New energy-saving compressed air system for power coatings specialist

Energy efficiency requirements and finance deadlines met for powder coatings specialist, Thermaset Ltd, with Direct Air & Pipework’s (Direct Air) inverter driven technology solution.

The Staffordshire-based customer first approached Direct Air for a larger compressor for its increased air demand. Head of Maintenance at Thermaset, Karl Greatrex, specified that another requirement was for the equipment to be integrated with energy efficiency technology – specifically, inverter driven.

Thermaset has been offered financial grants by the European Regional Development Fund, in association with sben (Staffordshire Business & Environment Network) and the LCBEP (Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme). But it was only applicable for the grant as long as energy efficiency measures were implemented.

direct air logoTo fulfil the above requirements, Direct Air’s Senior Sales Engineer, Richard Brown recommended a Champion FM30RS Variable Speed Air Compressor, alongside a Beko RA370 Drypoint RA Refrigerant Dryer, Beko MO15 High Efficiency Inline Filter and a Beko MO15 General Purpose Inline Filter, which Direct Air supplied and installed.

With Thermaset being a relatively new customer and having a small existing compressor house, Direct Air worked in partnership to provide dimensions and recommendations to enable the business to create a suitable extended facility.

Alongside providing the new compressed air equipment, Direct Air also completed an upgrade on the former compressor house pipework, to adjust connection sizes and ensure the delivery system was performing to standard, in line with the efficient machinery.

With minimal production downtime required, the installation was completed during convenient periods to suit the customer, including outside of normal working hours.