PDE were appointed as Design Engineer for the upgrade of the Chemical Distribution facilities for Seagate Technologies. The upgrade project comprised facilities for off-loading, conditioning and distributing chemicals used in the substrate process for the manufacture of computer hard drive discs.

The upgrade provided for 8 different chemicals, including several grades of nickel solution, zinc, alkali soak, actane buffer and acid etch solution. Storage tanks were installed and a distribution pipeline connected to twenty work stations fitted.

The design and installation included all associated electrical equipment and the accompanying HMI and SCADA control systems.