Glass manufacturer saves cash with tailored, efficient, package

Glass manufacturer saves cash with tailored, efficient, package

AFS were able to tailor a package that was up to 75% more cost efficient than other suppliers and in doing so delivered lower acquisition costs, lower maintenance figures and a decreased environmental footprint.

Project:

Glass manufacturing is well-known for its high emission levels, so in order to continue to manufacture a premium product, the client needed to invest in a state-of-the-art filtration system for their plant in Yorkshire, UK.

The filter system identified was an intricate and multi-stage system designed by German supplier ‘Lührfilter’. However, in order to operate effectively, their filter requires large volumes of compressed air.

It would be easy for a compressed air company to have a quick scan of our requirement figures and provide a quote for a compressor unit. Sure it would do the job but it wouldn’t be the best solution for us. AFS tailored their solution exact for our business requirements.

In order to deliver a cost effective and sustainable supply for this demand, the client required a tailored and creative solution.

Solution

AFS were able to quickly identify that while a 70kw compressed air system may seem to be required, that actually a number of much small units could handle the manufacturing requirements.

As a result, AFS were able to table a package that was up to 75% more cost efficient than other suppliers and in doing so delivered lower acquisition costs, lower maintenance figures and a decreased environmental footprint.

They analysed every possible aspect of our manufacturing process and provided us with a cost effective, energy efficient solution.

Services Provided
  • System analysis and review
  • Accurate equipment identification
  • Full service and support
Customer Benefits
  • Environmental protection act adhered to
  • 75% acquisition cost reduction
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Lower operating costs
Processes Covered
  • Plant design and systems engineering
  • Compressed air generators
  • Ongoing service and support
Details
  • 15kw CompAir compressor installed
  • Start/stop on demand compressed air
Project Notes
  • AFS were chosen ahead of a number of other suppliers because of their diligent attention to detail
  • Energy efficient solutions assists clients commitment to environment policy
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