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Paint shop ventilation for GE Dowty

Large-scale temperature and humidity control for industrial paint booths

Full design, supply and installation of ventilation systems for 14 large-scale paint

The sizable paint booths are used for painting and baking aviation propellers that
require a wide ambient temperature range for each stage of the process. An ultra
efficient heating and ventilation system was fully designed in Revit to ensure capacity
and safety, before being successfully installed on site.

Key challenges:

  • Required temperature in each booth ranged from 23°C – 85°C
  • Health and safety requirements for using hazardous materials
  • Immense size of booths necessitated large ductwork
  • Installation required during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown


  • Revit-designed system included gas pipework alongside the ventilation system
  • Installed 3x trailer-mounted carbon filters and a bespoke inlet plenum filter
  • Supplied and installed 3x 20m high, 1200mm diameter stainless steel exhaust
    ducts with supporting steelwork and a mezzanine platform for exhaust duct
  • ‘Key Worker’ status was granted allowing us to work on site within Covid-safe

Products Supplied: 26 fans, 12 direct fire gas burners, 2 air handling units, over 200
actuators, sensors and switches

Project Info

Client: Airblast Limited
Value: £1.5 million


Our further expertise

Design and Planning

Installation and
Maintenance Support

Energy Management

Project Management

Specialist Knowledge

“The working environment of CERN on occasion imposes sudden changes to the detailed planning, but Arcade dealt with these well, showing excellent flexibility… the engineers were able to use their good design skills to define the technical solution and meet CERN’s requirements.”

Michele Battistin, Section Leader in the Cooling and Ventilation Group at CERN.

“Conamar Building Services have worked with Arcade over several years on some fast paced high prestige projects mainly in the commercial building sector. Arcade are a reliable company and provide an exceptional service from design to installation

John O’Donnell, Contracts Director at Conamar Building Services Ltd.

"Airblast has worked with Arcade for over four years delivering high quality Spray Booth and Shot-blast cells with precise environmental conditioning requirements. We find Arcade to be a very reliable and trustworthy company to partner with. Arcade is able to deliver all aspects of a project from concept and design through to commissioning and maintenance"

Jonathan Cook, Managing Director at Airblast Ltd

"NCS asked Arcade-UK to become a business partner to help deliver successful, working archive and museum stores that provide genuinely protective environments for heritage collections by avoiding unnecessary and potentially damaging air conditioning and poor quality construction. Arcade's expertise in designing, modeling and constructing passive climate structures along with a deep understanding of mechanical systems makes them an ideal partner for NCS in developing modern, forward-thinking approaches to sustainable conservation storage, reducing institutions' energy and maintenance costs and contributing to a lower carbon footprint for the heritage sector."

Chris Woods, Director at National Conservation Service.

"At Wenlock Spring, we have worked with Arcade to undertake major upgrades to our bottling facility. The installation of a Biomass Boiler and ancillary services provides effective heating for our processes and Arcade's expertise on Process Engineering has allowed us to fully automate our Dosing, CIP cleaning and Tank control"

Bruce Orme, Director at Wenlock Spring.

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