Find out how CHP and other efficiency measures will increase the production line efficiency for food and drink manufacturers.
Food and drink manufacturing is the UK’s fourth largest industrial energy user:
Industry target: Reduce CO2 emissions by 35% by 2020.
How can manufacturers help?
By reducing energy consumption and energy waste through improved production line efficiency.
- Natural gas: 62%
- Electricity: 30%
- Petroleum, fuel oil and coal: 8%
- Boilers (used for steam, hot water and heating): 8%
- Electrical motors (fans/pumps): 16%
- Electric heating: 8%
- Refrigeration equipment (chillers): 6%
- Air compressors: 2%
- Boilers and heating: Up to 60% of a typical total energy bill.
- Refrigeration and chilling: Up to 50% of a site’s energy costs.
- Ventilation: Can account for 25% of heat loss from industrial buildings.
How can you boost your production line efficiency?
1. Audit your site and identify areas of energy waste, such as:
- Poorly maintained boilers which add 30% to heating costs.
- Ineffective insulation that can lose 10% of the heat produced in steam boilers.
- Poorly maintained refrigeration equipment, which can increase energy use. Overcooling by every 1°C increases energy consumption by 2%.
2. Simple energy saving measures
3. Implement major energy conservation measures.
- Upgrade or replace inefficient boilers and chillers.
- Install CHP. High system efficiencies will help you to achieve energy cost savings of up to 40% and reduce your CO2 emissions by up to 30%.
- Fit high efficiency motors and variable speed drives to pumps and fans. This will enable you to save up to 30% running costs.
- Install high efficiency lighting and controls as this will reduce energy costs by 30%.
- Implement production line efficiency improvement measures – including CHP.
- Reduce energy consumption, energy waste and CO2 emissions.
- Go one step further and implement CHP.
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Topics: Food and Drink Manufacturing