Studies: Central Thermal Fluid Systems - Bailey Corporation
Corporation, Lancaster, OH
- Uniform Temperature
- Easy Expansion
- Energy Savings
- Lower Maintenance
- Reduced Scrap
Bailey Corporation manufactures fiberglass reinforced exterior body components
for the automotive industry. They purchased a Fulton Thermopac natural gas CTFS
to heat all of their molds off of one system and have experienced exceptional
Bailey needs a consistent temperature of 300°F in their molds to
produce their product. Previously, they heated the oil that circulates through
these molds with individual electric heating units. Maintaining consistent temperatures
with numerous units proved to be a nightmare. Now that they have switched to a
centralized gas unit, they have found that maintaining this consistency is a breeze.
The CTFS's high capacity for expansion has impressed Bailey. Bailey can
now increase molding capacity by simply adding more piping. They no longer have
to buy new individual heating equipment as their demands increase.
Bailey has seen a significant savings since changing from electricity
to natural gas. This energy savings has convinced them of the lucrative results
of staying with natural gas.
One central system means only one system to maintain. Bailey no longer
has to oversee numerous pieces of equipment for temperature uniformity or service
issues. One system does everything.
Scrap Rates (Due to Improved Temperature Uniformity)
If plastic is heated too high or too low, product quality goes down.
The natural gas Central Thermal Fluid System's extraordinary temperature uniformity
makes the product perfect every time and reduces scrap.
Bailey has been so pleased with their system and its ability to maintain
consistent temperatures while lowering costs that they have decided to "never
return to electric for any reason."