Flange maintenance tools expert, Equalizer International, provides product training for UK end-user customer, Doosan Babcock
Our old friends and regular end-users of our tools, Doosan Babcock, once again put some of their staff through our ‘Train the Trainer’ course at our Aberdeen HQ in fourth week of July. This particular course has been specially developed for Doosan from a range of training components available which ensures the optimal use of our tools at the company’s various sites throughout the UK. Doosan uses EqualizerTM flange maintenance tools for shutdowns and turnarounds, maintenance and projects within the oil, gas & petrochemical, thermal and nuclear industries in which the company operates.
In addition to this being the second time the organisation has sent a group consisting of mechanical fitters, pipefitters and riggers to our purpose-built training suite, Doosan has also made use of our custom-built trailer which travels around the UK with Steve Gerrity, our Sales Engineer (UK, Norway & Sweden) to provide hands on product demonstrations to companies upon request.
The trailer contains a mobile training rig to demonstrate the full range of EqualizerTM tools and has visited Doosan’s Grangemouth refinery, nuclear power plants at Torness, Hunterston and Heysham 1 and 2 along with several other sites, being well received each time. During their visit to our Aberdeen facility, Steve showed the course delegates the benefits of the trailer and rig in giving end-users the opportunity to see the products in a ‘real life’ scenario.
Both the fixed demo suite and the mobile training rig allow end-users the experience first-hand how quick, simple and easy to use the tools are to apply and use on a series of custom-built flanges.
(L to R) Steve Gerrity, Andy Gouldthorp, John Ferguson, David Ling, Roddy Wheeler & Bob Stephen
Bob Stephen, Equalizer International’s Operations and Training Director, runs the ‘Train the Trainer’ course which consists of classroom based technical presentations along with practical demonstrations / hands-on training of our hydraulic and mechanical flange alignment and flange spreading tools. This not only provides customers with valuable knowledge, information and experience to safely use the full range of EqualizerTM products but also strengthens our reputation as the expert in tools for flange maintenance within the oil & gas, chemical, power generation, nuclear, utilities, mining and energy sectors both in the UK and world-wide.
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