Field report . Parker Hannifin GmbH ensures greater safety through innovation
Strong wind, high waves and immense water pressure in the depths. Ship and marine engineering must often brave tough conditions in their work. The highest level of safety for humans and machines is demanded both above and below the waves, for example, to prevent disastrous oil spills. And at the same time, cost pressures are rising. With their proven innovative strengths, Parker Hannifin also provides solutions here.
As worldwide leading manufacturer of drive and control technologies, global player Hannifin creates customised systems or components and offers outstanding service. Customers from aviation and aerospace, refrigeration and air conditioning technology electromechanics, filtration, connection technology, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control, sealing technology and EMI shielding rely on internationally proven and progressively developed products and services. With far-sighted vision, in 1970 Parker Hannifin founded their business division Maritime Service for ship and maritime technology in Stavanger, Norway. With great success and continually rising demand. Right now, among its other projects the Maritime
Service team is occupied with underwater metrology to better determine the spatial position or 3D form of an underwater object. Another benefit of the Position Monitoring System (PMS) from Parker Hannifin is increased safety when loading crude oil. One more technological highlight is the Olex MBES system, which helps generate digital terrain models and topographic maps of the mouths of rivers and flat shorelines.
Complete hydraulic pipe systems for safe operations
Parker Hannifin has extended their Maritime Service division with the Complete Piping Solutions (CPS) programme of ready-to-use hydraulic pipe systems for construction, manufacturing and installation in shipbuilding or offshore operations. With this programme, the company offers a comprehensive solution to the challenges posed by increasing demands for safety and growing cost pressure. Several CPS centres are available worldwide. First, system engineers develop a pipe concept corresponding to the customer’s requests. Then, large pipes and flanges are combined into a complete system, delivered and where desired, assembled into the final installation.
At its CPS centre in Augustdorf, an East Wetsphalian city near Bielefeld, Parker Hannifin relies on pipe processing technologies from transfluid®. Pipes with external diameters up to 42, 115 and 220 mm are manufactured by cold forming processes on our CNC-controlled bending machines. Depending on the individual requirement, bending radii of 2xD to 3xD are accomplished. As a network system, the transfluid® bending software t project also enables collision avoidance monitoring, determination of bending values and data exchange with other CPS subsidiaries throughout the world. Parker Hannifin then delivers end-treated and cleaned pipes, pre-assembled to specific customer needs, to its own central warehouse in Bielefeld for shipment throughout the world.
We are most pleased that our valued customer relies on our solution for pipes in their CPS programme and wish them continued success in their advanced ideas and projects.