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Reducing water use at a large printers

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Problem

An Oxfordshire printer realised that large volumes of water were being used in various cooling processes. This water needed to be regularly circulated to allow cooling functions.

Solution

It quickly became clear that there was a regular requirement for significant volumes of water for daily cleaning of the company's fleet of vehicles. The company added an insulated storage tank to store hot water after use for cooling which could then be fed through pressure washers used for cleaning vehicles.