The Hub - Case Study

Outokumpu are the global leader in stainless steel, boasting the widest product portfolio in the market. With 100 years of expertise in metals and mining, they aim to become the best value creator in stainless steel.

Their Sheffield facility has different process lines with varying mixtures of acids and caustics, bulk storage areas and effluent treatment. To ensure workers who could be exposed to any of these hazardous substances have access to quality and functional safety showers and eye/face wash equiment, they decided they needed to replace their old safety shower models.

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One of the world’s leading agriculture companies, through their technologies, helps farmers all over the globe maximise the use of limited agricultural resources. The Hughes engineered solutions team provided complete project planning, working closely with the site to ensure the units were customised exactly to their specifications. 

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A UK site of the World's largest chemical producer switched over its production process for the monomer acrylamide to a modern enzyme-based process. The newer, biocatalytic production method results in less waste than the copper catalysis previously used.

Acrylamide is a hazardous substance and it was imperative that any accidental exposure could be dealt with immediately. The company approached Hughes to aid them in specifying the correct product for them.

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Remote location. Lack of a constant water supply. Extremes in temperature from -40°C to +45°C. Just some of the challenges faced by a customer in Kazakhstan looking for emergency safety showers. Find out how Hughes tailored a solution for this ‘super giant’ oilfield.

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Even in the safest refineries, activities such as process sampling, inspection, handling or recharging pose chemical risks. This organisation in France commits to safety ahead of everything else at its industrial facilites. They approached Hughes to create an engineered solution for a PPE decontamination shower.

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A global e-commerce organisation recently expanded its distribution network in Germany with the introduction of a new logistics centre. The company is responding to growing customer demand, offering an even greater product selection and supporting a growing number of independent merchants. The worldwide organisation chose Hughes to provide emergency safety showers for six of their logistic centres.

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As would be expected within the petrochemical industry, health and safety is of great importance due to the high risk associated with the hazardous materials workers are exposed to. SOCAR Polymers were looking for an emergency safety shower solution which would ensure the water in the standpipe would be unaffected by potential solar radiation or freezing temperatures due to the extremes in the Azerbaijan climate. An engineered solution from Hughes provided everything they needed.

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