Richard Metcalfe, Sales Director at ICS Cool Energy, outlines how companies can benefit from The Carbon Trust’s Green Business Fund, offering potential grants of up to £5k on eligible equipment.
Our focus on energy efficiency as a nation continues to grow as a result of rising energy bills and of course government legislation, placing increasing pressure on businesses to reduce consumption and become more efficient. While some aspects of our rising energy use are linked to technology, such as the growth of global communications and IT networks, others such as space heating and process cooling remain a necessary evil. Or so it seems.
The ACR Journal talks to Hayley Nunn of Acorn Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, based in Bury St Edmunds.
Thomas Lergenmüller, Product Manager Screw Compressor Packages at GEA Grasso, looks at bringing down the all-important total cost of ownership.
Cost and competitive pressure on companies keeps growing in almost every industry where industrial refrigeration or air conditioning cooling is concerned. Efficient refrigeration systems are vital for economic, safe and sustainable production and storage in this area.
The focus of planners and investors aiming at modernisation or new construction of systems has long changed to encompass more than just low investment costs. The total cost of ownership (TCO) for the entire service life of a facility has become decisive instead.
Excessive moisture in the air can play havoc with industrial processes as well as human health. Terry Stevens-Smith, Director - National Accounts at Watkins Hire, keeps it fresh and dry in a round-up of the importance of effective humidity control in industry.
The amount of water vapour in the air (expressed as Relative Humidity) is a critical issue for many industrial processes as well as human comfort and wellbeing.
High humidity levels are associated with the growth of mould and pathogens, which can seriously affect safety in the manufacture, storage and transport of food, and has serious implications for many industrial processes that require tightly controlled climatic conditions.