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Abdex Water Jetting and Fluid Control Technology Information Day success

09 June, 2016

Abdex Fluid Transfer Technology held its Water Jetting and Fluid Control Technology Information Day in April. The event – which took place at Abdex’s premises at Commerce Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire – attracted 98 visitors and featured an exhibition area where some of Abdex’s key manufacturing partners discussed the individual requirements of visitors face-to-face. Attendees also saw live product demonstrations, and even had the chance to witness the controlled burst of a Rubber Water Blast hose at 3000 bar pressure. Challenge The event also set attendees with a challenge to prove they were the quickest at connecting two Ultra High Pressure Thermoplastic Water Jetting hoses together with the state-of-the-art 3200 bar Parker Polyflex-Lok connector. The winner was Gavin Thomas, contracts manager from Freyssinet with an impressive speed of 31 seconds, beating the nearest rival by 6 seconds. In addition to the prestige of being the winner, he was also presented with an iPad by Abdex’s managing director, Oliver Bain. Seminar line-up Additionally, the Information Day included a number of informative seminar presentations. Steve Dilks, an independent trainer and consultant for the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), looked at Health, Safety and Environment issues related to hydraulic hoses, and Hose and Connector Failure, Identifying, Inspecting and Recording, and a number of BFPA training courses that address these issues in greater detail. Also included in the seminar programme was a presentation by Parker looking at the standard BS EN1829-2 for High-Pressure Hoses and what it gives customers in terms of their Water Jet Equipment. Following this was a presentation by Uniflex and the BFPA on the BFPA’s Approved Hose Assembly Scheme, Crimp Technology and the ‘Perfect Hose Workshop’. The seminar programme closed with a live webinar from the US looking at A-Track/Asset management. Catalogue launch celebration After the day’s activities, Abdex invited attendees to celebrate the official launch of its new 600-page product catalogue at an informal evening party held at the Black Horse in Woburn, which included food & drink and live music. Abdex reports that the feedback on the day was very positive and the company will consider running another event in the North of England towards the end of the year.

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