UK industry to save 16.5 million kWh of energy in 2012 using Atlas Copco VSD compressors

15th May 2012
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UK industry to save 16.5 million kWh of energy in 2012 using Atlas Copco VSD compressors
Research carried out by compressed air equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco, has revealed that UK Industry will save over 16.5 million kWh of energy in 2012 as a result of using the company’s energy efficient Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressors. The amount of energy saved is the equivalent to that needed to make a massive 663 million large cups of tea, or a reduction in CO2 emissions of just under 9 million kg.
Paul Clark, Business Line Manager at Atlas Copco’s UK Industrial Air Division commented: “VSD technology has been in use for many years, and has consistently proven its effectiveness in a number of different compressed air applications.

Despite this, many businesses are still not using VSD compressors, even with the availability of affordable funding options. Our newly released figures clearly demonstrate the significant energy saving potential of Atlas Copco VSD compressor technology and the lucrative capital and carbon savings they provide to UK businesses.”

The amount of kWh energy represents enough electricity to power over 5000 UK households, and is equally impressive when viewed in terms of reducing CO2 emissions. In 2012, Atlas Copco VSD compressors have the potential to save UK Industry almost 9 million kg of CO2, which equates to nearly 50 million air miles or 2,000 trips around the world*5.

As Paul Clark explains: “These savings demonstrate that Atlas Copco VSD compressors have been proven to not only save UK businesses energy and money, but also significantly reduce their carbon emissions; which has a direct and positive impact on the environment.”

The announcement of these figures comes after Atlas Copco was recently ranked as the world’s tenth most sustainable company in the Global 100 list compiled by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Atlas Copco was also ranked as the world’s most sustainable industrial company.

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