About us

About us

                    Our Strategy

                    Our Business

                    Why use ACT?

                    The ACT Difference

                    Continual Improvement with ACT

                    The ACT Process

 

  Our Strategy

                   

"...Identifying opportunity and implementing continual improvement to reduce your energy bill..."

Business energy costs are continually rising. ACT deliver significant cost effective reductions in terms of energy and carbon savings to the manufacturing and process industry.

                   

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Our Business

 

"...our business is in assisting your business in realising system efficiency - all the time..."

Air Compression Technology Limited (ACT) is an independent company who specialise in working with businesses to identify opportunity and improve the efficiency of their existing compressed air and vacuum systems. ACT is independent and its consultants are approved by The Carbon Trust via the Energy Institute's register of energy specialists to undertake energy audits in this specialist field. The unique approach and methodology adopted by ACT ensures that any opportunity for energy saving through generation, treatment, distribution, process use and wastage are all identified. ACT provide compressed air and vacuum best practice training along with implementation advice and on-going support.

 

Audits can be fully or partly funded through The Carbon Trust route and/or training can be provided under local learning skills funding routes. Audits are not undertaken unless there is evidence for achieving cost effective energy and carbon savings. As independent consultants ACT are able to work with the end-users best interests at heart, without having to satisfy any product sales targets.

 

ACT guarantee payback on any audit funding in terms of deliverable energy and carbon savings. 

       

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Why Use ACT?

 

"...independent...experience...knowledge and a portfolio of satisfied customers..."

Compressed air and vacuum can be seen as a significant ongoing cost to a business. >10% of the UK grid is used to generate compressed air while on average in UK industry >20% of compressed air and vacuum usage is wasted. Production and process usage is always susceptible to change. This has a direct affect on the system efficiency. Unchecked, whether operating a new or old system, will result in higher than expected operational costs to the business.

                   

ACT has established itself within many Blue Chip organisations with experience throughout Europe and Asia resulting in significant 'all-up' cost reductions in both energy and maintenance directly associated with the supply of compressed air and vacuum.

                   

Improvements can usually be achieved by introducing no or low cost corrective methods. Should it be necessary to introduce any changes in technology to achieve the desired aims - then clear justification for this is provided by ACT and following any implementation - quantified by ACT. The project management of the compressed air supply to a business can be cost effectively handled by ACT on the end users behalf to ensure that the associated costs including maintenance are managed effectively. This has proven to work well within group accounts where existing group resources have been realised and utilised to meet changing business needs.

 

Most audits carried out by manufacturers or distributors of products or services look at the potential for a "sale" rather than concentrating on and delivering a thorough audit. The cost effective specialised independent auditing work carried out by Air Compression Technology Ltd. covers all topic areas from generation, treatment, distribution and process usage including identification and quantification of any misuse and wastage.

 

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The ACT Difference

 

"...we don't stop once the audit has been completed..."

Most businesses that commission compressed air or vacuum audits receive some form of 'status report' with recommendations. The end user is then left alone to implement the changes. This often results, at best, in half the required corrective action not being carried out.

                   

Even if all the recommendations for improvement are carried out, then within a short period of time, it has usually proven that efficiency falls off due to changes in pattern of use. Commonly, new compressor systems are introduced sometimes with intelligent control following audit recommendations. It is still very rare that post audit verification is carried out by equipment suppliers to quantify the expenditure. Indeed it is very rare to find follow through on periodical assessment to establish and maintain the efficiency. Even systems with some form of permanent monitoring often go unchecked due to demands on staff - or with respect, the lack of ability to identify any change or opportunity.

 

Unlike other businesses who commission compressed air and vacuum audits, ACT provide a detailed report which is explained and supported in a post audit briefing with the client. ACT then continues to support and assist users in implementing recommendations and finding methods of creating continual system efficiency improvements. Should there be a need to introduce new technology to optimise on system efficiency then ACT will quantify and verify any expenditure.

 

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Continual Improvement with ACT

 

"...continual improvements to system efficiency can be created and supported.."

Uniquely ACT specialise in providing the necessary support to the end user in this area by following through audits with a real time presentation of the findings. Even after carrying out detailed audits it has proven beneficial to both parties to meet and assess the results together. Most business managers and engineers know their business needs and how their business works - and surprisingly their areas of inefficiency. However, they usually do not realise how much they know until they visualise the detail in the presentation. This methodology works because it creates both awareness and the opportunity for implementing continual improvement.

 

The only way to ensure that efficiency is maintained is to permanently adopt some form of policing of the system. ACT work in partnership with the end user to educate on and implement the correct procedures. In a complete about turn the end user 'wags the tail' when it comes to managing the compressed air system.

 

As demand changes, operational efficiency is affected and corrective action to re-align the efficiency of the system can be taken. No longer does the product supplier dictate their available product to suit their 'interpretation' of the end users requirements. With support from ACT the end user understands and dictates the requirement for any change and more importantly continues to observe and realise the benefit.

 

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The ACT Process

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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