Water Journal : Water Journal April 2013
Phone: +61 3 9728 3973 Email: email@example.com www.kces.com.au KCES Saves the Day Quality Straub Couplings help Sea Shepherd Australia on its Whale- Saving Mission Two days after departure from Hobart on its 2013 campaign, Operation: Zero Tolerance, the crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, the MV Sam Simon, conducted a fire drill. The alarm was raised when water began pouring into the galley. The fire main, a DN 65 stainless steel pipe carrying sea water at 5bar pressure to all hydrants around the ship, had separated above the stove, flooding the galley with hundreds of litres of sea water. “With the fire main broken, the ship has no fire-fighting capabilities: a seafarer’s worst nightmare”, explained Campbell Holland, Chief Engineer for the MV Sam Simon. “A section of pipe with the damaged flange had to be removed from the space above the deck-head as quickly and simply as possible.” “Fortunately, we were able to cut the pipe to remove the section in question and make repairs, replacing the repaired pipe and flange using a Straub pipe coupling.” “Thanks to Straub pipe couplings, the Sam Simon continued on this year’s mission to prevent whales being slaughtered in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.” KCES Tip for Engineers: Being able to save the day was no fluke, but thanks to the engineering specs of the Straub Pipe Coupling. Save even more time by using Straub pipe couplings to connect your pipe work in the first place. With only 2 bolts on each joint for easy removal, no time need be wasted cutting out the flange.
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