Keep the old or buy new?
There is no doubt that modern filling equipment is more precise, more automated and easier to maintain than first-generation mechanical equipment, but whether to continue operating with old equipment or to modernise in part or in whole is ultimately a strategic decision. For Drachen-Propangas it has proved to be the right decision to keep on using the existing equipment for all these years.
Product lifetime extension
With the continuous support provided by Kosan Crisplant, it has been possible to extend the lifetime of Drachen-Propangas' existing equipment beyond expectations. For example, when the central column of the carrousel leaked gas in 2010, Kosan Crisplant stepped in with both the old drawings and the experience that made it possible to disassemble the column, replace all the worn parts, reassemble it and carry on operating.