Energy management process
The use of energy management systems in industry is becoming increasingly important – on the one hand due to increasing energy costs and ever stricter environmental regulations, and on the other hand due to companies’ efforts to achieve certification under the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard. Industrial energy management helps companies improve their energy efficiency and increase productivity in their plants, which in turn improves their competitiveness – in all verticals. Energy efficiency in production, in
Systematic energy management
We offer you a unique portfolio of products for industrial energy management, using an energy management system that helps to optimally define your energy needs. We divide our industrial energy management into three phases – identification, evaluation, and realization – and we support you with the appropriate hardware and software solutions in every process phase.
Making energy flows transparent, company-wide
A major factor in optimizing production processes is the effective use of production resources. Systematic collection of consumption data for electricity, thermal energy, compressed air, or water is the way to achieve successful industrial energy management over the long term. This enables meaningful comparisons to be made – not only for existing plants but already during the planning phase, and to define effective and realistic optimization measures.
Precise calculation of potential savings
The second phase of industrial energy management is evaluation. Once the energy flows have been collected, evaluated, and visualized, and the largest energy consumers identified, the specific energy-saving potential must be evaluated at all factory automation levels. The cost effectiveness of potential measures for the specific application can be derived from this result.
Realizing measures – increasing energy efficiency
After defining suitable measures, based on the cost-effectiveness analysis, the next step is to harness the identified energy-saving potential as effectively as possible by applying specific measures. A special focal point of industrial energy management is drive technology: Drives represent about two-thirds of the power consumed by industry. A savings potential of up to 70 percent is absolutely realistic with individual drive solutions. This applies to new plants and systems as well as to retrofit concepts.
Higher energy efficiency: expert consulting for industry
In order to calculate the energy-saving potential in production, we can offer you expert consulting services covering all aspects of industrial energy management – for all verticals. For instance, we can assist you in determining the cost-saving potential of individual applications as well as in optimizing the energy consumption of complete plants – for example with our EOA service package. Initially, EOA only analyzes the drive systems where optimization of energy consumption has a maximum payback time of two years. This allows energy costs to be reduced specifically and with low investment costs. EOA is part of our energy optimization service EOS, which examines all of the relevant energy processes and types to identify the energy-saving potential.