Fume & Dust Extraction

SOCOTEC UK supports client with Section 61 application and Dust Management Plan


McLaren Group was appointed for the adaptive repurposing of Oxford Streets former D.H Evens (House of Fraser) into an adaptive mixed-use development. SOCOTEC UK undertook the works for baseline and real-time environmental monitoring and consultancy throughout the developments. The priority was to address concerns related to noise, dust, and vibration pollution, which are key concerns of councils and their residents. SOCOTEC UK was hired to support McLaren Group with their Section 61 application and Dust Management Plan (DMP) to ensure compliance with local authority regulations.

The requirement was to ensure compliance with the Code of Construction Practice Section 61 and produce a DMP to meet local authorities’ air quality objectives in heavily developed areas.

SOCOTEC UK carried out baseline readings during the pre-construction phase to provide the relevant data required for the DMP and Section 61 application. Real-time monitoring was installed once the applications were approved by local authorities and the action limits agreed. Internal discussions between SOCOTEC UK and McLaren were organised to review both applications and monitoring plans, and alterations were made as necessary.

As a sub-contractor, SOCOTEC UK collaborated with McLaren Group throughout the application process and ensured that the data was accurate and informative.  The necessary alterations to the DMP and Section 61 were made, and SOCOTEC’s engineers were dispatched to relocate the monitoring equipment. All the data, action values, and reports were updated accordingly to reflect the Environmental Health Operators actions.

SOCOTEC UK’s Monitoring team continue to assist with further consultation requirements, ensuring that the monitor equipment remains reliable and meets the required standards.



AirBench Ltd are pleased to announce the release of their new downflow booth models, the VertEx DFB.0

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DFB is designed for use in high-end manufacturing environments, including food and pharmaceutical manufacturing; but can also be applied in wider industry settings. Manufactured as standard in polished T304 stainless steel, the DFB is also available in T316 stainless, or as a powder coated mild steel unit.
Developed in response to a customer request for a UK manufactured downflow booth direct from the manufacturer, DFB is now available to order.
Downflow booths function by providing a flow of clean, filtered air downwards from the roof of the enclosure, over the operator. This ensures the operator remains in a clean air zone at all times. Air is drawn in at the base of the unit, through primary and secondary filters, before being recirculated back through the final stage H13 HEPAs to the operator. A percentage of air is exhausted back to the workspace, ensuring the booth remains in negative pressure at all times.

AirBench offer a full installation and commissioning service for the DFB range.

Visit airbench.com/dfb for more information, or contact AirBench Ltd on 01206 791191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AirBench are pleased to announce the launch of a new range of wet filtered downdraught benches.

AirBench WB is designed specifically for flammable dusts which produce sparks when worked – for example titanium. WB uses a unique double-pass system of baffles to quench sparks in the integral water bath; filtering dust by passing through multiple water sprays.

Airflow is generated using a high-efficiency centrifugal fan, selected specifically for the high pressure needed to induce a water spray.

To date, filtration of this grade has required ducted installations. WB is a huge step forward in that it can be installed by the user, in under an hour; simply position and join the two sections, connect to power and water, and work can begin.

The UK’s most advanced solution to titanium dust extraction, now available from AirBench Ltd.

Visit www.airbench.com/wb for more information, or contact AirBench Ltd to discuss your extraction issues



 This article also featured in the DecemberJan issue below 




Nederman Product Catalogue 2009/2010

Based in Helsingborg, Sweden, Nederman is a global player in working environment products and systems. Over 60 years of experience have helped the Group develop a modern and extensive product range.

Nederman is a world leader in dust and smoke extraction, exhaust fume extraction, hose and cable reels and workplace partitioning.
With sales in more than 50 countries and its own distribution network, Nederman is the best-known brand in the industry on a global basis.

The October edition of EMS magazine

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The October edition of EMS magazine is now available to read online in page turning digital format or PDF format. This edition contains articles on achieving best practice in condition monitoring and plant maintenance as well as the latest products, news and case studies.

Explosion Proof Mobile Dust Extractor Unit

http://www.engineeringmaintenance.info/images/ARC%20Explosion%20Proof%20Mobile%20dustextractor.jpgWe introduce our 'unique' Explosion Proof Mobile Dust Extraction unit which is 'LEGALLY' certified ATEX Zone 21 and Zone 1 (Gas/Dust). Constructed in Stainless Steel (other materials available), it is the only Mobile unit available with this certification. Ideal for Pharmaceutical/Medical, Food industries as it has full HEPA filtration and is cleanroom compatible.

Suitable with:

•    3 metre long 304 grade S/S dust extraction arm
•    2500m3/hr centrifugal fan with 1.5kw EExd II B T5 Motor
•    9m2 multi pocket, anti static, polyester needlefelt bag filter
•    Automatic filter cleaning by timed shaker with 0.55kw EExd II B T5 Motor
•    Secondary HEPA filtration
•    Dust collection bin
•    Electrical control panel requireing 415v 3ph supply
•    304 grade S/S construction

Explosion and dust ignition proof vacuum cleaner systems

http://www.engineeringmaintenance.info/images/ARC%20pic.jpgARC Technologies, is the authorised distributor for ‘Tiger-Vac’ ATEX rated Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Systems for wet or dry recovery. ’ LEGALLY’ Certified for hazardous locations:  Fuel, metal dust, pharmaceutical powder, shooting ranges, flour mills, carbon black, nuclear, etc.

These vacuum cleaner systems are certified for explosion proof / ignition proof hazardous locations by an independent lab and can be used to vacuum up flammable and explosive materials. Qualified for categories 1, 2, & 3 as defined in the ATEX directive 94 / 9 /EC.

DC 1800 EX

The DC 1800 EX is suitable for general cleaning and source extraction. The DC 1800 is small and lightweight, therefore suitable for those that need a highly portable machine that still is powerful enough for source extraction. With its low weight it is easy to carry onto the job site and it can be easily stored or rolled under a workbench.

The DC 1800 is equipped with a steel container and a plastic bag can be used inside the container. It is equipped with a brushless motor (for spark-free operation) and is certified to IP5X standard.

Hazardous Area Equipment Protects Workers from Harmful Dust

Dust BoothA range of hazardous area equipment, including fluorescent emergency lighting units, stop-start pushbut-tons, connectors and terminal boxes manufactured by Cooper Crouse-Hinds, is being used on dust containment booths destined for the pharmaceuticals, chemicals and biotech markets.

Based in Huddersfield, Extract Technology designs and manufactures a range of

Thermo Fisher Scientific Introduces the Thermo Scientific Model 60i Full-Extractive,Multi-Gas Analyz

Thermo Scientific Model 60iThermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the new Thermo Scientific Model 60i, a full-extractive, multi-gas analyzer that features non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) optical filter technology to ensure accurate, precise measurement of up to six gases, including CO, CO2, NO, NO2, and SO2. The Model 60i also accommodates an optional O2 measurement capability using either an affordable electrochemical cell or, when high accuracy and reliability are required, paramagnetic technology. In addition, the unit is designed with built-in safeguards that protect the analyzer in the event of a sample conditioning system malfunction.

The high sensitivity of the Model 60i requires as little as one quarter the flow rate of other instruments, exposing the analyzer and sample conditioning system to less particulate and water for more dependable operation. The Model 60i also possesses a wider dynamic range than other multi-gas analyzers, requiring less configuration. 

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