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Lord creates application engineering center

News International-French

27 Aug 2012

Oil & gas and aeronautical industries will benefit from the local technical support

Global reference in structural adhesives, coatings and systems for noise and vibration control, LORD decided to invest in the development of an application engineering center in Brazil. The initiative, says Bruno Fragoso, manager of new business development and application engineering, aims at streamlining the service of the oil & gas and aeronautical industries.

“Due to the pre-salt layer and the increased demand for Embraer aircrafts, there is sufficient volume of business in the country to justify the investment in a structure such as this, capable of providing local support to several projects that use our mechanical solutions”, he says.

Over the next few years, LORD will invest more than USD 500,000 in equipment, software and the hiring of mechanical engineers. The company already holds similar centers in the USA, Switzerland and China.

As examples of the uses of LORD technologies in Brazil, Fragoso mentions some coupling systems for turbines and sets, which cushion the vibration of the aircraft's control panel. “For offshore platforms, we provide flexible joints that allow certain flexibility to rigid risers, as well as several other devices that control equipment vibration mainly caused by the sea waves”.

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