Stories from the field
The opening of the Exponor 2017

Coverage of the Exponor Chile 2017 exhibition

By Lester Millard on 29 May 2017

The exhibition was opened with multiple VIP’s and all the top Chilean government officials like Mr. J.Bunster, the Minister of Energy, Mr. H. de Solminihac Tampier, the Minister of Mining, and many ambassadors from around the world.

Ingimex integral multiturn valve lock

Protecting a food manufacturing plant

By Lester Millard on 12 May 2017

We congratulate our distributor in Chile (Ingimex SpA) with a successful installation of the single key integral multiturn valve lock on a gate valve that protects the firefighting system for a major food manufacturing plant in Santiago, Chile.

Lester & Rob at the grand opening

Up and running at our new office in Rijen

By Lester Millard on 18 April 2017

First of all, a very big thank you to Mr. Rob Koevelt the Managing Director of Kin Pompentechniek who project-managed the complete new building of our new manufacturing facilities.

Technical training Ingimex. All employees receiving their certificates.

Technical training for our distributor in Chile, Ingimex

By Lester Millard on 2 March 2017

During this technical training we went through the basics again as a refreshment. But also we drilled down deep into the interlock applications and the advantages for our clients using our interlocks via our well trained and fully qualified exclusive distributor in Chile: Ingimex.

Kin pompentechniek & Alcatraz building

Kin and Alcatraz, two Indutrade-sisters in one building

By Lester Millard on 7 December 2016

It all started about a year ago, during an Indutrade conference of all the Managing Directors. When Rob Kouvelt, the managing director of Kin Pompentechniek, and myself were chatting about out the two businesses. Exchanging information about how different the two business and the markets we serve are and how we best support our clients.

Patricia Cuevas (Ingimex) & Lester Millard (Alcatraz Interlocks) at Enaex

Visiting a mining & industrial explosives manufacturing plant

By Lester Millard on 2 December 2016

In October 2016 during my visit to Chile with our exclusive distributor INGIMEX. One of the major clients we visited during a long week in Chile, was a company called Enaex. Situated in the northern part of Chile, in a mining town called Antofagasta. This was a very interesting company indeed.

The Makerbot Replicator

What inspired us to acquire a 3D printer?

By Lester Millard on 30 September 2016

For many years I’ve been inspired by 3D printing. I first encountered a 3D printer back in 2000 when I was visiting some high tech manufactures, they had already started using this technology for their design and development work. Wow, I was impressed!

Gear operated valve interlock Rotork handwheel valve

Working together with Rotork Gears to ensure your safety

By Lester Millard on 11 November 2015

Over the last year we have been working closely with Rotork Gears. Rotork is the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company that operates in any market where the flow of gases or liquids needs to be controlled. The company is divided in several divisions. One of the divisions is called ‘Rotork Gears’.

Stories from the field

Greetings from Abu Dhabi

By Lester Millard on 10 March 2015

Our Supervisor Engineer Arek Janik shows us how to operate a valve interlock mounted on a globe valve.
The heat of Abu Dhabi didn't stop him from operating it correctly. Like our interlocks, Arek is doing his job under extreme conditions.

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New video: Pressure safety valve changeover using valve interlocks

Our newest video is finished. In this video Bram Loose explains the working and sequence of our valve interlocks used on pressure safety valves,... Read more

Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2017

On the 20th and 21st of June the 2017-edition of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in... Read more

Attending the Exponor Chile 2017 exhibition

From the 15th of May till the 19th of May we are attending the global technology and innovation show for the mining industry in Antofagasta -... Read more

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