Marine engineering services, including offshore and renewable sub-sectors, represents a substantial proportion of the Cylinder Service Centre's business.
It is in the very nature of the marine industries that a great deal of equipment employed uses hydraulic and pneumatic technology.
The specialist services provided by Cylinder Service Centre in these areas are therefore much in demand. This includes marine engines and marine diesel engines in particular.
Although the renewable sector (such as offshore, or onshore wind based electricity generation) is still in its infancy we have seen significant growth in demand from this sector in recent years.
We expect that trend to continue as this part of the marine industry develops, expands and the machinery gets older.
For all maritime applications, special consideration has be made for the extremely hostile machine environment.
Not only is machinery often fully exposed to the elements, the added corrosive component of salt water makes things much worse.
This means that strip-downs are more challenging for failed components and for this our specialised stripping rig comes in really useful. The Stripping Rig allows repairs to be made on hydraulic, or pneumatic assemblies from marine equipment, or marine engines, that would normally have scrapped.
The inevitable surface damage from difficult stripdowns means we often need metal spray to correct the damage. As this is a standard in-house process, this usually does not present too much of a problem.
Careful consideration must be given to coatings and an approach that minimises the risk of corrosion. To maintain the important performance requirements of the assembly in its marine application, requires highly specialsed design skills that The Cylinder Service Centre has in-house.