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Energy Efficiency – Energy saving ways to improve your plant

Energy Efficiency – Energy saving ways to improve your plant

There are many benefits to practising energy efficiency in your plant. Not only is it something which can help with climate change and benefit the environment over all, but it can also enhance company reputation and ultimately save you on cost too.

The spend involved in making these changes will often quickly be overtaken by the savings and improvements that can be made in the long run.

And it’s a good way to ensure your organisation is staying within the letter of the law.

Energy efficiency

The establishment of the Energy Efficiency Directive in 2012 involved a set of measures and policies to ensure that the EU reached its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020.

The key requirement was that businesses with more than 250 staff members must conduct high quality energy efficiency audits every four years, unless they are ISO 50001 certified.

Those found to be non-compliant risk a penalty of up to £50,000. So, when your audit shows that changes need to be made with regard to energy efficiency, what can you do?

How can you be more energy efficient?

Have you ever thought of what energy saving measures and upgrades you could put into place to improve your plant?

Plant upgrades Transcool Systems can help with include fan or pump speed control, better control systems and switchgear, as well as modern impeller technology.

There are several ways to maximise the energy efficiency of pumps and fans. The best known include use of a variable-speed rather than fixed speed, high-efficiency motor, trimming impellers and balancing the system properly during commissioning.

The design of the system can also be optimised to include improved fluid dynamics and more effective control logic.

Balancing Act

With any capital cost project, the benefits and resultant payback periods need to be well established before commitment to change can be agreed.

This is especially true for smaller organisations which may have aspirations of improved energy efficiency within their infrastructure, but may not fully understand the cost.

Therefore, an initial survey and projected savings reports are the fundamental starting points before any changes to existing infrastructure are proposed.

How to implement these changes

When considering energy saving opportunities for your plant it’s also important to investigate the correct solution for your needs, as well as ensuring it will be installed correctly by experienced professionals.

The installation should take into account the surroundings and environment, so that you can be sure it’s right for your individual industrial purpose.

Transcool Systems provides a range of bespoke HVAC systemsdesigned to meet requirements, save money and comply with legislation.

Contact us today to find out how your business can meet those requirements by calling us on + 44 (0)1903 733911 or via info@transcoolsystems.co.uk.