Jet Aire Services has completed a £100,000 contract to plan and implement preventative maintenance at the Huddersfield manufacturing plant of leading agrochemical producer, Syngenta.
The first phase of the programme, carried out in 2016, required a CCTV survey throughout the site’s drain network to identify sections in need of improvement as part of Syngenta’s ongoing planning and development. Based on the survey’s findings, the second phase commenced last year with various remedial works including patching and pipe reinforcement using Jet Aire’s UV lining system. The contract represents the latest in a series of maintenance programmes which Jet Aire have completed in recent years on behalf of global names in chemical manufacturing.
Jet Aire Director, Keith Ferris, said:
“A key part of Jet Aire’s growth strategy has been developing a capability to service the particular demands of the chemical manufacturing sector, including sites like Syngenta’s which are subject to Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations. We have invested in the latest CCTV surveying technology and specialist training to ensure that our site engineers have the expertise to operate within the challenging, high-risk conditions that are typical of these types of industrial environments.
“Many of Jet Aire’s recent maintenance projects in the chemical industry have utilised our UV lining technology which strengthens drainpipes by inserting a resin-filled liner. The liner is inflated with air and built-in UV lights cure the resin to effectively create a new pipe within the original pipe. It’s a highly effective and efficient solution which minimises time spent on site and disruption to ongoing operations.”
Established in 1916, Syngenta’s Huddersfield site employs a skilled workforce of up to 400 people and produces premium brand crop protection products that are exported worldwide to help growers meet an ever-increasing demand for food, feed and fuel. Research by the University of Huddersfield has shown that the site has injected more than £57m into the Kirklees economy through wages, pensions, service contracts and specialist contractors employing local people.