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Stadium Export Services manufactures bespoke cases to hold 56 inch valves in Gateshead

Stadium manufactures bespoke cases to hold the weight of eight elephants

Stadium Export Services has successfully packed three 56” fabricated gate valves.  The bespoke cases measuring 7.5 metres long, by 3 metres wide and 5 metres high, have been designed and manufactured by Stadium’s engineers at its site in Gateshead.

The 42 tonne valves have been specially packed so that the weight is evenly distributed across the end connection flanges and the ribs of the valves, leaving sufficient space to ensure that the drain connection valve is clear of the internal case base.

Site Operations Manager, Paul Brady, said: “Taking into consideration the valves’ off-set centre of gravity, the vertically boarded  bespoke cases have been designed and constructed so that they are capable of safely holding up to 50,000kg whilst being lifted. This is equivalent to our cases holding up to eight and a half times the weight of an elephant!”

The valves, which will be transported over 4,000 miles to a customer in Saudi Arabia, are the largest valves ever to be manufactured by Stadium’s sister company, BEL Valves. Machined at the BEL Valves facility in Milan, final assembly and testing was conducted at its premises at St. Peters in Newcastle.

Are you working on a similar project? Stadium Export Services provides a range of services including bespoke case making, specialist packaging and preservation and international freight forwading. To discuss your project needs, contact an expert here,  send an email to sales@stadiumexport.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)191 204 3700.

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