June 2013

Special Report: Process/Plant Optimization

Can process automation increase energy efficiency?

Energy efficiency doesn’t imply producing less to reduce energy consumptions, but rather improving plant productivity and effectiveness, allowing plants to produce the same amount of product with fewer resources.

Energy efficiency is a fundamental element in the journey toward a sustainable energy future. As global energy demand continues to grow to meet the needs and aspirations of people across the globe, actions to increase energy efficiency are essential. Optimizing energy utilization is of paramount importance in the industrial sector. Energy efficiency doesn’t imply producing less to reduce energy consumptions, but rather improving plant productivity and effectiveness, allowing plants to produce the same amount of product with fewer resources. Therefore, in industry more than anywhere else, energy efficiency has heavy implications (and brings large promises) on both profitability and s

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