By Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg’s marine systems operation
Trelleborg’s marine systems operation will exhibit at the 58th Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) Annual Conference in Ontario, Canada on the 6 to 9 September 2016.
Representatives from Trelleborg will be on hand to discuss how its portfolio of mission critical components such as docking, mooring and fender system solutions, as well as IALA compliant modular navigation and mooring buoys, protect port infrastructure over a long and demanding service life, and how to minimize maintenance requirements, maximize efficiencies and improve safety.
It is vital that such mission critical equipment has minimal failure rates and maintenance schedules are optimized. However, to guarantee this, this important equipment needs to be specified correctly and manufactured using the right materials.
After manufacture, they must be subjected to rigorous materials and full-scale testing. And, to ensure they consistently meet working demands and environmental conditions over their lifetime, they need to be maintained correctly and frequently.
At the ACPA Conference, we’re keen to discuss the importance of best practice at every stage of a product’s lifecycle, from manufacture, through to testing and in-life support. We’re keen to hear from stakeholders across the industry what their experiences have been and see if we can better support them.
Founded in 1958, the ACPA serves as a national organizational body for ports and marine interests, including all Canadian port authorities, government entities, and companies doing business in the marine sector.
For more information, visit Trelleborg’s representatives at booth 3 at the ACPA Conference.