We are based in Stockport, Cheshire but our activities are not just in the UK. We have worked with blue chip customers in over forty countries around the world and our engineers can be relied on to deliver projects no matter where they are required.
Bulk materials are used and moved in many industries and we work in most of them – including chemicals, detergents, plastics, fertilizers, power generation, waste handling and particularly in the food sector where we are present at all stages from field to plate. Our expertise in the sugar industry extends to the design and manufacture of specialised process equipment for cane refinery operations.
As our existing customers know, working with FPE means having a partner who delivers the very best for your business.
Pneumatic Conveying Systems
Moving bulk materials by air can offer a number of operational and process advantages over other handling methods but determining if this is the case and selection of the correct system type requires understanding of both the material and the application constraints.
FPE incorporates a company with almost fifty years of UK activity in the design and supply of a pneumatic conveying design and as such has successfully commissioned thousands of individual systems. Other suppliers are often able to offer only one or two types of standard system but FPE can select the most appropriate customised design for the application based on our reference plants, material test data and understanding of the inherent strengths and weaknesses of the systems.
We can offer systems employing a variety of technologies such as dilute phase, dense phase, medium velocity and low velocity and system types including blowing, suction, fan, continuous, discontinuous and closed loop (using an inert gas for safety).
Complete Materials Handling Systems
FPE can offer truly complete bulk materials handling systems for your business. We can supply the right system for each phase around your production steps, ensuring that the activity of moving raw ingredients, intermediate materials and finished bulk products is a seamless part of your operation.
We supply intake and storage systems for your raw ingredients as they enter your site – either pneumatic or mechanical equipment can be supplied as appropriate to the materials, process, transfer rates and distances involved. We can incorporate weighing, cleaning and conditioning of the materials and provide or interconnect with stock control systems.
We are equally capable to deliver bulk materials to your process from intake storage – again using the most appropriate method and can integrate sub process steps such as dosing, weighing, mixing and size classification into our project. Our experience in providing sophisticated handling systems together with the necessary process controls means we can deliver fully automated batch and continuous ingredient handling – leaving you to concentrate on your process.
We provide systems to transfer processed products to final storage or packing and supply bulk packing equipment to put these materials into FIBCs. And we supply ancillary equipment and systems around these key elements such as dust extraction systems.
Whatever your process, FPE can provide the systems to make it work better.
Mechanical Handling Equipment
Typically mechanical handling systems are used for higher capacity transfer rates in more challenging environments and therefore the conveyors and elevators used need to be robustly designed and built. Our range of mechanical transfer equipment is specifically designed for arduous duties with minimum downtime thus ensuring production is not put at risk. We can manufacture in carbon or stainless steel as required and all equipment is supplied suitable for the appropriate ATEX zone.
We design and manufacture high quality screw, chain and belt conveyors together with bucket elevators with capacities up to 800 tonnes per hour. All equipment is specifically designed for the duty
These customised items are complemented by a range of standard equipment such as our multi outlet JADAL bin dischargers which are ideal for difficult to discharge materials when low headroom means that hopper outlets cannot be steeply angled. We also produce the AEROMASTER range of small aero-mechanical conveyors which are ideal for short distance conveying of fragile products.
Sugar Refinery Expertise
FPE has been working in the sugar industry around the world for many years and has built up a significant understanding of the challenges of refining cane and beet sugar.
As you would expect, we have significant ability in handling raw and refined sugar using mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems – including pneumatic conveying systems for finished granulated sugar that operate at low enough speeds to prevent crystal damage. We complement this materials handling experience with an in-depth knowledge of key processes and are able to offer a number of sophisticated products to assist with process improvement, debottlenecking and environmental impact mitigation.
Our process consultants are also able to offer process review, process engineering and specification generation for refinery expansion and new builds and our on-site team of commissioning technicians assist our key customers with plant start-up.
FPE is the manufacturer of the FLOMAT BAGFILLA range of FIBC discharging and filling equipment. This brand has been an established force in the handling of Big Bags for over thirty years and is able to offer unequalled expertise in the design of equipment to empty and fill 1 tonne FIBCs.
We supply standard discharger configurations that meet most requirements and these can typically be delivered from stock but we are also experts in designing customised arrangements to meet specific process applications. Our bag filling equipment and systems are supplied in a variety of standardised configurations to suit filling rates up to 60 bags per hour. Our years of experience mean we can guarantee the right system specification no matter what bag type is to be used or material is to be handled.
Formed to provide an in-house structural steelwork, system installation and planned maintenance facility that FPE Global could offer clients, Site Operations has become, over the past few years, a significant profit centre in its own right.
The work handled by Site Operations can be divided fairly evenly between on-shore and industrial contracts.
Because of their structural steelwork expertise, Site Operations has been able to win some prestigious leisure pier work. – the piers at Cromer & Southend-on-sea being a notable examples. Contracts at other piers such as Llandudno, Southsea and Blackpool have also been won. Site Operations also carries out planned maintenance and repair work on industrial piers, ports and harbours.
As FPE Global is a systems provider the industrial side of Site Operations is geared towards steelwork installation, mechanical engineering services, repairs, planned maintenance, overhauls & upgrades, silo cleaning and painting, construction supervision and term & turnkey contracts. The variety of different clients in industries which include construction, mining, power generation, food and pharmaceuticals, petrochemical, cement and ash emphasises the expertise of Site Operations.
As part of the Customer Service policy, Site Operations has recently invested in the latest design and 3D software which allows a customer to see a high quality image of their project before work starts. A number of staff members have been trained to use the system.
Indeed, staff training is an on-going process as the work carried out by Site Operations can be dangerous. Everyone in each of the site teams is NVQ qualified to a level dependent upon their role within the team and work within the latest Health and Safety regulations.
We offer a range of solutions and one of our team would be happy to discuss your requirements. For more information you can also go to our downloads section. To discuss how we can help you, please click here to mail us your details. Alternatively, call us on 0161 477 4775. For more information you can also go to our downloads section.
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