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in effficiency
and energy
in the loading bay is another significant
Cold store specialist O. Turner advantage.
Insulation Limited has improved insulation Stertil Stokvis was chosen by O. Turner Safe storage
at one of its clients’ distribution centres Insulation because of its competitive
with the purchase of RapidRoll doors from pricing and its efficiency of installation,
Stertil Stokvis. carrying out work quickly and effectively for packaging
The RapidRoll doors were installed into with minimal disruption to the depot. Mark
MBL’s busy distribution centre in Stuart of O. Turner Insulation is pleased
Wellingborough, Northants, to improve the with his choice of supplier: “The RapidRoll plant
smooth running of the loading bay area. doors are working very efficiently and have Smurfit Kappa UK, world leader in
New openings were created especially to made a real contribution towards the corrugated packaging, has 36 operations
receive the doors, which are designed to smooth running of the depot. The across the UK with a main packaging plant
maximise efficiency and aid with energy installation was painless and we now have in West Auckland, Durham.
conservation with fast opening (up to the reassurance of Stertil’s after-sales Continued growth in the business – a
3000mm per second) and automatic service to back us up in the future.” spectacular achievement in challenging
closing. Stertil Stokvis’ RapidRoll doors improve economic conditions – has dictated the
Keeping loading bay doors open for the working conditions, save costs and are need for temporary additional storage
shortest possible time can go a long way robust enough to withstand regular heavy facilities to ease the pressure on existing
towards reducing both energy wastage use. The company’s RapidRoll range stores.
and costs: Stertil Stokvis’s RapidRoll doors includes a comprehensive array of door Spaciotempo was approached by the
help maintain comfortable working models and control systems to suit varying company’s Northern Regional Director,
temperatures for employees whilst needs and budgets and repairs are carried Andy Burrows, to propose a solution for
reducing energy loss through open out by Stertil Stokvis’s own engineers. an external temporary structure. His key
doorways. Improving speed and efficiency requirement was for a sufficiently large
building that would not only provide
storage but also protection of the
Business and public sector urged to
company’s paper based products from the
effects of the weather.
From the initial enquiry in Spring,
invest in energy saving technologies
Spaciotempo supplied and installed a
1600m² temporary warehouse on site in
within two months, having fully assisted
The time and money needed by lengthy process. the company with the specification,
business and public sector organisations to “CRC will have cash flow implications drawings and planning permission for the
introduce carbon emission monitoring for qualifying organisations. An energy temporary structure. A combination of
measures to meet the CRC Energy saving of up to 5% will be needed to cover anodised aluminium frame, high quality
Efficiency Scheme (CRC), could put a the average cost of administration within UPVC wall panels and thermo roof has
strain on future investments in technology an organisation,” warns Ruddell. “Clearly it ensured that the stock has remained fully
that can actually lower the energy bill, is essential that the correct monitoring and protected from the inclement Northern
believes ABB’s Steve Ruddell. targeting measures are in place,” he weather. The addition of roller shutter
The CRC is a cap and trade scheme continues. “But we are urging all doors has ensured ease of access for the
introduced by the Government and aimed organisations to promptly move beyond company’s fork lift trucks whilst two
at reducing the carbon emissions by 80% this stage. The real energy saving and personnel doors ensure that the company
by 2050. The scheme requires some 5,000 carbon reduction benefits come from is fully compliant with health and safety
organisations which consume over implementing technologies that lower the requirements for pedestrians.
6 GWh/year and who operate half hourly actual energy consumed and therefore the Working hand in hand with Tony Farley
metering to join and participants will be carbon dioxide emitted. This is where the from Spaciotempo, Andy has appreciated
required to purchase carbon allowances ongoing focus needs to be.” the additional service that came as
based on the Information Packs they For example, one of the biggest standard when working with Spaciotempo.
receive from the Environment Agency. contributors to energy consumption in He commented: “From my initial enquiry
While some organisations have chosen buildings is the numerous fans and pumps through the website I have been
to outsource their carbon emission used in heating, ventilation and air extremely pleased with the service from
monitoring many are conditioning systems. ABB has created a Spaciotempo. They have responded
reporting that 6-step CRC Energy Efficiency plan which quickly and efficiently to all my requests
collecting the includes details on its free energy for help with the erection of this much
energy data is appraisal, aimed at identifying which fans required storage facility. We have booked
resource intensive and pumps could benefit from variable the building for an initial two years and I
particularly where speed drive control. Variable speed drives very much hope to extend that contract. I
manual readings are used to regulate the speed of the have recommended the company across
have been required. electric motor driving the fan or pump. the group for future temporary storage
Installation of many Saving up to 60% of the electricity bill is needs as I feel they go the extra mile to
automated meter possible with payback as short as meet our needs.” Tel: 01889 569569
reading (AMR) 6 months. Email:
systems has been a Email:
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