Customer: IKEA

IKEA focuses on quality

As IKEA’s first testing laboratory outside Sweden, IKEA Test and Training Centre (ITTC) strives to offer product testing, technical training and technical support to the highest quality. Top skills within a wide range of areas are concentrated in Shanghai, and the testing laboratory has the testing capacity required to achieve the high standards the company sets for its products regarding quality, health and safety.

Since 2010, ITTC has conducted tests on IKEA’s furniture, toys, textiles, leather, packaging materials and chemical products. The new test laboratory comprises a total of 15,000 square metres spread over four floors and it conducts over 200,000 tests per year. In order to be able to handle that many tests, good and effective air quality is required. This is where Fumex has had an important role to play.

Per Lundmark, General Manager at ITTC, said:

− “When we built our lab, we wanted to create a work environment that was free from interruptions and problems, and this placed high demands on the supplier. Our previous good experience with Fumex’ products and knowing that they are able to live up to our high demands determined the choice of supplier.”

And of course this was the case. Ikea’s first testing facility in China has been using Fumex’s local extractor TERFU for many years. We supplied the new testing laboratory with our latest local extractor model for laboratory environments – the well-regarded Fumex ME, which has a new design, a lower noise level and, not least, a lower energy consumption.

− “ITTC in Shanghai is a fine example that shows we have both the resources and the products required to create high quality solutions, regardless of project size or the project’s geographical location,” Stefan Johansson, Export Sales Manager at Fumex concluded.”

Biomedicum

Customer: Karolinska Institutet, KI

Flexible solution was the best medicine

Karolinska Institutet, KI, is one of the world’s leading medical universities. By conducting research and training, KI plays a pivotal role in improving peoples’ health. In Sweden, the institute is responsible for the single largest proportion of medical academic research and it offers the largest range of medical training courses.

When KI was looking to gather a large part of their experimental and advanced research environment under one roof in the research facility Biomedicum, they needed a flexible laboratory interior that could easily be rearranged according to requirements of the project. Such a research environment also placed high demands on the adaptability of the ventilation.

The responsible installation engineer, Kurt-Henrik Rönnblom, said:

– “KI commissioned us to put forward a proposal for laboratory interiors focusing on plug ’n’ play and adaptability, and we used this to guide us.”

The solution was to have wall brackets on specially adapted panels with stepless rails. That made it possible to adjust the wall plate sideways, making it simple and straightforward to move the extractors to the desired position. Fumex’ MiniTEX, a compact, telescopic local extractor with high air velocity in the suction nozzle and effective capture of pollutants, was used as an extractor in the system.

Kurt-Henrik Rönnblom continued:

– “By using Fumex’ compact MiniTEX, we were also able to ensure that the pressure drop did not exceed 100 Pa.”

This solution resulted in a flexible and efficient ventilation system that both safeguarded the function and quality of Biomedicum’s research environment and facilitated continuous world-class research.

Customer: Volvo Buses

New ventilation system makes Volvo’s production faster

Volvo Buses is one of the world’s largest bus manufacturers. With quality, safety and the environment as their core values, the company wants to develop innovative solutions that move both the industry and society forward and which help make everyday life easier for people and cities – today and tomorrow.

In order to achieve their ambitions, Volvo needs to take the core values into consideration in everything the company does. Everything from product development and manufacturing to the actual products and services.

When the company wanted to expand their ventilation system in order to maintain the same high quality in their production environment, they chose Fumex.
The solution was CFE dust filters connected in parallel for really large airflows where particles and welding fumes are efficiently eliminated from an air volume of up to 25,000 m³/h per unit. It also features on-demand cleaning of the filter cartridges through efficient power pulse valves. This means that the filters also can be cleaned during operation or through predefined cleaning cycles when the unit is not in operation.

The units were also connected to a heat exchanger in order to efficiently utilise the warm excess heat from the premises.

Tomas Wallström, Quality Manager at Volvo Buses:

− “We were very pleased with the results of the new facility. Everything from function and maintenance to the cleaner working environment in our premises.”