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Case study | WH Tildesley

Spheretech successfully completed the installation of an evaporative cooling system into a Black Country based forged components manufacturer.

Evaporative cooling system

WH Tildesley (www.whtildesley.com) has been manufacturing specialist machine-forged components from their Willenhall factory for over 130 years.

Following an expansion of their operations, WH Tildesley invested in a new drop forge facility and required assistance from Spheretech to help provide a cooler working environment and improve ventilation in the new, larger forge production areas.

Spheretech has a long standing relationship with WH Tildesley, having installed a cooling system for them in another smaller forge.

Following consultation and design of a suitable cooling system, the Client agreed to proceed with 6 down flow evaporative cooling units and fans, to provide ‘spot’ cooling in the areas of most intense heat.

The design was augmented by incorporating high level heat extraction to manage the significant air temperature changes and enhance aesthetics.

Of further consideration to the Client was the forge location. WH Tildesley are located in the heart of Willenhall, so due consideration was given to a solution that avoided any heavy plant machinery or noise pollution for the local community. Spheretech installed the system during normal working hours and worked around the Client’s daily operations.


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John Tildesley, Managing Director ads:,

“Excessive heat is a major concern in the forge environment, especially in the summer months. Working with Spheretech we can now manage these conditions for our employees by using an environmentally friendly and cost effective solution.

Marc Knibbs, Spheretech explains:

“Due to the extreme conditions experienced in the forge, the most effective way of cooling the areas where people work was to install the heat extraction units on the roof, rather than wall mounted units.

The Client was also keen to ensure that wherever possible we didn’t compromise the appearance of the modern forge so we achieved both objectives.

As with all Spheretech installations, we arrange an initial free, no obligation survey to assess the customer’s requirements and to provide a forum to answer any questions. Should you require any further information please call us or email [email protected].

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