We had a strong requirement to reduce the energy consumption within our workshops to help continue our growth, Western Air Ducts provided a cost-effective solution with Inteliair as it could be retro fitted within the extraction systems we already had bringing down the initial costs, accompanied to that we were able to get a grant through the Carbon Trust who accredit the system which provided an added incentive to get the upgrade done. The install was efficient and the results in the early stages are matching our expectations.
They made a couple of site visits, the first for a preliminary look, the second for a detailed examination of the whole installation, after which we received a detailed proposal for a new solution within a matter of days. Western Air Ducts’ design included the provision of new ductwork with gentler bends, further dampers on woodworking equipment, as well as additional baffles and inlet exhausts, creating not only in a quieter extraction system, but also a more energy efficient one. The proposal was accepted, and the job went ahead very quickly and smoothly – everything was completed in a matter of weeks.
The reduced noise levels have been measured and confirmed by Environmental Health officers, the students find the working environment in the woodworking shop much improved, and the local residents are happy once again – so an excellent result all round.
Being able not only to know the exact air flow rate at all times, but also to regulate it easily, enables us to fine-tune the system so that it operates at optimal efficiency. Our plasma cutting machine represents a major investment for this plant and our Board was naturally keen to have it operating at maximum efficiency. The Western Air Ducts extraction system enables us to achieve this, while maintaining our ongoing commitment to health, safety and the environment.
Western Air Ducts took the time to understand our processes in order to provide the optimum solution, from the overall concept, to the all-important details, such as positioning fans so that they can easily be maintained, without the use of scaffolding.