SKF Energy Monitoring Service – Pump Systems helps reduce energy use and CO2 emissions
SKF has announced that the SKF Energy Monitoring Service – Pump Systems, a BeyondZero Portfolio product, recently helped an SKF customer identify a potential reduction of 1,900 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
“The SKF Energy Monitoring Service – Pump Systems was developed to provide customers with insight about the operational efficiency of their pump systems. Many pump systems are inefficient, so the identified savings can be significant,” says Eric Huston, SKF Global Business Manager, Asset and Energy Management.
An SKF customer within the pulp and paper industry identified an energy improvement potential of 70% for one factory by monitoring only eight out of their 300 pumps. Through monitoring and optimizing efficiency of the eight pumps, it was calculated that the factory could reduce its annual electricity demand by up to 2,500MWh, corresponding to 1% of the factory total electricity use. In terms of CO2 emission reduction, this equates to about 1,900 tonnes per year (according to world power grid mix CO2 factor of 0.749kg CO2/kWh).
Energy Monitoring Service (EMS) specifically for pump systems typically demonstrates an energy use savings potential can be greater than 20% in non-monitored pump systems; and year-to-year savings of approximately 5% in those systems that are regularly monitored.
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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2011 were SEK 66,216 million and the number of employees was 46,039. www.skf.com
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