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Jet Aire commences preventative maintenance contract

Jet Aire Services has commenced a contract to carry out planned preventative maintenance using no-dig pipe lining technology at a chemical plant near Blackpool.


The programme of remedial works at Victrex’s facility in Thornton Cleveleys follows an initial £40,000 contract involving a comprehensive site cleanse with high-pressure water jetting and a CCTV condition survey with Jet Aire’s Zone 1 Rated Atex explosion-proof camera system. Partner contractor, Future Industrial Service, has completed waste disposal in preparation for Jet Aire’s patching and lining repairs to sections identified in the survey.


Jet Aire Services Director, Keith Ferris, said:


“Jet Aire’s investment in a Zone 1 Rated Atex camera has enabled us to establish a specialism in sites which, like Victrex’s plant, are subject to Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations. It allows us to navigate sections which require extra precautionary measures to undertake work. In recent years we have carried out similar preventative maintenance programmes at various chemical production facilities on behalf of a number of global manufacturing names. Preventative maintenance is vital in potentially hazardous environments as it helps to ensure environmental compliance and identifies weaknesses or problematic areas which, if left unaddressed, would require far costlier remedial works at some point in the future, causing severe disruption, lengthy downtime and probable pollution of the surrounding area. Our engineers are highly trained and experienced in operating within the challenging, high-risk conditions that this type of work entails.”


Victrex is an innovative world leader in high-performance aromatic polyketone solutions. The company’s track record consists of more than 35 years of research and development, pioneering new PEEK polymer grades with a wealth of knowledge that distinguishes it as a solutions provider. Victrex is renowned for its cutting-edge polymeric solutions, streamlined production facilities and application development expertise.