Global Commitment to Energy Reduction

The Global Energy Trends are showing a commitment to energy reduction!

BP's Statistical Review has provided timely and objective data about energy economics since 1951. This year at the 62nd BP Statistical Review of World Energy, they reported that in 2012, global energy consumption growth slowed to 1.8%, impacted by improved energy efficiency around the world, "The world's energy markets were driven by diverse events—including the ongoing decline of nuclear power output in Japan, the recovery of production in Libya, and rising shale development in North America".

Protect your Personnel and your Product

Even if your oven is designed for maximum load conditions, you still need protection against explosions. Often an atmosphere contains many different solvents and other materials, like resins. This requires an analyzer that when calibrated remains accurate for all constituents in the sample, not to mention runs at high temperatures.

Reducing Costs with Safety Ventilation

Energy is a significant cost of production. As energy costs rise, it becomes more difficult to pass on the increases to customers in the price of products and services. Regardless of current energy costs and trends, an energy-efficient process is more competitive. 

However, for any cost savings to be obtained SAFELY, the analyzer must be used properly. 

To find out more details read our article in Adhesives Magazine.

Cut Cost by INVESTING in Safety

Safety should be considered as a PROFIT Center and not a liability.

Is Shale Gas the Future of Manufacturing?

A lot is being said about shale gas and fracking, here is an interesting article showing how it will change manufacturing practices all over the world:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/14/us-plastics-from-gas-analysis-idUSBRE95D0AI20130614

 

 

Energy Savings for Ovens and Furnaces

Let's continue our discussion on Energy Savings. This time the focus is ovens and furnaces:

In multi-zone oven applications where solvents and solvent levels change depending upon the product produced, LFL/LEL Analyzers are necessary for monitoring in order to stay safe. These analyzers need to be consistent and reliable amongst this constantly changing atmosphere.

So ... is there a way to save money and reduce energy without compromising this safety?

So Many Ways to Save Energy

In a large facility, like the one a specialty chemical company operates, there are often many opportunities for energy savings. Particularly, on the different types of process heating units.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Aluminum is infinitely recyclable, in fact 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. 

Progressive Energy, Environment and Sustainability Summit: May 29-31

On May 29th - 31st we will be presenting at the FMA Annual Progressive Energy, Environment and Sustainability Summit. This summits target owners, managers and operators of commercial, industrial, and retail facilities so that they may learn and understand how to better achieve and surpass their strategic goals of energy efficiency, usage, cost & environmental footprint reduction within their facilities.

Process Monitoring vs Leak Detection

Sensors that detect leaks spend most of their lives exposed to little or no flammable gas. Only rarely are they needed to detect the leak, and in these moments they are useful if they can indicate the presence of a significant or unusual concentration of flammable gas. The precise concentration of the vapor cloud emanating from the leak is less important than reliable detection that such a leak has occurred.

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