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Compressed Air Systems – Summer Running

As we start to approach the warmer summer months compressed air systems need to be adjusted for the warmer ambient temperatures. Just as we need to ensure compressors and ancillary equipment, such as dryers and filters, run in ambient conditions …

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A reliable solution to portable compressed air requirements

HPC KAESER Portable Screw Compressors are powerful, mobile machines for providing compressed air in a number of applications. These include, construction sites or in industry for applications such as road breakers. In addition, the reliability of these portable compressors makes them …

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Benefits of Storage in a Compressed Air System

Storage in a compressed air system performs several functions, and is a critical part of any properly designed air system. When correctly applied, storage can improve energy savings, air quality, and pressure stability; as well as reduce maintenance costs and …

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Power is nothing without control – new 3D control takes compressor control to a whole new dimension.

HPC Compressors and  Kaeser compressors are widely acknowledged as the most efficient and reliable compressors that money can buy. Built in Germany to rigorous standards HPC / Kaeser compressors will give decades of satisfaction. However, to maximize the efficiency of …

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Completely Redesigned ESD Compressors with SFC Options

Introducing HPC / Kaeser redesigned ESD rotary screw compressor series. Available in 160kW and 250 kW variants providing flows from 816-1522 cfm and pressures to 15 bar. The ESD series has been redesigned for increased efficiency and improved specific performance, …

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SIGMA Control 2 – Integrated Intelligence – Power is nothing without control

HPC KAESER’s revolutionary modular concept takes compressor controller technology to the next level and beyond. Welcome to the world of SIGMA Control 2. It’s now over a decade since HPC KAESER introduced its ground-breaking SIGMA Control internal compressor controller, the …

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Leading From the Front – the New SK Series Compressors

Discerning compressed air users expect maximum availability and efficiency, even from smaller compressors. In addition, there is growing demand for seamless connectivity with master control systems, so that users can benefit from the enhanced efficiency and load distribution that this …

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Which type of Nitrogen Generator is suitable for you?

Dependent on purity, flow rate and a number of other considerations there are many options to supply nitrogen. The indicative optimal supply options are shown below. Consultation with Glaston Compressors will result in the preferred solution for your specific on-site …

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New Energy Efficient HPC Compressors Released to Market

HPC is part of a global operation through its long established and extremely successful partnership with KAESER Kompressoren GmbH. As part of the continual drive to improve the specific power and drive down user costs HPC and Kaeser have released …

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Chemical Industry Awards June 2011

Glaston Compressors were kindly invited to a prestigious awards ceremony by their client Rockwood Additives. The Chemical Industry Awards ceremony was held in Birmingham in the historic Great Hall in the University of Birmingham on June 23rd 2011.

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F-Gas Certification in the Compressed Air Industry

Glaston Compressors is helping its clients comply with the EU F-Gas Regulations, ensuring that their refrigerated air dryers and process water chillers are properly monitored and maintained by F Gas certified engineers. All of our engineering field services refrigerant team …

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Energy Savings by Optimising Pipework

Millions on pounds are needlessly wasted per annum due to aging or poorly maintained air distributions systems which allow valuable energy to escape unused. Unfortunately resolving these issues can be costly and may involve a lot of hard work, but …

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Breathing Air – Be Warned

BE WARNED – Just because compressors pull in ambient air doesn’t make it suitable for breathing air applications! Air being used for breathing is required to be of a certain quality which was covered by BS4275 and now by BS …

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HPC and High Efficiency IE3 Motors Giving Maximum Energy Savings

The implementation of the EU’s new eco-design directive 2005/32/EC imposes mandatory minimum efficiencies for three-phase, low-voltage electric motors for the first time. This directive covers electric motors in the range 0.75-375kW and replaces the voluntary agreement on motor efficiency standards …

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Energy Savings with Heat Recovery

As part of any compressor installation significant thought needs to be given to the waste heat generated by an air compressor. Undeliverable as it may sound 100 percent of electrical energy input into a compressor is turned into heat! The …

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Oil Free Compressors Generating Oil Contaminated Air

Following on from and earlier blog dated 16th November with reference to the fact the oil free air can be generated via both oil flooded and oil free air, the important part of the system being the filtration, Beko Technologies …

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Who are HPC and Kaeser?

HPC is part of a global operation through its long established and extremely successful partnership with KAESER Kompressoren GmbH. HPC has solely represented the comprehensive KAESER range of quality, energy efficient air compressors and compressed air equipment in the UK …

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Why Do We Need to Dry Compressed Air?

When air cools down, as happens following a compressors compression process, water vapour precipitates as condensate. (this is from the water that is naturally contained in the atmosphere in the air we breath. The humidity of the air reflects the …

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Do You Control Your Compressed Air?

The efficiency of your air compressors is a major contributor to whether a factory or process is cost effective or not. As part of the efficient running of a compressed air system then some control is required, after all it’s …

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Why Buy Air Compressors?

Compressed Air is widely known as the 4th utility alongside Gas, Electricity and Water supplying all factories and production process. Compressed Air is so common approximately 20% to 30 % of all electricity used in industry is powering air compressors.

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Uses for Air Compressors

In this post we give you a quick run down of the more common uses for air compressors as well as some of the not so common uses for air compressors. We won’t go into great detail about the various, …

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Oil Free Air – Can It Only Be Achieved With An Oil Free Compressor?

Experts have been arguing for years on the subject of generating clean oil free compressed air. At the heart of the matter lies the question: Which compressor system provides the most cost-effective way of producing oil-free compressed air? Leaving aside …

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Welcome to the new Compressor Blog

Welcome to the new Compressor Blog brought to you by Glaston Compressor Services. Glaston is a privately run business, established in 1979, with a wealth of knowledge in intelligent control and energy management systems. We have a team of highly …

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