ENGINEERING: Pirtek Showing Sustained Growth
Recent Western Cape Business News
OVER the past five years Pirtek Cape Town has grown considerably and has become a leading supplier of both standard and specialised hoses and fittings and adaptors, related valves, pumps as well as the installation of steel tubing to the maritime industry.
“Our trained technicians are equipped to deal with most of the difficulties that hydraulics poses in the unforgiving industry. Our class hoses carry Lloyds DNV and ABS certification which is often a requirement on larger vessels,” says director Wayne Voigt. Pirtek carries and has access to a large assortment of hose and fittings in South Africa.
Voigt says Pirtek is able to obtain a large variety of stainless steel fittings at very short notice - five days if not in stock. “We understand clearly that a ship, trawler or oil rig do not earn money tied up at a quay and hence with our ability to work in close proximity to the vessel we reduce down-time and are able to make up hoses to specific specifications.”
Pirtek can produce a range of hoses which are used in the diving industry which are crush proof down to 6 000 metres below sea level. Pirtek has just launched its new range of light weight very flexible hoses in both two wire and four wire format. The flexibility allows for tighter bend radiuses which is always tricky on ships with their confined spaces.
“We have the facility to pressure test our hoses and are able to supply certification as well as being able to pellet them to make sure they are 100% clean. We have a large selection of both non- conductive hoses as well as arimid (Kevlar) braid hoses which can be used in sea water without the worry of rusting steel wire normally associated with conventional hydraulic hose. We have become popular with refurbishments as well as emergency repairs, Voigt says.
A mobile workshop can crimp hoses on site. Also, Pirtek’s services are available round-the-clock, everyday of the year.
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