Beardow Adams has expanded its Babcock Wanson Thermal Fluid Heaters to seven at its site in Milton Keynes, which is home to Europe’s largest single hot melt adhesive plant.
Heaters Provide Flexible Temperature Control
Beardow Adams hot melt adhesives are trusted by more than 10,000 manufacturers and are used in demanding packaging, labelling, woodworking, product assembly, bookbinding and converting industry applications.
Manufacturing of such a wide range of adhesives requires a number of production lines, each with its own a controllable heat source. Babcock Wanson Thermal Fluid Heaters not only provide the heat for the lines but, with the aid of the Babcock Wanson Application Engineering Team, unique temperature control, even when two lines are fed from the same heater.
Thermal Fluid Heaters
Babcock Wanson Thermal Fluid Heaters are fully automatic coil type, multi-pass heaters complete with integrated burner, control system and safety devices. They provide optimal distribution of the heat, high fluid velocity in the exchange tubes and continuous flow monitoring to ensure long fluid life and the highest level of safety. The system precisely matches fuel input to plant energy requirements for high efficiency. With lower energy input demand also comes lower total exhaust emissions, so there are also environmental benefits.
Beardow Adams uses Babcock Wanson Thermal Fluid Heaters for their heating efficiency in the manufacturing process and because, as Jeff Farey, Maintenance Manager states: “Babcock Wanson heaters have proved reliable throughout our company”. But it’s not just about the product according to Jeff: “Babcock Wanson has always given good service”; probably one of the reasons the two companies have enjoyed a working relationship of more than 20 years!
— Loucas Antoniou, Engineering Manager at Bakkavor Meals London
“The Thermal Oxidiser is the most efficient way of removing any smells and it’s also very straightforward to use. We have been a customer of Babcock Wanson for many years and have always enjoyed a good service.”
— Carbon Trust Annual Report 2009/10
“A major carbon footprint reduction will be achieved when the scheme currently in progress to change the main boiler fuel from heating oil to gas is completed in summer 2010. This £900k project will reduce our carbon emissions via energy usage by around 15% by removing the need to use heavy fuel oil, as the new boiler plant will use natural gas as its main fuel source.”
— Webster & Horsfall
“What we hadn’t expected initially though is the level of control the new system provides us with; it’s amazing. It alerts us to any potential issues, is easy to maintain (no annual statutory inspection is required) and is quick to respond. All that and it doesn’t take up much room.”
— Peter Connolly, Production Engineer at Vacu-Lug
“The ESM 2000 installation, together with an ongoing programme of process plant lagging and steam trap maintenance, has enabled us to significantly reduce our gas usage and cushion the company against rising gas prices.”
— Dave Scrivens, Facilities Manager at Plastic Omnium
“Babcock Wanson’s expertise and ability to provide a whole package made them the leading contender for this project. On further investigation, their proposal was also commercially viable, which sealed the deal.”
— Denis Kelly, Engineering & Construction Manager at Stolthaven Dagenham
“The Thermal Fluid Heaters themselves were ideal for this project as they are based on mature technology and are well proven in the field. They are robust and also require very little maintenance.”
— Ian McQuarrie, Engineering Manager at Puredrive
“During my three years here, the Steam Generators and Thermal Fluid Heaters have worked flawlessly. Babcock Wanson carries a good name in the business for both quality and equipment longevity. Their knowledge, company wide, is exceptional and the whole package from installation through to service is managed professionally.”
— Jason Hall, J&A Young Engineering Manager
“We had estimated our steam requirements, but Babcock Wanson had the experience to understand that we had underestimated this. In fact, the erratic nature of the steam loads would have been impossible to meet under our existing spec. Babcock Wanson was able to identify this as well as provide a very energy efficient solution with a number of enhanced features”.
— Lee Bullen, Corrugated Services Manager at Board24
“It’s running very well, both easy to use and efficient. The service from Babcock Wanson has also been very good.”
— Peter Shrimpton, Engineering Projects Manager at Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd
"We were unfamiliar with Babcock Wanson, but we’ve had no problems with it whatsoever; you simply switch it on and it works – simple as that! The service we have received from Babcock Wanson has also been great.”