24 March 2021

Wakefield-based thermal and metallurgical engineering company Inprotec has completed a six-figure contract to supply a US manufacturer with a new lead melting plant.

The company designed and installed a new lead casting plant at NELCO Worldwide's manufacturing facility in Houston, where it produces medical and industrial radiation shielding.

The new plant comprises three industrial-sized melting kettles where lead will be melted before it's used by NELCO to create a range of radiation shielding products, including the lead doors and bricks used to encase the X-ray and radiology facilities commonly found in hospitals and medical centres.

It was commissioned to boost the company's production capabilities, create a better working space for employees and reduce the company's environmental footprint.

Inprotec managing director Chris Oldroyd said: "We're delighted to have had the opportunity to support NELCO on this important project, drawing on our industry-leading capabilities and skills to create and install a state-of-the-art lead melting plant.

"We pride ourselves on delivering first-class customer support at every stage of the process, and that has never been more evident than on this project, with the team working remotely, but very closely, with NELCO operatives to ensure the plant is working exactly as it should."

Inprotec completes work on lead melting plant | Insider Media