Food & Beverage
We have many years of experience in the design and installation of extraction systems for the food processing and beverage industry.
We control dust created during the processes of mixing, drying, weighing, wrapping and transporting food ingredients.
Our approach in dealing with the majority of challenges in this industry is a catch-at-source solution, which moves the dust via ductwork to a central filter unit.
Combustible dust explosions are a hazard in food processing plants. This is why we ensure that all of our extraction systems are fully compliant with the latest EU ATEX directives in relation to protection for equipment installations and people.
We have worked on variety of projects in the food processing and beverage industry, but one recent piece of work stands out. Taylors of Harrogate are one of the few remaining family tea and coffee merchants and have been blending quality teas since 1886. The company is best known for its Yorkshire Tea blends.
We were selected by Taylors of Harrogate to install a state-of-the-art dust extraction plant. The system we supplied for them extracts dust directly from teabag filling stations and transports it via special ‘smooth bore’ galvanised ducting to a filter collector, housed in the roof space above the tea hall.
Two ATEX approved ‘Downflo’ filter units handle air volumes of 20,400 cubic metres per hour and are capable of capturing particles of less than one micron in size.