It is nearly 3 years since the significant investment in the Control Panels design and manufacturing facilities at Denca Controls was started.
Opened in October 2014 the new panel shop is 3 times the size of the previous facility; capacity planned to handle the continuing growth across the business.
Since its opening, the new facility continually proves its worth as Denca takes on an increasing scope of projects.
We continue to deliver panels in a wide range of sizes and complexity from small control stations, through medium-sized panels up to large and complex system controls, covering most aspects of the instrumentation and electrical field. These designs are supplied into a variety of sectors, including:
- Oil & Gas
While this work goes on, Panel Manufacturing Manager, Vinny Daly, has seen real change since he joined Denca in 2014:
While we still see a huge range in the size and sophistication of panels we both design and build, I have noticed a real trend for a growing number of bespoke and complex panels particularly at the higher end. Over the past 3 years, I am seeing more of this type of work coming in to Denca where our customer needs a number of large control panels to the same specification. We have recently completed a project for a suite of panels some with an output in excess of 1 megawatt. Another trend I am seeing is increased requirement for panels built to international standards such as IEC 61439. Our wide experience in this area is proving invaluable.
With the rising demand for high specification control panels and the need to ensure that standards and approvals are effectively met, more and more focus is coming onto the enclosures and systems that Denca use when they are building panels. While the flexibility to use the right enclosure for the right job means we have a range of suppliers we work with, there is a clear trend for enclosure manufacturers to produce systems designed from the ground up to meet published standards. This choice in specification and standards means Denca’s advice is often helpful at the early stages of a project.
Delivering the best solution
If you are looking for a control panel manufacturer who delivers expertise and advice as well as top-quality panels, do talk to us. With experience from working with small manufacturing plants up to major Oil, Gas and Nuclear installations as well as some of the biggest production sites in the UK, Denca Controls are ideally placed to advise and deliver the most appropriate control panel solution for your project.
In practice, several Denca customers have in-house project management teams with the ability to draw up detailed specifications and plans. We are also quite happy to work from these, and regularly we do.