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Working according with the ACOP L8

Improving the performance of a Cooling Tower   

The problem: A factory from Wales had performance problems with a cooling tower of 3 cells, which was affecting the day to day running of the tower. They wscreenshot_4anted to have the cooling tower cleaned during the shutdown of their factory, meaning they were on a time limit.

The situation of the packing (infill) was so bad that it was necessary to remove the packing, clean it and then refit the packing. The factory asked the original company to come and complete the works but was unable to, that’s when Clever Engineering was contacted.

The solution: Clever Engineering carried out the work. The packing was extremely fouled with scale which made it very difficult to remove, we lifted out the separate cells one by one, cleaning and refitting. We removed tscreenshot_5he drift eliminators too, and stacked in an area for separate cleaning.

When we were removing the packing we also inspected the water distribution pipework. This was found to be almost completely blocked with deposits (it appeared to be a combination of scale, silt and oil, which resulted in a black sludge). We decided that each pipe would be cut in half, the deposits removed and then the pipe re fitted using a flexible rubber seal.

Follow up: The factory has given us good feedback and are happy with the cleaning we carried out, the cooling tower is working better and Clever Engineering have scheduled activities for the future.

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Komfovent Air Handling Units keep people safe in critical environment

Cleaning the air in a Sour Fluid Testing Facility

Komfovent Air Handling Unit
Komfovent Air Handling Unit

The problem: Element Materials Technology is a leading company working to ensure that the materials and products being used in the industry are safe, which is why they built a new Sour Fluid Testing Facility in Scotland.

They wanted to ensure that the internal environment is healthy, so they needed a system to control the air quality. They wanted to provide volt free contact through a H2S monitor panel, so that the system would start to purify the internal air.

The solution: C² designed a system to control the environment within the Sour Fluid Testing Facility. The installation was completed by Cammach Group ltd, a dynamic, progressive and flexible engineering company that provides a wide range of products and engineering services to the global onshore, offshore and marine industries.

Control Panel

The system consists an AHU, extract fan and a Control Panel to control the air inside the sour area testing facility. The systems work in normal mode supplying and extracting air from the facility. With a H2S control panel, it monitors the system providing volt free contact, which will switch the system to Purge mode when the AHU and Extract fan start to work to a higher speed, to purify the air inside the facility.

Follow up: The system is ensuring a comfortable working environment avoiding indoor pollution. Element could follow up by testing the products and materials inside the Sour Fluid Testing Facility, ensuring that they are all safe and the systems are working correctly.

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The “Greenest Building in North America” Uses Ductsox Under Floor Air Distribution!

Billed as the “Greenest Building in North America,” the new Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is one of only a handful of buildings worldwide that will provide “net positive” benefits to the environment. It reduces UBC’s carbon emissions, powers itself and a neighbouring building with renewable and waste energy, creates drinking water from rain, and treats wastewater onsite.

To ensure proper distribution of airflow within their Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) system, Stantec Engineering included the Ductsox Under Floor product, UnderFloorSox (UFSox). The product contributed to an easier installation and provided the correct temperature distribution creating a comfortable environment for occupants.

Ductsox UFSox systems are expressly designed to work with raised access flooring and can be configured to provide a variety of thermal zones within a floor. Increasingly UFAD solutions are being considered by End-users and Consulting Engineers; UFSox will possibly be a key-solution for easier construction integration and better performance from now on as they offer convincing benefits:

  • Improving building services flexibility
  • Extending building lifecycle and reducing energy costs
  • Improving thermal comfort and control for employees
  • Reduces floor-to-floor height in new constructions
  • Increases occupant productivity and satisfaction
  • Providing increased indoor air quality and ventilation efficiency

We have a range of information available on UFAD products and we’d be happy to provide any assistance with your current or future under floor projects. Please contact us or call on 0845 057 3097.

Perfect Factory Cooling Created with Measured Results for Specialist Fixings and Fasteners Manufacturer

When Richco International needed to cool down their UK manufacturing plant in Northfleet it was DuctSox fabric ducting that clinched the deal. Their challenge was that they needed to get the temperature of their plant room down to acceptable levels while at the same time eliminating any draughts that might upset the critical measuring equipment there.

A system was designed which delivered cool fresh air from 3 Met Mann AD-14-VS/100 floor-mounted top discharge evaporative coolers mounted externally at the rear of the factory and connected with a range of DuctSox Sedona-Xm fabric ducts, a premium grade fabric that provides ‘comfort-flow’ a superior airflow, which solved their specific air movement issue on the factory floor below.

DuctSox’s H-Track, an anodized aluminium track suspension system, was mounted via the purlins keeping the fabric duct system stable above the production area this hanging system is great for applications where the system changes direction.

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