Huntsman – IFS Polyurethanes are a leading speciality chemicals business, providing bespoke polyurethane chemicals to a wide variety of industries and clients.
Sales and Technical Director James Hoyland approached Monmouth Scientific in 2018 in search of a range of solutions to ensure the reactive chemistry and mixing operations carried out were done so in a safe and compliant manner.
Ductaire® Ducted Fume Cabinet
One Ductaire® 1800 Ducted Fume Cupboard and three Ductaire® 1200 Ducted Fume Cupboards were recommended and installed, ideally fitting Huntsman’s brief, fully complying with the company’s Health & Safety polices and providing a clean air environment for staff to perform tasks.
The folding front glazing on the units allows full access to the working chamber which also features a cable access port to allow equipment to be easily installed.
The fume cupboard has a high chemical resistance and a fully welded polypropylene construction, offing an integral spillage containment area. The work surface was produced to allow for apparatus to fit easily into the cabinet, again ensuring the client’s safety requirements when performing Polyurethane reactions and chemical blending were fully met.
Ductaire® TITAN Ducted Fume Cabinet
To ensure the safety of more complex chemical reactions a Ductaire® TITAN 1800 Ducted Fume Cupboard was also installed on site.
The unit was constructed of zintec steel with a radiused front profile and chemically resistant sliding sash to ensure the highest level of fume containment.
A 6mm Trespa Inner Chamber is coupled with a stainless steel aerodynamic front sill designed to allow a continuous flow of air across the work base when the sash is closed.
The cupboard’s low air flow alarm guarantees the laboratory’s staff piece of mind when carrying out tasks, warning them if the unit’s operational parameters are not being met.
Ductwork and Three Phase Fan
The Ductwork route was manufactured completely from PVC and stretched 30m from the fume cupboards, via the laboratory’s roof space and terminating through the external wall.
The 3-phase fan was mounted on the external wall utilising anti- vibration mounts, with the duct stack terminating at a safe level above the roofline.
“The units are great, we are really pleased with them. All operations we perform are done with absolute confidence.
The initial sales discussion was honest, and Monmouth really worked with us to find a solution that met our needs, offering a complete installation service.
The installation team were great, very courteous and worked around an operational lab.
I was really happy with the service we received from Monmouth.”