APS UK Ltd recently completed a tightly scheduled project to improve dust extraction for a major Yorkshire bakery.
The project provided two downflow containment booths as the bakery was having an issue with high levels of airborne dust exposure. An existing dust collector was already in place but it was old and had failed its Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) test, so a new solution was needed. The project had a very tight turnaround and APS were given just 8 weeks from order placement to complete the project and have it commissioned.
In 8 weeks a 5.5m and a 3m booth were designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned. Downflow booths provide a walk-in working area that provides constant clean air and suppresses dust clouds from forming whilst also capturing and removing airborne particles (such as flour in this instance). Air then goes through a three-stage filtration process to ensure it is kept clean.
Downflow booths provide a high level of operator protection from potentially harmful airborne contaminants generated during manual powder handling operations (such as weighing).
APS worked closely with Yorkshire Profiles who manufactured the 304 stainless steel components for the project.
The project was completed to the high standards that APS hold themselves to, even with such a tight deadline. The customer was highly satisfied and has since placed an order for another downflow booth in their new facility.
Associated Plastic Services (UK) Ltd (APS UK)’s sales engineers have over 50 years combined industry knowledge and experience. APS UK specialise in designing and installing bespoke dust and fume control systems, pneumatic conveying systems and Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing, servicing and aftercare.