by Peter Satchwell - Reavell Sales Director
It was my pleasure to attend Future Surface Fleet 2019 recently in Portsmouth, which looked at the impact that the newest technologies will be having on the maritime environment over the next 25 years.
With operational environments changing and many naval platforms now reaching the end of their service lives, the industry is looking to either update or design and build new vessels, which can overcome the latest demands of the 21st century.
As a brand, Reavell is already well-established in the naval industry. Our high-pressure compressors are used by navies around the world, all designed and manufactured from our facility in Redditch.
Now that I’ve had time to mull over the many interesting conversations had at Future Surface Fleet 2019, I wanted to share my three key takeaways and discuss the future of high-pressure compressors for this industry.
So, the customer can rest assured that they have a reliable and trusted compressor, which can meet its high-pressure needs while also being appropriately sized for the space where it’s due to be installed.
The third and final priority that really became apparent at this year’s Future Surface Fleet event, and backs up our naval sales for the last 12 months, was a rise in enquiries surrounding high-pressure systems that compress gases other than just air. This includes breathable gas mixes such as heliox and nitrox, as well as carbon dioxide and nitrogen compression, amongst others.
This demand for systems that do not just compress air is indicative of a marked shift in the naval industry. Fortunately, Reavell has a long history of compressing other kinds of gases, such as breathing air systems for saturation diving. When coupled with our drive to work collaboratively with vessel designers and builders whenever possible, it means we can deliver a solution that is ideally suited to your operating requirements, as well as providing solutions that compress air and other gases too.
A real range of fascinating discussions were had at Future Surface Fleet 2019, but these were my top three takeaways surrounding the future of high-pressure compressor technology for the naval industry. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event, to see what that will bring!
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