Polymer industry employees aren’t the only ones aiming to get top marks from the Polymer Training and Innovations Centre (PTIC), their suppliers are too. The management team of the brand new facility, which is dedicated to strengthening the UK polymer industry through world-class training, uses a strict set of criteria to evaluate potential partners – and IsoCool recently made the grade.
The process cooling specialist was chosen to fulfil the PTIC’s cooling system requirements in order to complete the recent premises overhaul. Georgina Parker, Director at the PTIC explains why IsoCool stood above the competition: “We contacted four suppliers and graded each of them on speed of response, clarity of information, price competitiveness and customer testimonials. IsoCool stood out because of its level of service, excellent technical detail and fantastic references.”
IsoCool fitted an air cooled packaged water chiller with a 65kW capacity to provide chilled water to the PTIC’s four industrial-scale injection moulding machines, plus the blow moulder and thermoforming machines. The installation, which was completed in May, was flawless. “IsoCool’s service was excellent. The engineers were fantastic, they worked well with the other contractors, and everything was on time,” says Georgina.
To help the PTIC optimise its energy efficiency, IsoCool also installed a facility to recover hot air from the chiller fans which can be used to heat the factory in the winter. Georgina explains why this is crucial: “As part of a College which is largely publically funded, it’s incredibly important that we use energy effectively. We will definitely be utilising the heat recovery in the colder months, as recycling the energy will save a significant amount of money and support our environmental values.”
Delighted to win the contract, IsoCool offered a generous discount to the training centre as an extra show of solidarity. “We feel it’s vital to support the growth and development of the UK’s plastics industry, especially the workforce. The aims and dedication of the PTIC is fantastic and it’s our pleasure to do what we can to help,” says Nigel Hallett, Managing Director of IsoCool.
For more information about IsoCool’s comprehensive range of services, please call 01376 328455 or visit www.isocool.ltd.uk