Industries with high energy use often have the highest potential to save energy and operating costs with energy efficiency improvements.
The highest potential to save energy and money in manufacturing is with gaining efficiencies in energy intensive end-use processes, such as compressed air, vacuum, pump and fan equipment, and process heating applications. Of the energy used for non-process needs, lighting and HVAC provide the most substantial savings opportunities.
Motor-driven systems often are oversized and inefficiently controlled. VSDs can provide a more cost-effective method for reducing flow or pressure at the source by varying the speed of the fan, pump or compressor to match the process requirements. Energy savings in VSD applications usually range from 20 to 50 percent.
Optimizing process cooling can reduce cooling costs by 10 to 25 percent annually. This includes the staging of chillers, reducing condenser water temperature, and improving pumping efficiency through the use of VSDs and other controls.
ENERGY EFFICENCY AUDITS
Identifying improvement potentials through an effective energy audit, reduces energy costs, increases profitability, improves sustainability of your process, and minimizes environmental impact.
Tesla Edison will help you meet your energy usage improvement objectives. Your situation might include lighting and control system upgrades, variable frequency drive implementation, high efficiency motor upgrades, power factor correction, accelerated depreciation of production equipment, among others.
POWER FACTOR CORRECTION
Power factor is the measure of how efficient the incoming power is being used at a site. A power factor between 0.94 and 0.98 is an efficient use of energy in a manufacturing plant. Many manufacturing plants are running at 0.8PF due to the nature of the equipment used in those processes, this equipment can be identified and targeted to improve energy efficiency and production output.
Tesla Edison offers onsite power factor correction audit by monitoring and measuring the machinery power draw and usage, for electrical efficiency. We will then design appropriate solutions, supply, install and commission with an accurate ROI.