The latest Innovations in Process Control publication by the Emerson team in Europe has an article on where additional measurements can help identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and improve operations. For readers who have English as a second language, this publication is also available in German, Italian, Spanish and French.Emerson’s Irfan Khan shares where some of these energy optimization opportunities may exist in your process. Here are his thoughts from the page 6 article, A measured approach to energy consumption.
Wherever energy is used in a process plant there is the potential for waste. Every leak and loss is money down the drain. You cannot manage what you do not measure, so measurement instrumentation provides the key to finding hidden efficiency opportunities – but where do you start? Here to help you are five key measurement priorities:
Utility fluids – metering flow and managing use
Water, gas and steam are all crucial to your operations and it is estimated that 5 to 15% of a site’s energy is wasted or misused. Measuring of all utility fluids will help you understand the usage patterns throughout your plant. Combining Rosemount flowmeters with Emerson’s Energy Advisor gives you visibility and energy decision-making capability, providing the opportunity to recoup that 15% of wasted energy. Continue Reading ▶