Avoiding delays in launch of high profile navy vessel

nufox aircraft carrierBy working in partnership with Nufox, our customer was able to avoid delaying the official launch of a military warship, saving reputation and securing future supply contracts.

CUSTOMER: Established engineering company supporting customers in over 60 countries
LOCATION: UK
END USER MARKET: Aerospace & Defence

Description of application

  • Aircraft Carrier Lift Seal

Implications of problem

  • Contractor unable to get Nufox supplied seal (one-piece lip seal in the region of 55 metres long) to fit to the opening in the boats lift platform.

Nufox solution

  • Nufox Engineer travelled to Korea with the Contractor to solve the problem on site.
  • Serious time restraints resulted in 20 hours non stop working to complete the installation in time for an opening ceremony to launch the carrier.
  • Upon review of seal performance during the site visit, Nufox subsequently improved the design further through development of a secondary sealing system, which utilised an inflatable seal, providing an additional barrier to harsh environments.

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