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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Dampers control oil storage bunker doors in high winds

Dampers control oil storage bunker doors in high winds
Industrial Gas Springs (IGS) has provided large size dampers to control a set of doors on a storage bunker at an oil refinery situated on the coast of West Wales. Aker Kvaerner Engineering Services approached the company in the course of carrying out work at the site, with a view to finding the most efficient solution to a potential safety hazard, looking for suitable gas spring/shock absorbers for two fully clad 2m wide by 4m high doors.

The doors needed to be able to take a wind load of 3kN when opening/closing but the dampers were not required to assist in opening/closing operations or in restraining the leaves in their open/closed positions.

The solution was to use five-off dampers with a size 20mm rod and 40mm body diameter for each door, fully oil damped in compression and free in extension. The dampers have proved a very effective solution.

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