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Clyde Pumps

Clyde Pumps

Clyde Pumps wanted a supplier who could provide a one-stop-shop for the incoming supply, including the gas meter and kiosk and gas outlet pipework. Read more >>


Lincoln & York Ltd

Lincoln & York Ltd

Fulcrum was asked to assist in the fuel conversion of a food factory, from liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to natural gas. The conversion would reduce the carbon emissions by 79 tonnes per year and deliver cost savings on fuel. Read more >>


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Fuel Conversions

With prices of oil and other heavy fuels escalating and the increasing pressure for organisations to demonstrate their green credentials, businesses who choose to convert to more cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions like natural gas with Fulcrum see clear and tangible benefits.

We know that before committing to switching you will need certainty around the required investment, payment periods and Return on Investment expected as a result of installing new gas infrastructure so that you can quantify the benefits that converting to natural gas will deliver. Fulcrum take the hassle out of this complicated process and are experts at effective evaluation, providing you with professional advice and technical support that comes from our experience in managing successful fuel conversion projects.

Determining the benefits of making the switch

Our designers and engineers are the best in the business and will evaluate your business need, gas load requirements and accessibility to the nearest existing gas infrastructure to deliver the optimum cost and carbon savings for you. We can also support you in identifying timescales for a Return on Investment in your new gas infrastructure, which in our experience is often much shorter than anticipated considering the significant savings.

There are multiple benefits of choosing to switch to natural gas, including:

  • Compared to heavy fuel costs, converting to gas can cut an energy bill by c.30%. More in many cases
  • Considering potential savings, the investment can be repaid in as little as a few months
  • A guaranteed supply of lower cost energy can fuel business growth by enabling a company to easily satisfy increased demands
  • Guaranteed supply, whatever the weather. Gas does not depend on the tankers to meet demand when the weather turns foul
  • Gas delivers more financial stability. It doesn't suffer the volatile price fluctuations that impacts on heavy fuel
  • Burning gas produces fewer emissions, with recent projects cutting emissions by c. 30% over heavy fuel
  • There are significantly less health and safety risks. Buried pipes are better protected compared to large above ground fuel tanks which are exposed to the climate
  • In some instances, local communities previously not on the gas grid, may benefit from the new gas infrastructure

Installation of new gas infrastructure

As the UK’s leading utilities service provider we deliver the full pipework solution with speed, safety and efficiency. Unlike the gas networks, we do everything from installation and ownership of the gas main in the road, to the connection, meter and the gas outlet pipework from the meter to the burner on site. As and when required we will coordinate or manage the process in conjunction with the Highways Agency, local authorities, communities and local media to facilitate delivery and minimise any disruption.

Fulcrum energy expert John McLuskey talks about the benefits of switching from heavy fuel and getting connected to gas.

Heavy Fuel Conversion (video)

Fulcrum energy expert John McLuskey explains that the yawning price disparity between gas and fuel oil now means that even with upfront investment in new pipeline connections, companies can make significant on-going savings in a matter of months.

"Finding ways to cut energy costs is top of every Boardroom's agenda. With fuel oil price trends the way they are, the payback period can be astonishingly short," says John.

"If you are a fuel oil user, it's time to see just how much a switch to gas can benefit your bottom line."

 

The 2016 Speyside gas pipeline

The £4.0m contract to install a 13-kilometre pipeline to link Scotland’s main gas network to the Tamdhu, Dalmunach, Cardhu and Knockando distilleries in Speyside was completed a month ahead of schedule despite the significant complexity of the project.

In addition to overcoming regularly adverse weather conditions, Fulcrum engineers also had to overcome the technical challenge of running the pipeline across seven bridge crossings. 

The connection to the gas network will help reduce the distilleries’ carbon footprints by cutting their reliance on fuel oil and ending the need for its delivery by road tankers during the summer months.

This new infrastructure will also benefit the local community with residential properties now able to access a gas supply for the first time.  Read more.

16 mile gas pipeline installed to convert four remote distilleries in the Scottish Highlands to natural gas.

The 2013/14 Speyside gas pipeline

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Scottish distillers Chivas Brothers, Diageo and Angus Dundee have cut CO2 emissions and ended reliance on road tanker fuel oil deliveries at four famous Speyside distilleries, thanks to the completion of a £7.6million gas pipeline.

The 16-mile link to Scotland's main gas network was completed six-months ahead of schedule despite winter temperatures of -12°C. Read more.

Conversion reduced carbon emissions by 79 tonnes per year and delivered significant cost savings on fuel.

Lincoln & York fuel conversion

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Fulcrum was asked to assist in the fuel conversion of a food factory from liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to natural gas. The conversion reduced carbon emissions by 79 tonnes per year and delivered significant cost savings on fuel Read more.

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