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Brazil Case Study – New Factory Opening

A long term customer of Glaston, based in the UK, made the decision to open a factory in Brazil in order be closer to a new customer.

Their current factory in the UK uses two HPC Kaeser Compressors which were supplied and are maintained by Glaston. Our customer decided to replicate this installation in their new factory. As an authorised UK distributor of HPC Kaeser Compressors, and with unrivalled efficiencies and reliability, Glaston were tasked with replicating the UK system on a suitable skid that could be easily transported to the new factory. In addition, the system needed to be plugged in and ready to run with minimal installation work.

It was decided to split the plinth into two sections that bolt together. Section one would carry the two HPC Kaeser compressors, one being a variable speed drive unit and one being a fixed speed unit. The other section of the plinth would carry the ancillary equipment including a dessicant dryer, compressed air filters and vertical air receivers.

To generate the required amount of compressed air for the minimum cost, a SAM 4/4 intelligent compressor controller was recommended, along with dewpoint switching control for the dryer.  Furthermore, it was imperative that the the compressors and dryer were able to integrate with the site Profibus control system.

Following an extensive tender process, Glaston won the order with a strict deadline to complete the work. All of the energy efficient suggestions put forward by Glaston were incorporated into the installation and the complete system was assembled and tested in the UK at Glaston’s purpose built facility.

After a successful factory acceptance test, the equipment was collected and shipped over to Brazil for installation. All the local pipework and electrical work was completed at Glastons premises, which meant all the customer needed to do was electrically plug in the plinth and connect it to the local air distribution system.

For this project the following equipment was supplied:

  • Bespoke plinth in two parts that bolted together for easy transport.
  • One HPC variable speed drive compressor – CSD85SFC
  • One HPC fixed speed compressor – BSD81
  • One HPC SAM4/4 Controller
  • One 2,000 litre galvanised vertical air receiver
  • One HPC desiccant dryer and filter package
  • One Beko dewpoint monitoring unit.

If you have any questions about this case study or you would like any help with your compressed air system project then please contact us.

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