Working in London’s financial district at a major insurance institution, Hydratec has now completed two hydraulic system modernisations in a Grade I listed building in Central London.
There were many challenges to overcome including the weight of the equipment being removed and installed (one jack weighed over 7000kg), the problems with installing the power units where space was at a premium and making sure we had safe working spaces. It meant a complete redesign of the motor room layout.
The original motor room had three power units installed with minimal clearances between them. The floor dimensions were not large enough to fit the new power units and larger controllers. Fortunately, it was high enough to allow for a mezzanine floor to be built. The incoming mains intake cupboard also had to be repositioned, to give more clearances.
The requirement for a bund tank meant Hydratec had to design, build and install a custom-sized aluminium drip tray and bracketry. The pipework was also custom-made due to the number of bends needed. In order to avoid pressure losses, Hydratec had specially fabricated, large-diameter steel piping made, with special fittings. All the pipe work was measured, cut and trial fitted on-site before being welded and powder coated. To differentiate the two sets of pipework, the client specified the striking red and yellow colour scheme.