Case Study: RAF Brize Norton

RAF Brize Norton one of the country’s largest RAF station with approximately 5,800 service personnel, 1200 contractors and 300 civilian staff are upgrading it facilities. The station itself is home to the RAF’s strategic and tactical air transport and air to air refuelling forces, it also hosts many lodger and reserve units. The station is used to welcome back the counties returning fallen heroes. The Argon team were honoured to be contacted by Amey Defence Services to carry out some remedial gas works on site.

Works involved the installation x1 125mm , x1 90mm , x163mm medium pressure gas services, various disconnections and a 63mm medium pressure service alteration with the new altered service rise above ground in a pre- installed GC6 concrete base supplied by the Argon team termination with a 50mm emergency safety control valve. Works were carried out in line with the GIRS standard installation complying with the RAF own strict installation standards. The alteration works were carried out on time and on budget.

Praise was handed down by the station’s senior management for the Argon installations team professionalism, diligence and safe working practices on such a high profile station. The Argon operations team are posed to continue developing working relationships with Amey Defence Services and the RAF group of station.