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Thorite makes exhaustive savings at Bosal

Thorite makes exhaustive savings at Bosal

Monday 8th May 2006

Compressed air and fluid process systems specialist, Thorite, has installed a new 3" diameter compressed air main with zone valves and related equipment, plus a new gas welding main of 1 1/2" and 1" diameters, at replacement automotive exhaust system manufacturers Bosal (UK) Ltd of Preston, Lancs.

The leak-free compressed air system has enabled Bosal to reduce the running time of their 5 compressors by more than 50% each week. These compressors are used to power pneumatically controlled machines and air activated tube saws, as well as providing breathable air for welding.

Bosal calculate that the electrical power saving and improved control resulting from Thorite's expertise is saving 264 hours of compressor running time per week, which equates to a very significant saving of £26,000 per year.

The new gas main has provided additional savings, by removing leakage and reducing the operating pressure, the company finds it is now consuming only half the volume of as previously required each week.

Peter Martin, Bosal's Engineering Manager, commented: "Thorite handled the new mains installations, from design to on site fix, during normal working hours with minimal disruption to production, in a very professional way. I'm delighted with the greatly improved energy efficiency the new installations have brought, which has to be every responsible manufacturer's goal these days."

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