April 2009

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HP Integration Strategies: Reducing cost through an integrated approach to power and automation

Industry is the number one power consumer, yet, as a whole, it has a remarkably poor sense of how much power is being used at different times across manufacturing processes. In the HPI, many potential..

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

Industry is the number one power consumer, yet, as a whole, it has a remarkably poor sense of how much power is being used at different times across manufacturing processes. In the HPI, many potential cost-saving opportunities related to power and energy consumption are ignored simply because people in refineries and petrochemical plants don't have the appropriate visibility or control. Using automation to cut energy costs. Energy ranks as one of the top cost pressures affecting manufacturers today. However, the benefits of a sound energy management strategy go beyond simple cost reductions. Effective energy management is essential for a "triple bottom line" business strategy addressing so

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