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Hot Dip Galvanizing

At CEFRANK, we use hot-dip galvanizing to protect the steel of the frames used in all of our products, from manifolded cylinder packs, cylinder pallets and filling system frames. We choose this method because it provides long life, durability and predictable performance. All of our modular pieces are hot-dipped galvanized inside and out to a thickness of 70 microns. This means that our frames will not rust or age from environmental exposure over many, many years of field service.

Why CEFRANK Chooses Hot-Dip Galvanizing

  • The finish is consistent and durable. It won’t age and chip like paint will, and will ensure the steel frame remains presentable during the life of the product.
  • Hot-dip galvanizing bonds metallurgically to the steel. No other coating process has this feature, and as a result has the greatest resistance to mechanical damage during handling, storage, transport and construction – an important factor where steelwork is to be shipped around the world.
  • All surfaces of the steel are coated – inside, outside, awkward corners, and narrow gaps which would be impossible to protect in any other way.
  • Galvanizing is a once only process, committed to the concept of the maintenance-free use of steel, ensuring long service life and virtually eliminating disruptive maintenance.
  • Galvanizing is more economical to the manufacturing process in both cost of materials and application and this means we can keep our costs low and maintain competitive prices.
  • Galvanizing is one of the few coatings which is completely defined by a British Standard (BS EN ISO 1461). 

     

    Why Galvanizing is better for the environment

    Galvanizing is a zinc coating process which uses no volatile organic compounds. It has been in use for 170 years, basically unchanged. Well documented case studies show that galvanizing vastly extends the useful life of steel goods and structures and reduces the cost of their maintenance. Zinc is endlessly recyclable without any loss of its physical or chemical properties. About 30% of the world’s zinc supply comes from recycled zinc, and about 80% of the zinc available for recycling is indeed recycled. Due to the durability and long life span of most zinc products, which in some cases last maintenance-free for over 100 years, much of the zinc produced in the past is still in use, constituting a valuable and  sustainable resource for future generations. Global reserves of zinc ore, far from depleting, have in fact increased over the past 25 years.

    Published by Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW;

    This is just one of the ways that CEFRANK manifolded cylinder packs and cylinder pallets keep providing for the customer long after the sale is made. We ensure our products last longer and require less maintenance. The extended life-cycle of CEFRANK products is good for the customer and good for the environment.

     

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The CEFRANK Cylinder Pallet

The great thing about a blog is that it gives you the chance to talk about things in a less formal manner. We often find that many customers and enquiries are hesitant to get talking or ask questions about our products because it is a very niche part of the larger compressed gas industry and the products themselves, in particular the manifolded cylinder bundles, or ‘packs’ as we call them, are a bit of a mystery to many. Not everyone working in the field knows much about or even understands what the manifolded packs actually do. The pallets on the other hand are a much simpler product, and a good place to start our informal discussion about our products.

Ever since we developed our CEFRANK pallet, we’ve had inquiries and orders from all over the world and some unexpected markets. Steel pallets are a fairly standard item in many industries, but there’s a reason people keep coming back to our product.  The reason is that CEFRANK pallets are specially designed for most cost effective maintenance, shipping and handling. Over the years we’d had jobs where we would  receive hundreds of pallets for repair and maintenance, and it was then that our founder, Frank Cetinich saw the potential for a product that could be repaired onsite and as needed. No welding required, no painting or touch-ups and most importantly very little down time.

Our steel, galvanised pallets are modular and bolted. This means that they come to you disassembled and flat-packed, straight from our factory with instructions on how to assemble with a small selection of simple tools. Our pallets don’t need to be welded together, meaning they don’t need specialist tradespeople for assembly or repair jobs. Two able bodies, with a small tool kit and some cooperation is all it takes to put together the CEFRANK pallet.

12 Cylinder pallet

 

Universal Compressed Gas Equipment

At CEFRANK we’ve been developing our design over the years to create a product that is universal. When you stop and think about all the different rules and regulations, standards and laws that exist from region to region, let alone all over the world today, it’s astonishing to think that one product of such a specialised nature can possibly satisfy all the codes in all countries. It’s a big claim, and there are probably exceptions, but when it comes to road, transport, handling and safety requirements, our designs have been developed by CEFRANK founder Frank Cetinich to conform with the various standards across Europe, America, Asia, Africa, the middle east and Australia. Mr Cetinich has travelled extensively and has been troubleshooting with major gas companies for years when it comes to gas cylinder packs and pallets.

Mr Cetinich has given a unique kind of attention to the CEFRANK design. The kind of attention benefits from years of travel, experience, improvement on design flaws across a range of industry standards and most importantly passion for his work. Mr Cetinich has dedicated his life to his business and the development of a superior product that is cost effective to manufacture, transport and maintain. Regarded by peers and colleagues as a pioneer in the industry, Mr Cetinich has enjoyed the challenge of bringing his fresh approach and unique perspective to compressed gas cylinder equipment  and to a very closed and conservative niche industry.

Lately we’ve had a resurgence of interest in our slim-line range of gas cylinder packs and pallets. Designed to fit 17 x 12 cylinder bundles into a 20 foot container – which is 3 more than our regular design –  this design upholds all of the rigorous design and manufacturing standards as our regular bundle, but with a design that allows more bundles to fit into a container. This concept was designed by Mr Cetinich because he could foresee a time when resources became scarce and environmental impact became a major concern of the gas industry.

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This range of slim-line bundles is perfectly in tune with the wider ethos of CEFRANK. Our mission is to offer a range of products that first of all is of the highest quality, but that doesn’t rely on old fashioned engineering attitudes and the out of date belief that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it“. We believe that the current standard of gas cylinder bundles in the field today are over-engineered, over weight and are costing not only the gas companies but the environment.

– Our gas cylinder bundle is lighter, has a smaller carbon footprint, and is cheaper to maintain.
– Our designs will conform with your current standards and we work with businesses to find the mostcost-effective solutions.
– Our prices are competitive as we have adopted a business model that saves significantly on overheads.
– We have global reach, reputation and experience.

So, what’s stopping you from getting in touch to find out if your business can benefit from our wisdom?

Get in touch at cetech(at)cefrank(dot)com