Linking asset maintenance and energy costs

Linking asset maintenance and energy costs   A recent white paper, Schneider Electric looks the relationship between asset maintenance and energy costs in pumping. Assets such as pumps need maintaining on an ongoing basis, and maintenance costs are 25% of TCO. Thus maintenance practices warrant examination of their contribution to energy-influenced savings. In pumping installations, […]

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Energy savings-The energy audit process

  ABB offers a wide range of technologies that help reduce energy consumption and improve productivity.   According to ABB, the best way to startis with an effective energy audit: it will have several characteristics, but generally include for following proven characteristics:   The ABB energy audit process   Outlining the scope of supply To start, the […]

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Is it cost effective replacing functioning VSDs?

How cost effective is replacing functioning VSDs?   ABB advises replacing functioning VSDs, even if they have not failed, depending on the circumstances. But then, they would say that wouldn’t they, as they get to sell another drive. Their arguments are sound, and suggest an old drive could be costing money unnecessarily, compared to more […]

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