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Energy Efficiency Case Study

Recommissioning of Blow Moulding Facility Client:

Location:

Sector:

Global Consumer Beverage Manufacturer

UK

Food & Beverage

Project Challenge: After only 3 years in operation, a major new blow moulding facility on a consumer beverage manufacturing site had resulted in greater than expected energy use, contributing a 40%+ increase in overall site consumption.

Benefits:

Project Brief:

• Annual Energy cost savings identified

Identify major energy users within the ventilation, heating and cooling systems and provide solutions to improve control and reduce energy with a least capital cost approach.

Solution:

£78,000 • Annual Energy cost savings delivered to date

£30,000 • Annual Emissions reduction delivered

Major opportunities were uncovered as part of Energy Intervention as a result of engagement with staff on site, including engineering, production and quality teams. Further detailed surveys resulted in clear project plans with costs and paybacks, for example; 1 Heating and cooling setbacks linked to production phases 2 Resolve dehumidification control strategy 3 Optimisation of control loops to provide stable oven temperatures

189 te CO2 • Simple payback

< 2 years • Other benefits: - Decreased stress on equipment - improved lifespan

4 Implement free cooling strategy to production area 5 Reduce fresh air volume flow to required values 1 Improved control and variable speed drives on cooling and heating circuits The collaborative approach to the surveys gave site team ownership and increased take-up of re-commissioning projects, compared to a typical audit approach.

“The survey was carried out in a timely & professional manner and the importance of minimising any impact on production was always carefully considered throughout the design and implementation phases of the project. The facility is now running in a fully flexible demand-based state, tuned to match production requirements without excessive energy consumption.” Site Energy Manager

EECO2 Energy Efficiency Services Conclusion:

Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Energy & Compliance

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Project Management Energy Monitoring

A satisfied site team understood how they could take control of rising energy use and with the help of EECO2’s engineers started the recommissioning process to meet carbon reduction targets.

For further information: To speak with one of our energy efficiency experts call: +44 (0) 1625 660 717 or email: info@eeco2.co.uk www.eeco2.co.uk

EECO2 - Energy Efficiency Consultancy Limited Suite 9, The Green, Fountain Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1JN


Recommissioning of a blow moulding facility for a global consumer beverage manufacturer