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Forbes Technologies Ltd

"Tall oaks from little acorns grow" is an apt quotation to describe the steady growth of the Forbes Group from its modest beginnings in the distribution of plastics, through to the quality manufacturing company as seen today.

Not only is Forbes now the largest manufacturer in the UK of custom designed and built tanks and vessels in plastics materials, the group has also developed a significant expertise in environmental technologies, particularly in the areas of odour control and fume scrubbing.

Forbes tanks and fabrications are now used in one form or another in practically every type of industrial application.

The head office at Denver continues to handle sales, design and general administration and continuing improvements in communications have helped to facilitate the larger than usual separation between offices and production.

The main production facility located in Kelso in the Borders of Scotland has grown to encompass an area in excess of 18500 M2 and is the home to four purpose built factories each dedicated to the manufacture of high quality tanks and fabrications.

We are a company dedicated to providing our customers with high quality products at competitive prices and we aspire to do this without jeopardising the well-being of our staff, the public at large and the environment. We strive towards continual company improvement and to provide the standards of excellence, efficiency and service that have always made Forbes a comfortable organisation to deal with.


Products

Alternative Scrubbing Technologies

Alternative Scrubbing Technologies

In addition to the Typical Wet Scrubber, as described above, Forbes are able to offer Alternative Scrubbing Technologies.

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Alternative Scrubbing Technologies in Norfolk

Alternative Scrubbing Technologies in Norfolk

Alternative Scrubbing Technologies in Norfolk Please contact us in regards to this product where we will be able to provide you with more information....

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Bespoke Tank Design

Bespoke Tank Design

Whilst our standard product ranges and bespoke tank design capabilities are vast. If the application you require isn’t listed please get in touch. We ...

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Bio-Filtration

Bio-Filtration

Bio-Filtration can be purchased from us, please contact us via telephone or email.

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BS4800 range of Tanks

BS4800 range of Tanks

BS4800 range of Tanks can be purchased from us, please contact us via telephone or email.

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Bulk Granular Storage Tanks

Bulk Granular Storage Tanks

Forbes make bulk tanks and silos for many different granular products using GRP materials manufactured on standard sized mandrels where possible to sa...

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Bulk Tank Vent Scrubbers

Bulk Tank Vent Scrubbers

Bulk Tank Vent ScrubbersAn economical range of standard bulk tank vent scrubbing systems designed to minimise environmental nuisance from the static s...

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Bulk Water Storage Solutions

Bulk Water Storage Solutions

No joints, linings, coatings, membranes or sealants to leak or corrode long term No metals present which can be susceptible to corrosion long term T...

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Bunded storage tanks

Bunded storage tanks

Bunded storage tanks are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Bunded tanks

Bunded tanks

Bunded tanks are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Carbon Adsorption

Carbon Adsorption

Carbon AdsorptionSolvents, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other contaminants in the liquids or gas phase can be adsorbed onto activated carbon....

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Carbon Adsorption in Norfolk

Carbon Adsorption in Norfolk

Carbon Adsorption in Norfolk are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Carbon Bed Stripping Towers

Carbon Bed Stripping Towers

Stripping TowersRelatively high levels of many organic contaminants can be reduced to well below WHO target levels by the stripping process which empl...

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Chemical Filling Station

Chemical Filling Station

Chemical Filling Station are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Chemical Storage Systems

Chemical Storage Systems

MINIBULK® systems allow users to take delivery by low pressure discharge (up to 14 psi) from tankers or lorry-mounted IBCs with the minimum of danger ...

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CO² Degassers

CO² Degassers

CO² DegassersForbes Degassers are well proven as an efficient, reliable and cost-effective approach to reducing the problem of dissolved CO² during wa...

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Compact gas scrubbing system

Compact gas scrubbing system

Compact gas scrubbing system are available on request, please email us for more information, or visit our website.

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Complex Storage Tanks

Complex Storage Tanks

Whilst our standard product ranges and bespoke tank design capabilities are broad. If the application you require isn’t listed please get in touch. We...

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Conceptual Design Service

Conceptual Design Service

Conceptual Design Service. Please follow the link from FTN to our website, where you will find further information on this product, and links to our o...

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Conical Base GRP Silos

Conical Base GRP Silos

We offer a standard range of strong and light in weight, deep conical based silos.

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Continuous leak monitoring

Continuous leak monitoring

continuous leak monitoring are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Corrosion Free Water Storage Tanks

Corrosion Free Water Storage Tanks

No joints, linings, coatings, membranes or sealants to leak or corrode long term

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Degassing Towers

Degassing Towers

Degassing TowersA standard range of CO2 Degassing systems designed to reduce dissolved CO2 economically with proven technology.Forbes Degassers operat...

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Dual laminate GRP storage tanks

Dual laminate GRP storage tanks

Dual laminate GRP storage tanks. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Dual Laminate GRP Tanks

Dual Laminate GRP Tanks

Renowned GRP storage tank manufacturer, we manufacture thermoplastic GRP tanks using the latest dual laminate technology.

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Dual Laminate Tanks

Dual Laminate Tanks

Dual Laminate TanksDual laminate tank technology is now accepted as standard in virtually every industry from chemicals to food and water, microelectr...

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Dual Laminate Tanks - Flat Bottomed

Dual Laminate Tanks - Flat Bottomed

Our economic range of flat bottomed dual laminate tanks offers superb value for money.

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Dual Laminate Tanks in Norfolk

Dual Laminate Tanks in Norfolk

Dual Laminate Tanks in Norfolk are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and ...

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DWI Requirements

DWI Requirements

DWI RequirementsWe have for many years supplied the water industry with a wide range of high specification products, including storage tanks for water...

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Economic Dual Laminate Tanks

Economic Dual Laminate Tanks

Standard sizes from 10,000 to over 150,000 litres capacity Inner shell available in PP, PVCu, PVDF and ECTFE Approval under DWI: Regulation 31 avail...

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News

INNATANK™ - A REVOLUTION

INNATANK™ - A REVOLUTION

The safe storage of hazardous liquids is a perennial challenge facing the water treatment and chemical processing industries - but things could be abo...

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Forbes Commission New Plant

Forbes Commission New Plant

Forbes have commissioned a new plant for the production of large thermoplastic tanks up to 100’000 litres capacity, which we are pleased to introduce ...

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New Forbes Website Goes Live

New Forbes Website Goes Live

Forbes new website is now live, following a major facelift with a complete new look and easier navigation system. The new website features all of our ...

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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Forbes Technologies Ltd successfully won and completed a 950,000 US Dollar contract for a series of processing & waste treatment vessels 3.5 metres di...

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Sodium Hypochlorite Storage

Sodium Hypochlorite Storage

Concerns expressed on the bulk storage of sodium hypochlorite – an aggressive material to store in bulk Sodium hypochlorite solutions are very widely...

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FORBES COMMISIONS FINAL PHASE OF LARGE NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY

FORBES COMMISIONS FINAL PHASE OF LARGE NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Forbes, UK’s leading manufacturers of tanks, vessels, scrubbing columns & chemical plant in plastic materials, has invested £1.56 million over the pas...

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Major investments over the past 3 years

Major investments over the past 3 years

This latest facility incorporates specialised buildings to handle tanks & vessels up to 17 metres in height with diameters up to 5 metres, depending o...

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Automation

Automation

Automation of composite GRP tank production was introduced in the early 80’s with automatic hoop chop winding processes imported from the America. Thi...

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Continued growth

Continued growth

Despite the current downturn in industry in UK & the rest of the World, Forbes is still extremely optimistic. Forbes’ continued success has been based...

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TROSSLEY TOWERS

TROSSLEY TOWERS

LARGE DEGASSING TOWERS & FLOCULATION TANKS IMPROVE WATER QUALITY As part of £7.0 million investment by South East Water to improve water quality from...

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FORBES INCREASE IN TANK AND SCRUBBER EXPORTS HELPS THEM BEAT THE RECESSION

FORBES INCREASE IN TANK AND SCRUBBER EXPORTS HELPS THEM BEAT THE RECESSION

Having recently moved into their custom built factory on their Kelso site in the Borders of Scotland, Forbes has found increased manufacturing efficie...

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Case Studies

Simpsons Malt protecting the environment with Forbes scrubber system

Simpsons Malt protecting the environment with Forbes scrubber system

For over 150 years Simpsons Malt has been manufacturing specialist high quality malted barley.

The company supplies to a large number of whisky distilleries throughout Scotland, as well as to the brewing and food industries at large.

The company’s largest site, Tweed Valley Maltings in Berwick on Tweed, produces an impressive 236,000 tonnes of malted barley annually.

THE PROBLEM

Chitted malt (barley) is transferred into giant stainless steel Germinating and Kilning Vessels (GKVs). Humidified air is passed through the bed of malting barley to create the perfect conditions for the barley to germinate.

After 4-6 days, the wet air is replaced with heated air. The malt is dried (White Malt) and cured to required specifications, both in terms of moisture levels and colour, where it is used to produce some of the finest single malt whisky in the world.

Some of the white malt receives a second treatment process; peat is burnt in large burners and the hot, peat-infused smoky air is drawn through the white malt to give it a distinctive peaty characteristic. This malt is then used in the production of those peat flavoured malts synonymous with the western isles of Scotland.

Previously the peaty / malty scented air, together with fine particulate, was vented straight to atmosphere. Needing to increase production Simpsons recognised their responsibility concerning discharges of odours and dust laden air generated from their process, and that cleaning before discharge to the environment was required before extra processing commenced.

THE SOLUTION

Forbes supplied a complete wet Venturi scrubber system. The scrubber fans now draw the heated air from the kiln, through the malting chamber and into the scrubber.

Inside the scrubbing vessel, the scrubbing liquor and peaty gas stream are brought together in turbulent contact, within the venturi throat, where the odour-causing particulates are forced into the atomised liquor.

The result; no more unacceptable odours discharged from the GKV and a more pleasant environment for employees and neighbours alike.

THE SYSTEM

The scrubber vessel was manufactured in polypropylene and reinforced with GRP.

With a throughput air flow rate of 23000 m3/h, the Simpsons Malt scrubber system’s duty is 97% particulate removal at 5 micron.

Along with the scrubber system itself, Forbes supplied all vents, ducting and fans, access ladders and handrails which were manufactured at our own Kelso steelworks.

Documents

Forbes Innatank Brochure

Forbes Innatank Brochure

Catalogue

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Odour Control Systems

Odour Control Systems

Catalogue

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Dual Laminate Tanks Brochure

Dual Laminate Tanks Brochure

Catalogue

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GRP Storage Tanks Brochure

GRP Storage Tanks Brochure

Catalogue

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HVT Brochure

HVT Brochure

Catalogue

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VT Thermoplastic Tank Brochure

VT Thermoplastic Tank Brochure

Catalogue

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Minibulk Product Brochure

Minibulk Product Brochure

Catalogue

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Salt Saturator Brochure

Salt Saturator Brochure

Catalogue

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Scrubber Brochure

Scrubber Brochure

Catalogue

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Stripping Towers Brochure

Stripping Towers Brochure

Catalogue

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TUF Pumpset

TUF Pumpset

Catalogue

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Turnkey

Turnkey

Catalogue

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Handling Instructions

Handling Instructions

Catalogue

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CO2 Degassers Brochure

CO2 Degassers Brochure

Catalogue

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Forbes Technologies Ltd

  • New Road
  • Crimplesham
  • Kings Lynn
  • Norfolk
  • PE33 9AS

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