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Engineered Performance Coatings – brighter manufacturing

Engineered Performance Coatings (EPC) is a surface engineering company, specialising in the application of thermal spray coatings used in aerospace, oil & gas exploration drilling, renewable energy and other niche markets.

EPC has a 1,100m2 development and manufacturing facility, which prides itself on being able to offer its customers complete coating solutions.

Background

EPC's detailed work requires high-quality light levels. The lighting of their development and manufacturing facility was ageing, and EPC decided to upgrade to LED lighting.

This upgrade would also reduce Health & Safety risks, save energy, save costs and support their commitment to the prevention of pollution, as well as the protection of the environment and continual improvement of their environmental performance.

A brighter manufacturing environment

Engineered Performance Coatings (EPC) depend on a bright manufacturing environment to produce their high-quality products; spotting imperfections and ensuring a precision finish is crucial to the success of their business. They selected Ineco Energy to upgrade the lighting of their development and manufacturing facility.

Our unique audit and design approach meant we presented the best solution to EPC to maximise energy savings, and significantly increase light levels across their factory floor. As a fully accredited Carbon Trust member, we worked with EPC to produce a detailed energy-saving business case, which we then used to successfully apply for funding. This reduced the capital outlay for the project.

Minimal disruption

We planned the installation outside of working hours, minimising disruption to EPC’s operation and reducing Health & Safety risks to employees. We cleaned and prepared the site at the end of each installation window, ready for the next day’s operation; our efficient working manner resulted in a happy customer and the project was completed ahead of schedule.

A brighter working environment

Light levels have been significantly increased (from 300lux to over 600lux), with a high level of uniformity. A bright manufacturing environment has meant that EPC is now producing a higher quality product, as they can now see tiny imperfections which previously they weren’t able to see.

EPC can maintain its environmental policy commitment thanks to the environmental benefits created by this installation; this is an increasingly important factor in supplier selection. If you’d like Ineco Energy to help your business save on its energy bills and creating a brighter working environment, please contact us.

Results

Energy Savings

53%

Tonnes Carbon Savings

136

Financial Savings

£103,161

“The light levels are so good that we can now inspect the quality of our finish much easier. Ineco Energy were very professional and the installation was finished ahead of schedule with no disruption to our operation.”

Sam, EPC