Blog / Bespoke LEV System for leading producer of dried herbs in Norfolk, UK
27TH NOVEMBER 2023
Our client is one of the largest producers of dried herbs in Europe, based in Norfolk, UK. Using state-of-the-art technology, they are able to to harvest and process locally grown produce at incredible speed without compromising on the quality of their product, achieving a Grade AA from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
The system was expertly designed with our clients unique requirements in mind; our BlueClean® FP ULTRA filter unit was designed with a bespoke filtration area of 180 m2 using an anti-static oleophobic filter media to ensure maximum filtration efficiency.
This dust type required some ATEX-rated equipment, for both Zone 20 and 22 areas. Our Team designed fully integrated explosion relief panels as well as ATEX-rated non-return valves into the LEV system to ensure full compliance with ATEX Directives, and the highest levels of safety for workers and equipment.
Our Team has decades of experience with the design, installation, and commissioning of LEV Systems in ATEX-rated environments, and are fully conversant in relevant legislation and regulations to give you peace of mind in the safety and longevity of your new LEV system.
A discharge air silencer was fitted to significantly reducing both noise pollution in the local environment, in addition to a secondary HEPA filter ensuring any airborne particulates were not recirculated in the exhaust air.
The compact design of machinery on the processing side of the facility necessitated bringing the filter units up to the third floor; the client and our Team worked exceptionally well together to overcome these logistical hurdles when installing the LEV system.
Our client was very pleased with the outcome; their Production Manager praised the effectiveness of the bespoke solution in assisting their process.
"Before we started running the LEV system from integratedAIR, the site was covered in a visible layer of dust and we had staff constantly hoovering and wiping down the system. It was an almost instant change in the environment and working conditions for our staff when we started running the dust extraction system.
The commissioning of the system was essential as its quite a light product, with an even lighter dust; the integratedAIR Team were able to configure the system to remove only the very fine dust particles and leave the slightly heavier product behind, so ultimately we get the maximum amount of product from our process."
"We are glad to hear our LEV system is performing as expected and improving the processing system at our clients facility.
The positioning of the filter unit made for a challenging install process, but everyone at the site went above and beyond to help the integratedAIR Team during the install and subsequent visits to commission the system."
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