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Standox offers top tips on saving energy in the bodyshop

Standox is offering bodyshops top tips on how best to save energy in the bodyshop, as energy costs continue to soar.

Air compressors are real energy guzzlers, according to Standox. They only transform 10 to 15 per cent of the energy consumed into compressed air. The rest is lost in the form of heat.

This waste heat can be used to heat the bodyshop or communal areas. The pressure system and all pressurised tools should be regularly checked and tested for leaks or damage. Even the smallest hole in a pipe can cost money.

The compressor should always be switched off at the end of the day.