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IMI Critical Engineering is a world-leading provider of critical flow control solutions that enable vital energy and process industries to operate safely, cleanly, reliably and more efficiently.
We design, manufacture and install customised, highly engineered solutions for new plant builds and also provide complete plant lifecycle service support. This ensures that our customers benefit from efficient maintenance, speedy issue resolution and plant optimisation at all times.
We deliver great solutions to our customers through a unique combination of engineering know-how and fluid controls technology. At the heart of our 'Engineering great solutions' ethos is customer value.
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In March 2015, IMI Truflo Marine secured an important order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for the supply of ship side valves in support of the Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dragons re-fit program. This order consisted of over 100 mission critical hull / shipside valves.
Following a request from BAE Systems to accelerate the delivery due to important deployment activities, IMI group members IMI Truflo Marine and IMI Orton overcame multiple challenges to deliver the full set of valves ahead of the customer revised schedule in October 2015.
To complete the project, it was essential for IMI Truflo Marine to escalate the support of criticalgroup member IMI Orton. With the challenge of a greatly reduced lead-time, it was vital that the valves had a quick turnaround time from foundry to production, which included the coordination of Lloyd's Naval Ships witness inspection and delivery.
To add to the challenge, IMI Orton had to manage the supply of castings from their foundries which close for the month of August, along with coordinating their existing workload to prioritise this batch of valves. Valuable time was also saved with IMI Truflo's Quality assurance releasing the valves on site at IMI Orton in Italy, with dedicated transport arranged to deliver the goods direct to the shipyard.
For IMI Truflo Marine, the use of their Operations team's Obeya room came to the fore, daily issues were addressed in a timely manner and any risks identified were speedily resolved by the team which included the fast-track re-design of components from castings to forge to overcome potential delivery issues.
Whilst this was a companywide achievement, with many contributors, special thanks go to;
Enrico Vitale and Federico Barbieri
IMI Truflo Marine:
Steve Chapman, Duncan Tipton & Steve Fitzmaurice in maintaining focus throughout the manufacturing process
Sophie Ruth and Chris Hay in liaising with the customer and IMI Orton
Richard Rhead in providing Engineering support
Mushtaq Ali for Quality Assurance and travelling to Italy to approve the valves at IMI Orton
Our customer BAE Systems were delighted with the way this project was managed and passed on thanks to all concerned;
A fantastic effort, please pass on my thanks to all within the IMI Group (Orton & Truflo) who made this happen.
Sub-Contract Programme Manager (Type 45 In-Service Support)
IMI Critical Engineering, 6-2-2 Takatsukadai, Nishi-ku, Kobe,Hyogo 651-2271, Japan
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