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Energy saving strategically sited a number of high System building with a high insulation value velocity nozzle outlet jets. The tube, Britain's first "instant" factory to into the specially designed GRC and as many others as may be feature the use of GRC pre-cast panels, Stocks have gone beyond the required to meet the temperature and panels has been erected in Lancashire. minimum requirements whilst still heat distribution needs of a building, Called a Stockshell, it is claimed to retaining the immediate economies is linked to an air movement unit. The demonstrate that system building need associated with modular buildings. unit may simply be a centrifugal not sacrifice high thermal insulation These long and short term savings blower or, if required, a heat exchanger values for its traditional appeal of have been used in the new factory for to provide a warm air input to the low-cost and speed of construction. Presspart Manufacturing of Black­ Jetsave tubes. The savings in heat, outlay, and burn. The tubes are designed to be erection time have been achieved by Having previously used Stocks installed high under the roof of the Brothers' buildings at different stages building, where possible passing be­ of their expansion over the past eight tween the roof and roof trusses, for years, Presspart decided to approach the principle of the system is based the company with their requirements. upon 'recovering' heat which is nor­ "Development of the Stockshell system mally trapped in roof spaces. had just been completed," commented Inquiry 73 Tony Hutchinson, Presspart's technical director, "and it seemed to fit our requirements precisely. Obviously the Cutting costs with a hot cost and time factors were important, air recirculator but we were concerned too that the Better distribution of heat and savings new building would not become a the use of lightweight Thermacast of up to 20 per cent are claimed for a liability in terms of heat loss and high panels which have a thermal insulation recirculation unit introduced by Air- energy bills." value equivalent to two eleven-inch stream of Bristol. cavity walls. If Presspart ever wish to expand Designed for mounting in the roof Pioneered by Stocks Brothers their Stockshell in the future, it will be space of industrial buildings, the (Buildings), the Stockshell system possible to relocate the Thermacast Airstream Heat-Flow unit reverses was developed to conform with govern­ panels to incorporate new access the normal convected flow of warm ment regulations aimed at upgrading points. air towards the ceiling, returning it to the insulation standards of industrial For further details of the Stockshell floor level. buildings. system, enter No. 71 on the Reader The automatic unit is simply sus­ By incorporating a polystyrene core Inquiry card. pended from guy wires attached to the roof support structure, and powered from a 415V, three-phase supply. It Compressing winter fuel costs incorporates a thermostatically- "By channelling heat output from one an old mill. controlled fan which switches on compressor, we have saved 500 gallons "We estimate that we would have when a pre-set high temperature is of fuel in four months," says Bill used 1,500 gallons of fuel oil a month reached in the roof space. Wells, managing director of Wells to keep the ground floor of the mill at Warmed air is collected over a Hinton Plastics, of Amersham, Bucks. the required temperature", said Bill radius of approximately 7.5m and Wells Hinton and its sister company Wells. "The mill is a three-storey returned to working level, the unit Wells-Stride, of Tring in Herts, manu­ building, and in addition to the switching off when a preset low air compressor heating the ground floor facture plastic bottles and caps for temperature is detected. area, it also provides supplementary cosmetics packaging. Because the end Inquiry 72. products need to be odour-free, the heating in the canteen on the first companies use BroomWade RA75 floor. Perkins' launch 'Super compressors manufactured by Comp- For further information on Comp- Air Industrial. Air compressors, enter No. 74 on the Save' compaign Reader Inquiry Card. During the winter months, exhaust More than 9,000 employees of Perkins heat from the compressor at the Engines at Peterborough are being Amersham factory cut the fuel bill by asked to become national leaders in Jetsave's two-in-one 45 per cent. an industrial 'Wage War on Waste' The oil-fired boiler now only switches heating system campaign. A booklet issued to every­ on for about 20 minutes on Monday one in the company asks them to A new dual purpose heating system morning, thereafter the heat from the for factories and warehouses has been become 'Super Savers'. compressor keeps the temperature launched by Jetsave. In 1974/75, Perkins achieved a even until Friday evening. During the The system - designed to operate saving of £374,000 in heating fuels and summer months the heat from the either as a complement to existing electricity as part of the Government's exhaust is ducted outside the shop. heating or as a heating facility in its Save it campaign. The compressor at the Wells-Stride own right - consists of a small-bore Energy savings in the past twelve factory is sited on the ground floor of tube along the length of which is months totalled a further £175,000. FEBRUARY 1979 41 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Management Emerald Publishing

Energy saving

Industrial Management , Volume 79 (2): 1 – Feb 1, 1979

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strategically sited a number of high System building with a high insulation value velocity nozzle outlet jets. The tube, Britain's first "instant" factory to into the specially designed GRC and as many others as may be feature the use of GRC pre-cast panels, Stocks have gone beyond the required to meet the temperature and panels has been erected in Lancashire. minimum requirements whilst still heat distribution needs of a building, Called a Stockshell, it is claimed to retaining the immediate economies is linked to an air movement unit. The demonstrate that system building need associated with modular buildings. unit may simply be a centrifugal not sacrifice high thermal insulation These long and short term savings blower or, if required, a heat exchanger values for its traditional appeal of have been used in the new factory for to provide a warm air input to the low-cost and speed of construction. Presspart Manufacturing of Black­ Jetsave tubes. The savings in heat, outlay, and burn. The tubes are designed to be erection time have been achieved by Having previously used Stocks installed high under the roof of the Brothers' buildings at different stages building, where possible passing be­ of their expansion over the past eight tween the roof and roof trusses, for years, Presspart decided to approach the principle of the system is based the company with their requirements. upon 'recovering' heat which is nor­ "Development of the Stockshell system mally trapped in roof spaces. had just been completed," commented Inquiry 73 Tony Hutchinson, Presspart's technical director, "and it seemed to fit our requirements precisely. Obviously the Cutting costs with a hot cost and time factors were important, air recirculator but we were concerned too that the Better distribution of heat and savings new building would not become a the use of lightweight Thermacast of up to 20 per cent are claimed for a liability in terms of heat loss and high panels which have a thermal insulation recirculation unit introduced by Air- energy bills." value equivalent to two eleven-inch stream of Bristol. cavity walls. If Presspart ever wish to expand Designed for mounting in the roof Pioneered by Stocks Brothers their Stockshell in the future, it will be space of industrial buildings, the (Buildings), the Stockshell system possible to relocate the Thermacast Airstream Heat-Flow unit reverses was developed to conform with govern­ panels to incorporate new access the normal convected flow of warm ment regulations aimed at upgrading points. air towards the ceiling, returning it to the insulation standards of industrial For further details of the Stockshell floor level. buildings. system, enter No. 71 on the Reader The automatic unit is simply sus­ By incorporating a polystyrene core Inquiry card. pended from guy wires attached to the roof support structure, and powered from a 415V, three-phase supply. It Compressing winter fuel costs incorporates a thermostatically- "By channelling heat output from one an old mill. controlled fan which switches on compressor, we have saved 500 gallons "We estimate that we would have when a pre-set high temperature is of fuel in four months," says Bill used 1,500 gallons of fuel oil a month reached in the roof space. Wells, managing director of Wells to keep the ground floor of the mill at Warmed air is collected over a Hinton Plastics, of Amersham, Bucks. the required temperature", said Bill radius of approximately 7.5m and Wells Hinton and its sister company Wells. "The mill is a three-storey returned to working level, the unit Wells-Stride, of Tring in Herts, manu­ building, and in addition to the switching off when a preset low air compressor heating the ground floor facture plastic bottles and caps for temperature is detected. area, it also provides supplementary cosmetics packaging. Because the end Inquiry 72. products need to be odour-free, the heating in the canteen on the first companies use BroomWade RA75 floor. Perkins' launch 'Super compressors manufactured by Comp- For further information on Comp- Air Industrial. Air compressors, enter No. 74 on the Save' compaign Reader Inquiry Card. During the winter months, exhaust More than 9,000 employees of Perkins heat from the compressor at the Engines at Peterborough are being Amersham factory cut the fuel bill by asked to become national leaders in Jetsave's two-in-one 45 per cent. an industrial 'Wage War on Waste' The oil-fired boiler now only switches heating system campaign. A booklet issued to every­ on for about 20 minutes on Monday one in the company asks them to A new dual purpose heating system morning, thereafter the heat from the for factories and warehouses has been become 'Super Savers'. compressor keeps the temperature launched by Jetsave. In 1974/75, Perkins achieved a even until Friday evening. During the The system - designed to operate saving of £374,000 in heating fuels and summer months the heat from the either as a complement to existing electricity as part of the Government's exhaust is ducted outside the shop. heating or as a heating facility in its Save it campaign. The compressor at the Wells-Stride own right - consists of a small-bore Energy savings in the past twelve factory is sited on the ground floor of tube along the length of which is months totalled a further £175,000. FEBRUARY 1979 41

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Industrial ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1979

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