Based in Corsham, Wiltshire, Glentham Life Sciences is a leading supplier of fine chemicals, biochemicals and life science products to research, industrial and pharmaceutical clients.
Company Co-owner Nick Zieleniewski approached Monmouth Scientific in mid 2016 in search of a solution to aid and enhance the efficiency with which the company transferred and repackaged chemical powders, liquids and substances.
Powder Containment Booth
The project brief challenged us to design and fully install a highly bespoke Powder Containment Booth providing a higher level of functionality and flexibility to the transfer of chemical powders for the staff at Glentham Life Sciences.
The unique solution was designed specifically for control of medium to heavy powders with high velocity rear extraction
filtering air up to 1250m3/hr and achieving an air velocity of up to 0.7m/s. The solution provides excellent containment, drawing excess particulate away from members of staff and through H14 HEPA filters before expelling clean air back into the packaging area.
Measuring the full height of the room, the unit’s open front design allows for very easy access to the working area, satisfying the client’s specific requirement for a flexible solution to transferring from and manoeuvring a range of differing size containment drums.
Ductaire® Ducted Fume Cabinet
Alongside repackaging chemical and biochemical powders, Glentham Life Sciences also transfer liquids and other non-solid chemical substances. The Ductaire® 1200 Ducted Fume Cabinet ideally fitted this brief, fully complying with COSHH regulations and providing a clean air environment for staff to safely perform tasks.
The folding front glazing allows full access to the working chamber also featuring a cable access port to allow equipment such as balances to be easily installed.
The fume cabinet has a high chemical resistance and a fully welded polypropylene construction, offing an integral spillage
containment area. In addition, a bespoke work surface was produced to allow for large liquid containment vessels to fit easily into the cabinet, again ensuring the client’s flexibility requirement was fully met.
“We are really pleased with our Monmouth Scientific solutions. They are clean, efficient and very well built.
The Powder Containment Unit allows us the flexibility and clean environment we require to transfer and package chemical powders from drums ranging from 25kg in size, down to 100g.
The Ducted Fume Cabinet guarantees us protection when handling potentially hazardous and odorous chemical liquids.
Both are superb solutions which Monmouth have created to our specific requirements.”