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Thorite, Forteq and a little help from the Carbon Trust

Thorite, Forteq and a little help from the Carbon Trust

Monday 15th July 2019

With energy conservation being one of the UK's hottest topics today, Forteq UK has been working closely with the Carbon Trust to gain accreditation and access grant funding to upgrade its existing compressor system.

For Thorite, the UK's largest distributor of compressed air products and systems, this is all familiar territory as energy efficiency is taken increasingly seriously by senior managers. Additionally, energy efficiency is the main reason for companies gaining Carbon Trust accreditation and in the case of Huddersfield based Forteq UK, they received a capital contribution via the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund scheme to support them in becoming more energy efficient, with Thorite being in a position to supply and install on this project as a Carbon Trust Accredited supplier.

Forteq UK is a precision injection moulding company with major clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer and electronics industries. Leighton Harris, Thorite's Key Account Manager for the Huddersfield area, offered to investigate the savings available by replacing their old 30kw HPC fixed speed air compressor with a new energy efficient variable speed version. A data logging exercise took place for seven days to establish an air demand profile and highlight possible energy savings.

By replacing the old 30 kW fixed speed compressor with a new 30 kW HPC variable speed air compressor model ASD60T SFC, annual savings of just over £4,000 are expected.

"New compressors are not an impulse purchase, they are expensive. But faced with these savings and a grant from the Carbon Trust, the decision to go ahead with the purchase was easy to take."

Mitch Whiting, Technical Services Manager at Forteq

EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation -- The Carbon Trust - Accredited Supplier -- CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme -- BCAS - British Compressed Air Society -- SafeContractor Approved

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