Vacuum solution for Huntsman
23 January 2013
Global chemicals manufacturer, Huntsman Advanced Materials utilises a Nilfisk- CFM solution at its Cambridgeshire manufacturing site. Best known for production of ARALDITE adhesives, Huntsman also manufactures a wide
The company had two production issues that needed an improved resolution. Highly flammable resin residue, water and toluene needed to be safely collected and disposed of.
Flame permits had previously been necessary but Nilfisk- CFM provided a solution with the A17 DAU (absolute filtration) Air vacuum cleaner. The Industrial machine is completely air driven, therefore intrinsically safe and rated for Atex Zones 1 & 2 plus dust Zones 21 & 22. The body of the unit is manufactured from 316 grade stainless steel and was supplied with a mechanical float system and drain plug.
Fine chemical powders rising to and settling on high level overhead pipe work was also a risk factor. Nilfisk- CFM provided a solution with the supply of an integrated 2 metre extension tube with specialist pipe brushes attached. This enables Huntsman staff to stay safely at ground level at all times during the cleaning process.