PACE Zenith Awards

2 September 2013 in Company

After being announced as finalists, RPC were awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ at the PACE Zenith Awards in the Automotive & Manufacturing category for their innovative Light Weight (Carbone Fibre) Mine Vent Duct.

PACE said “these are the biggest PACE Awards yet as we celebrate the 10th year recognising the best in the Process and Control Engineering industry”.

A total of 12 awards were up for grabs on the night. Each award celebrates the achievements of the people behind some of the country's most innovative engineering projects.

RPC have innovatively responded to market demand by developing a new innovative Fire Retardant and Anti-Static (FRAS) Light Weight Mine Vent Duct (or LWMVD) made out of carbon fiber.

This product is a new generation of Mine Vent Duct, which is lighter and stronger than traditional solutions, including fibreglass ducts. RPC, with its know-how in composite, designed and developed a ribbed FRAS mine vent duct using carbon fibres. This new product can withstand a higher vacuum and is half the weight of its fibreglass counterpart.  This reduction in weight decreases WHS risks associated with handling of mine vent ducting during installation (i.e. less back injuries) 

Tony Caristo, RPC’s Managing Director says “I am very proud of our achievements, it is rewarding to know that our hard work and innovation is being recognised in the engineering industry and by our peers”.

To find out more about LWMVD go to RPC Technologies - LWMVD