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Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

Do you want to know how much different measures and technological solutions would cost and how much money and resources they can save for your business? This database offers such data in a concise and comprehensive format.

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Low-cost energy saving measures for efficient refrigeration

Energy saving does not need to be expensive. Up to 20 % can be cut in many refrigeration plants through actions that require little or no investment. The actions should be focused on good ...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Good practice

Insulating steam network cuts fuel consumption

Just like that... 10% oil savings! Energy audit shows soft drinks-maker where gains can be made Even things like insulating steam networks can make a big difference  SNEMBG manufactures and bottles...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.7 - 1.8 Year(s)
Good practice

Jam manufacturer saves 100 tonnes of fuel oil per year

When letting off steam is a problem Jam factory discovers how to fix its steam production, save fuel and boost its performance Actions taken to optimise and upgrade its steam system save around € 35...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.4 Year(s)
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Maintenance of pumps

Maintaining your pumps is not just important for increasing their lifetime and effectiveness, which reduces costs, but also to avoid unexpected breakdowns that can slow or stop production. In most...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
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Optimising steam-generation systems

Steam is in heavy demand in industries requiring heating processes, and it is typically an energy-intensive process to generate it. The ratio of steam energy costs to total energy costs ranges ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 7 % 1 - 2 Year(s)
Good practice

Metal specialist optimises pre-treatment to cut costs and...

Turning a need into a genuine opportunity Metal specialist rethinks its whole paint pre-treatment line   Massive time and cost savings, cleaner processes and a more streamlined process are the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Resource-saving cleaning technology for heat exchangers

Quiet muscle for toughest tube-cleaning jobs      Blocked or obstructed tube bundles need to be cleaned to run efficiently Using a dedicated tube cleaning technology saves on water, chemicals and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Precise adjustment of compressed air saves money

Step-by-step optimisation delivers immediate results Experts advised the company to gradually scale back air pressure The new optimised pressure saves € 2 700 per year The German company Fischer...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Combined heat and power plant (CHP) in plastic production

A dynamic duo Installing a CHP unit offers a multipurpose, efficient energy solution € 19 100 savings on energy costs and 79 tonnes of CO2 emissions are anticipated The German company AKRO-PLASTIC ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 6 Year(s)
Good practice

Compressed air leak detection and repair

Listen carefully! Innovative tool detects compressed air leakage while maintaining production The investment reduces CO2 emissions by 1.6 tonnes and saves € 2 400 annually Merck is a French chemical...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1.3 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy bill halved in a cooker plant

Closer inspection showed where savings could be made Domestic appliance-maker shaved € 14 000 off energy bill in first year Paid back its energy-efficiency measures in four months  General Domestic...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.3 - 0.4 Year(s)
Good practice

Optimisation was the key to saving energy at Manuplast

Timing is everything! Optimising heating process, repaired leaks and energy-efficient motors cut 41 tonnes of CO2 annually Annual saving of € 5 000 In 2007, Manuplast carried out a complete energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2 Year(s)