Energy and heat loss savings at Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd
ERIKS Industrial Services Limited
An energy and heat loss survey carried out by ERIKS at the Pirelli
manufacturing plant in Carlisle has made energy savings which, the
company estimates, will amount to a total in excess of £60,000.
The survey, which was carried out by ERIKS' highly experienced
condition monitoring division, made extensive use of modern
thermographic techniques to identify areas of heat loss. Many of these
would have been difficult or impossible to detect and quantify in any
Pirelli commissioned the survey after evaluating in detail the methods
that would be used by ERIKS. The survey took just two days to complete,
at a cost to Pirelli of under £600 per day, and it caused negligible
disruption to the company's operations. After analysing the data
obtained, ERIKS presented Pirelli with a detailed report that included
individual thermographic images and remedial recommendations for every
area of heat loss identified.
"A few of the problems we found, such as missing insulation, were
readily apparent," said Mark Eagling of ERIKS, "but others were much
more obscure. For example, we found cases where the insulation looked
perfect but was, in fact, ineffective because covered insulation had
degraded to the point it was not detectable by normal methods."
The remedial action recommended in the ERIKS report was, in every case,
simple and inexpensive to implement. Pirelli has now taken the
necessary steps to address the issues identified in the survey. As a
result, the company is, for a total expenditure of just a few thousand
pounds, enjoying massive savings on its energy bill as well as
substantially improving the environmental performance of its Carlisle
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