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 Stations, Recycling, Automotive, Food, Nuclear Power and Aerospace.

Through expertise in identifying energy saving opportunities, Glaston has made a substantial contribution to increasing the energy and efficiency ratings of many manufacturing plants throughout the UK.

A number of Glaston customers have found reductions in their power bills by at least 20%, meaning that once these savings exceed the capital amount, they turn straight into profit. This could happen in as little as 12 months and continue for the life span of the equipment.

Earlier this year, due to their system knowledge and energy saving expertise, Glaston saved UK based manufacturing company, Poppies Europe Ltd, £9k which they had intended to spend on the purchase of a new compressor by identifying air leaks in the existing pipework.

Glaston’s team instructed in leak detection and Poppies maintenance staff set to work fixing them. New 1” pipe work was fitted to replace the old, and new pipe work was installed in areas that had none, but were dependant on compressed air, and were previously being fed by 12mm nylon air line. (This is why the machines were stopping; as the compressed air feed was too weak through such a small diameter pipe, the compressor was struggling to maintain production requirements and leaks). 

Following the introduction of new pipe work and the repair of all the air leaks, the original HPC Kaeser compressor is back to running at 60% of its capacity, providing a highly cost effective, energy efficient solution. This means the site is once again running efficiently and a large monetary outlay was avoided due to Glaston’s knowledge of systems and taking a different approach. 

Danny Jones, Efficiency Engineer at Glaston comments “Air leaks are responsible for 5% of an industry’s energy spend per annum and are too often overlooked due to an “air is free” attitude. Our service engineers are committed to providing a solution to every problem, we pride ourselves on offering fast, expert, impartial advice”.

Similarly, one of Europe’s leading bedding manufacturers, Comfy has seen a significant reduction in maintenance and operating costs due to Glastons recommendations, resulting in Glaston being appointed as their preferred service partner.

Due to an ever expanding production schedule their previous compressor systems were struggling to perform and unreliable.  Comfy contacted Glaston Compressor Services to advise them how to manage the additional compressed air demands.

Glaston recommended the latest HPC Kaeser variable speed CSDX162SFC compressor to provide efficient, cost effective production.  In addition, a high efficiency Tundra dryer was proposed to provide a total package solution.

HPC Kaeser compressors are known worldwide as a class leading, low specific energy consumption compressor, which ensures the lowest possible operating cost. (The lower the specific power the better the MPG of the compressor).  The HPC Kaeser compressor systems are renowned throughout the industry for their reliability and resilience. Quiet in operation and low in maintenance costs they are designed to operate at full load 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As well as supplying a new energy efficient air compressor and dryer, a new pipe work system was required for a extension to the Comfy facility. Glaston’s experienced service engineers began by extending the original pipe work system and then installed a new pipe work system into the extended section of the Comfy factory.  They also attached connections to all the production machines providing Comfy with a quickly installed, flexible and energy efficient solution.

Mr Phil Elson, Factory Manager at Comfy’s commented, “Glaston provided a very competitive quote for this work and we were delighted to be able to utilise their services and expertise for the new installation.  We look forward to the new equipment providing a long and efficient life, and look forward to working with Glaston for the foreseeable future.”

Also reporting impressive energy savings is Lancashire based, HR Kilns and Fibreglass.  One of the UK’s leading suppliers of Glass Reinforced Plastic or GRP gratings, they have developed advanced techniques in the use of composite materials that allow the production of sophisticated mouldings suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Managing Director, Darren Weston, comments “Glaston delivered a first class service.  Their knowledge and expertise has saved us a lot of money. We have seen a 10% reduction in our energy bills since they installed the new compressors.  Production reliability has also increased thus resulting in increased turnover”.

Glaston’s team of engineers are experts in the design, supply and installation of energy saving applications. Products include Compressed Air, Compressed Air Systems, Nitrogen generators, Vacuum Pumps, Cooling Water Systems and equipment hire.  

Terry Corringham, Area Sales Manager at Glaston adds “Glaston is proud to be an authorised UK distributor of HPC Kaeser Compressors. We offer our clients bespoke solutions and our service engineers are committed to delivering a first class service”.

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