Petrochemical Bespoke Enclosure

The Challenge

Solotec Scientific was approached to design a bespoke unit for a Petrochemical Plant configured to test air samples.  The initial enquiry was received through email via the ‘bespoke request’ link on its website.

The request set out a requirement to house a piece of sensitive detecting equipment and to protect it from the on-site air conditions that could potentially prevent accurate test results. Petrochemical plants convert natural resources such as crude oil and natural gas liquids into products for a wide range of applications, and as a result of this the air on site can be saturated with ‘nuisance’ fumes of Hydrogen Sulphide which can spoil the sampling process and provide false results.

It was, therefore, crucial that the new custom enclosure was developed to enable the safe & reliable testing of air samples which in turn would provide accurate results.


The Solution

Solotec Scientific designed and fabricated a bespoke cabinet capable of housing the test equipment and purifying the air inside the enclosure.  Our solution included a new mounting bracket, enabling the fan to be fitted in reverse to draw air into the unit and disperse it in the cabinet via a filter plenum.  The air was filtered through a custom made, activated carbon filter mounted on top of the unit, which was specially formulated to cleanse Hydrogen Sulphide and manufactured by Mann + Hummel.

Once the filtered air was reached the interior of the unit, it was then distributed evenly through the cabinet via an air plenum and maintained under positive pressure in a clean laminar flow.
A small window was built into the door to enable the operator to activate the controls without opening the enclosure and potentially contaminating the interior, therefore spoiling any test.

The cabinet, once complete, was delivered using our dedicated UK road transport to ensure safe delivery of the unit. It was designed and fabricated on schedule and then delivered complete with conformance certificates.


Pre-Manufacture Drawing for Customer Approval

The Finished Enclosure

About Solotec Scientific

The Waysafe range of safety enclosures is manufactured by Solotec Scientific, delivering high-quality laboratory safety equipment to customers both within the UK and internationally. Solotec Scientific has been designing and manufacturing bench top safety enclosures since 1991, offering a wide range of products from its facilities in Greater Manchester.

Waysafe products are made to order in the UK by a team of skilled and experienced engineers, helping to deliver bespoke enclosures to meet your unique specifications at highly competitive prices.

Waysafe safety enclosures are used in a variety of research and hospital applications across a range of industries including the food, asbestos, chemical, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Waysafe also maintains a comprehensive stock of replacement filters, motors, and accessories for a range of models, which can be ordered from our online store and are ready for immediate dispatch.

The team at Waysafe is always available to discuss your specific requirements and is committed to providing the best in bench-top safety enclosures.

If you would like to find out more about our range of safety enclosures, contact a member of the team on 0161 339 6187.