Enershield Air Barriers - Saving over 30% in Energy Costs

Key Objectives

The Challenge

Due to the nature of the business and the frequency that the door was being used, cold air ingress meant it was difficult to maintain a heated set point temperature in the warehouse area during the winter months.

The Solution

After a detailed site survey, we recommended the installation of an Enershield UltraShield Air Barrier above the frequently used roller shutter door. The Air Barrier technology creates a virtual door by re-circulating internal facility air and forcing it across an opening, creating a robust seal. This seal separates the atmospheres on either side and reduces the transfer of temperature, humidity, dust, odours, and insects. The air barrier is auto-activated on door movement and allows easy clear access for vehicular and personnel traffic to move freely through the airflow without obstruction.

After installation, Strathmore immediately turned off two 22kW radiant gas heaters while maintaining ambient comfort levels. The business closely monitors their gas usage, with its main KPI being its total kWh per tonne of product. Energy analysis confirmed a reduction in gas use of 3,000 kWh per week, a saving of 30%, when comparing like for like periods.

The Result

This air barrier has resulted in savings of over £41,000 in energy costs. The additional benefit of the laminar airflow also led to a noticeable reduction in the ingress of outside pollutants, such as dust and debris.