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Unblocking Challenges, Restoring Production – A Case Study

Written on 18 January, 2024

At McBreen Enviro UK, we pride ourselves on being a reliable partner in the drainage and environmental sector. Our recent involvement in a critical project at a Malt Manufacturing Facility in the Midlands exemplifies our commitment to providing swift and effective solutions.

The Challenge:

A blockage within one of the silos, exacerbated by dampness and sprouting grain, led to a complete system shutdown for our Client. The intricate nature of the problem required a prompt response to prevent further complications.

Our Solution:

Recognising the urgency, McBreen Enviro UK swiftly deployed our Team with our DISAB (one of our industrial vacuum systems) to the customer site. Our team, equipped for 6-man confined space entry, efficiently removed over 200 tonnes of the obstructive grain. This allowed the silo and plant to resume production, averting potential long-term damage. Our DISABs are commonly used in various industries for tasks such as cleaning up spills, removing debris, and handling bulk materials.

Swift Action:

Working around the clock, including weekends, our dedicated team is on track to complete the scope within the shortest possible time frame. We understand the importance of minimising downtime for our clients and are committed to delivering results promptly.

McBreen Enviro UK DISAB Vacuum Units

Not just for grain or food production, our DISAB vacuum technology is capable of removing all types of wet and dry sludge, slurry, filter cakes and sediments, as well as powders, granular materials, aggregates, ash and soil. Learn more by visiting our DISAB Vacuum page.

Why Choose McBreen Enviro UK?

  1. Experience Matters: With over 17 years of expertise in Ireland and now expanding into the UK, McBreen Enviro brings a wealth of knowledge to every project.
  2. Comprehensive Services: From standard drainage activities like CCTV surveys to specialised DISAB equipment deployment, we offer a full suite of solutions tailored to your needs.
  3. Reliability: Our proactive approach and quick response times ensure that your critical situations are addressed promptly, minimising disruptions to your operations.

If you have any questions or need advice, we are here to assist you.  Connect with one of our Business Development Managers today by phoning 01905 959013 or mailing us at