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Energy saving device for compressed air selected for Innovation Challenge

By 11th October 2018 No Comments

A groundbreaking new compressed air reclamation device that dramatically reduces the requirement for compressed air generation is being developed by Hayley Group Ltd, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of engineering essentials. The product, The Hayley Pump-Saver, was selected by Tarmac Group for Tarmac’s inaugural 2018 Innovation Challenge event. Warrington based product design company 4D Products assisted Hayley Group’s team with 3D CAD designs and the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), prototyping and the optimisation of gas/air flow.  The end result was an enhanced design with enhanced performance characteristics.

The Hayley Pump-Saver will typically recycle up to 80%, and a minimum of 60%*, of compressed air lost to the atmosphere during compressed air/gas use. It means compressed air traditionally exhausted to the atmosphere can now be reused, without loss of system performance, achieving payback periods within months and a significant business case for incorporating the technology into existing or new operations.

Developed to integrate with existing systems and technology, it achieves near plug and go capability.

Iain McCall, co-founder and managing director of 4D Products said; “We are really excited to be able to support a market leading business such as Hayley Group develop such an important energy saving product.

Mark Edwards, Fluid Power Technical Manager Hayley Group added; “4D Products was able to accelerate the project by providing computer simulations and additional skills for product optimisation before prototyping. We continue to work with 4D Products’ designers and look forward to seeing our first, commissioned back pressure eliminator.”

The Hayley Pump-Saver was selected from 200 entries to be one of the 14 finalists for Tarmac’s 2018 Innovation Challenge.

The Hayley Pump-Saver will be launched in early 2019.

*Results stated are of air flow analysis. Results may vary dependent on application and system design.

More information on the Hayley Pump-Saver and Hayley Group’s energy saving innovations.