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New Non-Destructive Testing Sraying Facility For Firth Rixson Limited

DYNACLEAN SPRAYBOOTHS COMPLETE A NEW NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING SPRAYING FACILITY FOR FIRTH RIXSON LIMITED

DYNACLEAN Spraybooths recently completed the design, supply installation and commissioning of a bespoke Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Spraying facility at the Firth Rixson Limited Ecclesfield, Sheffield site.

Firth Rixson is a world-leading provider of Seamless Rolled Rings, Closed Die Forgings, Open Die Forgings, Extruded Forgings and Specialty Metals to primarily the Aerospace market as well as a spectrum of related markets.

This new DYNACLEAN Spraybooths  testing facility is an important improvement to support the Firth Rixson business in developing increased sales into the Aerospace markets.

After a detailed production study and technical spraying process review with the Firth Rixson production management and engineers, DYNACLEAN Spraybooths prepared a comprehensive customised proposal to meet the Firth Rixson current and future projected product size and volume requirements in accordance with both their own internal and the current UK Health and Safety and Environmental Legislation.

The facility consists of two (2) DYNACLEAN Down Draught Dry Filter Spray booth units complete with fully enclosed spray room enclosures. These units are utilised for the manual electrostatic spraying application of liquid penetrant and powder developer onto metal round bar products.

Dry Filter Spray Booths for Firth Rixson Ltd Ecclestone, Sheffield

The liquid penetrant spray room enclosure is fitted with a liquid draining floor arrangement and a Grade 316 Stainless Steel liquid collection tank. (fig.1)

The internal panels of the developer / inspection spray room enclosure are finished black to facilitate inspection of the work piece following the developer spraying process. (fig.2)

The spray room enclosure side walls are fitted with both fluorescent daylight lighting and blue light black component inspection lighting. (fig.3)

The Dry Filter Spray booth units are fitted with the DYNACLEAN Energy Efficient Electrical Control System. The principle of the DYNACLEAN energy conservation system is that the spraying process is linked to the exhaust air system which only operates at full capacity when spraying is actually taking place and for a preset period after completion. During non-spraying periods the exhaust air system reverts to a reduced standby performance level which will evacuate any atomised residue and/or fumes from the facility whilst providing a considerable reduction in energy consumption and the associated costs.

Spraybooth Facility For Firth Rixson Ltd Ecclestone, Sheffield The DYNACLEAN Energy Efficient Electrical Control System achieves support and approval from the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme with fiscal capital support on the original system purchase. The operational cost savings are achieved by reduced equipment running costs and heated air losses during non-spraying periods.

Dynaclean Spraybooths NDT Facility For Firth Rixson Ltd Ecclestone, Sheffield The process components are handled and manoeuvred through the entire NDT Facility by an overhead monorail conveyor system which is fitted with four (4) powered component travel trolleys each with a load rating of 3000 Kilograms.

The NDT application equipment was supplied and installed by ITW Magnaflux based in Swindon, Wiltshire.

The equipment on-site installation and commissioning works were undertaken on time to an agreed project plan and in accordance with customer approved DYNACLEAN produced site installation drawings, detailed method statement and comprehensive risk analysis.

The DYNACLEAN Spraybooths Health & Safety, Environmental Controls and Systems of Work have been evaluated, assessed and confirmed compliant by the Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (CHAS).

Following the equipment commissioning the DYNACLEAN and ITW Magnaflux engineers trained both the Firth Rixson operators and maintenance engineers to enable the NDT application equipment and spray facility to sustainably operate to the specified optimum performance levels.

The units are also supported by the DYNACLEAN after sales spraybooth maintenance and service contract which includes telephone support, regular site visits, priority consumables, filters and spares to maintain operational performance.