The reinstalled and upgraded NFS2000 filter at Nova Display Ltd meets the latest ATEX directive.


Nova manufacture bespoke joinery items including customer service desks and freestanding island units.



Nova Display Ltd is a leading supplier of retail display equipment to prominent high street names. Its ability to design and manufacture bespoke joinery items, combined with its capability in metalwork, acrylics and signage, provides clients with striking retail environments.

An ethos of continually embracing new ideas, together with a commitment to provide high levels of service and high quality products, has enabled the company to win an increasing share of the competitive retail market.

Sustainability of growth was the catalyst for the West Yorkshire-based company’s decision to relocate to larger, purpose-built facilities just a few miles from the site it had occupied since its formation in 1988.

Nova Display’s new facility provides 40,000 sq.ft.of manufacturing, warehousing and offices. Light and airy workshops are orderly arranged and a professional and efficient atmosphere prevails throughout.

The move necessitated the re-installation of a varied range of woodworking machinery and a reappraisal of the dust extraction requirements. Nova’s production director Grant Turner says: “We were hoping to re-use a relatively new, DCS supplied, Nordfab rotary valve filter, previously installed at our former workshops but were unsure whether it would satisfy current legislation and cope with the new larger facility.”

“We called in Dust Control Systems, who supplied and installed the original system, and were delighted when they told us that they could upgrade the filter to meet the latest ATEX directives and, with a few modifications, enable the system to deal with the woodwaste volumes required.”

In addition to upgrading and relocating the filter, the project involved the installation of a waste material discharge system that directly feeds a burner silo. Ducting for hot air distribution was installed, along with a ductwork layout for extraction from machines with a larger main fan to cope with increased pressure.
Mr Turner adds: “DCS have completed a highly professional installation and the dust plant doesn’t look out of place in its new modern surroundings. But, most importantly, we have a dust-free and totally safe environment to operate in.”
Dust Control Systems’ ability to modify existing Nordfab filters in order for them to comply with the latest ATEX European Directive for explosive dust is providing furniture and joinery manufacturers with a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new filter. As well as being relatively low cost, the upgrades can be carried out on-site with minimal disruption to production.


Dust Control Systems Ltd., Horace Waller VC Parade, Shawcross Business Park, Dewsbury, WF12 7RF
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