Welcome to R&B Industrial Ltd Engineering Air Quality
Fume dust extraction Ventilation, Filtration, Testing & Monitoring
R&B Industrial Ltd (established in 1983) offers complete solutions & expertise in:
- The In-House design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning, testing & maintenance of:
- All aspects of fume dust extraction, filtration and industrial ventilation, vacuumation equipment & systems, vehicle exhaust extraction systems.
- Industrial control panels for the above systems, specialising in energy saving inverter and feedback controls etc.
- Performing LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation), initial appraisals, thorough examination & tests, maintenance / servicing call-outs & contracts. (COSHH Regs. 7 & 9). General ventilation HVAC systems testing & commissioning.
- Carrying out workplace hazardous gas, fume or dust monitoring (COSHH regulation 10). We are equipped with the latest sampling and testing methods (Dust /Aerosol, VOC-PID monitoring equipment, personal air sampling pumps, impingement and sampling tubes), and with assistance from UKAS accredited laboratories, we can analyse & report on your air quality.
- Workplace air quality monitoring, surveys & assessments to meet BOHS & HSE guidelines
- Workplace noise assessments to meet the latest HSE Noise @ work regulations (2006)
- ATEX / DSEAR Risk assessments and hazardous area zoning & classification of plant & processes, together with ATEX category air flow monitoring & alarm systems.
- We can reduce your hazardous area zoning, by increasing/controlling ventilation & providing monitoring & control systems to ensure that the ventilation & zoning remains effective.
- Particulate & Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems for:
- (MCERTS) Stack emission monitoring & data logging; systems to meet compliance to IPPC local authority & Environmental Agency guidelines.
- Dust / fume extraction return air quality monitoring & data logging, integrated with LEV air flow monitoring and alarm systems; providing energy saving systems with return air back into workplace, maximising energy efficiency, minimising costs.
We also supply/ manufacture:
- Competitive air, liquid & dust filters; for most manufacturers
- Sheet metal & general fabrication facilities.
Energy efficiency and environmental awareness are now essential for industry, and to remain competitive. R&B Industrial can help you achieve these aims with energy efficient fans, the latest filter media with lower pressure drops / higher efficiencies, together with filtration and process plant automation; This can include flow and pressure control for variable speed drives, ensuring plant is operating at its optimum efficiency. Integrated systems can be supplied for environmental monitoring, logging and alarming of LEV/ dust/fume extraction plant, stack emissions, water quality and other process plant needs.
- We can carry out energy efficiency audits of your plant & controls. This can identify very significant energy efficiency savings. We can then upgrade motors & starters with inverters & feedback control systems, provide air quality monitoring so filtered air can safely be returned back to workplace etc; carrying out design, panel build, installation & commissioning.
We supply of a vast range of filters for dust, fume, mist, oil, liquid, air (including compressed-air) applications and OEM equipment.
Which type of fume dust extraction system is right for my application?
We visit your site to measure, survey and investigate your fume dust extraction requirements, including filtration, air supply, air quality, noise control & attenuation. This includes controlling ATEX/ explosive atmospheres & providing appropriate solutions.
We also provide full maintenance & service contracts. We can provide ‘total’ compliance packages, saving our customers money.
Our In house manufacturing enables us to provide custom & off-the-shelf units, with appropriate selection of filters and cleaning systems, for virtually all applications.
Which type of filter or filter media is right for my application?
We are able to provide expertise to provide the right filtration for your application:
Air filters or ‘depth’ filtration media offer a range of efficiencies; from course airborne/atmospheric dust filters (Grade1,Grade2 – ie glass fibre), to very high efficiency (HEPA) or Ultra-Low Penetration (ULPA) filters. These types of filters are generally suitable for ‘light’ dust loadings; once the filters are blocked / loaded with dust they have to be disposed of and replaced. Therefore, generally with applications with heavy particulate / dust loadings these filters become very expensive due to the constant changing of filters. Different types of depth filter media can be used for oil/VOC filtration, odour removal (when impregnated with activated carbon), or liquid filtration applications; please see the relevant sections for these types of filters & media etc.
Surface filtration media or dust/particulate filters are designed to provide a surface barrier to block the particulate from ‘entering’ the pores of the media; this can either be for a dust or liquid application. The filters are then regularly cleaned by either
- Some type of mechanical shaking, vibrating or rapping, or
- Reverse air cleaning (for dusts), with either compressed air or ‘cleaning’ fans or back-flush cleaning (for liquids).
Providing the correct type of filter media & cleaning system is selected for the application, the filter media can last for a considerably long time; and far longer than ‘depth’ filter media.
The initial cost of these filters (with respect to air-flow / filter velocity etc.) can be considerably higher than the ‘equivalent depth’ filters, however, the filters will last considerably longer.
A wide range of treatments are available to aid the dust release and for explosive dusts / fumes; please see the relevant sections for these details.
We endeavour to make your workplace & all our environments a cleaner safer more pleasant place to be!!
R&B INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AIR QUALITY