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On target for 90% growth. Oil Mist Solution powers Compliance LEV towards another spectacular year.

A Scottish firm which is helping manufacturers cut costs, dramatically reduce energy usage and improve health in the workplace is on target to achieve a remarkable 90% growth rate in the 12 months to June this year.

The spectacular growth trajectory by Ayrshire-based Compliance LEV, which specialises in Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV), comes on the heels of a similar stand-out performance in the year to June 2022, in which it increased revenues by 75%.

The accelerating rate of expansion has prompted the six-year-old specialist to start work on a new factory to meet demand, which is expected to be ready around the time in the summer that it confirms its results.

Growth has been catalysed by Compliance LEV’s development of a revolutionary Oil Mist Solution for CNC machines such as drills, lathes, mills and grinders which cuts power consumption by between 47% and 68%.

Founder Kevin Simmonds said: “The rocketing costs of energy, and the global threats to its availability over the past year, have focused everyone’s minds on security of energy supply as well as finding every possible avenue to reduce consumption.

“The enormous savings which we have demonstrated, and independently verified on more than 200 installations, have clearly caught the attention of the CNC sector and have driven unprecedented levels of new business our way.

“As a consequence, we are absolutely confident that the 90% growth rate will be achieved and that we will be able to continue serving a market which is rapidly expanding, driven by efficiency imperatives and new areas of enterprise.”

Oil Mist filtration captures the mist and fumes from metalworking fluids used as lubricants or coolants which otherwise could create a health hazard, coat machinery and damage the environment if released into the atmosphere.

Compliance LEV’s solution results in an 80% reduction in CNC machine downtime and a 90% reduction in filters which would otherwise be going to landfill. Clients are seeing a one- to two-year return on their investment.

Founded in 2017, the company has specialised for the last six years in testing and maintaining systems and reviewing customer facilities for compliance with LEV regulations. It incorporates a design review into its examination and test phase and its project team rectifies any non-compliance.

As well as extraction for the metalworking industry, it deals with wood dust, titanium dust, chemicals, respirable crystalline silica, soldering, organic and weld fumes. It works with some of the UK’s largest engineering and pharmaceutical companies and also has clients in sectors as diverse as food production, paper manufacturing, quarrying and aerospace.

A version of this story has appeared in the following publications:

https://highgrowth.scot/remarkable-growth-at-ayrshire-ventilation-business/

https://www.machinery.co.uk/content/news/oil-mist-filtration-specialist-compliance-lev-powers-on

https://www.industrial-compliance.co.uk/oil-mist-solution-powers-compliance-lev-towards-another-spectacular-year/

https://www.uk-manufacturing-online.co.uk/out-of-the-mist-clear-savings-for-manufacturers-as-new-system-from-scottish-exhaust-ventilation-specialist-brings-stellar-results/

Ayrshire ventilation specialist on track for 90% growth rate | Project Scotland

Out of the mist. Clear savings for manufacturers as new system from Scottish exhaust ventilation specialist brings stellar results.

At a time when energy and security of energy supply is high on government agendas, an innovative and fast-growing Scottish company has created a new system which not only dramatically reduces energy use in manufacturing, but also protects workforce health.

Ayrshire-based Compliance LEV, which specialises in Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV), has developed an Oil Mist Solution for CNC machines such as drills, lathes, mills and grinders which cuts power consumption by between 47% and 68%.

Oil Mist filtration captures the mist and fumes from metalworking fluids used as lubricants or coolants which otherwise could create a health hazard, coat machinery and damage the environment if released into the atmosphere.

The process, independently verified on more than 200 installations, has been so successful that Compliance LEV is now building a new factory – scheduled to open this summer – to cope with the surge in demand.

Founder Kevin Simmonds, a highly-experienced management consultant and change specialist, said: “We have been industry leaders in dust and fume extraction for some time now and have helped innumerable companies reduce their costs and meet their legal obligations under HSE guidance.

“However, even we were surprised at the efficiency of the new Oil Mist System. We expected good results but we all raised our eyebrows when the data verified how large the savings were. Clients are seeing a one- to two-year return on their investment.

“Moreover, as well as the remarkable energy savings, the process results in an 80% reduction in CNC machine downtime and a 90% reduction in filters which would otherwise be going to landfill.”

The global CNC machine market value was $96.4 billion in 2021, according to Precedence Research, and is projected to hit around $153.8 billion by 2030, driven by efficiency imperatives and new areas of enterprise, such as the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

Energy use reduction is seen as a key plank of security of supply, and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has just created a new Department of Energy Security to improve economic growth and guard against geopolitical shocks.

Compliance LEV, founded in 2017, has specialised for the last six years in testing and maintaining systems and reviewing customer facilities for compliance with LEV regulations. It incorporates a design review into its examination and test phase and its project team rectifies any non-compliance.

As well as extraction for the metalworking industry, it deals with wood dust, titanium dust, chemicals, respirable crystalline silica, soldering, organic and weld fumes. It works with some of the UK’s largest engineering and pharmaceutical companies and also has clients in sectors as diverse as food production, paper manufacturing, quarrying and aerospace.

A version of this story has appeared in the following publications:

Exhaust ventilation specialist develops system to reduce manufacturing energy use | Project Scotland

https://m4snews.com/en/News/1/49700

40 Oil mist LEV systems, installed for aerospace client in Scotland.

Oil Mist Local Exhaust ventilation system installed for an aerospace client in Scotland, UK.

With regard to Oil Mist or metal working fluids Compliance LEV have supplied and installed various types of Oil Mist LEV across all of the UK from the Highlands of Scotland and through all England’s counties.

In all aspects of machining metal working fluids or oil mist are high on the HSE control agenda because of the aerosol and the vapour they create.

If you have an issue with oil mist, if you need statutory LEV testing also known as TExT or if you need oil mist unit servicing, oil mist filters or complete new Oil Mist Systems, please contact LEV for free help advice and quotation to ensure you stay fully Compliant with HSG 258 for your Oil Mist Systems

New Oil Mist LEV Systems installations

This week we installed 9 new Oil Mist LEV systems to filter mist and smoke in turning and milling processes for clients in Ayrshire, Glasgow and Livingston.  

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Air Bench Lev Machine, Compliance LEV Ltd

Smoke Testing after an Oil Mist Install

Smoke testing after an oil mist install is a crucial part of our qualitative test during thorough examination and test of the Oil Mist LEV system.

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Magnehelic Gauges fitted to all Oil Mist LEV Systems to keep you compliant.

Compliance LEV install Magnehelic Gauges to all of our OIL MIST Local Exhaust systems.

Recently we came across a new client site which was poorly marked up, poorly installed and with no SOP to inform the operator  that their Oil Mist System was achieving the correct airflows.

Compliance LEV installed new airflow gauges with a switchable interlock allowing an alarm when airflow dropped below guidance.

The photo shows a correctly labelled gauge on the oil mist systems ensuring the client be compliant to HSE guidelines.

Contact us if you need have any enquiry regarding your Oil Mist LEV System: Compliance LEV Ltd are here to keep you and your company compliant.

Switchable Magnehelic Gauge

Compliance LEV: Magnehelic Gauges fitted to all of our Oil Mist Systems as Standard.

Compliance LEV install Magnehelic Gauges to all of our Oil Mist LEV systems.

Recently we came across a new client site which was poorly marked up, poorly installed and with no SOP to inform the operator  that the Oil Mist System was achieving the correct airflows.

Compliance LEV installed new airflow gauges with a switchable interlock allowing an alarm when airflow dropped below guidance.

The photo shows a correctly labelled gauge on the oil mist systems ensuring the client be compliant to HSE guidelines.

Switchable Magnehelic Gauge

Large, Old Oil Mist LEV removed and replaced by a Low Cost OIL Mist Unit

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Electrostatic Oil Mist LEV to be replaced by more efficient Oil Mist LEV

We were approached by a long term client to look at a lean project to reduce costs on Oil Mist units, we replaced  9 x Electro static systems with 9 x smaller and more economic hard ducted Oil Mist units with washable filters and low running costs, completely in line with client expectations and HSE Guidance on Oil Mist.

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More efficient, hard ducted Oil Mist LEV systems installed.

These 9 Oil Mist systems were changed out over 3  days in North East England.  Compliance LEV change, service and test these LEV systems across all of England, Scotland and Wales.  For Oil mist service or free guidance contact Compliance LEV

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