ERIKS will supply electrically actuated valves and other equipment for the Type 31 frigate programme.
Industrial engineering news website ‘Production Eneingeering Solutions’ were first to report this here.
It is understood that the electrical actuator packages and valves being supplied by ERIKS will be used ship-wide to control a wide range of process fluids, including water and heating and ventilating systems.
“The company will also be supplying filtration equipment, which will be used as part of the Mud Boxes on each warship; these protect marine systems from damage by removing debris and large particles on both suction and discharge lines.”
PES say that this is one of the biggest single contracts ever awarded to ERIKS in the UK and is an important recognition of the company’s parts supply and specialised engineering services.
Andy Silver, director of flow equipment and services, at ERIKS, was quoted as saying:
“By comparison, the electrical actuators and valves that we will be supplying are easier to install and maintain; they are also far safer in operation and, crucially, can be networked, with advanced diagnostics, as part of a new generation of ship-wide automation and digital control systems. These are important factors in the Royal Navy’s programme to introduce a new generation of warships that offer sophisticated defence and offense capabilities with low through-life costs.”