Industrial Utility Efficiency    

The System Assessment

Food

DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH produces sliced cheese and Mozzarella at its production facility in

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 & Vacuum Best Practices interviewed Deepak Vetal, National Sales Manager, Blowers and Low-Pressure Compressors, Atlas Copco Compressors, LLC. - To put it in perspective, the food and beverage industry accounted for 12 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2017. The main subsegments that use low-pressure air for numerous applications in this industry include meat processing, poultry, dairy product manufacturing, preserved fruits and vegetables, as well as brewing and beverage processes.
After auditing and field-testing, the Sni-A-Bar Municipal Wastewater Plant in Blue Springs, Missouri, partnered with Inovair to replace 4 fixed-speed rotary lobe blowers on its aeration system with 4 Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), integrally geared centrifugal blowers. The new blowers, along with improvements in blower controls, reduces annual energy use by 442,664 kWh and peak electrical demand by 48.76 kW, which translates to an annual energy reduction of 37 percent and anticipated savings of $42,000 per year. Additionally, a rebate of $45,799 from the local utility resulted in a payback of less than six years.
DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH produces sliced cheese and Mozzarella at its production facility in Georgsmarienhütte, Germany. The various types of sliced cheese and Mozzarella blocks are vacuum packed after processing in several packaging lines. The vacuum supply for the packaging machines is provided by a Busch centralized vacuum system, which supplies both the packaging lines and the thermoforming machines.
Turndown designates the operating range of an aeration blower or a blower system – and it can often be the most important factor in determining the ability of a system to match process demand. It is also critical to the system’s energy optimization. Unfortunately, in designing blower systems and controls turndown is not always given the attention that its importance merits. Here’s a look at the critical nature of turndown in wastewater treatment plants and recommendations for ensuring adequate turndown when utilizing Positive Displacement (PD) and centrifugal blowers.