Worksop Galvanizing has galvanized almost 100 tonnes of steel used to manufacture a number of buffer stops that have been installed at various points across London Underground's rail network.
Chesterfield fabrication firm Direct Engineering turned the steelwork into 19 buffer stops for London Underground Limited, the organisation that maintains the network on behalf of statutory body Transport for London.
Each of the steel buffer stops weighed 4.9 tonnes, and measured 2.2 metres wide, by 1.5 metres high, by 2.5 metres long.
Paul Robinson, Commercial Manager of Worksop Galvanizing, commented: “By having the steelwork galvanized, a process which sees it dipped into molten zinc at temperatures of up to 450oC to provide a protective coating against corrosion, it will ensure the buffers will have a long and maintenance-free lifespan, even in an environment as demanding as an underground rail network.”
Ray Woolley, of family-run Direct Engineering, explained: “This project involved particularly tight lead times, and thanks to the efforts of the team at Worksop Galvanizing, and the quality of the galvanizing work, the buffers were manufactured and despatched to our Customer’s requirements.”