Renown Group is privileged to be working on a lucrative project for a global motor manufacturing giant. The North East engineering firm’s capabilities were required for six specialist gas tight doors for the car production line.
The £30,000 gas tight doors are required in a recent upgrade of the firm’s facilities and will be used for the painting plant at the end of their production line, where they spray paint their cars. The specialised coating paint can be toxic as it contains a compound chemical called isocyanides, and tasks such as spraying can produce very high exposure to them. Isocyanides can affect worker’s health if exposed to them, and so several measures are put into place to ensure this doesn’t happen. These gas tight doors will ensure that no workers will be at risk during the spray painting process and that it will not affect the rest of the production line.
The project has required most of Renown’s divisions to work together. Pensher Skytech and Westmoor Engineering, who produce specialised doors and windows for water tight, blast resistant and fire resistant environments, have designed the high specification gas tight hatches. The design was based on Westmoor’s Series 300 range that was originally developed as flood defence marine doors but has been incorporated to be gas tight for this project.
Renown Oil and Gas, based in Washington, manufactured the stainless steel hatches, whilst Renown Engineering in Cramlington carried out in-house air leakage testing to ensure the doors were 100% gastight by doing some specialised high-pressure tests. High-quality communication and teamwork have been essential throughout the process.
Derek Quinn, Technical Manager at Pensher Skytech said, “There were a few challenges with this project, not least was the tight delivery schedule we had to work with during the plant shutdown, but thanks to our excellent staff all plugs were pulled out and we delivered on time. The doors are excellently crafted and they show traditional North East skilled metalwork engineering at its very best.”
Renown Group thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and hope that the two companies will work together again.