Sustainability, Energy & Emission Optimization
At present, a multitude of techniques are used in the process industry for cleaning industrial equipment, machines, tools, etc. The performance of these methodologies is still insufficiently controlled and assessed in terms of sustainability. Although it is known that cleaning produces a relatively large amount of waste and requires a significant amount of energy, there is insufficient insight into which of the current cleaning methods and processes is the most sustainable one.
Focussing on Maintenance and Asset Management, we see many differences…
HZ University of Applied Sciences (HZ UAS) – Asset Management…
Smart use of information, innovation and available energy is the basis for the current digital and energy transition. Asset Performance 2023 welcomes Kurt Vandeputte, Senior Vice President of Battery Recycling Solutions at the Belgian company Umicore, to talk about these trends and principles at Umicore.
Conscious energy management is a phenomenon that has been increasingly applied in companies. it is also becoming a common practice to have the same insight into their energy consumption through software.
The experiences and insights of Wim Dedeurwaerder (Head of Infrastructure and Technical Installations at the Belgian Ministry of Defence), Peter Vos (Energy Manager at Agristo) and Steven Vandenbulcke (Plant Manager at A&S Energie and A&U Energie) can inspire and help other companies and organisations to improve their energy efficiency, thus contributing to achieving the EU’s sustainable objectives.
Many companies are struggling with the current energy price crisis. Some energy intensive companies were even forced to stop production because of the high prices. Others look for energy-saving measures that substantially reduce costs. Did you ever critically examined the so-called “dirty hours” in your organisation?
As we are trying to limit our dependency on fossil fuels and solar panels and wind turbines are increasingly saturating our landscape, we find ourselves in front of yet another, potentially bigger, challenge: not the production of green, low-carbon energy, but its storage over both short and long periods of time. These are some of the most promising energy storage solutions to date.
Daniel Declercq, specialized in energy efficiency and CO2 reduction, explains the process of pinch analysis and how it can make a difference in industrial energy consumption.