Category Archives: Advice

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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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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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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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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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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