2019 Spring Symposium Part 1 - "Improving Your Energy Efficiency"
"A Ten-Step Process for Energy Analysis"
Every manufacturing plant has raw materials that come into the receiving dock and finished products that leave from the shipping dock. Between the receiving and shipping docks transformation occurs. Transformation adds value to the materials in a step-by-step process, and energy is required along the way. Evaluating the transformation steps and energy inputs provides clues about where to look for energy savings. Although transformation processes vary widely by industry, detailing them from dock to dock is essential to finding energy-efficiency opportunities. This presentation will discuss energy efficiency, energy intensity, and transformation, and outline a ten-step method for conducting an industrial process energy analysis.