Australian hose reel specialist ReCoila Reels recently customised a unique solution for an offshore application.
The extensive exposure to seawater and salt laden air resulted in the client demanding a hose reel with a much extended lifespan for handling hydraulic and fuel product in this environment.
ReCoila engineers customised a leaded bronze fluid path on its reel to withstand the environmental exposure. Only the fluid path was made of this enduring material with the rest of the equipment manufactured from standard heavy duty ReCoila materials.
Customised bits are being built into customer needs to great effect not just for the offshore sector but also for mining, emergency services, construction, marine and general engineering sectors, according to Managing Director, Mr Michael Pawson. ReCoila Reels is making an impact in the market with these customised hose reels.
Mr Pawson adds that the customised bits such as the leaded bronze fluid path for corrosion resistance make a huge difference to the outcome of the technology and its projected lifespan in-situ.