South-west joinery specialist Fitzroy Joinery has completed the installation of a dust extraction system at its new 12,000ft2 factory near Plymouth.

The company, run by former Conservative MP Nick St Aubyn, needed the system to service 18 machines on the shopfloor of its Plympton plant and comply with Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The purchase is part of the company’s £600,000 investment programme.

Fitzroy’s portfolio of work includes St Michael’s Mount on the south Cornish coast, the Eden Project and the restoration of a Grade 1 listed house in Queen Anne’s Gate, London.

Dust Contol Systems’ (DCS) solution for Fitzroy was for all waste to be conveyed to a DCS Nordfab NF2000 filter unit, specified for its space and weight saving characteristics, for pressure-free discharge to a collection skip.

The latest generation NF2000 unit uses fewer filter modules to generate the required extraction performance but also reduce energy consumption. Nordfab’s Superbag filtration system uses reverse air regeneration fans designed for high pressure under load and low air resistance on stop.

A 45kW DCS Nordfab Combifab fanset with motor mounted pedestal generates an extraction capacity of just under 30,000cfm and less than 90dBA of ambient noise at one metre field range.