A brand new facility for Hot Isostatic Pressure treatment inaugurated in the north of Spain
Isostatic Toll Services Bilbao SL has recently opened a dedicated new facility in Abanto Zierbena municipality in Biskaia. The plant will be equipped with 2 identical AIP-52 units. Unit No. 1 is already fully operational, and the unit No. 2 will be installed by December 2020. Each unit consists of a water cooled monolithic forging of steel, integrated with molybdenum furnaces, vacuum pumps, compressors, and other high-tech accessory equipment, with full redundancy of the critical components. The redundancy is aiming to ensure Customers a Service Level of 95% availability of each year.
The hot zone of Ø1117 x 2539 mm will be the largest available in in southern Europe, capable to host large items such as engine blades, big vanes, integral rings.
The plant was inaugurated by the Industry Ministry of the Basque Government. Further information and detail on the plant and project can be downloaded from here, ITS Press Release