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EWFM successfully transition to ISO 9001-2015

We are proud to confirm that we have successfully completed our 27th consecutive ISO audit and have now transitioned to the ISO 9001-2015 quality standard.

A great achievement, which recognises the hard work and effort all members of staff put in to ensure our customers get the very best service.

Whatever your requirement, our proven track record for providing quality engineered solutions will give you the confidence to develop a working relationship with EWFM.  Guy and Mike are available to speak with you at a time that is convenient for you, so please do get in touch, either directly on our office no +44 1763 248650, through the contact us section on our website or via email sales@ewfm.co.uk.

Alternatively check out our great website at www.ewfm.co.uk for full details of the products we offer

20” Marine Swivel for Southeast Asia

Recently despatched to Singapore for a UK based customer, this 20” Style 20 Carbon Steel Marine Swivel Joint with ANSI 300 RF Flanges is to be installed onto a large scale fluid transfer system.

Supporting the offshore oil & gas and marine industries, these engineered products can be used on fixed platforms, jack-up rigs, drill ships and semi-submersibles. Typically flexible pipe is used to transfer the crude oil, or other media, and can be used in conjunction with hose reel systems, chutes or cantilever A-frame systems.  These systems include deployment and recovery of the flexible hose and also provide a means of storage.

Often used in harsh, even Arctic environments, the materials used in the swivel, drybreak and hose will be manufactured to reflect this.

 

This Swivel Application

Rated for a maximum working pressure of 20 Bar

PTFE main Seals and ASME 30016 RF Flanges

Crude Oil – 10m/s through a 20” pipe

This Marine Swivel Joint, as with the many supplied to the aforementioned customer, can be safely used for efficient loading or offloading, in various offshore and onshore applications. The swivel can be customised, manufactured and engineered to suit your specification and particular application.

 

Engineered Swivel Joints

Engineered Swivel JointsEWFM engineered Swivel Joints are a range designed for a wide variety of conditions and applications and, depending on which industry you are in, you may have the following requirements:-

Bearing in mind the size of this swivel and its application, we can supply all the relevant certification that may be required, such as:

  • Norsok
  • 3.2 Material Certification
  • DNV
  • ABS

Subsea Swivel JointsOther additional requirements may include; welding, say of flanges, Painting, NDE, or Factory Approval Tests.

 

Materials of Construction

Typically provided in Aluminium, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Duplex, on request we can also supply in more exotic materials, including Monel, Hastelloy and Inonel.

 

Sizes

In a range of configurations we can provide our swivels from ½” to 72”

 

Seal Materials

Normally our seals are PTFE, Viton, Nitrile, and Kalrez but if these are not suitable we can generally provide a seal better suited to your media.

 

End Connection

A variety of end connections are available including:

  • Threaded
  • Flanged
  • Weld
  • Hammer Lug Unions – and many more on request

Should you have a requirement for a Swivel to be used in a particular situation, or are interested in hearing more of what we have to offer, then either check out our full range of products at www.ewfm.co.uk, challenge Mike or Guy at sales@ewfm.co.uk or call +44(0)1763 248650 and they will be happy to discuss and work with you.

EWFM supply a timely solution for bottom loading road tankers

4 inch Bottom Loafing ArmIn the 2nd half of 2017 we were invited by an existing customer In the UK to help them with supplying a new solution for bottom loading road tankers.

After discussing various options with the customer, who were originally looking for a ”counter balance” arm, we recommended a spring balance cylinder arm as they tend to provide a smoother operating experience.

Working together throughout the process with regular phone conversations and emails Mike was able to ensure the most cost effective, yet high quality solution, was quoted for.

Our model 750 bottom loading arm with a 4” API RP1004 Dry Break coupler and stand post was agreed upon and, once drawing approval was confirmed, the new Arm was delivered to site before their deadline

The Loader comes with model 2174 & model 2175 carbon steel swivel joints to enable smooth vertical and horizontal rotation. The flexible hose and Aluminium manoeuvring handle installed on the final elbow allows ease of use for the operator

A follow up visit was completed by Mike & Guy to see the Loading Arm in situ, further developing our relationship and to discuss further our full range of Loading Arms

Picture to the right shows the loading arm on site

The site are extremely happy with the performance of the loading arm and have since approached us for a replica arm at their sister site

“We found EWFM very helpful and knowledgeable in providing for our needs with excellent communication. We work in a dynamic industry where speed of processing is paramount and EWFM can provide this. I look forward to working together in the future”

 

In a separate job they were also man-handling 4” carbon steel dry break couplings to load rail cars. These were a “tad” heavy. We proposed our MannTek dry disconnect couplings as a replacement. After a successful trial to ensure they worked we are now in discussions for further replacements.

4 inch Hose Unit

Should you have a similar requirement for Top or bottom Loading and Unloading arms for Bottom Loading Road Tankers or are interested in hearing more of what we have to offer then either check out our full range of products at www.ewfm.co.uk , or alternatively contact Mike and Guy now at sales@ewfm.co.uk or +44 (0) 1763 248650 and they will be happy to discuss and work with you

Nozzles

Nozzle Solutions

At EWFM we used to only sell nozzles to the MOD (The G180 and G457). They were used for refuelling helicopters with aviation fuel.

The world has now changed and we have evolved with it, allowing us to diversify into other areas including selling nozzles to dispense other hazardous, corrosive and hygienic medias.  Our latest range of nozzles are engineered to order allowing us to cater for a wide variety of requirements.


To give you an idea of what we can do, the following nozzles for different applications have been supplied to customers:

 

Whisky

2″ Stainless Steel Automatic Nozzle with a Integrated Swivel Joint, 90 Degree Drop Tube, EPDM Seals and additional flow meter.

Egg Custard

1/2″ Stainless Steel Manual Nozzles with a 25 degree drop tube and Viton food grade seals.

MEK

1/2″ Stainless Steel Manual Nozzle with 35 degree drop tube, installed with a Aluminium comb sprayer and additional Swivel Joint.

Aviation Fuel

G180 refuelling nozzles and G457 hot refuelling nozzle – A number of varieties with straight and curved spouts.

Fuels – Diesel, Petrol & Kerosene

1” Stainless Steel Automatic Filling Nozzles with additional Swivel Joint, a 90 degree drop tube and a grounding cable.

Pigments

½” Stainless Steel Manual Nozzle with 20 degree drop tube, PFE and PTFE seals

Insecticide/Pesticide

1″ Stainless Steel Automatic Nozzle with a 90 degree drop tube and a cone vapour recovery system


Our engineered nozzle range can be customised in many ways. In general, they are as follows:

 

Type
  • Manual (Pull the trigger to open the valve, release to close)
  • Automatic (Much like a petrol pump you use to fill you cars, it senses the back pressure once full and automatically cuts off)
Material
  • Stainless Steel (316Ti)
  • Hastelloy (C22)
  • PTFE lined
Size
  • ½”
  • 1”
  • 1½”
  • 2”
End connection
  • Threaded (BSP, NPT)
  • Flanged (DIN, ANSI, PN)
  • Tri Clamp
Drop Tube Type
  • 20˚
  • 35˚
  • 90˚
  • 180˚
Extras
  • A range of vapour recovery options
  • Extended lances for bottom filling (As seen in picture to the right – 1.2 Meters)
  • Nitrogen purge
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Holsters

If you have a requirement for a nozzle which is not stated above, please challenge us with your enquiry! We will be excited to help.


Engineered Drum Filling HeadIf you don’t think a Nozzle will do the job or you are working with a viscous media with particles, perhaps our drum filling head will? The Drum Filling Head with Automatic Level Sensor is used for filling, drums, IBCs, totes, barrels and casks.  It is currently being used by companies in the food, beverage, distilling, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical and oil industries.

 

If you would like to discuss your requirement further or if you have a unusual application and want to see what is possible, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Team:

By Telephone – +44(0) 1763 248650
By Email – sales@ewfm.co.uk

Are you looking for a new Swivel supplier?

At EWFM we truly believe that our range of Swivels is the biggest on the market. We can supply Swivels from a ½” to a 72” Bore, in materials from Aluminium, to Hastelloy and Super Duplex. Whatever Swivel challenge you may have, our mission is to work with you and produce a great solution.

EWFM offer 5 main ranges of Swivel Joints. They are as follows:


Standard Swivels

The cost effective Swivel suitable for standard applications. Perfect for hose, loading arms, articulated pipework, hose reels and much more.

Our standard Swivels range from 1” to 12” with varying designs. Available in many different styles and configurations adopting 90 degree bends, see below:

Generally our standard Swivels are made out of Aluminium, Carbon or Stainless Steel, however we can offer more exotic materials on request.

Swivel Joint 2174 SeriesSwivel joint 2175 SeriesSwivel Joint 2833 SeriesSwivel Joint 3885 Series


Engineered Swivels

These are what they say on the tin. Engineered Swivel Joints are designed especially for each application. They are perfect for applications that are that bit more aggressive. Be it extreme loads, corrosive medias, high pressures or abnormal temperatures, we will work with you to design the perfect Swivel solution for your need.

Our engineered range is tailor-made for you. Challenge us with your crazy specifications!


Compact Swivels

Perfect for fitting in those tight spaces. This Swivel is what we believe to be the most compact on the market.

Available in sizes from 2”to 12” in Stainless and Carbon Steel construction.


Multiport Rotary Unions

Often used in hydraulics, these rotary unions allow you to swivel multiple ports down a common axis. These are engineered specifically for each project. The more ports the merrier so test us with your requirements.

 Multiport Rotary Unions           Multiport Swivels


Subsea Swivels

Are you working in the deep? If so, why not enquire about one of our Subsea Swivel Joints.

Subsea Swivel Joints stop stress and torsion on articulated pipework and hose while working at depths of down to 4000m. Quite new to the plant is the addition of an in-house hyperbaric chamber which allows us to simulate these external pressures.

  Subsea Swivel Joints          

We have supplied Subsea Swivel joints up to 12” working at depths of 3000m, the unique design allows us to work with applications up to 20,000 psi.

Applications can be reviewed by DNV or ABS as required.


If you have a Swivel application why not give us a go? We pride ourselves on great customer service and reliable high quality products.

 

Contact us now

Telephone: +44 (0) 1763 248650

Email: sales@ewfm.co.uk

 

Leaping into 2018

Leaping into 2018

Now that we have reached January 2018 we, at EWFM, are taking the opportunity of reviewing last year 2017.

The EWFM Team was pleased to be boosted with the addition of Mike Phillips who joined us in April. Mike has settled in well and become a valued member of the team.

The drop in the oil price in 2015 hit the Oil and Gas Industry badly, and we have seized the opportunity to diversify into other markets. We are now established, receiving regular enquiries and orders, from home and abroad, in areas such as Chemical, Food Manufacture, Paper & Pulp, Water Treatment/Purification, Distilling, Drilling, Aviation and many more.

As in everything, situations change and it is good to see, and experience, the upturn in the Oil and Gas Industry again and we are seeing more enquiries and have many ongoing new projects.

Positive moments:
  • 12% increase in overall enquiries worldwide.
  • Our new website was released in April this year.
  • 26th consecutive successful ISO 9001 quality audit.
  • Supplied major refineries and petrochemical plants with Loading Arms.
  • Supplied Nozzles to major distilleries and chemical manufacturers.
  • Swivel sales spread across all industries including Hydrocarbon, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and food both on and offshore.
  • Regular sales with aviation equipment for the MOD.

December rushed by and we hope you, like us, are starting the New Year refreshed and energised for new opportunities.

As always should any of the above be of interest for you why don’t you join us by leaping into 2018 with a enquiry.  Contact us via:

Email – sales@ewfm.co.uk

Phone – +44 (0) 1763 248650

 

 

EWFM on Social Media

EWFM on Social Media

In the past year EWFM have been developing their social media prowess. EWFM now have a strong presence on:-

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google +
  • LinkedIn
  • And brand new for 2017, Instagram!

EWFM believe, as time moves on, social media will become a much bigger player in the marketing forefront.

Please see below categories for each platform and what to expect. 


Facebook

Worldwide there are over 2.7 Billion monthly active Facebook users with five new profiles made every second. Facebook allows you to post, like and share which in turn gives huge potential to reach a worldwide audience.

EWFM update Facebook with regular blogs and news, follow us to stay updated.

Click here to follow us on Facebook.


 Twitter

Having over 328 Million monthly active users and available in 40 languages worldwide, Twitter is used by businesses to keep people updated through quick and short statements, ranging up to a maximum of 280 characters.

EWFM Tweet regular news, be it links to blogs, updates about upcoming trade shows, past projects, and any relevant new information.

If you’re a fan of short, sweet and to-the-point updates, then following us on twitter is the answer. The average Twitter user follows five businesses, make EWFM one of them here.


 Google +

Google+ now has 212 million profiles that are alive and active. Google+ main advantage over the others is that you can use collections and communities.  This ultimately allows people to share news/information on a particular topic/industry in a certain area, so that only the people who are interested can see it.  It means, hopefully, that you will get more meaningful results.

EWFM use Google+ to share regular blogs and new products.

Over 70% of businesses now use Google+, so why not add us to your following list by clicking here.


LinkedIn

LinkedIn has 106 Million monthly users with more than 40% using it daily. It is a platform that allows you to make personal business connections, follow businesses, join communities and even search for Jobs.  It is a growing network, which we and the experts believe will become more and more valuable as time as goes on.

EWFM’s business profile is updated with regular news and blogs related directly to the company. You can follow it here.

Our two sales engineers Guy Curtis and Mike Phillips also have a strong presence on LinkedIn and use it to develop contacts and build stronger  relationships.   Should you wish to connect with them directly for business purposes please use the links below:–

Guy Curtis: Click here

Mike Phillips: Click Here

Guy and Mike regularly used LinkedIn to share their whereabouts, past projects and any relevant information to do with the company. They will be very happy to connect and help with your requirements. 


Instagram – New for 2017!

Instagram now has over 800 million monthly users worldwide. It is used as a platform to share photos.  A user can follow who they are interested in to view their photos and can also be followed to share their own photos.

As of October 2017 EWFM have used Instagram to share photos of their past and current projects. Should you be interested in seeing what we get up to, follow us here


All in all EWFM are developing a strong presence on social media.  As a company we would be very grateful if you could come and follow us on your preferred network to keep updated on our work and news.

Biofuel Refinery

Supporting Biofuels

Designed to replace “fossil fuels” gasoline, diesel fuel and coal, Biofuels are made mostly from plants that have just been harvested.

The main types of Biofuel are shown in the table below along with their equivalent Fossil Fuel and the key differences.

 

 

Global Biofuels production rose by 2.6% in 2016, although well below the 10 year average of 14.1% this was faster than in 2015 (0.4%) although the chart below shows the demand for Biofuels will continue to grow worldwide over the next 30 years

 

Demand for biodiesel will see faster growth, particularly in the Asia/Pacific region, Central and South America, and the Africa/Mideast region.

In many cases, rising biodiesel demand in developing countries will establish consumption mandates that will be intended to reduce dependence on imported petroleum products.

 

Key Facts

  • Most gasoline and diesel fuels in North America and Europe are blended with biofuel.
  • Bio diesel accounts for about 3% of the German market and 0.15% of the U.S. market.
  • About 25 billion gallons of ethanol and 1 billion gallons of biodiesel are produced annually.
  • Bioethanol is more popular in the Americas while biodiesel is more popular in Europe.
  • The U.S. and Brazil produce 87% of the world’s fuel ethanol.
  • Ethanol is added to gasoline to improve octane and reduce emissions.
  • Biodiesel is added to petroleum-based diesel to reduce emissions and improve engine life.

 

How we can help

We have numerous products that support the Biofuel Industry including…..

 

Loading Arms

If you load or unload rail or road tankers our Top & Bottom Loading Arms are perfect for you and are available in a variety of styles to meet any of your requirements.

  • Variable ReachFixed Reach
  • A Frame
  • Long Range
  • Triple Range

They are generally made in Stainless Steel and come with a range of seals. However, both more and less exotic materials are also available on request.

Available in sizes from 1″ to 6″ and in right or left-hand configuration.

Optional Extras

  • Vapour recovery
  • API Couplers
  • NDT Tests
  • Micro switches
  • Locking devices and overfill sensor
  • Stand posts are available on request to allow you to position your arm wherever your requirement dictates.
  • Pneumatics

ATEX and PED Certification is also available

 

Swivel joints

Our extensive range of quality Swivels come in many styles and allow your pipe or hose to rotate smoothly cancelling out the threat of torque and torsion causing damage.

  • Available in Aluminium, Carbon & Stainless Steel
  • Sizes from 1″ to 72”

 

Couplings

  • Offering quick, safe and dry connections
  • Simply push and turn to connect, then turn and pull to disconnect.
  • Compatible with Todo and Avery Hardoll under the STANAG 3756 agreement.

Dry Disconnect COuplings

Perfect for connecting to:

  • Hose
  • Road and Rail Tankers
  • IBC’s
  • Tanks
  • Drum Filling Equipment
  • Pipework
  • Ships
  • Loading Arms

 

Access Stairs

  • We offer a range of equipment to provide your workers with a safe working environment.
  • Designed and engineered to your requirement, we will work with you with the aim of eliminating the hazard of falling from height, one of the most common injuries in a work place.
  • Reliable and easy to operate, making them perfect for any situation.

If you are involved in the Biofuel Industry and would like to discuss your needs further, then get in touch with Mike and Guy on 01763 248650 or sales@ewfm.co.uk

Gin and Whisky sales keep going up!

With the Gin and Whisky distilling industry experiencing continued growth year on year, 53 new distilleries opening in the UK in 2016.   At EWFM we have seen greater demand for our equipment from our ever growing customer base.

Figures from the Food & Drink Federation show Whisky and Gin as being in the top 10 products exported in the UK during H1 2017.

Whisky

As the biggest food and drink export in the UK (at over £4 billion in 2016) a thriving whisky market is crucial for the UK.

Scotch whisky is in high demand all around the world as the map below shows which has led to new distilleries opening across the UK. In Scotland alone at least 30 have opened over the last few years.

The map below shows Scotch Whisky exports (markets valued over £1mn)

 

And 2016 was the first time ever that single malt exports exceeded £1bn…

Gin

The growing popularity of gin has led to an increase in the demand for it and has seen more gin distilleries starting up.   Over the last six years, the number of gin distilleries in the UK has risen by over 50%.

 

By the end of 2015, there were 233 licensed UK producers.

In 2016, dubbed the ‘Year of Gin’ by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association , UK sales of gin broke the £1 billion sales mark for the first time, with exports having increased by over 33% in the past 5 years.

  • British gin is now sold in 139 Countries worldwide
  • UK export of gin to USA has risen by over 500% in the last decade
  • 28 G&Ts are consumed each year for every person of drinking age

 

How we can help

We have been supporting the Gin and Whisky Distilling Industry over the last decade and have supplied some of the UK’s largest distilleries with our knowledge, expertise and products. The two main ways we do this are:-

 

Engineered Delivery Nozzle

  • Designed for filling a wide variety of fluids into storage containers such as IBCs, drums and casks
  • Choose between a Manual Dispensing Nozzle or an Automatic Nozzle.
  • Available in sizes 0.5”, 1”, 1.5” and 2”
  • Generally supplied in Stainless Steel (other materials available upon request)
  • FDA Seals

Engineered Delivery Nozzles

Drum Filling Head

  • Used for filling drums, IBCs, totes, barrels and casks.
  • Available in sizes 0.5”, 1”, 1.5” and 2”
  • FDA Seals
  • It is generally supplied with one product port and one vapour port.
  • Materials available include Stainless Steel (other materials available upon request)
  • Automatic Level Sensor and fitted with an Endress & Hauser tuning fork overfill level sensor to provide a signal for liquid shut-off when wired to your system/pump.

Engineered Drum Filling Head

If you would like more information on how we can support your Distillery then get in touch with Mike and Guy on 01763 248650 or sales@ewfm.co.uk to discuss your needs further.

Safety Access Systems

Keep your site safe with our Safety Access Systems

At EWFM we have been helping our customers to keep their site safe by supplying Safety Access Systems for many years to various Industries including:-

……………and to countries all over the world

Keeping your workers and delivery drivers safe is crucial to any business and we at EWFM can offer our standard range of safe access products to support you.  We can also offer you the design and fabrication of your own bespoke system allowing us to cater for any request.

 

What we can offer

 

Folding Stairs

  • For helping with the loading and maintenance of top loading road and rail tankers
  • If your workers need access to heights they are designed to provide them with a safe working environment
  • Supplied with handrails that run from the top fixed step to the last moving step and manufactured in mild steel
  • Comply to the latest ATEX Directives
  • Available in either manual or pneumatic operated options

Pneumatic Step Unit Illustration                                                                                                                 Manual Step unit with cage illustration

Optional safety cages are also available to provide further protection from accidental falls during operation.

 

Folding Platforms

  • Providing safe access for your operator when moving between the gantry and the top of the tanker when there is little or no variation in tanker height
  • Also known as Bridging Access Platforms, they bridge the gap between a loading bay and a tanker when loading and unloading goods
  • Manufactured in mild steel and coated in hot dipped galvanised
  • Provides protection from harsh environmental elements is therefore making it suitable for chemical and corrosive conditions
  • Platforms are available in a variety of widths allowing us to meet most user requirements
  • A manual foot lock secures the platform in position

Gantry Stands

  • Fully customisable, our Gantry Stands are created to suit your operations, or a newly specially engineered access system can be designed
  • This allows your operators a safe handrail enclosed area at the required height whilst allowing access to tanks, trucks and platforms
  • For access from ground level to Gantry platform we can offer you Ladder & Stair Way Kits
  • They come flat-packed and pre-drilled for on-site assembly
  • For the safety of the operator pneumatics, hydraulics and electrics can be incorporated, depending on the operation of the system

 

Fail-safe features can also be incorporated into your engineered Gantry, including:-

  • Interlocks
  • Speed Controls
  • Automatic Locking Devices
  • Tilt Features
  • Folding Features

If you are unsure how to solve your safety issue, you are planning a new setup, or refurbishment of your existing system then get in touch with Mike and Guy on 01763 248650 or sales@ewfm.co.uk to discuss your needs further.