Win more Power-Gen & Nuclear market share and optimise your processes
The power gen & nuclear sector is changing rapidly.
In the UK, fossil fuels are being phased out in favour of greener energy from wind, solar, nuclear and tidal.
For manufacturers like you, this means new opportunities to capitalise on sector growth, transformation and investments.
But this also means new challenges and increased competition. To help, we’ve compiled a simple guide which explains in clear English where the power gen and nuclear sectors are heading, and what you can do to maximise your processes.
- What energy sectors are growing and which are falling.
- Why the UK Government is moving away from gas.
- The new types of contracts likely to grow in coming years.
- The importance of repeatability, flexibility, expertise, accuracy and automation.
- How we helped BEL Engineering dramatically reduce vibration when machining nuclear waste containers.
- Why having a great service partner is essential for growth.
- The advantages of Kingsbury’s local project management.
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At Kingsbury, we understand your top manufacturing obstacles:
You deal with huge components, often weighing 10’s of tonnes. These components need to possess supreme accuracy and detailed audit trails.
Optimising your production processes in these conditions can become incredibly challenging:
Size and shape
Power gen and nuclear components are not only massive, they’re also ungainly, awkward, difficult to access and even harder to machine.
Common materials, like heat and corrosion-resistant alloys, are often chewy, hard, abrasive and incredibly expensive. They’re hard on your machine and even harder on your bottom line when mistakes happen.
Accuracy and repeatability
Power gen and nuclear parts are often a manufacturing nightmare. They’re big, difficult to machine and must leave your production facility without fault.
This demand on accuracy is compounded by massive cycle times, sometimes lasting several weeks.
Can you get challenging processes right first time?
These manufacturing conditions create a perfect storm: parts are hard to machine, even more challenging to move and can’t be scrapped due to their value. Huge audit trails and seemingly endless cycle times (up to a month) compound these challenges.
When your operations are as fragile as they are arduous, profits can be precarious.
Plus, changes to your sector are already well underway: demand in certain power sectors will continue to fall, while other demands will climb.
Our guide helps to overcome these challenges, and our team are on hand to help, too. Get in contact with us if you need help optimising your large-part machining in the power generation sector.