Atlas Copco compressors help CHEP to reduce Carbon emissions by over 1,000 tonnes
CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, has achieved significant energy savings through the installation of energy efficient Atlas Copco compressors at its pallet production and repair sites in the UK. The savings from the installation have been measured at over 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
As a sustainable and environmentally aware organisation, CHEP is committed to minimise its energy demand and carbon footprint. Subsequently, the company’s UK site managers undertook an 18 month review of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions at the company’s process plants. The project included the monitoring and assessment of compressor system efficiency at the seven Service Centre sites.
As part of this energy consumption and performance audit, Atlas Copco’s Manchester-based distributor, Compressor Engineering, installed iiTrak datalogger units for a specific period at each compressor installation. From this data, the conclusion was reached that by installing more energy-efficient compressors, backed by a programme of planned, preventative maintenance, optimum performance could be achieved, along with reduced energy costs and increased carbon savings.
Simon Wood, Plant Manager at CHEP’s Pontefract Service Centre and manager for this project was delighted with the outcome of the compressor upgrade: “Our relationship with Atlas Copco in the UK is fantastic, and the whole project has been a resounding success. The service and ‘leaving no stone unturned’ approach from Atlas Copco has been incredibly thorough and the performance that the machines has delivered has contributed to our sustainability objectives across the business.”
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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).