Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine July/August 2023

HYDRAULICS - PNEUMATICS - ELECTRICAL SAFE, RELIABLE & EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS Services include systems design, build,maintenance & repair, certi昀ed accumulator service centre, 昀ltration, hose supply, OEM kitting service, electrical mechanical services, remote monitoring & component distributors of many leading brands. www.rotec.net sales@rotec.net +44 (0)1823 348 900 degradation over time. “Reclaiming wastewater either for industrial processes or for high-purity purposes is crucial to all aspects of our lives, so selecting the right components can result in a virtuous circle. Effective filtration not only reduces process costs by improving performance and reducing water fees – optimising performance in this key application also safeguards vital natural resources.” 1. https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/water-andwastewater-treatment-market-trends-by-2023-how-the-industrywill-witness-substantial-growth-in-the-upcoming-years-and-topcountries-data-2022-11-18 Armada Engineering, a marine engineering company based in Falmouth in Cornwall, has launched what the company says is the first training centre for hydraulics in the South West of England. The company has been approved as an accredited training centre by the British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), the UK trade association for the fluid power industry. The Armada Engineering Skills Academy has been developed in partnership with Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) and is a CMN Centre of Excellence, part-funded by the European Social Fund. Armada Engineering specialises in advanced engineering and hydraulics for the marine industry. In addition to its head office in Falmouth, it has an engineering centre in Barcelona in Spain to service superyachts in the Mediterranean. Managing Director Joff Collins commented: “There is a skills shortage in engineering across the UK and we want to help boost engineering skills in the South West. This will help enable the region to cement a position at the forefront of marine technology, an area where we already excel.” He continued: “Our new training centre in Falmouth is the only place in the South West to offer this accredited foundation course in hydraulics. Up until now, people would have needed to travel a significant distance for equivalent training. “We are proud that it will be one of the first employer-led training centres as part of CMN’s Centres for Excellence Programme.” Paul Wickes, Chief Executive of Cornwall Marine Network added: “Hydraulics is a vital skill for marine engineering and wider engineering applications such as wind turbines. We are delighted to see Armada launching this new BFPA training centre in Cornwall. This makes hydraulics training more accessible for people and companies wanting to develop. Unlike most other industries, the hydraulic industry has no minimum qualification requirements. So, the purpose of the course and BFPA qualification is to establish an industry standard for training. This will ultimately increase knowledge and safety, enabling the full potential of this vital technology to be realised.” Marine engineering company launches hydraulics training centre