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ADEPT PURE WATER LIMITED


BESPOKE WATER DE-IONISER FROM ADEPT FORMS INTEGRAL PART OF NEW PLATING LINES AT SOUTH WEST METAL FINISHING


Water consumption dramatically reduced, with increased efficiency


Reacting to market demands, leading aerospace plating company South West Metal Finishing (SWMF) – part of the EIC Group, based in Exeter – has recently commissioned five new plating lines and enhanced a number of its existing treatment areas at a total investment cost in excess of £1 million.


The new lines, installed by Jacquet Weston Engineering, enable SWMF to extend its range of state-of-the-art plating processes for the most demanding aerospace and defence industry requirements.


SWMF is NADCAP accredited and holds approvals from the majority of international aerospace and defence industry companies, and services the UK, European and World markets.


An integral part of this significant investment is a brand new bespoke de-ionisation plant for water treatment and recirculation, designed, manufactured and installed by Adept Pure Water Ltd of Wellingborough, which has serviced the company's recycled water requirements over many years.


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The new Adept de-ionised water plant at South West Metal Finishing.


Based on Adept's 'Di-on-x HQ' de-ioniser system, the new plant supersedes the existing plant, which had been continually upgraded but no longer met SWMF's increased water processing capacity and its need to maintain "best practice" throughout all its processes. Designed specifically to fit within an existing process area, the compact plant is expected to achieve a further 50%+


reduction in town water consumption, at the same time servicing all the company's new and existing plating lines with more efficient rinsing and at higher, more steady flow rates – from a single location. Cost savings in water consumption are also expected to be substantial over the next and coming years.


Fully automatic, the Adept counter-current plant has the flexibility to be adjusted as production needs vary and is self- monitoring. It produces a flow rate of up to 35


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cubic metres an hour to each of SWMF's rinse tanks at purity of less than 5S/CM to ensure highly efficient rinsing.


Other notable features of the Adept system include: Mitsubishi touch-screen control; structural vessels containing 'Purolite' high quality resins; integrated raw water tanks; the option of raw water or de-ionised water regeneration; and a data logger on all alarms and outputs. Water treatment data can be fed directly into the user's own process control or production management systems.


Comments SWMF Director, Kevin Baker: "With the new Adept plant now in operation alongside the new plating lines, we now have the technical confidence to meet almost any aerospace plating requirement – at the same time, safe in the knowledge that we are maintaining the highest environmental standards by saving water, as well as saving money."


Websites for more information: www.adeptpwt.co.uk www.eicgroup.co.uk


One of South West Metal Finishing's new aerospace surface treatment lines


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