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Welcome to our blog: How Energy Management Affects Your Business and Profit

Dear visitors, we welcome you to our blog. We write for owners, business and financial managers, energy engineers, who want to find ways to benefit their Business, Clients and Environment through energy management. From our experience we can assure you: energy management will help you can gain much more than just reduce energy costs. [...]

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Energy Saving Opportunities In Industrial Baking – European experience

I have recently come across a brief report on possible energy cost reduction projects in industrial baking prepared in the UK by Carbon Trust. Key points of this article: Tried and true solutions for efficiency In order to estimate costs for improvements and energy savings, the starting point is to ensure that you have [...]

How Sustainability Can Drive Sales And Profits?

Did you hear that sustainability drives profitability when product is sold to younger generation? This idea may help you secure support to energy projects from marketing and sales dept. Millennials name sustainability a shopping priority and are willing to pay more for it. In fact, Nielson study of 2015 has concluded that: “66% of [...]

Barriers To Successful Implementation Of Energy Efficiency Projects

Nowadays everybody agrees that Energy Management is important, even many C-levels agree. Still too often it is not done. Why is that? This 2003 article - Overcoming Barriers to Effective Energy Management in Industrial Settings - names several barriers which I list below with my comments: Lack of Organizational Commitment If senior management is [...]

How to mount energy savings in high-volume manufacturing

Our South African colleague Craig van Wyk from VWG Consulting expressed a consideration very much worth republishing: if savings per unit are achieved and sustained in high-volume manufacturing, they keep mounting every hour of every day. Here is Craig's message: During my years in management in the high-volume manufacturing environment, prior to becoming a [...]

An Energy Project Saves A $1.2mln Investment In Robotic Plastic Moulding Machine

At a recent compressed air audit at plastic molding plant we found that bad design of compressed air system caused a 500t molding machine to produce scrap, unpredictably, from time to time. Client has just acquired this machine for $1.2mln to meet high throughput demand of their automotive client. With this scrap level they [...]

50 ways to waste energy in your business

Our UK colleague Vilnis Vesma produced a funny article on how to waste energy. I republish it with his permission. Please note invitation to training at the end.   This article is based on something Vilnis Vesma produced for a group of energy champions that he had been training. It was intended as a [...]

Make Invisible Energy Waste Visible In 15 Minutes

Energy is invisible. And so is energy waste. But it still costs. Often a lot. How to make energy waste visible in the boardroom? Here is a fast, simple and no-cost tool to assess how much energy your plant wastes Fast – takes 15 minutes, Simple – no research needed, plain English, no calculations [...]

Is Production Cheaper During Night Shift?

I have recently come across a recommendation to shift production load of a big injection moulding machine to reduce demand during forecasted provincial peaks. If machine is loaded during day and not loaded during night and electricity is cheaper during night, then it seems like a no-brainer. I am not convinced in validity of [...]

How to prevent plant stoppage through energy management

A mere 1 month after an Energy Management Information System (EMIS) project was postponed ‘due to other priorities’ our client’s plant has stopped for 3 days. About $500,000 lost in pre-holidays food product sales. Not to count costs of avoidable urgent repairs and value of lost trust from clients. Why did plant stop? Boiler [...]

What To Expect From Energy Efficiency Projects And What Not To Expect

Ever wondered what should you realistically expect from a particular efficiency project?  I found an answer in a well-written white paper from EATON. The paper explains what results can be expected from different efficiency measures and what claims are just myths. Most of what is stated for commercial facilities is true for an industrial [...]