Energy saving the Thorite way.

For any company, reducing energy costs makes total sense; to not do so is similar to shredding banknotes. Over the past few years Thorite has been able to show customers how they can reduce their energy wastage, save considerable expenditure and improve their processes.

One of the latest customers to benefit from Thorite’s expertise was a concrete products manufacturer in Yorkshire who is saving almost £3,000 per year having replaced two ageing, energy consumptive compressors with two new HPC compressors.

Thorite’s Key Account Manager, Steve Bradbury offered to data-log the two ageing compressors over a period of seven working days to assess their overall condition.  It was calculated through this data-logging exercise that the company could save almost £3,000 in energy costs per year by upgrading.

The two existing compressors were rated at 30kw and 22kw respectively.  The 30kw compressor was changed to a new HPC 22kw alternative, and by doing so is projected to save the company almost £1,900 per year.  In the meantime, the smaller of the two compressors was changed for an HPC 11kw compressor for savings of almost £1,100 per year.

In addition to data-logging, another service offered by Thorite is Compressed Air Auditing. It is reckoned that a single 3mm diameter leak could cost up to £600.00 each year. Thorite engineers regularly carry out compressed air leak detection surveys using the very latest ultrasonic survey handguns known as ULDs (Ultrasonic Leak Detectors). These very sensitive pieces of equipment that pinpoint high frequency sound waves produced by leaks from compressed air pipe work and components. A report is then produced and, working closely with the customer, a plan of action is agreed.

For more information on Data-Logging and Compressed Air Auditing please contact Thorite on 0800 034 5850 or visit

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