Industrial Utility Efficiency

# Industries

Products manufactured at the 100,000-square-foot plant in Kentucky include columns, I-shafts, covers, keylocks, and other dressings, along with shifter applications, such as straight, tap-up/tap-down and gated shifters. In all, the facility supplies automakers with products used in more than 100 different applications, all of which are designed keep vehicles operating safely, smoothly and reliably.

## Re-engineered Compressed Air System Scores Perfect “10” at PC Forge

Since completion of the system upgrade in the fall of 2020, PC Forge is on track to save an average of 1.9 million kWh and $266,000.00 per year in energy costs – and increase the production capability of its forging operation by 40%. The project also achieved a one-year payback with a \$245,000 incentive from Government of Ontario’s utility Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

## Remote Audit Done During Travel Restrictions Reveals Savings

This article discusses some experiences in using cellular connected data loggers to perform a compressed air assessment during a time when travel was restricted. While not ideal, this exercise identified huge savings for this customer.

## Pure Gas Testing-The Benefits of Point of Use Sampling

Regular testing of pure gases helps to ensure the safety of consumers and of end products. Whether the pure gas is used directly for medical patients, or in the manufacturing of food, beverages, or pharmaceutical products, quality is of the highest importance. Inadequate levels of purity or unsafe contamination can be detrimental to the products or consumers.

## The Gentex Journey to Reliable Energy Conservation - 3 Levels of Compressed Air Systems

The information contained in this article, will help the operator to assess his/her systems, and identify where these systems fall within a three-level category. There are many ways, and opportunities to make a compressed air system produce reliable and good quality air. The three levels discussed here could also be characterized as a “continuous improvement plan” which can be achieved over the course of time, and with the occasional investment of money.

## HAUG Oxygen Compressors for Efficient Gold Extraction

Logistics and supply problems are widespread on the African continent. Lack of infrastructure as well as capacity and efficiency deficiencies can affect supply chains and make them more expensive. Gold mines, which are often located in secluded areas, therefore seek to provide their entire infrastructure themselves. Even the oxygen required for efficient gold extraction by cyanide leaching is therefore not delivered but generated on site.

## Milk Plant Deploys the Second Stage of Energy Savings

Yearly energy reduction quotas drive utilities, plant, and energy managers to continue to reduce energy consumption in all areas. A frequent question asked is, “Where can we find more energy savings once we have a VFD compressor and we have fixed all our leaks?”

## Sterile Compressed Air Filters Remove Bacteria

When compressed air comes into direct contact with a product, many applications believe their “standard” particulate and coalescing oil-removing filters, installed either side of a compressed air dryer, are sufficient to protect the downstream processes. Strangely enough, the removal of bacteria is often overlooked, despite this level of filtration being readily available, easy to procure, install and maintain.

## When Mixing is the Goal, Why Would You Aerate? Compressed Gas Mixing Provides an Alternative Approach

At the beginning of the 20th century, biological wastewater treatment — more specifically, the activated sludge process — was developed and became widely accepted as the treatment method for municipal wastewater, helping to protect our lakes and rivers from pollutants and support public health. In 1947, the Committee on Development of Uniform Standards for Sewage Works was created by the group known as the Great Lakes – Upper Mississippi River Board of State and Provincial Public Health and Environment Managers.

## Nitrogen Characteristics and Benefits of On-Site Generation

Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) accounts for a significant amount of nitrogen usage in the food and beverage industry. MAP involves injecting nitrogen into beverage or food packaging to purge and displace any oxygen-containing air with nitrogen. Oxidation of lipids in food products causes rancidity. Since oxygen is replaced with dry, inert nitrogen in MAP packaging, no product oxidation will occur. The result is maximized product shelf life.

## Making an Impact at Berry Global

Berry Global was established in 1967 as a small hometown company, based in Evansville, Indiana. Today it is still headquartered in Evansville but has grown to 48,000+ global employees and more than 295 locations. Generating \\$12.6 billion in 2019 pro forma net sales, Berry Global creates innovative packaging and protection solutions.

## Auto

At the paint booths, FRM team members typically use conventional High-Volume Low-Pressure (HVLP)

## Bulk

For Imerys S.A. there’s little question about the importance of managing dust collection systems it

## Food

In 2021, Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine interviewed members of the Molson Coors Canada

## Medical

The air is delivered through a distribution piping system that ends with a medical air outlet

## Metals

Since completion of the system upgrade in the fall of 2020, PC Forge is on track to save an average

## Paper

The facility has a compressed air system consisting of four, 200-horsepower (hp) two-stage water-

## Plastics

Berry Global was established in 1967 as a small hometown company, based in Evansville, Indiana.

## Power

A newly constructed ethanol plant experienced control gap issues shortly after comissioning.  This

## Printing

The Trinity Mirror Group print works on Oldham is one of the UK’s largest newspaper printers. The