PIRTEK Commerce South Awarded Hose Overhaul


(Commerce, CA) - Take care of your customers and your customers will take care of you. Al Larson Boat Shop rebuilds, restores, and repairs all types of sea craft, but when it comes to hydraulic work they always call PIRTEK. A marine spill response barge needed a complete hose overhaul. The barge is a storage vessel with skimmers that can be launched to contain and remove contaminants from the water.

PIRTEK Commerce South went to San Pedro, California to replace 240 hoses, adaptors, quick disconnects, and gauges on the barge, which included two on-board cranes. All of the exposed hose ends were wrapped with Densyl Tape, and the hydraulic threads were sealed with Loctite. The hoses on deck were all fitted with PIRTEK protective hose sleeves. Plastic caps and plugs were used to ensure against any open ports. After assembly of all the hoses, they were cleaned for contaminants. Finally, 720 gallons of hydraulic fluid were removed and replaced, as well as all the filters.

The customer was very happy with the work provided by PIRTEK Commerce South. They completed the job in 205 hours with 5 team members including Justin Madrid, Mike Metzdorff, Heliodoro Huerta, Robert Andrade, and Gil Moyers.

Rockledge, Florida-based PIRTEK is the world's leading service provider of ETA 1 Hour On-Site Hose Replacement. PIRTEK offers a 24 hour, 7 day service that serves almost every facet of industry including construction, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture and engineering among others. When an equipment breakdown occurs, it often results in costly delays in time and labor before the proper replacement hose is located and installed but PIRTEK vans carry the component parts necessary to manufacture hose assemblies on site. Hose and fittings can also be purchased over-the-counter at PIRTEK's national network of service centers that serve as home bases to its mobile fleet. There are nearly 40 PIRTEK service centers nationwide and over 170 PIRTEK mobile service vans serving major metropolitan markets throughout the country.

PIRTEK USA

501 Haverty Court

Rockledge, FL 32955

Contact: Georganne DeSeve

321.504.4422

gdeseve@pirtekusa.com

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