Metal fabrication is a form of manufacturing that involves the cutting, shaping, and bending of metal. It is a common form of engineering, and shops that specialize in it are known as fab shops. Blackburn Starling manufacture bespoke LV panels for the Oil & Gas market. These are designed, manufactured and tested in-house to ensure that they meet industry requirements.
The company’s highly experienced team of engineers offer a flexible approach to the design / manufacture of bespoke equipment, often working within tight time constraints. The fabrication shop has the capacity to produce mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium fabricated components for a wide range of industries. In addition to fabrication and welding services the Blackburn Starling team can provide custom machining, painting and specialist coating services. The ISO 9001:2015 company can deliver a full turnkey service from initial CAD design through to finished product. Whether it’s hoppers for agricultural use, cabinets for small businesses, or a myriad of platforms and tanks for large industrial facilities, Metal Fabrications can create the components required to keep power plants running smoothly.
Fabrication, machining and welding capabilities are extensive in carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium and exotic metals such as Inconel(r), Monel (r) and Hastelloy(r). Machining facilities include milling, turning, drilling, boring, counterboring, pocketing, knurling, threading and tapping. Plasma cutting and laser and plasma forming are also available. Finished products are painted or powder coated in a variety of colour and finish options and 2D and 3D CAD capability is in place.
Oil & Gas
The oil and gas industry requires high-performance, custom-fabricated metal parts that are capable of enduring extreme environmental conditions. Miller understands that maintaining a dependable stream of these parts is essential for OEMs to meet production schedules without sacrificing quality or cost targets. This is why we utilize the latest metalworking and welding automation, robotic machinery and digital technologies to support fabrication needs in the mining and oil & gas equipment industries.
The growth of the shale oil boom has created a new requirement for fabricated equipment within two key areas of extraction: new wellsites and the transportation pipeline. This increased demand has resulted in a faster turnover of equipment, which increases the pressure on an already stretched supply chain. Blackburn Starling offers a full-range of fabrication services for the oil and gas industry, including CAD design, manufacture, painting / specialist coating, delivery and collection. This is supported by a consignment stock arrangement and a strict material control policy that ensures conformance to customer requirements.
Utilising conventional and leading-edge techniques to transform metal materials into bespoke fabrications that match specifications and perform beyond expectations in real world applications.
Providing a wide range of fully type-tested standard products the energy sector is a primary growth area for the company. All production takes place in the company’s 4.5 acre factory on the outskirts of Nottingham with full in-house CAD design, manufacture, painting / specialist coating and delivery services. A high definition plasma cutting service is available allowing the production of complex shapes from steel, stainless steel and aluminium up to 30 mm thick. In addition to a full range of welding services (MIG, TIG, arc & robotic), press brake forming and CNC punching / turret punching.
Any metal fabrication and finishing business that produces on-site wastewater will need to have a plan in place for the treatment of this effluent. Failure to do this can lead to pollution of local water courses and sewage works which could prove costly for the fabricator. In many cases it is a criminal offence to pollute such water and the fabricator may find themselves facing hefty fines if they are found to have failed to comply with regulations. Metal Fabrications & Blackburn & Co Ltd offer fabrication, installation, maintenance and repairs of a wide range of metal work. Their fully qualified and experienced staff operate to modern governed standards.
It is possible for any metal fabrication business to reduce the load on their wastewater plant by keeping their liquid waste to a minimum. By regularly testing their wastewater and optimising their processes they can improve environmental performance and reduce trade effluent costs at the same time. This can be achieved by carefully managing the pH levels of the wastewater which is produced, and in particular avoiding the formation of sludge containing aluminium or zinc hydroxide. This is particularly important for companies that carry out electroplating activities.
Custom fabrication, machining and welding of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, Inconel(r), Monel(r) and Hastelloy(r). Painting, powder coating, galvanising, and stainless steel polishing services available. Whether it’s hoppers for agricultural use, cabinets for your small business or the myriad of platforms, tanks and stairs for large industrial businesses we provide you with bespoke engineering solutions.