Engineers at Hosokawa Micron Ltd have recently completed manufacture of the widest Downflow Booth they have made, to date. Spanning 11m wide, the Downflow Booth was designed and manufactured using Hosokawa Micron’s modular Downflow Booth concept which delivers construction affordability alongside almost limitless size capability.
Designed to meet the customer’s requirement for increased raw materials handling capacity, to meet growing market demands, the 11m wide Downflow Booth encapsulate 8 IBC filling stations and was engineered to suit the layout and available factory space.
The booth’s open fronted design uses no vertical supports offering unrestricted operator access into the booth and to the filling stations which makes for easy transfer of IBCs.
Carl Emsley, Hosokawa Micron Ltd. says, ‘By incorporating into our modular build concept a unique bracing system that supports and stabilises the full width of the booth, that also prevents risk of twisting or bowing, we can meet customers’ requirements for larger, tailored, contained work spaces. In manufacturing a single booth rather than several smaller booths we can also offer customers real economies of scale – for example, in this instance, there is no need for several control panels; a single control panel manages the operation which in turn delivers a cost saving for the customer. ’
Offering a safe working zone for operatives; delivering protection from harmful, hazardous, toxic or sensitising dusts or vapours the Downflow Booth uses HEPA filtered air to push dusts or vapours down and away from the operators breathing zone, creating a clean processing zone that is a safe and more user friendly alternative to wearing restrictive Personal Protective Equipment.
The filtration system can be accessed either from inside or the rear of the booth. Optional safe change barrier bag in-bag out type enables maintenance personnel to remove contaminated particulate filters without coming in direct contact with hazardous contaminants or internal booth surfaces during filter change.