An effective approach to energy efficiency relies on a continuous stream of measurement information to verify that energy is being produced, transported, and consumed as efficiently as possible.
Emerson. Amidst growing global concerns around energy and the environment, industrial plants are feeling the pressure to take a closer look at their operations. Nearly one-third of all energy consumed in the United States is consumed by industrial facilities.
Even when energy costs are relatively low, an average mid-size plant can face a $10 million energy bill annually. Yet pinpointing where energy is being consumed, and where it could be saved, remains a challenge for many plant managers
Energy use within industrial facilities is extremely complex. There are thousands of manufacturing processes in operation, and no two are exactly the same, even within the same organization. Subsequently, each plant will have a unique path to improved efficiency.
The good news? It doesn’t take a major plant overhaul to see measurable results: For example, research shows companies can often reduce the overall energy costs of running a typical industrial steam system by 10-15 percent through simple operational improvements.