Managing Director, Steve Yorke-Robinson, will be accompanying Joe Johnson, of American Tube Products Inc, to meet with attendees or exhibitors visiting the event.
Pressure Tech is one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of pressure regulators. The company designs, manufactures and delivers innovative pressure technologies intended for harsh offshore environments. Through close working relationships with customers and the adaptation of market-leading technologies, Pressure Tech has become a leader as a provider of regulators in the offshore sector. In particular, Pressure Tech has developed the LF690 pressure regulator using only the finest materials and the most advanced ceramic seat technology.
Partnering with American Tube Products
American Tube Products, Inc. (ATP) provides high quality isolation and flow control solutions for the offshore and petro-chemical industry. The company partners with leading manufacturers of process, instrumentation and related products in our industry. ATP take great pride in meeting the requirements of customers while adhering to project specific applications with a quality product at a competitive price. They are ready to help with products for all applications, are quick to respond, examine product alternatives, fulfill documentation requirements and expedite shipping. ATP is committed to quality in everything they do: service, products and delivery.
Exhibition featured product - LF690 Series
Pressure Tech's LF690'Low Flow' Hydraulic Reducing Regulator features ceramic seating and a fully supported main valve for water glycol applications. The regulator is piston Sensed for outlet control to 1380bar / 20000psi.Ceramic Seating provides ultimate protection against the harsh use encountered on hydraulic services. The unique seating cartridge provides a dampening action on this critical component to prevent 'chattering' or 'unstable frequency resonance'. The regulator is self relieving with segregated captured vent to prevent deterioration to the loading mechanism and making the regulator cleaner to service. The seating area can easily be accessed from the base of the regulator for speedy servicing in situ.
We look forward to seeing you at the show and will be available to discuss any applications, pressure control problems or to provide any other information. Please contact Steve to arrange a meeting on 07808 171741 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pressure Tech at Subsea Expo 2016 This February 3rd - 5th, Pressure Tech will be exhibiting at the Subsea Expo (AECC) in Aberdeen for the first time.
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(stand 5).
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 allows us to offer a complete package to a wide range of customers. Click for our overview or get in touch with our Regional Sales Engineer, Andy Carruthers, at email@example.com
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!
Happy New Year from Pressure Tech! Pressure Tech would like to thank all of their customers for your business in 2015. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals!
Highlights of the year were Pressure Tech's birthday in October, celebrating 15 year’s in operation, the live launch of our e-commerce website, allowing customers to easily generate their own quotes and order products directly on line, and the installation of our new Clean Room facility.
We're hoping 2016 will be another successful year for everyone and bring us more wonderful opportunities to work together.
Happy New Year!
Pressure Tech Celebrates 15 Years in Business Pressure Tech Ltd, one of the industry’s leading manufacturer of pressure regulators, today announces the fifteenth anniversary of the company’s founding.
Pressure Tech was founded on October 11, 2000 by Managing Director Steve Yorke-Robinson, and since then has developed an extensive range of high quality brass and stainless steel pressure regulators for use on gas and liquid applications.
Over the last fifteen years, Pressure Tech has remained strong throughout the many changes in the economic climate. Success has been mainly attributed to the company’s strong technology focus, namely working closely with customers to design and manufacture a wealth of new products that provide accurate control to customer systems. In addition, Pressure Tech has continually looked for ways to optimise its operations in every single area of the business, investing heavily in CNC machinery, gaining ISO-9001 accreditation and more recently ATEX and IECEx certification. This has served both customers and company very well, enabling Pressure Tech to provide a rapid response to developing unique product designs and the flexibility to work to minimal lead times. The company has also established a growing network of distributors and are quickly being recognised as a global market leader in supply of quality pressure regulators.
"Pressure Tech is proud of its fifteen-year track record of organic growth and sustained profitability while delivering global pressure regulator solutions," said Steve Yorke-Robinson. "At the same time, we are forward-focused on this next fifteen years and have significant plans to deliver substantial additional value to our clients and innovation to the industry."
During its operation, Pressure Tech has won industry recognition as an innovative organisation in delivering pressure regulator solutions across a diverse range of sectors. The company's track record of results and success is due to its investment in people, processes, and technology.
In celebration of embarking on the next decade of business, Pressure Tech has unveiled a new website that reflects the company’s future strategic direction, mission, and goals. The new e-commerce facility enables customers to quickly select bespoke products, quote and order. The company has also installed a new ‘Clean Room’ facility to take its operations further within the Diving and Subsea markets.
Pressure Tech Announces New Distribution Agreement with Sea and Land Technologies Pressure Tech today announces a strategic alliance and distribution agreement establishing Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd as the exclusive Asia Pacific distributor for Pressure Tech’s diving product range. As a result of the agreement, Pressure Tech’s products will be available throughout the Asia Pacific region including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia.
Pressure Tech provides pressure regulators which are a critical component to any fluid control system, offering high quality products with all design and manufacture performed within their UK facilities in Glossop, Derbyshire. Since formation in October 2000, Pressure Tech has developed an extensive range of high quality brass and stainless steel pressure regulators for use on various gas mix applications including cleaned and degreased for oxygen service. Working closely with customers, and listening to their specific needs, has helped ensure the design of products that provide accurate control to systems, with long term reliability in service.
Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd (SALT) is a leading supplier of diverse solutions for various markets including the commercial and military diving markets in ASEAN. SALT specialises in the supply of new build Classed and IMCA Compliant Saturation Diving systems, Air spreads and system integration of Air/Mixed Gas containerised dive systems. Equipped with a professional and experienced staff, SALT offers robust engineering capabilities and technical support to its customer base in the region. With offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Australia, SALT has a considerable presence in the subsea and diving markets in the region.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Pressure Tech to expand on its commitment to achieve world-wide recognition as a key manufacturer of pressure regulators to the diving market,” said Russ Robinson, Sales Manager at Pressure Tech. “We’re delighted to be able to offer our experience and expertise, and look forward to developing a successful relationship with Sea and Land Technologies.”
“Today’s agreement is a tremendous milestone for the company and will better ensure that Pressure Tech’s products for Commercial Diving organisations are available across the Asia Pacific region,” said Steve-Yorke Robinson, Managing Director of Pressure Tech. “Not only are both of our companies focused on enhancing the distribution of our products, but our brand building, marketing and strategic sensibilities are consistent, as well. This provides us with the foundation of a dynamic and enduring relationship."
For more information on Sea and Land Technologies, go to www.sea-landtech.com
Pressure Tech achieve ATEX / IECEx Certification for XHR300 Building on our current product certification, Pressure Tech is pleased to announce that we have now achieved ATEX/IECEx certification on our XHR300/XHR301 regulators.
The XHR series boasts a unique dual heating design with twin 100W inlet and outlet heating probes inserted directly into the flow path to help maintain saturated gases in their vaporised form. This gives the double benefit of reduced volume and improved heat transfer for the greatest possible efficiency. The new electronic controller also allows the power supply to be independently isolated to each heater.
In achieving certification on the XHR300 product series, you can be assured that when you choose Pressure Tech you are choosing quality and reliability. Certification ensures that our regulators are fit for their intended purpose and that adequate information is supplied to ensure that they can be used safely.
Proven to perform better....
The Inconel X750 diaphragm used on all our analyser product range lasts 150% longer than 316SS, proven to perform better due to its chemical and mechanical properties. The sealing area is recessed and protected inside the body of the regulator meaning the diaphragm is always centrally located.
Our 'single stage' and 'two stage' diaphragm sensed regulators are typically available within a 2-3 week delivery timescale.
Flexible configuration - order easily through our website.....
Pressure Tech's comprehensive E-Commerce facility on our website, allows complete flexibility to configure the XHR300 products to bespoke requirements, obtain immediate online quotes and place direct orders at the click of a button.
Pressure Tech Installs new ISO8 Clean Room Pressure Tech is constantly looking at new ways to respond to our customer's high expectations. We have many customers who require specialised services, in particular those who work in the commercial subsea diving sector and medical hyperbaric chambers. These organisations need specific cleaning services to ensure contaminants are avoided and eliminated where equipment is used in oxygen rich environments. As such, Pressure Tech has invested in a four stage solvent degreasing system to ensure parts are cleaned within the guidelines of ASTM G93. The cleaning process and subsequent assembly of products are all performed in our newly installed ISO8 clean room to ensure ultimate cleanliness levels are achieved.
As specialists in the production of high quality equipment within the commercial diving sector, we understand the importance of providing a clean room environment, which is certified to a low level of pollutants. Many of our customers require specific cleaning processes for equipment such as valves and regulators, particularly where high levels of Oxygen are present. The understanding of oxygen's reactivity has led to strict regulations regarding the cleanliness of equipment used in an oxygen service. Although Oxygen is not flammable itself, it supports combustion. The higher the oxygen content and/or pressure in a system, the more vigorous the potential combustion, so care must be taken to ensure equipment is free from contaminants such as hydrocarbon oils and greases, which oxidise with the Oxygen and can cause the source of ignition.
ASTM G93 is an industry recognised practice that provides a "selection of methods and apparatus for the cleaning of materials and equipment intended for service in oxygen enriched environments". Whilst Trichloroethylene was always recognised as the most effective means of cleaning parts to this standard, the health and environmental issues associated with "Trike" have led to the development on new alternative solvents such as Novec™ 71DE.
Parts are cleaned initially by immersing in the 71DE solvent at boiling point before being transferred to a further immersion in an ultrasonic tank and a final drying process in the vapour phase, ensuring all parts are cleaned and dry prior to use on Oxygen service.
In addition to cleaning our own parts, Pressure Tech are able to offer a subcontract cleaning service to all our customers who require cleaning of parts for use on Oxygen service. Please contact us today to use our cleaning and clean room facilities at a competitive rate - firstname.lastname@example.org.
All part of the service! Following written instructions to service any technical product can be difficult to follow and can lead to misinterpretation if not followed correctly. Whilst Pressure Tech provide complimentary 'on site training' to qualify technicians* when requested, it's useful to have practical reminders on servicing of pressure regulators from our vast range of products.
To help support our customers needs with after sales servicing, Pressure Tech have started to develop a library of "How to Service" videos, which take the qualified technician* through a refresher 'step by step' process on how to assemble the regulators in the correct manner when servicing in situ.
This unique and innovative approach to helping qualified technicians* service regulators in a structured and reliable manner, helps prevent costly mistakes being made out in the field.
* Contact the UK Pressure Tech head office to arrange your technicians to be qualified in servicing the Pressure Tech regulators.
Hydraulic Test Rig installed Pressure Tech have commissioned a new hydraulic test rig that provides flow rates to 10lpm (2GPM) with pressures up to 690bar (10,000psi). Hydrostatic tests can be performed up to 1380bar (20,000psi). The inclusion of a hyperbaric chamber allows subsea regulators to be tested to simulated sea depths of 3000m (10,000ft).
Patented High Flow Regulators Launched Pressure Tech are pleased to release details of a unique range of high flow pressure regulators that fit within the internal diameter of the pipework and provide excellent pressure reduction control on pipelines over 4" diameter. The patented design involves five components, of which only one is dynamic, and the overall size is typically 50% lighter than other typical pressure regulator designs.
The outlet pressure setpoint is controlled by an external pilot regulator which ensures typical droop effects are minimised under high flow conditions. Sizes range from Cv 63 for the 4" and Cv 260 for 8"
Pressure Tech showcasing products at leading global event in US Innovative Products
The XHR-300 boasts a unique dual heating design with twin 100W inlet and outlet heating probes inserted directly into the flow path to help maintain saturated gases in their vaporised form. This gives the double benefit of reduced volume and improved accuracy for the greatest possible efficiency.
Also for use in natural gas, oxygen and moisture sample systems, the XHS-300 is a more economical product, perfect for less critical applications. It utilises a single 100W heater cartridge in a specially designed spiral sheath to maximise heat transfer in the flow path and maintain sample gases in their vapour state. Depending on the application and space available, there are two entry options to minimise height where necessary.
The LF-300 is a single stage regulator with some truly unique features integrated into the design. Created with quality and reliability always to the forefront, and after extensive analysis and tests, the resulting fully supported Inconel X750 diaphragm lasts 50% longer than typical stainless steel designs, vastly cutting the cost and time of maintenance and replacement. It also features an innovative seat design which minimizes the risk of leakage caused by contamination.
Pressure Tech’s Pittcon stand will also demonstrate the company’s flexible approach and unrivalled ability to supply complete packages to meet specific needs, including two-stage regulators and regulator assemblies, and auto changeover panels. The team hopes to welcome as many people as possible to Booth 331.
Pressure Tech is taking another exciting leap over the Atlantic next month to exhibit for the first time at Pittcon in New Orleans.
Pittcon is the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science, attracting more than 16,000 attendees from industry, academia and government from 90-plus countries worldwide. The 2015 event, taking place 9th-12th March, encompasses groundbreaking developments for some 30 applications, including the fuels, energy and petrochemical field.
Pressure Tech is delighted to be showcasing three key products within this environment, all designed specifically for the analysis market and ideally suited to ‘downstream applications’ in the petrochemical industry. The XHR-300, XHS-300 and LF-300 – all on display at Pittcon with team members on hand to answer questions and give further information – are made to deliver gases to analytical instruments at the optimum pressure and temperature for reliable, accurate results every time. The company will also be taking the opportunity to give Pittcon’s knowledgeable delegate community an overview of what it can deliver in terms of technical expertise, quality and flexible, bespoke service.
Successful Track Record
Building on its successful track record at home in the UK and within Europe, Pressure Tech is now bringing its cutting-edge technology and industry insight to the US market. Its attendance amid the cutting-edge research, trends and networking of Pittcon supports the company’s partnership with its US distributor AWC, a firm that offers engineering and project solutions and support across America.