The efficient use of energy has become even more important in recent years as the cost of fuels and electricity has increased significantly. With energy costs forecast to continue an upward trend, a sustained focus on efficiency is imperative for an industrial site to remain competitive. Energy loss occurs in many ways in an industrial operation; some of these include leaks, venting, poor combustion, improper load allocation, cyclical loading of pumps and fans, and unnoticed equipment malfunctions.
Combating high energy costs requires a continued focus on efficiency in multiple ways. Emerson helps industrial sites maximize their energy efficiency by identifying waste and by optimizing unit and equipment performance. Steam traps are a large source of energy waste and Emerson’s solution makes monitoring simple and cost effective. Emerson’s combustion solutions for boilers, heaters, and furnaces optimize the efficiency of these units at all loads. Emerson steam header and energy management solutions reduce venting and allocate load to improve overall utility efficiency. Equipment monitoring solutions from Emerson identify malfunctions and deterioration that reduces efficiency. Emerson variable speed drive solutions save energy on pump, fan, and other motor applications.