How To Squeeze Out All The Energy Efficiency

Through strict efficiency manufacturers will be able to improve the bottom line.

By Rich Mintz and Ken Kerns, Siemens, for our sister publication Plant Services

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Information technology, advanced automation, and the adoption of practices for energy management are much needed elements to garner quality improvements in energy efficiency. To do this, organizations need to gain greater visibility into energy consumption and then pass it along to operations so the entire organization can benefit from energy reduction.

The industrial sector is the leading user of energy in the United States each year, consuming 33% of the country’s energy according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, (EIA). One way for manufacturers to increase profitability is to lower energy expenditures. The sectors that consume the most energy are chemical production at 22%, followed by petroleum refining at 16% and metal smelting/refining at 14%.

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