Ellon firm's project is out of this world

An Ellon engineering services firm has completed its first '˜space' mission as part of the company's strategy to diversify into new industry sectors.

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 10:00 am
SengS two-metre by six metre hyperbaric chamber

SengS, part of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group, has developed its first hyperbaric test programme on behalf of a tier-one aerospace sector client.

The value of the initial order was around £40,000 with an additional three tests to be carried out later this year.

The company successfully designed and manufactured a two-metre (outside diameter) by six-metre (length) hyperbaric chamber, specifically built to accommodate the test component, following an investment of around £120,000.

The comprehensive test programme involved hyperbaric proof testing and ultimate pressure testing; high-accuracy hyperbaric linear variable differential transformer sensors to monitor displacement and multi-pressure sensors.

Murray Kerr, group strategic commercial director at Pryme Group, founded SengS in 2012 before its acquisition in November 2016.

He said: “This project not only strengthens the reputation of SengS as a market leader in testing capabilities, but also highlights our ability to design and deliver extremely sophisticated projects to aerospace and other high-tech industries.

“For the work of our team to have been recognised by a tier-one business is an extremely positive milestone and we’re confident of securing further aerospace sector contracts in the coming months.”