Upgrade legacy machines to enable supervisory (energy) control
The topic of the third session in this special series of 5 webinars on energy cost reduction is "Upgrade legacy machines to enable supervisory (energy) control". Upgrading outdated machines contributes to better control of energy management. In this case we are working with the example of old compressors that generate compressed air, which we have researched on the Flanders Make site.
We have mapped the energy consumption using sensors and not only established that an enormous amount of energy is lost when the compressor is not active – i.e. in standby mode – but also that the set points always remained the same, regardless of the amount of compressed air required.
With that simple check, we knew we could lower the set points if less compressed air was required, resulting in nearly 20% energy savings. And all you have to do is install relatively cheap sensors on your old compressors. If you want to know more about this, register quickly for the webinar using the form below.
Energy cost reduction in the make industry
The energy crisis is kicking in. Families and companies are massively looking for energy-saving measures. But due to the sharply rising prices, lowering energy costs is also more urgent than ever for production companies. Technological innovation plays an important role in this story. Based on previous research, Flanders Make has developed a series of solutions to quickly reduce the energy bill of production companies. During this Tech@Lunch special, we present an innovation every Monday afternoon for 5 weeks that makes it possible to save much more energy and lower energy bills in the short term.
Tech@Lunch special: Upgrade legacy machines to enable supervisory (energy) control
For and by researchers, engineers and anyone involved in R&D.
Monday 28 November 2022 at 12u30
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Participation is free, you only need to register via the form below.