“Pumps and motors”
Oregon Seed Company Saves Water and Power
This E Source case study from the agriculture sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Wineries are energy- and water-intensive businesses that can benefit from conservation strategies. Uncorking the available savings can help boost your bottom line and help your winery build a greener reputation.
Wastewater Treatment Plants
Municipal wastewater and drinking water systems account for approximately 35 percent of the energy consumed by municipalities.
Energy costs for some warehouses are more than 10% of their annual revenue. Warehouse operators can take advantage of many methods to reduce energy bills through improving efficiency in their facilities.
If your facility employs alternating-current induction motors that require constant speed but operate for long periods at low load, you may be able to save energy by installing a device known as a voltage controller. This article explains the various options and how to make the best choice.
In the right applications, variable-frequency drives can increase energy efficiency in motor systems by over 50 percent while improving power factor and process precision. Find out which systems offer the largest savings, and find out how to make the best choice.
Reducing energy consumption is one way to improve both the profitability and the value of any property, and there are plenty of opportunities for property managers to reduce energy consumption and improve the bottom line for their properties and clients.
Facilities with heavy water needs—such as farms, golf courses, and commercial green spaces—spend a large portion of their energy usage on irrigation, particularly for operating the water pumps. Find out what the options are for maintaining existing pumps, and how to choose efficient new models.
Ice rinks consume large amounts of energy, especially in warmer climates. But you can take several steps to manage energy costs, cut excessive energy use, and increase your bottom line. Properly managing equipment and making upgrades can yield substantial energy savings with short payback periods.
Dairy farms in the U.S. consume between 800 and 1,200 kilowatt-hours per cow annually, with milk production accounting for nearly 50 percent of energy use. Many energy-saving opportunities exist to help dairy farms boost their bottom line and improve profitability.
Compressed Air Systems
Although you may see it as a free resource, compressed air is anything but free. In fact, in many industrial plants, air compressors consume more energy than any other end use. The good news is that you can easily reduce this energy consumption and achieve rapid simple payback periods.
Energy comprises as much as 10 to 15 percent of an average airport's operating budget annually. Energy-efficiency measures can also cut operating costs, and some are cheap or free to implement.
Agricultural operations grow and process grains, fruits, vegetables, flowers, livestock, nuts, and much more. Learn how energy-saving opportunities in the areas of irrigation, crop drying, and basic farm practices can improve profitability.
AC Induction Motors
In a single year, a fully loaded motor operating continuously can consume energy worth about 10 times its initial cost. That's why even small improvements in efficiency can pay back quickly. Learn how to choose an energy-efficient motor and successfully integrate it into your drivepower system.