Industrial Utility Efficiency    

2019 Best Practices EXPO

The System Assessment

Food

When Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) set a goal to dramatically reduce water consumption at its Widmer

Wastewater

A facility audit examined the plant electrical energy consumption to find ideas to reduce plant

Containers

Swiss brush company Ebnat-Kappel uses non contact transfer technology from Bosch Rexroth to

Conveying

The 2018 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition was held April 24-26 at the Donald E

Plastics

Choosing the right vacuum supply can lead to huge cost savings in plastics processing. Mar-Bal,

Semicon

The European XFEL is a new international research facility, where 12 European countries participate

Woodworking

This article will focus on optimizing the demand-side so the centralized “supply-side

Biogas

When the Environmental Protection Agency was formed, in1970, it used its congressional mandate to

Medical

Contamination such as humidity, oxygen or microbiological ingress can impact drug stability

Metals

A metal producer, in the Midwest, spends an estimated $2.4 million annually on electricity to

Printing

Most printing facilities use vacuum for one process or another.  I recently spoke with Jesse
Blower systems designed to deliver continuous airflow at pressures of 50 psig or below are critical to the operation of many processes including wastewater treatment, pneumatic conveying, fluid catalytic cracking, and fermentation to name a few. Many circumstances could arise that require an operator to require a rental blower for a period.
Blower & Vacuum Best Practices interviewed Henryk Melcer, Senior Process Engineer, Vice President, at Brown and Caldwell.  We’re headquartered in Denver, Colorado. In all, we have more than 1,700 professionals working in nearly 50 locations, primarily in mainland USA. About 45% of our work is focused on wastewater engineering now, having made a conscious effort to diversify into water treatment and industrial wastewater treatment. That was after we absorbed Dr. Eckenfelder’s old company, which is ironic because it came full circle for me. We also carry out environmental impact assessments, water resources modeling, collection system and stormwater modeling, and a range of other services.
Efficiency compares the inputs used by a system to the outputs produced. It is a commonly used concept, but one which is prone to a great deal of misuse in many industries. This article provides insight into the parameter known as “efficiency,” how it’s calculated, and importantly, it’s uses and limitations in predicting blower energy consumption and comparing alternate system designs.
When Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) set a goal to dramatically reduce water consumption at its Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland, Oregon, it focused its efforts on its bottling process – and implemented a solution engineered by Atlas Copco that saves 5,000 gallons of water per day. In addition, it saves the craft brewer $39,000 per year, thanks to the elimination of water treatment costs and reduced energy use.