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Lock leak techniques demonstrated at open day

H2OX demonstrate leak sealing techniques to the general public at museum open day.

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Canal and River trust, Oxford Hydrotechnics held an open demonstration at the National Waterways Museum, to give visitors an insight into the work that goes into the maintenance of our country's locks.

Visitors to the museum, which itself is located  on the banks of the Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal, were guided through the techniques and processes involved in the essential work that Oxford Hydrotechnics carry out on the canals.

Museum goers were particularly interested in Oxford Hydrotechnics' environmentally friendly solutions to sealing leaks and the innovative nature of using resin injection as a repair method for leaking locks and canal walls.

Upcoming shows and exhibitions

H2OX have a number of great events lined up over the coming months, please see below for more details.

February 2014

The team will be manning a stand at the annual Concrete show on the 27th and 28th February 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham. We'll be on stand E76 if you'd like to drop by for a chat.

March 2014
We will have a stand and also be presenting at the DCE Southampton Event on the 13th of March at Southampton's Novotel, SO15 1RA.

May 2014
Between the 20th and 22nd of May, we will be attending the International Railway Infrastructure Exhibition, Infrarail, at Earls Court 2 in London.

Annual H2OX Seminar Event
Also, remember to keep an eye out for our annual seminar. The last two have been great knowledge sharing and networking events at London's Union Jack Club and we'll be hoping for another excellent turn out this year!

Annual training day a success

Full house as Oxford Hydrotechnics staff attend annual training day at H2OX Head Office.

As part of Oxford Hydrotechnics' continued commitment to the ongoing training of its staff, H2OX HQ played host to our annual training day, covering key areas of both on-site and off-site activities.

Office and site  personnel alike were taken through the key areas of Oxford Hydrotechnics' effective business management procedures before partaking in a team building session.

The day proved to be a resounding success and proved that Oxford Hydrotechnics pull no punches when it comes to maintaining the high standards our clients expect.

For information on our products, services and past projects, please take a look at our website, containing data sheets on our materials and case studies explaining how we've used them on live jobs.

Bags of innovation at H2OX

H2OX use innovative grout bag technique to close off redundant chambers next to a canal.

Oxford Hydrotechnics have devised an alternative solution to regular chamber closure techniques by installing grout filled geo-textile bags into the cavity.

H2OX were approached by the client to solve the problem of closing off 4 redundant abstraction chambers at the side of a canal.

The chambers presented a number of issues that hindered typical chamber closure techniques, these included both the chambers being fully submerged in canal water and each chamber having its own, differing set of dimensions.

Additional difficulties were faced when considering that the specification called for the chambers to be completely water tight, despite them having one side completely open to the canal.

The chambers were cleared using a compressed air lance to move silt and organic debris back into the canal before having oversized, Terram geo-textile bags installed. The porous nature of 
the Terram meant that the bags would not collapse under the pressure of the water and would also allow the canal water to be displaced as the bags were filled with Natural Cement (chosen for its environmentally friendly characteristics).

As the bags filled, they took up the internal dimensions of each chamber, acting as flexible shutters and creating a permanent, water tight seal, satisfying the requirement of both the client, and the Canal and River Trust.

H2OX complete the sett!

Oxford Hydrotechnics use innovative hardfoam technique to fill empty badger setts beneath railway track.

H2OX have completed the installation of an innovative, resin injected, Hardfoam technique to close off badger setts on a stretch of Oxfordshire railway line.

Oxford Hydrotechnics were contracted in by the client to design a solution to fill track-side voids created by badgers to ensure that the protected species could not return to the area.

Resident badgers were removed from the site by specialists, who monitored the setts for a period of 21 days before declaring them inactive and safe for work to commence.

The solution (which can also be used to lift slabs), provided a fast and efficient alternative to cementitious products. The equipment can be set up in as little as 15 minutes and can place up to 80 cubic metres of foam in a 6 hour shift. The resin hose can deliver at locations of up to 140 metres away from the truck, making it perfect for projects such as rail environments, where strict possession restrictions can be a problem.

The Hardfoam also provided a more environmentally friendly solution due to its nature of becoming inert once cured, meaning that any overspill of the light weight foam was easier to dispose of than grout or concrete. The friable nature of the foam also meant that any future digging out and removal would be accommodated with far less effort than concrete or cement.

Overall, Oxford Hydrotechnics were able to place 390m3 of Hardfoam resin at the site. Once cured, the objective of closing off the badger setts and preventing re-entry was met. The speed and efficiency of installation provided significant cost savings to the client. Further savings were made when considering the cheaper removal costs of the Hardfoam over those required for cement or concrete based alternatives.

An eventful few months!

Hopefully you've seen a lot of us lately! We've been manning stands and wearing out projectors across the country in a bid to explain the benefits of resin injection leak sealing and ground stabilisation techniques.

Since the last newsletter, we've been to The 
British Tunnelling Exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Westminster, for two days of networking and catching up with the tunnelling industry's latest news and updates, whilst sharing our own, latest techniques.

We attended two Direct Contracts Exhibitions, one in Stoke and one in Kingston Upon Thames, discussing our specialist resin injection services.

Our public interaction event at the National Waterways Museum open day proved a success, strengthening our relationship with the general public who often do not get the chance to ask questions about what maintenance is being undertaken on our waterways.  

All of this on top of the numerous CPD style presentations that we've been delivering at offices throughout the UK. We've certainly been keeping busy.

We're booking up! Call us now to discuss our seminar availability for 2014!

H2OX are available for CPD style seminars and lunchtime/evening presentations at your request.

If you'd like us to come to your place of work to discuss and demonstrate our products, methods and services, please give us a call on 01869 346001.

We provide lunch as standard at our CPD style presentations and feel that they are a great way for us to explain the wide array of applications for our products.

If you'd like to discuss our seminar availability, or just for a general chat about current projects, please call us on 01869 346001 or email Jason at Jason.Carter@H2OX.Net
Can we help?
Oxford Hydrotechnics is currently working on a number of prestigious resin injection, grouting and remedial projects throughout the UK. If you'd like any more information on how we can help you, please give us a call on 01869 346001 or fire us an email
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