The Aberdeen branch of Flexitallic, the market leader in manufacturing and supplying static sealing solutions, has rapidly expanded its stock provisions after the team secured several contracts with major oil and gas operators in the area.
One involves a specification update of several offshore platforms that will see all graphite-based gasket materials replaced with Corriculite®, the corrosion-preventing material developed by Flexitallic.
The new contracts follow the company’s investment in moving to a larger 4,600 sq. ft premises at Wellheads Industrial Estate in 2020, which allowed it to expand its gasket stockholding and workshop capabilities and host dedicated bolted joint integrity training and demonstrations.
In addition, the team emphasised showcasing its technical capabilities while developing relationships with new clients who prefer to work directly with a manufacturer that can support with problem-solving.
As well as meeting daily demands, the team has expanded its stockholding of patented products, including Corriculite® and its flange isolation gasket, ISOFLEX FS, which offers significant operators cost-effective and efficient sealing solutions that deliver a dramatic reduction in maintenance costs over the lifetime of an asset.
Flexitallic has also dramatically increased stocks of high-pressure ring-type joint gaskets, mostly used within the Aberdeen market. Customers require these gaskets quickly, and Flexitallic now holds a complete range of ring joints to suit standard ASME and API pressure classes.
Adam Atkinson, who was the branch’s Business Development Manager, before his recent promotion to Flexitallic’s National Sales Manager, said: “The investment in Flexitallic’s branch and the team’s hard work in promoting its joint integrity capabilities has been instrumental in its securing of contracts and further growing the business.
“We work closely with oil and gas operators and engineers, who see the benefit of dealing directly with Flexitallic due to its technical expertise, and exemplary customer service.
“For example, corrosion is a significant concern, mainly offshore, that can be addressed by replacing corrosion-causing graphite with Corriculite® or overcoming the corrosive effects of dissimilar metals across flanged connections with Flexitallic’s high-performance isolation and inhibitor gaskets.
“Due to our technical capabilities, Flexitallic is no longer viewed solely as a gasket supplier to the Aberdeen market but as a leader in bolted joint integrity.”
Part of the global Flexitallic Group, the expanded Aberdeen operation is part of a network of branches in industry-focused locations, including Teesside, Merseyside, and the South West, and its UK headquarters and manufacturing base in West Yorkshire.