DTC were recently selected by a prestigious yacht racing team to fit out a brand-new, purpose-built manufacturing facility. This included the supply, installation and commissioning of an integral dust extraction system and incorporated the installation of an air supply system.

The base where the large yacht racing team repair and improve the fleet of high-speed catamarans can have over 20 engineers/ designers working at one time. This number of people carrying out tasks such as cutting, sanding and grinding produces large quantities of harmful air pollutants.

As it was a new build project, the client had many other facets of the job to co-ordinate and this smaller part was something they needed to delegate. DTC was able to provide a truly turnkey solution managing the whole programme and ultimately delivering the desired outcome on time and within budget.

The project began with a thorough onsite consultation leading to the drafting of plans and 3D CAD drawings. The large size of the new workshop needed careful planning to ensure dust extraction was effective in all areas, and remote workspaces were not compromised with a lower level of airflow. Safe and effective collection of GRP dust requires specific filters designed to handle high grade and fine dust particles. Our projects team have many years’ experience with fitting out workshops handling primarily CFRP, GRP and FGRP materials. From small yacht repair workshops to large international superyacht manufacturing facilities, we have implemented effective solutions to improve the working conditions for staff and increase the productivity and output.

a completely bespoke extraction system was required to handle the copious volumes of harmful carbon dust produced through general building and repairing work. The 20 horsepower, centralised dust extraction turbine with inverter system was fitted with a 3500mm/H20 vacuum. The variable speed rotary screw compressor offering a flow of 22.8 to 129.4 cfm was installed mounted on a 500ltr capacity receiver. Other features included the integration of refrigeration dryer and electronic drain.