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Coors are delighted with the savings
One company which has taken advantage of this service is Coors brewery in Burton. Always looking for ways to further refine its energy efficiency, Coors initiated a survey using thermal imaging to analyse the energy loss throughout its facility. Costing less than £1000, the survey encompassed boiler houses, overhead pipe work, tank houses, brew house, powder rooms and outside areas across the No1 brewery. The resulting digital photographs alongside thermographic images highlighted hot spots, enabling ERIKS to calculate the total power loss through convection and radiation. The final report identified potential savings of around £60,000 per annum, though to achieve this, the brewery needed to invest in some repair work – which can also be undertaken by ERIKS. The thermographic survey also identified several steam leaks which were not taken account of in the total power loss calculations. As even a 1/4" hole can cost over £200 per week, eliminating these leaks is extremely important.
Coors, naturally enough, were delighted with the savings identified by the survey “The use of thermal imaging on the site is just another example of how we are embracing best practice,” said Coors Energy manager. “Because of the non-invasive nature of the technology, the survey was carried out quickly and with no disruption to the site or production. There will be significant energy savings for us, which are important for our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) position, as well as our business and our bottom line.”