Industrial environments typically are high consumers of energy that operate all day, every day of the year. Energy efficiency upgrades in these facilities have a much more compelling savings opportunity and business case due to high energy use and long runtimes.
Dalkia focuses first on metering and monitoring to collect detailed, real-time performance data, which is monitored and analyzed by our expert engineers. In these environments, the most common efficiency opportunities identified include upgrades to systems producing and delivering on-site steam, compressed air, and process-related ventilation.
We prioritize upgrades based on the facility’s production line configuration, financial returns, and any planned potential for future expansion. With the data collected, the Dalkia team will provide the required information to qualify for any available utility incentive programs, which will maximize the return on investment.
Compressed air systems are prime candidates for control upgrades due to long run hours and service life. Variable frequency drives and improved compressor sequencing can deliver significant efficiency improvements. Older compressed air systems are susceptible to leaks which can reduce system efficiency by as much as 30%. Our team uses ultrasonic leak detection tools to find and repair leaks in your existing equipment. If equipment replacement is the most cost-effective solution for your compressed air system, Dalkia can provide turnkey design, engineering and installation. (Click here for Case Study – Compressed Air)
Production systems benefit from variable frequency drives, optimizing fan speeds, and other energy conservation measures. Dalkia’s data driven approach of metering and analysis can identify cost-saving measures with compelling ROI.
Steam plays an integral role in manufacturing operations, but the design of these systems is regularly oversized, which results in additional energy costs. Dalkia can develop more efficient production designs with better distribution layouts. We also identify opportunities to reduce endpoint demand. All of this reduces the overall demand for steam.