Exhaust systems are one of the areas which can have a significant impact on the performance of a Formula One car, where design changes involving pipe diameters, tuned lengths and overall weight will all have an effect. One constant of these systems is the use of a super alloy called Inconel which is capable of coping with the extreme temperatures and stresses that occur in F1.
Chris Tullett Exhausts have many years experience in the design, development and fabrication of Inconel exhaust systems helping manufacturers and teams at all levels of motorsport create a race winning package.
Here are a few interesting facts about Formula One exhausts and the Inconel material used to make them >
It has now been 6 months since we have moved, and time has certainly flown by! We're proud to announce that we have now become an official exhaust supplier to the Indy Car Series where we've had the pleasure of seeing our work on a few race winning cars.
When we moved, our intention for doing so was to give us the ability to increase production and take on higher levels of work,
and we have now taken on additional staff for the same reasoning. In the office, we now have a Production Coordinator, Danielle Masters, who joined our team
to further streamline our processes and increase efficiency.
On the workshop side, we have the pleasure of taking on Alan Hawkes, a skilled fabricator with many years of experience under his belt.
Furthermore, we have additional people working in heatshielding - a department which has seen rapid growth since it's inception.
As of the start of 2015 Chris Tullett Exhausts have moved premises to Stocklake Park, Aylesbury. Our new 9,500 square feet building is twice the size of the three units that we occupied in Townsend Piece up until the end of 2014. As well as doubling our floor space, we have markedly improved the working conditions for all of our staff as well as leaving us in an ideal position to continue to grow the business in the years ahead.
Having taken possession of the new building at the beginning of November extensive work has been carried out to turn an empty shell into a usable space. In the main workshop area new gas and compressed air distribution systems have been installed together with fume and dust extraction solutions and complete electrical and cat 5 cabling works.
Moving across the Christmas and New Year period meant that we were able to limit the amount of manufacturing down time that we experienced and as a consequence few, if any, customers should have been disadvantaged. While it isn't something that we would want to repeat any time soon, the move will ensure that we are well placed to deliver the best possible service to all our customers in the coming years.