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Case Studies » Advanced Composites Group

The Challenge

The Advanced Composites Group site in Manchester involved routine handling of solvents such as Acetone, IMS and MEK along with some resins and flammable gases.

The core process areas involved a number of automated mechanical operations as part of resin impregnation onto various fabrics and then dying the final product.

The Solution provided

A key focus of the survey undertaken was to review the provision and suitability of ventilation across the various site operations and to identify where improvements were required. Further to this issues such as bulk storage, dispensing materials and potential ignition sources such as by static ignition were explored and discussed in the report. Certain areas of the site storage and process activities required zoning and this was identified.

The report provided a clear to follow action plan with suggested timescales for completion that ACG could work to.