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Nuclear power plant safety market – what to expect in next five years?

Demand for energy is growing rapidly. As per the forecast carried out by International Energy Agency (IEA), demand is going to increase by 4,700 GWe the next 20 years. The world nuclear association projects the capacity to grow between 550 GWe and 700 GWe during the same time. Increasing energy demand supplements the construction of additional 250 to 350 new reactors worldwide.

In highly competitive environment, nuclear power plants equipped with adequate facilities along with low operational cost are least expensive base load power plants to run. To be highly competitive, energy companies are compelled to further decrease their operating costs without compromising the safety of a nuclear power plant.

Layout of many existing nuclear power plants, as well as the design of new nuclear power plants, have been augmented to involve additional measures to alleviate the consequences of complex accident including multiple failures and severe accidents. The primary objective of preventing accidents in a nuclear power plant and reduce the consequences of accidents, is the application of defense in-depth. Design of a nuclear power plant will ensure that the plant is equipped with all the safety measures required to meet any type of eventuality.

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Radioactivity is a natural phenomenon and natural sources of radiation are the key features of the environment. Radiations risks to the workers and nearby environment may arise from these applications that have to be assessed and in some conditions it has to be controlled.

Activities such as operation of nuclear installations, production, transportation and use of radioactive material, and the proper disposal of radioactive waste must be subject to the standards of safety. However, sometime radiation risks may transcend national borders, and international cooperation serves to promote safety globally by exchanging sound experience and through improving the capabilities of control hazards, in order to reduce the number of accidents and to respond to any type of emergencies.

Accidents in a nuclear power plant happen due to human error or by the combination of equipment failure and human error. Large numbers of accidents are based on the poor administrative guidelines or by the organizational issues that could have been prevented if safety instructions had been properly followed and supported.

Pressure to reduce time and costs coupled with an aging workforce needs an efficient competence management strategy. For operation and maintenance process, it is crucial that information relating to the competences is easily accessible. Process for planning succession involves development programs for employees are vital which are required to be conducted periodically. All plant operators need to undergo extensive training programs to ensure that the safety and security of the nuclear power plants is not hampered. Staff and contract workers need to be trained to ensure safety and regulatory directives related to the use of hazardous chemicals and equipment isolation.

Emerging economies and growing population are some of the key drivers of the nuclear power plant safety market. However, huge cost required for the maintenance process can hamper the growth of the market. Ample opportunities are there for the nuclear power plant safety market owing to the large number of upcoming nuclear power plants across the globe.

Some of the key players in the business of nuclear power plant safety market are Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Southern Company, Exelon Corporation, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, MVM Paks Nuclear Power Plant Ltd., Florida Power & Light Company and Vattenfall AB among others.

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Nylacast Returns To OTC For Fifth Year In Response To Growing Use Of Polymer Solutions In Offshore, Oil And Gas Sector

Growing use of engineered plastics in oil and gas applications will see international polymer solutions specialist Nylacast exhibiting at the Offshore Technology Conference in May for the fifth year running.

Benefits of engineered plastic components that have become increasingly attractive to the sector include less maintenance and lower whole life costs. Polymers also weigh less, suffer from less corrosion and can deliver better performance than steel, aluminium or other metals. Tailored to application and working conditions, their durability and reliability mean they can contribute to greater safety in drilling and other dangerous environments. Read more…

Nylacast Receive British Engineering Excellence Award

Nylacast are ecstatic to have been announced winners of the Materials Application of the Year category at the prestigious 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards, attended by some of the most successful British companies on the global circuit.

As a UK manufacturer, winning the esteemed award reinforces the commitment and passion Nylacast have for their people and polymers. Headquartered in Leicester, UK for over four decades, with over 78% of their business being exported worldwide, Nylacast were the only company to have been shortlisted twice for the Materials Application of the Year category, which received hundreds of applications from engineering firms across the UK. Read more…

Nylacast shortlisted as finalists for the British Engineering Excellence Awards

Engineering solution firm Nylacast have been shortlisted for the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards which will take place in London this October.

Nylacast who provide engineering polymer solutions to key industries worldwide are headquartered in Leicester, England, with additional locations in multiple continents.  Having successfully delivered a wide spectrum of custom components and solutions to many companies for over 4 decades, the engineering firm is renowned as a global leader in the field of Engineering Plastics. Read more…

Nylacast shortlisted as finalists for Made in the UK Awards

UK based engineering solution provider Nylacast are proud to have been shortlisted as Finalists for  the 2014 “Made in the UK” awards for best Apprenticeship & Training Scheme.

Having won the “Made in the Midlands” award in May, up against Siemens and Caparo Industries, Nylacast were automatically nominated as finalists for the national awards which took place at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool on the 21st of July. Read more…

Nylacast manufacture award winning Apprenticeship & Training

Shortlisted as finalists, Nylacast were announced as the Winners of the Insider’s Made in the Midlands ‘Apprenticeship and Training Award’ 2014.
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Nylacast go Subsea in San Antonio

Leicester, England, 19/02/2013

Committedto delivering value adding materials technology and engineering solutionsacross the Oil & Gas industry, Nylacast continue to showcase their worldwideengineering capabilities and subsea solutions by exhibiting at the 2014 SubseaTieback Forum.

SanAntonio, Texas will be the location for this year’s Subsea Tieback Forum whichwill take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  Industry experienced Nylacast engineers willbe at the event showcasing a number of engineering solutions which Nylacasthave been providing to this sector of the industry for over four decades.

With vastworldwide project experience from the Gulf of Mexico through to the North Sea,Nylacast critical components are used and deployed in a number of subseatieback projects.  Due to the nature andqualities of Nylacast’s unique range of materials and innovative solutions,they are often recognized as the perfect partner to the arduous environmentsfaced within the harsh environments they are utilized in.

With astrong focus on creating solutions from initial concept stages, Nylacast arerenowned for working closely with design engineers from concept to projectdelivery, priding themselves on project management, document control, materialcertifications and stringent testing and analysis.  In addition to this, by combining the skillsand knowledge of their team of industry engineers and in-house chemists, Nylacasthave the unique market place advantage of being able to custom formulatespecific grades of materials for more demanding application needs andrequirements.

Houstonbased Nylacast Technical Sales Manager, Flavio Olivarez, commented; “Nylacast are looking forward tomeeting new and current contacts at this year’s SSTB.  With a wealth of benefits our technologiesand unique product offering can deliver to this specific area of the industry,I invite visitors and exhibitors of the show to visit our booth and discusswith us further how Nylacast can create significant value to theirprojects.”

During the event which will take place from the 4th tothe 6th of March, Nylacast will be offering free advice and engineering consultationon how your projects and requirements within the subsea sector can benefit fromengineering polymers.  Flavio Olivarezand Howard Bradfield will be available on booth 1446 where you can see some ofthe critical industry components on display.

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Innovative Engineering Plastic Solutions in the Norweigen Continental Shelf/NCS with strong focus in Quality and Service.

With a strong focus on quality, service and innovation Nylacast have been providing engineering polymer solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide for over 45 years. With extensive experience in projects in the Norweigen Continental Shelf/NCS including components as diverse as sheaves, pipe in pipe spacers and ROV chassis, Nylacast engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, corrosion and chemical resistance, self-lubrication eliminating routine and costly maintenance, lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel and neutral buoyancy.

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Innovative Engineering Plastic Solutions in The North Sea with strong focus in Quality and Service.

With a strong focus on quality, service and innovation Nylacast have been providing engineering polymer solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide for over 45 years. With extensive experience in projects in the North Sea including components as diverse as sheaves, pipe in pipe spacers and ROV chassis, Nylacast engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, corrosion and chemical resistance, self-lubrication eliminating routine and costly maintenance, lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel and neutral buoyancy.

Innovative Engineering Plastic Solutions in West Africa with strong focus in Quality and Service.

With a strong focus on quality, service and innovation Nylacast have been providing engineering polymer solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide for over 45 years. With extensive experience in projects in West Africa including components as diverse as sheaves, pipe in pipe spacers and ROV chassis, Nylacast engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, corrosion and chemical resistance, self-lubrication eliminating routine and costly maintenance, lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel and neutral buoyancy.

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Innovative Engineering Plastic Solutions in the Gulf of Mexico with strong focus in Quality and Service.

With a strong focus on quality, service and innovation Nylacast have been providing engineering polymer solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide for over 45 years. With extensive experience in projects in the Gulf of Mexico including components as diverse as sheaves, pipe in pipe spacers and ROV chassis, Nylacast engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, corrosion and chemical resistance, self-lubrication eliminating routine and costly maintenance, lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel and neutral buoyancy.

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Plastic Solutions in Innovative Engineering Western Hemisphere with strong focus in Quality and Service.

With a strong focus on quality, service and innovation Nylacast have been providing engineering polymer solutions to a wide range of industries worldwide for over 45 years. With extensive experience in projects in the Western Hemisphere including components as diverse as sheaves, pipe in pipe spacers and ROV chassis, Nylacast engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, corrosion and chemical resistance, self-lubrication eliminating routine and costly maintenance, lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel and neutral buoyancy.

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Leading provider of engineering solutions in the Singapore

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in the Singapore? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in Singapore.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

Leading provider of engineering solutions in Malaysia

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in Malaysia? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in Malaysia.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

Leading provider of engineering solutions in West of Shetland

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in the West of Shetland? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in West of Shetland.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

Leading provider of engineering solutions in North America

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in the Northern Hemisphere? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in North America.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

Leading provider of engineering solutions in Brazil

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in Brazil? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in Brazil.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

Nylacast – providing quality, service and innovation to the construction industry

Nylacast have the great pleasure of returning to Munich by exhibiting at the world renowned construction show, Bauma 2013, from the 15th to the 21st of April 2013.

On stand 412B of Hall A5, Nylacast will be showcasing their world renowned engineering polymer solutions for the construction industry. Through working closely with customers from JCB to CAT, Manitou and Volvo, they have specialized in developing this unique polymer for over 45 years. Continuous investments in R&D allow Nylacast to develop new applications and materials to achieve successful, performance enhancing alternatives to components made from traditional materials such as metals. Utilising their state of the art manufacturing facilities and worldwide locations, Nylacast are able to provide customers and clients with bespoke components, delivering stable, strong and cost effective technical polymers which are ideal for a large range of applications used within the arduous environments of the Construction industry. This includes sheave wheels, outrigger pads, bushes, bearings, hose pulleys, gears and wear pads to name but a few.

Nylacast will also be showcasing their pioneering polymer sheaves at Bauma on stand A5.412B. Nylacast Sheaves allow for a number of significant advantages over steel, adding great value to projects and applications. Nylacast sheaves are proven to be extremely effective and beneficial in crane construction amongst other applications. Weighing approximately 1/7th of alternate steel sheaves, results in them being easier to handle during installation or replacement, whilst maintaining load capacity. On cranes, the wire rope is a fundamental element, which can often wear rather quickly due to the constant pressure between the rope and the sheave. Nylacast sheaves are the perfect solution to this expensive problem, as they allow for a significant longer rope life. As Nylacast materials require no lubrication and have a low co-efficient of friction, the need for routine and costly maintenance is considerably reduced and in some cases eliminated, making Nylacast sheaves cost effective in comparison to cast iron or steel.

Nylacast will also be showcasing Nylacast Bigfoot, the industry approved outrigger crane pad. Nylacast Bigfoot was initially developed in conjunction with industrial demand, where a need arose for a reliable, strong and safe outrigger pad. This needed to be made from a tough, affordable material strong enough to withstand heavyweights yet still be light enough to carry around. Nylacast Bigfoot has been used by a number of major crane hire companies for over 20 years. Nylacast Bigfoot pads significantly outperform traditional polyethylene pads on every level and have proven to be the safest and most cost effective choice. Stable support for crane outriggers is essential for safe operation. With Nylacast Bigfoot you can be sure it is the correct tool for the job.

Visit Nylacast on stand 412B in Hall A5 at Bauma Germany and see how they can add value to your business and projects within the industry.

Source: Nylacast

Leading provider of engineering solutions in the Norweigen Continental Shelf/NCS

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in the Norweigen Continental Shelf/NCS? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in the Norweigen Continental Shelf/NCS.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

Leading provider of engineering solutions in the North Sea

Are you looking for a provider of engineering solutions in the North Sea? Nylacast are a leading provider of engineering solutions in the North Sea.

Nylacast supply a large number of engineering plastic components to manufacturers and suppliers within the Offshore Industry.

With over four decades of experience in the development of engineering plastic applications, Nylacast components is considered as a world leader in this field.

Nylacast Engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, High impact strength, Corrosion and chemical resistance, Self-lubricating, eliminating routine and costly maintenance, Lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel/ neutral buoyancy. In addition enhanced performance is available by building on the well known brands of Nylube, Oilon, and Aquanyl, and bringing together the experience of our Engineers and Chemists. Nylacast is able to tailor its materials to suit our customer’s projects.

For further information on Nylacast, please visit their website.

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