A water treatment company based in Rochdale that specialises in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of water filtration systems to produce drinking water has just received a large claim of £65k through the R&D scheme, and with the aid of randd uk they can now say they have been able to gain a sum in excess of £600,000 in just a few years.

The success of the business is based largely on its ability to develop technologically advanced products and processes at competitive prices. The company has produced systems in the offshore oil and gas industry providing new plants for BP Amoco, ELF, Total, BHP Petroleum and others. They have undertaken major projects on the QE2, on Wind Surfs RO Plant and have supplied over 50 RO plants to the Royal Navy for fresh water and technical water production on board mine hunters, frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers and auxiliary vessels. Salt Separations have also supplied large plants for industrial applications in fields as diverse as beverage production, semi-conductor manufacturing, pharmaceutical and aviation.

The company has a very structured approach to its research and development programme led by two of the directors who drive the research and development programme, this is what made them such an interesting client to work with. New concepts are drawn up by the experienced Draftsmen, using advanced software systems, they have a team of highly qualified project Engineers, Supervisors, Technicians and commissioning Engineers to build prototype machines, to try and achieve the project objectives – if these prove to be successful, full scale machines are built.