Work includes repair of damage to structural elements, such as head frames, longitudinal rails, tank-body and attachment parts. Sealings are replaced as required, wear and tear checks are carried out on all components, and hydraulic and/or electric equipment is checked and repaired, including integrated heating/cooling equipment, valve control, pumps, electronic devices and power generators. The tanks are then typically pressure-tested and repainted if required. Repaired, upgraded and refurbished units are then tested and certified before their return to the customer.
Depending on the work carried out servicing can extend a tank’s usability by thirty months or five years; extensive refurbishment can extend the unit’s life by a further ten to twenty years. WEW has worked with a number of military customers on tank servicing and refurbishment including the US Army and German Bundeswehr, with orders ranging from a single unit, a series of units, or multi-annual framework contracts.