(192c) Sustainable Energy Efficiency Improvements through Methodology of Prioritizing Selections
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Saudi Aramco has never ending quest for innovation in technological future products and services. It is evident from its pledge to Operational Excellence and commitment to carbon circular economy. Saudi Aramco is resolute to develop and retrofit all of its facilities to be best-in-class from energy efficiency perspective which is palpable form its Energy Policy. To take on the challenge, Saudi Aramco developed new methodologies to design/retrofits industrial facilities to realize energy efficiency. The interplay of Energy Trilemma requirements i.e. techniques for energy savings, climate change abatement, and overall sustainable development is considered within the framework. Recent enthusiasm for using renewable energy resources, both to reduce expenses associated with traditional sources and to improve environmental conditions is overwhelming. But the emphasis to ensure optimal utilization of materials to achieve energy efficiency improvement through sustainable means is reflected in the developed approach.
In this paper, the developed technique is described which needs to be followed in retrofitting industrial facilities to make them the best-in-class. The methodology is conferred in the form of âEnergy Pyramidâ which is built on the principle of prioritization i.e. build the base first and then progressive layers are added until we finally get to the peak. It is likely that by following the approach, manufacturing industry of the future will become energy efficient and fully embrace the best practices to optimize resources utilization while consuming less energy. Industrial facility case studies are utilized to enrich and illustrate the subject and demonstrate the methodology appropriately to put them on track to achieve international climate and energy goals.