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Case Studies

Still guessing heat losses?

When it’s beyond help… and there’s nothing you can offer…

I was asked to go down to a craft bakery in the south, a very successful business, the compact site busy, an appetising range of ready-to-eat Danish pastries, iced buns and much more  – everyth...

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Working with Contractors

Case Studies for Contractors

One of my contractor customers called me, they had completed a re build for an instrumentation manufacturer; new cleanroom walls, floor, ceilings all fully air conditioned with two air handling units ...

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Vanishing Panelling

Vanishing Panelling

I arrived at one factory last year they are (and still are) are good customers of ours; we were to look at the packing area receiving too many staff complaints about the heat. A new line had started p...

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Don't forget that roof, Jim

Don’t forget that roof, Jim

One large factory I looked around on a number of occasions had the “Don’t forget that roof, Jim,” scenario. A big building – 100m x 25m x 6m tall – the construction? An Asbes...

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Still guessing heat losses?

Still guessing heat losses? Why not try a cooling trial?

Manufacturers of industrial freezing and chilling equipment invariably rely on freezing and cooling trials. – without the knowledge of the time taken to freeze or cool between the exit of a heat...

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Design the idea & applying the reality

Design The Ideal & Applying The Reality

I had spent many days on site and years of visits at the expense of a number of different employers nurturing this one. The heat gain survey throughout the plant was completed, every motor, heat seale...

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I wasn't expecting that.... - Rogue Airflows

I wasn’t expecting that…

Another day and another large factory. Very large in fact; over 200m in length and a manufacturer of snack foods. We were advised anecdotally there were all sorts of reported problems with the ‘...

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24/7 operation saves 30% in energy costs per year

The soft drinks factory based in South Wales saves 30% in energy costs per year. The business operated a pasteurizer supplied with coolants from two separate pumped chilled water circuits. Both were f...

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How to save costs from recycled heat

37TWhr of heat energy are consumed from UK food processing and 11m tonnes of carbon dioxide is released in the atmosphere as a result1. Much of the energy is of low-grade and both complex and costly t...

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Displacement ventilation for improved working conditions and higher productivity

Everyone knows heat rises so why doesn’t every factory owner and operator buy into this phenomenon for ventilation or air-cooling? The air saving (in fan energy) can be 20% over traditional air mixi...

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Get some science! – benchmark your utilities to improve HVAC performance

FSL was commissioned by R Twining & Co. Ltd to provide a report, audit and survey to determine the heating and cooling demand for their Andover site. The primary reasons for obtaining the informat...

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Regular pipe work surveys expose L8 (Legionella) risks!

As an example the poultry processing industry is a major user of water. FSL’s turkey processing client used up to 600m3 per day of borehole water on their site. The majority was abstracted under lic...

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How to remove airborne mould spores from your bakery for product improvement

At Factory Solutions Ltd we are on a mission to remove airborne mould spores from bakeries. Spores inside sliced loaves cause premature spoilage often within 6/7 days of purchase. Mouldy bread forms a...

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