06 June 2013
European contract pharmaceuticals developer and manufacturer Recipharm recently called in Thorite engineers to carry out a data logging survey of compressed air production at the company's UK facility in Ashton-under-Lyne.
The plant's two compressors, which power the total processing requirement, were found to be far from energy efficient. This led to Thorite recommending a single HPC CSD125SFC variable speed compressor to take their place.
The compressor is now fully commissioned and already providing benefits: Compared to figures prior to its installation, Recipharm's annual energy profile will see carbon output reduced by almost 64t, electricity consumption will fall by in excess of 100,000kWh, and energy bills will drop by almost £9500 each year.
Les Williams, Recipharm's project engineer, said: "Thorite's data logging exercise enabled inefficiency problems to be precisely identified - and its expertise has produced a fast and economic solution. The new system will pay for itself from cost savings alone in considerably less than three years."