Reel Trial Positive in Tasmanian Salmon Industry
Unit 1/10 Melissa Place
Kings Park, NSW 2148
Press release date: August 21, 2013
Media release: manufacturer provides Tassal salmon industry solution
Reel trial positive in Tasmanian salmon industry
The salt water environment of the Tasmanian fishing industry is just about as stern a test for any Australian-made steel equipment used in its ports.
Against the backdrop threat of cheap imports and low gauge local alternatives, the top-end quality of ReCoila product is being heavily tested by salmon fishing company Tassal, at two of its 11 ports dotted around Tasmania.
ReCoila's heavy duty reels are being used for refuelling purposes at these two ports, positioned on custom built skids for refuelling the salmon fishing vessels.
The demands on any equipment in this salt water environment and colder climate is genuine, says Managing Director of ReCoila, Mr Michael Pawson.
"ReCoila has been around for more than 20 years, but in recent times, with the influx of much cheaper options, companies are tempted to sacrifice durability and quality in some instances, so it is pleasing Tassal is thinking long term performance," said Mr Pawson.
"This industry is very time sensitive because fish spawn at certain times of the year, so having top notch equipment at its refuelling stations means Tassal is highly unlikely to suffer any downtime at this point of its operations, which would otherwise prove costly."
The solution customised for Tassal is based on ReCoila's T-Series hose reels to suit 60 metres of 1-inch hose.
So far, trials in two refuelling stations (each at a different port) are going well and if successful similar solutions will be customised and manufactured for the other nine stations around the State.
Models in the T Series reels used in this trial fuel station project are of heavy gauge metal construction. In general, T-Series is available in power, hand and spring rewind and is very customisable for many requirements such as transfer of fuels and lubricants, general fluid handling, large truck servicing, watering, high-volume compressed air, food transfer and fire-fighter services.
All items in this range of reels are fabricated from welded, heavy gauge steel plate to ensure rigidity and strength. Made in carbon steel, stainless steel 304 and 316 or aluminium.
"We believe the quality of our hose reels is second to none," said Mr Pawson. Ours have a serious level of strength and longevity that is expected by the fishing industry and other operators in the marine and offshore sectors.
"ReCoila units, however, 10 years down the track, even in this salt water environment, are likely to still look and perform as if they were brand new."
For more information, please contact Mr Michael Pawson, Managing Director, ReCoila.
Unit 1/10 Melissa Place, Kings Park, NSW 2148