A replacement cooling tower installed at a UK-based injection moulding and extrusion firm is expected to generate savings of £23,000 a year in electricity and other costs.
DHM Plastics, which manufactures high quality products for leading brands in the construction industry, was looking for a solution to replace its ageing 25 year old cooling tower at its Lenham depot in Kent, including the steel support structure which was badly corroded.
The company approached process cooling and materials handling specialist, AB Systems, who upgraded DHM Plastic’s entire cooling system, including the steel support structure, pumps and pipework, and integrated a new bespoke central control system.
The installation process involved the removal of the old tower, pumps, control and steel support frame, as well as the erection and installation of a new state-of-the-art, fully stainless steel cooling tower, vertical ladder access points, protection rails, walkways, pumps modules, fan and control panel, plus all pipe and steelwork.
DHM Plastics says it is now on track to save more than £20,000 a year in electricity costs and over £3,000 a year in mains cold water and chemical treatment costs as a result of the installation.
“Superb workmanship and technical expertise is evident throughout the new system, and the new cooling tower technology is advanced to ensure that we have a long-lasting, highly efficient solution. We’re also extremely pleased to be benefiting from significant cost and water savings, especially in light of our own environmental targets,” commented Tim Sandberg, Business Improvement Manager at DHM Plastics.