Birkenhead based engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications has completed a series of contracts across the North West and North Wales for the combined heat and power provider Cogenco.
IPS, which has doubled its workforce to 30 in the last 12 months, has delivered bespoke insulation kits for power generation packs, working as a contractor to Cogenco at Ysbyty Bangor, Southport Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Adelphi Hotel, Manchester Airport and a number of Total Fitness gyms.
IPS director Paul Smith said maintaining and replacing insulation packs protecting generators is a vital safety procedure. "We have worked closely with Cogenco on these projects identifying generators that require new insulation packs using themorgraphic surveys," he said. "This is a meticulous process that must be carried out rigorously as we are dealing with temperatures of between 600°C and 800°C. In any environment where you have this kind of heat, equipment and piping must be properly protected.
Mr Smith said IPS has designed, built and installed bespoke insulation kits to fit the requirements of each project depending on the size and location of the generators
"We worked hard to ensure we were as flexible as possible for Cogenco delivering the highest standard of workmanship to stringent safety standards," he said. "These were terrific projects for us to work on and really showed the depth of our experience and expertise in the field of high temperature insulation."
IPS is one of only a handful of contractors in the UK specialising in both insulation and fabrication. As well as its commercial property work IPS operates extensively in the marine sector manufacturing and installing insulation services which provide thermal, acoustic and structural high temperature fire protection on-board ships.
In addition it can fabricate a wide range of products for ships or industrial premises. Its in-house equipment enables the company to offer specialist metal fabrication of stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium products. It further specialises in ventilation and air conditioning systems in commercial properties and on-board ship.