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Nitrogen in the Food Packaging Industry

Nitrogen gas is an extremely safe gas that has been used in the food packaging industry for many years. Nitrogen gas helps preserve freshness, integrity and quality of delivered food products. It provides a pressurised atmosphere that prevents package collapse …

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Location, Location, Location: How Performance is impacted by the Placement of Compressed Air Equipment

The real estate mantra: ‘location, location, location’ rings true not just for real estate but also when installing an air compressor system. You may not think that the position of your air compressor is critical but actually positioning your air …

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The Flexibility of an Air Compressor

The Low Down on Hiring an Air Compressor and the advantages of Portable Air Compressors  Hiring an Air Compressor Hiring an air compressor can be a smart and cost-effective decision. An air compressor is a big investment and a decision …

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What a Compressed Air System Audit can do for your Business

Compressed air is a very versatile tool used in a broad range of industries to power machinery, valves and actuators and hand tools.  Compressed air generation accounts for 10% of all energy consumed in UK.  The Carbon Trust has reported …

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Why you DO need a portable Air Compressor….

An air compressor is a machine that is relied upon heavily across countless industries. A portable air compressor gives business considerable benefits around their factories and plants. The ability to move the air compressor from one location to another with …

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The Benefits of Nitrogen Generation for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Nitrogen gas is the sister function of compressed air. Nitrogen gas is needed by most industries for a diverse number of uses. Generating nitrogen gas onsite is another way for businesses to make cost savings as well as other efficiencies. …

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Love is in the Air: How to Love your Air Compressor

Your air compressor is probably the most important piece of equipment in your business. Being at the heart of your operations your air compressor is pumping the ‘blood’ to all the vital ‘organs’ around your plant to ensure everything is …

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2017’s New Year’s Resolution: 5 Air Compressor Energy Saving Tips

January is an ideal time to reflect on the progress and achievements of 2016 and to make plans for the months ahead.  We welcome a fresh new start after a hard year on business, following the shock Brexit result and …

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..

Glaston’s top 5 tips to protect your compressor during the Festive Season! Is your factory closing down over the Christmas and New Year break? This is often the only time of the year that many factories stop production completely and …

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The Main Types of Compressed Air Dryers

There are 4 main types of compressed air dryers: refrigerated compressed air dryers, chemical compressed air dryers, desiccant compressed air dryers and membrane compressed air dryers.   Refrigerated Compressed Air Dryers Refrigerated compressed air dryers cool the air to low …

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Compressed Air needs effective Compressed Air Filtration

Most factories around the world rely on compressed air. Having an air compressor on site means that compressed air is readily available and is easy to use. Just installing a compressed air system on site is not good enough and …

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Glaston’s Guide to the Perfect Air Compressor Maintenance Checklist

An air compressor is likely to be one of your biggest investments in your business, so keeping it in check couldn’t be more important. Keeping your air compressor running smoothly and efficiently for as long as possible is the key …

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HPC KAESER COMPRESSOR life cycle management

A HPC Kaeser compressor is a purchase for life – and a decision that we always want you to look back on with satisfaction. Glaston Compressor Services Ltd is an authorised distributor of HPC Compressors in the UK. Energy efficiency …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Used Air Compressor…

If your factory needs an air compressor system, it is likely that you have a budget already defined for its installation. You then have 2 choices in buying an air compressor system: a new air compressor system or a used …

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Is it really so Important that my Compressed Air is Clean and Dry?

Compressed air treatment is of number one importance in order to run your factory efficiently, both economically and ensuring output. Effective compressed air treatment protects the machinery that you will have spent thousands having designed, installed and maintained. Minimising machinery …

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3 Benefits of On-Site Nitrogen Generators in The Oil and Gas Industry

Nitrogen gas has countless uses in the oil and gas industry, this is due to its odourless and non-reactive properties. Nitrogen gas is used to move materials down pipelines at oil and gas refineries, to re-pressurise depleted oil wells and …

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What do users expect from a compressor system?

When investing in a new compressor system, users expect maximum efficiency and reliability. Simple as it may sound, these requirements are dependent on many other different factors, including energy costs. When energy costs for a compressed air system are calculated over the lifetime …

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Compressed Air Treatment: The Importance of Servicing your Compressor with Genuine Parts

When your business relies on an air compressor system daily, it is expensive when things go wrong. At the end of the day, machine down time is lost income: labour, rates etc. still need to be paid even when your …

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Minimising Air Compressor Maintenance: Is good air compressor ventilation the solution?

Keeping manufacturing costs as low as possible is crucial when trying to maintain a profitable business. With ever increasing manufacturing costs, it’s always good to know how to avoid things going wrong and avoid hefty and unexpected repair bills. When …

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The true costs of purchasing a compressor – have you looked at the bigger picture?

If you are in the process of investing in a new compressor you will no doubt have obtained a number of quotes. Some may be cheaper than others but, should the initial investment cost be your only consideration in selecting the final compressor? In this blog we consider all of the lifetime costs of a compressed air system that should be evaluated in selecting a new compressor. Did you realise, that on average the capital investment cost …

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Rocketing Energy Prices….. It’s time to think Compressed Air Energy Savings.

Let’s make your Air Compressor as efficient as possible and save your business money…it’s time to think Compressed Air Energy Savings. Saving Energy is a win-win, not only does it yield significant financial rewards, but of course it has a …

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Regardless of ESOS Compressed Air Systems are expensive

Michael Douglas, managing Director of Glaston Compressor Services explains why, when considering compressed air systems, only a comprehensive and inclusive approach will result in cost-effective air production. Compressed air has long been essential for a wide range of manufacturing, process …

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Our Christmas closing times

The office will be closed from 5pm on the 23rd December and will re-open on Monday 4th January at 8.30am.  The team at Glaston would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2016!  

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Glaston’s advice on ESOS – an opportunity for business

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups). In simple terms, an ESOS Assessment requires participants to do the following: – measure their total energy …

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How economical is your Air Compressor..?

In the modern age, with increasingly expensive electrical costs, the cost of ownership of a compressed air system needs to be looked at in detail. In terms of the whole life cycle costs and not just on the initial capital …

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Preparing your Cooling Water System or Air Compressor for the Christmas break

Often the only time of the year a factory stops production is over the Christmas break, this may be for Christmas Day and Boxing Day or it may be for the whole period from Christmas Day right though until after …

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Glaston saves Poppies Europe Ltd £9k

Glaston UK is a leading specialist in air compressor intelligent control, nitrogen generators and energy management systems. With a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient products and air compressor services, Glaston works with a diverse range of industries including – Power …

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Glaston reduces energy bills by 10% with HPC Kaeser compressor.

HR Kilns and Fibreglass, is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of GRP gratings, platforms, drainage covers and GRP flooring.  Commonly referred to as GRP or FRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic or Fibre Reinforced Plastic), they have developed advanced techniques in …

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Variable Speed Drive Compressors – not always the most efficient solution !

Over the years we have had lots of customers request variable speed drive compressors regardless of the air demand profile of the site and when we ask why they are asking for a variable speed drive they often say one …

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How a Compressed Air Leak Detector can help save you money

A Compressed Air Leak Detector is a device specifically designed to find leaks in compressed air systems. It works by listening for ultrasonic sounds and is often called an ‘ultrasonic leak detector’. Compressed Air Leak Detectors are frequently used for …

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Integrated Performance for Maximum Energy Savings

  An orchestra is far more than simply a collection of musicians. It is the conductor who brings together the individual players to create a single powerful and distinctive sound. The HPC Sigma Air Manager (SAM) available via Glaston plays …

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Heat Reactivated Desiccant Air Dryers

Heat Reactivated Type Desiccant Air Dryers There are two main types of heat reactivated type desiccant air dryers of which I will talk about each separately, the Internal Type and more modern External Type. Internal Heat Re-activated Type Heat Reactivated …

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Manufacturers Shift Towards Energy Management

The continuous increase in energy prices means that manufacturers must now focus on the most effective way of managing their energy usage and ultimately reducing costs. According to a joint survey by manufacturer’s organisation EEF and energy provider Npower, the …

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Why generate your own nitrogen?

Why are companies using Nitrogen Generators? Due to the diversity and cost effectiveness, nitrogen is becoming increasingly popular in a broad spectrum of industry & research laboratories. Nitrogen can be used in a range of applications such as creating inert …

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Do you know your compressors MPG?

In the modern age, with increasingly expensive electrical costs, the cost of ownership of a compressed air system needs to be looked at in detail. In terms of the whole life cycle costs and not just on the initial capital …

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What is Compressed Air Condensate and why must it be treated?

Considerable quantities of condensate are generated when compressed air is produced. However, the term ‘condensate’ is misleading as it could be misunderstood to mean only condensed water vapour. In reality every compressor works like a vacuum cleaner sucking in contaminated …

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Why HPC Kaeser Compressors are the best

HPC Kaeser Compressors offer superior performance, durability, and energy efficiency. They are available from 2.2kW right up to 450kW, with capacities from 9 to 3,044 cfm, and pressures up to 15 bar. All units are fully packaged and are ready …

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SAUER Air Compressor installation

For 10 years our new customer had used two Ingersoll Rand 350 bar piston air compressors to maintain the 350 bar and 40 bar operating pressures. Unfortunately, both units failed within a short space of time and hire equipment was …

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