On the 18th October, a long-haul B-double freighter travelling to Fremantle caught fire. Thankfully, the driver escaped unharmed, and for the most part, so did the two hose reels on board that were destined for one of our clients at the Port of Broome.
The entire truck was engulfed in flames and although the two reels were deemed unsalvageable, they stood firm, a testament to ReCoila’s rigid design and our engineering team’s quality craftsmanship.
The reels were custom designed and manufactured at our Sydney facility for a unique offshore fuelling application. To effectively dispense the large volumes of fuel required by the surrounding offshore gas operations, our client installed high flow bunker points on the Broome wharf so that large volumes of fuel could be delivered by specially designed and metered bunker trucks fitted with fuel hose reels. This system is necessary due to the massive tidal fluctuations in Broome rendering normal fuelling methods impractical.
This state of the art marine fuel facility is one of the most modern in Australia, and despite the fiery setback delaying delivery of the reels to our client, a fresh new set of hose reels are due to be installed at the port shortly.
Our custom manufacturing team designed and built two RF Series hose reels, each to hold 25m of 3″ ID hose to enable high-flow refuelling. Each reel has a 415V electric drive system with forward / reverse and speed controls.
The reels are constructed of heavy duty 3mm steel plate to ensure rigidity and strength, and mounted on heavy duty castors to enable the fuelling hoses to be easily moved from one fuelling point to the next.
Our team are experts at solving hose handling problems – if you need a hose reel for your job, chances are we can design one to suit.
To find out how our hose management solutions can reduce risk, reduce ergonomic and handling issues and improve safety and efficiency, give us a call on (02) 9621 8988 or email our technical team.
An Australian manufacturer supplying heavy duty hose and cable reels to many industries is now standardising the level of welding on its manufactured technologies in a very transparent way.
ReCoila, a reels specialist based in Sydney, has now made it an expectation that welders working in its production plant are trained and accredited to the skills set demanded by Australian Standard AS1554.
AS1554 is a certification that allows welders to perform down hand, vertical up and overhead continuous fillet and butt welds so the end user of its cable and hose reels recognises its product is made to an identifiable criteria and set manufacturing requirements.
ReCoila Managing Director, Mr Michael Pawson, says the heightened internal standards now properly reflect the direction the company is taking and the reputation it has gained across most industries.
“When you consider the varied applications of both our off-the-shelf technologies as well as customised solutions, they are often deployed in circumstances where breakdowns are very unwanted,” said Mr Pawson.
“And when you consider all the many welded parts in a hose or cord reel used in heavy industry, the quality of our welding is tested day in, day out.
“Our welding has always been of the highest order, but now welding done on a ReCoila technology will be under the auspices of AS1554 standards, we are declaring strongly to Australian industries that we don’t take second best.
“Because we supply the Defence Industry, oil and gas, shipbuilding and marine, heavy engineering, emergency services, food production, mining and agriculture among others, it gives us more gravity in quality of product.
“With our welders at ReCoila trained to AS1554 Standard it is a strong message to industry that quality is repeated in each and every weld on every single technology that leaves our production plant.”
Safety barrier reels are perfect for cordoning off areas that are out of bounds for pedestrians, or flagging no-entry areas with a high visibility barrier. ReCoila's BAR Series barrier tape reels are now available fitted with 15 or 20 metres of fluoro pink, yellow or orange webbing.
NOW AVAILABLE: FIXING HOOKS FOR BARRIER REELS
A sturdy steel hook and clip set allows you to create a permanent fixing point for your barrier reel. Mount your reel to a wall, attach the hook to the end of the barrier tape, and mount the D plate on an opposite wall to make a fixing point.
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