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C F Baker has a long track record in high quality stainless steel fabrication, aluminium fabrication and architectural metalwork. On this page you will find a small selection of case studies that illustrate our skills and expertise:
  • Air intake filtration systems for gas turbines
  • Aero engine test rig and sound-insulated control room
  • Stainless steel prototype vessel for air filtration unit
  • Curved ornamental balcony and staircase
Air intake filtration systems for gas turbines

In 1993 one of our longstanding clients commissioned us to manufacture a combined air intake, filtration and silencing system for a Rolls Royce RB211 gas turbine destined for the Shell Brent oil/gas offshore field.

We produced a 4m x 4m x 4m aluminium air filter housing. This in turn was linked to a stainless steel silencer/plenum unit 4m high x 3.5m wide x 5m long, which we also manufactured.

Since then, we have supplied this client with more than 60 similar filter housings – manufactured from both aluminium and stainless steel – for various gas turbine manufacturers, including 19 units for the Azerbaijan field development.

We have enjoyed international recognition in the gas turbine field since 1997, when we became a certified supplier to Solar Turbines Inc., a Caterpillar-owned company based in San Diego, California.




Filter house for gas turbine

Aero engine test rigs in stainless steel and mild steel

In 2003 we won a contract to manufacture a vehicle-mounted engine test frame and sound-insulated control cubicle for Aerotest Ltd of Hemel Hempstead. The frame was designed to support a turbo prop engine for the Hercules C-130 transport plane. The control cubicle had to be built to standard euro container proportions, for transportation by lorry or train.

We made the frame from ultra-high strength stainless steel seamless pipe. To meet the extremely rigorous specification, we had to ensure tight control of our welding procedures. Our coded welders used multi-run TIG welds, which we subjected to intense ultrasonic and dye penetration testing.

Our welds achieved a 100% pass rate, and no repairs were necessary.

We also supplied a Quick Engine Change mounting adapter to allow the engine for the P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft to be tested on the same rig. We produced this bolt-on frame in mild steel with a shot-blasted and painted finish.

Aerotest frame

 Aerotest adapter frame


Stainless steel vessel for air filtration unit

C F Baker manufactured this prototype stainless steel vessel to exacting specifications for a client developing a new technology for filtering exhaust emissions.

Quality was assured by the vessel’s fully TIG welded construction, all welds continuous.

The customer was delighted with the product, and plans for further units are in the pipeline.


Stainless steel vessel
Ornamental balcony and staircase in steel and aluminium

We designed, manufactured and installed this attractive, fully customised balcony and staircase for a private house in Notting Hill, West London.

The elegantly curved balcony platform incorporated purpose-made cast aluminium landing panels in a traditional pattern. Another special feature was the cast aluminium winder treads for the quarter turn towards the garden.

To emphasise the Victorian look our client wanted, we provided round slip-on collars for the column base plates and 90º filigree corner brackets as additional support for the landing.

The entire structure was finished in a gloss black polyester powder coating, exactly to the client’s taste. We can supply a range of other colours and finishes to suit individual preferences.

Other metal fabrication projects

We have extensive experience as metal fabricators to a wide range of industries. Our portfolio includes projects as varied as:

  • stainless steel hoods for a specialist manufacturer of air filtration equipment
  • mezzanine floor and balustrade for the Glass Gallery at the V&A Museum, London
  • stainless steel exhaust ducts
  • steel roof structure for the new bookshop at Windsor Castle
  • stainless steel clad box section masts for the Portland House office block, London SW1
  • canopy support structure for Caffè Nero, Edinburgh Airport
  • structural metalwork for the SS Great Britain display, Bristol.
Victorian-style balcony and staircase

 Staircase with Victorian-style slip-on collars


Can we help you with your metalwork needs?

If you want something manufactured in stainless steel, mild steel or aluminium, C F Baker can help. Please call us on 01923 816062 for an informal chat about your requirements.

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