ECEX Air Intake Screens are helping to save energy and improve operational efficiency at Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s factory in Coleford, The Forest of Dean, by improving heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

LRS, a leading soft drinks manufacturer in the UK and Ireland, collaborated with ECEX to produce a solution specific to the requirements of a factory located in a forest environment. Pollen, leaves and dust can impact operations when deposited on filters as well as heating and cooling coils, significantly increasing energy consumption due to reduced airflow, decreased heat exchanger efficiency and reduced HVAC system capacity.

During their assessment of LRS’s factory site, ECEX experts noted that, despite regular, labour intensive, maintenance and cleaning, the cooling tower air inlets were still suffering from a significant reduction in airflow and air handling systems were working unduly hard. Airflow reduction was resulting in wasted energy, additional strain being placed on factory systems and increased maintenance requirements.

ECEX’s solution was to fit four Air Intake Screens to the supply air and two on the cooling towers, preventing fans and pumps being clogged by airborne debris. The benefits include savings on filter changing costs, reduced maintenance times and a dramatic reduction in energy consumption.