Energy savings allow companies to increase their competitiveness and create new room for manoeuvre. The potential for savings is often poorly exploited, while the gains to be made are rapid and significant.
Auditing, measuring and analysing the consumption of utilities (steam, fuel, electricity, cooling and air) is an essential step in order to optimise costs.
The industrial sector is the world's largest consumer of energy resources. It accounts for 37% of global final energy consumption. This consumption is expected to increase by 1.2% annually by 2025 at a cost of 700 billions of dollars.
Every company manager seeks to optimize his processes in order to minimize his financial losses.
What are the main energy consuming sources in the industrial sector?
Inadequate use of utilities leads to over-consumption, reduced equipment availability and production capacity, increased excessive heat, breakdowns and curative maintenance.
The same applies to networks: poor management leads to higher costs, inadequate energy supply, inadequate electricity distribution and consequently lower energy efficiency.
As a result, energies are neither valorised nor redirected in an optimal way within the company. This results in a reduction in the life span of the production tool, an extension of the effective working time and a decrease in product quality and yield.
A large proportion of energy losses in industry concerns utilities (steam, fuel, electricity, electricity, refrigeration and air): inaccurate or non-existent measurement of the process, failure to detect anomalies, insufficient or non-existent recovery, etc.
The reduction of utility costs requires the ability to measure, visualize and monitor consumption.
A precise analysis of consumption associated with relevant actions makes it possible to optimize utilities as follows
The measurement of saturated or superheated steam, the pressure and/or temperature corrected flow rate is essential in industrial sectors such as food processing, chemistry-petrochemistry or energy.
In the majority of industrial companies, gas and fuel oil are used to produce heat in processes. Hydrocarbons are used as raw materials, particularly in the chemical-petrochemical industry.
Proper measurement of fuels allows:
Whatever the sector of activity, electricity is probably the most essential utility for the operation of your production equipment.
Its optimization allows:
Although the food industry is the main consumer of energy for cold chain conservation, other sectors such as pharmaceuticals and chemicals also use it (process cooling systems, data centres, public buildings, etc.)
Accurate measurement of cold consumption allows:
11% of the electricity production for industry is dedicated to the manufacture of compressed air. For these industries, relevant management of the compressed air networks is essential.
Collecting, analysing and exploiting precise data on these consumptions, choosing and implementing relevant performance indicators can generate between 15 and 30% gains by:
Saving and optimizing energy consumption is finally within the reach of every industrial company. All that is required is to put in place the right procedures and use the right measuring instruments.
Fuji Electric France can help you to install monitoring systems that will effectively measure and collect energy usage data. Our solutions are based on normative guidelines (ISO 5167, MID, ISO 50001, etc.).
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