Energy Efficiency Technology

Electric motors are implicated in two major decarbonisation options involving electrification: electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps. This will lead to a significant market growth, as well as growing responsibilities concerning efficiency, flexibility and material use.

The electrical power sector is the fastest to decarbonise because of the wide variety of carbon-free energy sources that can…

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Energy Efficiency Technology

ICP partners made it!

ICP Partners help spread the Investor Ready Energy EfficiencyTM (IREE) Certification scheme in local countries

In a nutshell…

The Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is tackling two of the main…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Cooling

Outokumpu Cools Machine Shop using natural Elements

To cool the rolling mill's machine shop, Outokumpu has chosen a solution that saves energy compared with more conventional alternatives. There are two ways to cool the machine shop. One is to use outdoor air, the other to use industrial water from a nearby river and cool the air through existing cooling coils and a SWEP B649 brazed plate heat exchanger.

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Compressed Air & Vaccum

Significant cost savings & lowered CO2 Emissions through efficient Heat-Recovery Solutions

Marc Delannoy, General Manager Airflux: “Airflux selected SWEP as a partner for two main reasons. First, SWEP is a well-known brand, appreciated in the heat exchange industry. Furthermore, one of our main partners was already successfully integrating SWEP's brazed plate heat exchangers in their systems. We have had a positive experience of integrating SWEP heat exchangers into our customers'…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

Utilize all the available energy — Heat recovery

Today, global industry consumes a vast amount of energy. The biggest challenge is that as much as half of it is wasted due to the inefficient and complicated recovery of low-grade energy. Heat in the…

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Motor Driven System (MDS)

Cheaper Storage, Bigger Markets, Lots of EVs… Are you Ready?

Davion Hill, first published here.

We’ve talked a lot about falling energy storage costs, and you’ve heard me say cost reductions of 8-15% per year have been the historical norm, at least for the…

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Energy Efficiency Technology

TOP 3 Energy Efficiency articles 1st half 2018

1 - The benefit of compressed air systems becoming smart - a Boge example.

Industry 4.0 in practice: from product to solutions: Boge compressed air example of how the combination of a smart product,…

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Energy Efficiency Technology

TOP 3 Articles 1st half 2018

1 - The benefit of compressed air systems becoming smart - a Boge example.

Industry 4.0 in practice: from product to solutions: Boge compressed air example of how the combination of a smart product,…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Motor Driven System (MDS)

Green Aviation

First published here

Those who know me will know of my life long-love of aviation. I wanted to be a test pilot even before wanting to be an astronaut but ended up getting into energy. My…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Motor Driven System (MDS)

Optimizing Electrical Motor Efficiency: Get More Bang for Your Buck

First published here.

Electrical motors are devices that convert electrical energy into mechanical force. They operate on the principles of electromagnetism, using the interaction between winding…

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Energy Efficiency Technology

Glass Industry: 16 Emerging Technologies for Energy-efficiency and GHG Emissions Reduction

First published here

Glass production is a highly energy-intensive industrial process. The container and flat glass industries (which combined account for 80% of glass production) emit over 60…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Motor Driven System (MDS)

Utilities and Governments are Wasting Millions of Dollars Subsidizing A Wrong Technology for Motor Systems Efficiency

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), electric motor systems consume more than half of global electricity. Industrial electric motor systems account for over 70% of total global…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Cooling

Farewell to Traditional Compressor-Based Refrigeration?

From Ozgun Danaci, DNV GL

Until recently, the healthcare industry relied on ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers with compressor-based cascade refrigeration systems. Cascade systems are simply two…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

The benefit of compressed air systems becoming smart - a Boge example

The continuous improvement programme – a smart service – considerably improves the efficiency and life cycle of compressed air systems based on continuous Improvements.  

The origin of the revolution

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Energy Efficiency Technology

Aluminum Industry: 10 Emerging Technologies for Energy-efficiency and GHG Emissions Reduction

Aluminum production is one of the most energy-intensive industrial processes worldwide. Although about a third of global aluminum production uses electricity from hydropower sources, the increasing…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Heating

Our Applications Laboratory – The Gold Standard

Our Applications Laboratory – known in the industry as THE LAB – is where we solve our customers’ most challenging heating applications. Dr. Girish Dahake, Sr. Vice President of Global Applications, leads a worldwide team of elite engineers who are uniquely qualified to assist you with your most challenging heating applications. We have locations in the United States, United Kingdom and The…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Pumps Heating

The technical potential of large and industrial heat pumps

Heat pumps are considered large if they exceed capacities of 100kW. They can easily reach the one to several megawatt range with the largest units providing 35MW in a single machine.  

Currently…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

John Deere - variable peak load compressor

Case Study about optimizing compressed air station to reduce idle times and increase energy efficiency better responding to variable peak loads. Helmut Rembert, Senior Facilities Engineer at the John Deere factory in Mannheim: “Once the turbo compressors are switched off, you have to wait at least twenty minutes for them to start up again. If you want flexibility, you have to run them idle from…

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Energy Efficiency Technology

Dimaro wastewater plant - magnetic screw compressor

ROBOX energy helps a regional wastewater treatment plant to achieve maximum effciency and excellent energy savings.The Dimaro plant presents an unusual challenge. While all other treatment plants in the area feature canonical 4.5m-deep oxidation tanks, the Dimaro tanks are 7m deep. In addition, the plant is located about 800m above sea level, resulting in a significantly lower atmospheric pressure…

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Compressed Air & Vaccum

Bakery UK - production air with heat recovery

Just three months after installing two fixed-speed L110s and one regulated-speed L132RS compressor, along with a heat recovery system from CompAir, a leading supplier of bread products is on target to achieve annual energy savings in the region of £188,000, with a payback on investment in less than two years.

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

Plastics: Motan - speed controlled vacuum generators

Flexible, intelligent conveying systems with speed-controlled vacuum generators: Utilizing Elmo Rietschle side-channel compressors and vacuum pumps, motan‘s METRO G and GRAVICOLOR product lines offer a prime example of how process flow digitalization is improving material flow and productivity across the plastics industry.

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

GKD - Gebr Kufferath AG - compressed air from the roof

Compressed air from the roof: metal weaver saves 20 % energy: The applications of the metal meshes produced by GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG range from microfilters for inkjet printers to automotive filtration, and from process belt mesh for dryers and ovens to challenging architectural projects. The company is based in Düren, Germany, and is the world‘s leading technical weaver. A compressor station…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

Beverages: Frueh Koelsch - oil free compressed air

The most economic configuration for oil-free compressed air generation: An excellent set of metrics supported the brewery‘s decision to improve its compressed air generation. “We always record the compressed air energy consumption and the volume flow generated. This gives us a precise overview of the compressed air costs and enables us to carry out targeted optimisation measures.”

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

Compressor for Alto Trevigiano Servizi wastewater plant

Located in the area where Prosecco wine is produced and at the time of the harvest and when the winery is at its busiest, from late Aug to early Nov, there’s a considerable increase in the organic burden entering the plant, to the point of reaching a PE (Population Equivalent) of 10,000 with peaks of 13,000 on some days.

To manage both the seasonal surges and the daily variations, it is vital to…

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Energy Efficiency Technology Compressed Air & Vaccum

Beverages: Gropper - oil free piston compressor for bottling

Case Study about planning and implementation of an energy efficient and flexible compressed air station. As the new plant was built from scratch, staff were able to fully exploit the potential of modern factory planning. Berthold Burgmeier, Head of Technology: “We plan and optimise our systems ourselves and efficiency, flexibility and economical energy consumption are extremely important to us.”…

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