Comprehensive extraction solutions

We installed several fume and dust extraction systems as part of a major hospital refurbishment project.

Project Overview

Our client asked Roperhurst to design, supply, install and commission various extraction systems to deal with all aspects of their operations, including localised dust extraction for grinding plaster, downdraft tables to deal with fume and fibrous material, flexible arm systems to address solvent and welding fumes and two major dust extraction multi-systems.

Critical elements

Our client was keen to ensure that our extraction solutions not only met their technical specification, but could also be installed to an exacting timetable and whilst the hosital unit continued to function as normal. 

The systems were designed and installed in accordance with HSG258 and DW144, and fully commissioned for COSHH purposes within six weeks of the tender award.

The number of varied processes in different areas of the building required liaison with a large number of suppliers, all of whom needed to be co-ordinated to supply items in line with the timetable.

Good relationships were critical

Site director Martin Whiteley, who led the installation team, said "We were delighted to complete the project within the timeframe and to the client's satisfaction.  The hospital unit remained operational throughout out installation, and we thank their staff for their co-operation and support over the last month."