Product / system manufacture
North East England
Westgate was contracted by PD Ports, a UK shipping and logistics company in Hartlepool, to provide a cost-effective way to divide storage areas within its facility, providing dust and cross contamination control.
Westgate was selected due to its competitive pricing, superior product quality, and extensive experience in installing fabric partitioning solutions.
Flexiwall industrial partitioning was selected to divide the relevant storage areas for dust and contamination control. The unique v-overlap joining system provides a 99%+ dust-tight seal. And, as Flexiwall can be designed to fit any size and shape of building and will easily install around existing ducts and pipework, no gaps are left around the edges.
For this particular project the client chose a heavy-duty FR 850 blue fabric starting from the floor and extending up to 3.5m high. Not only would this add extra protection against accidental damage, but it provides a clean and smart aesthetic. Westgate added a row of cleats at 3.5m-high to allow the bottom partition to be removed and/or replaced at anytime without the need to replace the whole partition. The client chose a translucent FR 630 P fabric to be fitted above the blue, from 3.5m to the roof line to provide maximum light transit between zones.
Flexiwall is quick and cleaner to install and can even be reconfigured, removed or relocated should business needs evolve. There’s also no need for additional intermediate support framework as it is installed using the existing structure and curvature of the building.
Included in this project were two double-skin, powder-coated, steel pedestrian escape doors with vision panels and closers. Westgate also supplied and installed new Armco crash barriers on both sides of the partition.
The project was completed 10 weeks after the initial order was placed.
“The installation team completed the work to programme, on time and on budget. All edges and openings were sealed as expected and we were pleased with the outcome of the project.”