Tips to Save up to 20% on Utility Costs with Energy Efficiency Measures for Manufacturers

April 5, 2016 11:12 pm Published by

Tips to Save up to 20% on Utility Costs with Energy
Efficiency Measures for Manufacturers

Manufacturing operations account for more than 25% of all energy consumption in the U.S. Costing companies billions in utility costs each year. In some cases, such as with industrial furnaces, ovens, or any process that creates heat, efficiency improvements resulting from waste heat recovery can improve energy efficiency by 10% to as much as 50% .


Here are some quick statistics:

Motors can account for up to 2/3 of electricity used in manufacturing.

Tip: Reducing Motor speed by 20% can reduce energy consumption by up to 50%, this includes the option we mentioned in our last article about the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to automate the reduction of electrical consumption of blowers with our regenerative thermal oxidizers that also are the most efficient and effective way to re-use and re-direct waste heat for other processes.

Compressors left on but not used can consume up to 70% of their full power.

Tip: Check whether compressors can operate effectively at lower pressure – 1 bar reduction can save 7% on your energy bill.

12% of energy consumed by a manufacturing business is typically used for heating.

Tip: Waste heat can be captured and re-used through clean tech options like the S&SE regenerative thermal oxidizer when using air pollution, emission abatement equipment, heat exchangers, condensers and economizers combined with collection systems that are designed for maximum efficiency can also be used to transfer “heat of combustion” from thermal oxidizers and furnaces to drying ovens, curing rooms and for space heating.

Small measures like turning off machinery, computers and lighting when not in use also maximizes savings and creates a more sustainable manufacturing environment.

As an engineering partner we help by analyzing current energy usage and offer cost effective methods to reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs and assist in taking advantage of qualifying rebate or  incentive programs.

Ship & Shore Environmental is your complete source for engineering design, fabrication and turn-key integration of air pollution control and waste heat and energy recovery systems. S&SE has the expertise and experience to custom design systems capable of capturing hot exhaust from combustion produced during various manufacturing processes and redirect to other areas of production and to save and re-use energy while reducing operating cost.

We gather data and provide the information needed to make the best decision on any process upgrades, retrofits or equipment selection and possible incentives that can add to the performance and profitability of your company.

Call or Email us today to see if your project may be eligible for significant  cash incentives from energy efficiency programs! Call 562.997.0233   or EMAIL us by clicking here.     

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