Industrial Energy Savings    

The System Assessment

Food

SQF is a food safety management company that conducts audits and reports its findings on companies

Plastics

Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine interviewed Michael Jones, Corporate Energy Team Leader

Paper

This paper mill currently spends $1,747,000 annually on energy to operate the compressed air

Printing

Several days prior to our visit, during a cold winter evening, the lead air compressor in one

Pharmaceutical

The United States accounts for roughly half of the global pharmaceutical market. This certainly

Auto

This northeastern U.S. automotive manufacturing facility spends $269,046 annually on energy to

Transit

Boeing Canada Winnipeg (BCW) has been recognized with the best improvement project of 2013 within

Metals

Compressed Air Best Practices interviewed Doug Barndt (Manager, Demand Side Energy-Sustainability

Medical

In the U.S. as an example, the NFPA has taken the view that if your compressor draws in good clean

Power

Nuclear power plants produce electricity for people, business and industry.  Electricity is

Oil & Gas

Triethylene glycol (TEG) dehydrators are the most prevalent technology for removing water vapor

Wastewater

Recently the capacity of the Las Palmas, California, waste water treatment operations were expanded
SQF is a food safety management company that conducts audits and reports its findings on companies that voluntarily subscribe to its services. Once an audit is performed, SQF releases the data; from this data, other companies can determine who they want to use for packaging and manufacturing. To facilitate the process, SQF has released a guide that provides directives for processes used in manufacturing.
When the topic of discussion is making ice cream, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t heat, but at Nestlé’s Ice Cream factory in Tulare, California, heat is recovered from air-cooled air compressors to heat process water. “Right out of the gate, everything is pneumatic,” explains Tom Finn, Project Engineer with Nestlé Ice Cream Division. “Air cylinders and air driven motors, the process piping valves which divert, route, stop/start, and mix process fluids, our packaging machinery including rejection, cleaning and vapor removal processes, all of these rely on compressed air.
Compressed air is the most common utility used in a typical industrial facility. It encompasses most operating aspects of the plant. The compressed air system can end up being the most expensive utility due to the focus that if production is running - then leave the system alone. Processes and machines are added and as long as the compressor can handle the increasing load - all is good. This brings us to our subject matter. The plant adds a process, a specialty coating line, requiring respirator protection. The plant determines supplied air respirators are the best choice. They want to be responsible and do the right thing so they start by reviewing what OSHA has to say on the subject.