UK Weekly News: Drilling and Tapping – a mystery explained.

UK flag and typical london sightsHello again,

Another busy week organising Trotec’s marketing push into the UK. We are well advanced with our preparations for IWEX:

I had a number of meetings last week with key suppliers. We have now designed and printed the leaflet that will be going in the May edition of Water Active.  7000 lucky readers will get a leaflet trailing Trotec’s appearance at IWEX between May 24th – 26th at the world famous National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

We are also finalising the design of the stand so that we can welcome visitors from all directions. We are located on Stand A10 which will be adjacent to the Drilling and Tapping competition. This event is synonymous with the IWEX exhibition and is a team time trial. Each team has two members, one of which must work for or be connected with a water company or one of their partner companies. The aim of the competition is for this team to drill and tap a section of ductile iron mains pipe, 150mm in diameter under pressure. They must also install a simulated service connection. The main requirements are speed, dexterity and skill. The most important parameter is the quality of the work. Penalty points are added to each teams score if the joint is leaking or there are other issues with the work.

It’s a very interactive and exciting completion and lots of people who visit the show come just to see the competition – and you can get a fantastic view of proceedings from the Trotec stand.

That’s all for this week … more News from the UK next week.

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