In the summer of 2020, Alup Scandinavia delivered a full plug'n'play container solution for Dangard's factory in Fasterholt. By building the compressor installation into a container, Dangard can now benefit from maximized flexibility and energy savings, without compromising the efficiency of the system.
When looking at the large steel constructions that are being moved around Dangard's production facilities, their high demand for compressed air is obvious. Items up to 100 tonnes are moved through sandblasting, coating and hardening chambers.
Compressed air is an essential part of Dangard's operation, and reliability is a very large factor when choosing a new compressor system. In close collaboration, Dangard and Alup was able to develop a state-of-the-art solution, built to meet all Dangards needs.
The new compressors play a big part in Dangard's goal to improve their sustainability and green image.
We are able to use around 70 % of the excess energy from each compressor for heat recovery. The heat is used for a chamber where we keep large constructions while they harden.
Alup has been responsible for the entire project planning from start to finish. From initial design and development through installation and commissioning.
As a plug'n'play solution, the compressor system was installed inside the container at Alup's production facility in Thyregod, before being shipped to Dangard for final plug-in.
When Dangard initially started the search for a new service partner, for all their existing compressor systems, they quickly got in contact with Alup. The collaboration led to talks of optimizing Dangard's compressor installations, and the idea for a new container solution started.
Through close dialogue, the project started to form. After a walk-through of Dangard's existing compressor installations, Alup began development of a new solution began.
The general idea behind the installation was to develop a solution, that could easily be transferred to other of Dangard's factories. In addition, one or both of the containers can be moved between their factories in case of disruptions or particularly high activity - in the matter of few hours.
Dangard's new compressor solution consists of two containers, each with a built-in compressed air system - one fixed-speed and one variable-speed compressor.
An Allegro 110 variable-speed compressor is the primary source for compressed air and supplies the factory for their daily needs. Due to the variable-speed technology, the compressor constantly adjusts the load to the current demand, to keep its energy consumption at a minimum. In the other container, a Largo 110 fixed-speed compressor, operates as a base load compressor during peaks in Dangard's production. For instance, when several large constructions are being sandblasted at once, on top of the other operations.
Alup offers modern technology, but with simple functionalities that makes their compressors easy to operate.
The containers used for the project are standard models in extra high versions, which have been additionally insulated to maintain the optimal temperature for the compressor installation. The full side open allows for easy service, both daily maintenance and service visits from Alup technicians.
An important factor during development, was to design the installation so all components are easy-accessible. This improves the working environment for both Dangard and Alup employees, who are performing tasks on the compressor system.
Dangard is Denmark's largest supplier of surface treatment for customers around the world. Dangard was established through the merger of Dancoat and Gardit and consist of seven factories across Denmark with more than 115 employees.
The company is specialized in surface treatment and corrosion protection of steel constructions. Dangard's main activities are cleaning, metallization and coating. They use a lot of compressed air in their factories, especially for sandblasting and coating of steel constructions.
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