Vital Link has Design and Project Departments based both in the US and UK; with extensive experience in meeting customer requirements to provide oversight of all aspects of project design, manufacture, installation and commissioning in accordance with our ISO 9001 procedures.
Vital Link offer services to customers to insure that new projects and upgrades to existing facilities are planned and managed to meet the end-user requirements and conform to industry and local national standards for design, construction, operation and safety. Vital Link consultancy services also focuses on life cycle cost and operational availability. As part of this service Vital Link provide system and component studies such as Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) analysis to assist customers in controlling costs, assessing future maintenance and inventory control.
Vital Link have in-house personnel and capability to undertake acoustic and thermo-aerodynamic analysis of engine test facility designs for customers. Analysis consists of both physical testing of products and proven engineering software to evaluate and optimize design solutions to accurately insure the customer requirements will be met.
Vital Link provides on-going support for engine test facilities by providing analysis of failures, component redundancy and up-grades for operational capability requirements or to improve performance of facilities to support customers and users revised current and future requirements. Vital Link has extensive experience in providing such support for US Air Force engine test facilities which has extended operational availability, improved performance while reducing the cost of ownership. Improvements include up-dated control systems, improved exhaust acoustic systems (ESAK) and greater operational availability though spares logistical programs and preventative maintenance planning.
Vital Link offers technical support to customers to maximize availability of facilities to meet customer requirements through services that includes:
Vital Link provides comprehensive support for the refurbishment of jet engine test facilities. Vital Link Site personnel work together with our technical staff to produce a refurbishment plan that meets the customer technical requirements, time restrictions, workload requirements, and budgetary restrictions. Vital Link provides all services for the complete overhaul of the facility including the structure, intake and exhaust systems and test systems.
Vital Link Inc. possesses all required Level III drawings and appropriate Technical Orders for U.S. Air Force jet engine test facilities including A/F32 A-18, A/F 32 T-4, A/F 32T-9, A/F37 T-10, A/F37 T-11 and A/F 37T-12, to ensure that facility configuration control is maintained.
We also specialize in the relocation of complete jet engine test cells and aircraft acoustical enclosures (hush houses) Including U.S. Air Force A/F 32T-9, A/F37 T-10, A/F37 T-11and A/F 37T-12 and US Navy T-10 hush House. Vital Link Inc. is recognized by the U.S. military as the contractor of choice in this field having performed over twenty (20) such relocations for the U.S. Air Force and Navy, providing saving U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars.
Vital Link Inc. relocation contracts are often performed on a turnkey basis that includes the provision of new reinforced foundations, site utilities, and reinstallation of the facility together with the customer specified level of refurbishment or upgrade.