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Glaston Reduces Energy Bills for Fibre Glass Company

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 the use of composite materials that allow the production of sophisticated mouldings suitable for a wide variety of applications.

GRP gratings are approximately half the weight of steel and so will not require the same superstructure to support them, saving time, materials and cost – without compromising on load-bearing capabilities.  The other advantage of using a composite material such as glass reinforced plastic is that the GRP gratings can be cut to size whilst on site and require little or no maintenance.

Privately owned by Darren Weston and established in 2005, HR Kilns and Fibreglass is based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

Also based in Skelmersdale, Glaston Compressor Services is a family owned and run business.  A UK leading supplier of Compressed Air Systems and Nitrogen Generators, Glaston has been providing high performance, energy efficient Air Compressors for over 30 years to a range of industries including –  Power Stations, Recycling, Automotive, Food, Nuclear Power and Aerospace.

One of the largest independent suppliers of Compressed Air Systems in the UK, Glaston supplies bespoke total solutions from initial consultation through to full installation and lifetime compressor maintenance.

The HR Kilns and Fibreglass factory was running off an old piston compressor that was unreliable and not at all cost effective.  Compressed air users expect maximum availability and efficiency and the piston compressor was not delivering on either.

HR Kilns and Fibreglass approached Glaston back in 2011 and Glaston recommended the latest HPC Kaeser SX6 compressor to provide efficient, cost effective production.  In addition to this HR Kilns invested in a second compressor the HPC Kaeser SK24, as they were so impressed with the performance of the first one.

The HPC Kaeser’s SK series rotary screw compressors from Glaston deliver more compressed air for less power consumption.  They also combine ease of use and maintenance with exceptional versatility and environmentally responsible design.

The efficiency of a machine depends on the total costs incurred throughout the equipment’s entire service life. With compressors, energy costs account for the lion’s share of total expenditure. 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.

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.  We look forward to our current compressors providing a long and efficient life”

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.  Danny Jones, Efficiency Engineer at Glaston comments “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 to all our clients”.

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