Wednesday 24 April 2013

Save operational costs with energy reduction initiative

WEG has launched a new energy reduction initiative, which is designed to help manufacturers optimise efficiencies of existing equipment throughout their plants and processes. The free assessment reviews equipment and outlines a number of steps manufacturers can take to reduce energy use and increase equipment efficiency and reliability, enabling them to minimise costs, reduce carbon footprint and total cost of ownership.

In partnership with Sulzer, WEG is educating British customers in selecting suitable plant equipment with energy saving potential, and giving objective, professional advice on improving productivity while reducing energy consumption and costs.

Experts will assess existing plant equipment and can install drives on-site to monitor and demonstrate existing energy usage. Then a variable speed drive (VSD) can be fitted, energy savings proven and potential savings related to project payback, on-going operational savings and total cost of ownership can be calculated.

The free energy assessment is a simple process and enables the customer to trial equipment before purchase. It is suitable for all plant equipment, including pumps, compressors, fans and conveyor belts.

“Today there is greater pressure than ever on organisations to minimise their carbon footprint and reduce their costs and at WEG we’re committed to increasing energy efficiency, offering customers valuable choices on how they can best enhance their bottom line,” says Daniel Griffiths, product specialist – automation, at WEG. “Our energy efficient technologies like the W22 electric motors and our CFW inverter drives can play a real role in helping them to do both. Our products are always designed to increase energy efficiency, reduce noise and temperature levels, reduce size and increase reliability.”

Motors are responsible for generating over 40% of total global energy consumption. Selecting motors that have been designed with energy efficiency as a priority, such as WEG’s W22 Super Premium motor that exceeds the yet to be implemented IE4 regulations, will enable manufacturers to make significant energy savings, reduce operational costs and increase productivity.

WEG’s new frequency inverter CFW501, which has been designed to meet the needs of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, is another example of energy efficient technology. The robust, compact and easy-to-use drives are currently available with a power range from 0.18 to 7.5 kW and are suitable for all pump and fan applications. Thanks to their advanced features and design, they help users to optimise the operation of their motors, while being quick and easy to install and cost-effective to maintain.

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