The amount of energy that is actually spent on running a plant could be half of the amount that you expect. The remaining amounts could leak through air vents and be used up by worn-down equipment. An industrial plant could waste tens of thousands of dollars in a single month if an energy-efficient plan is not set into place. The following are a few recommended ways to make your factory as efficient as possible.
Hire an Energy Efficiency Manager
You hire managers to help run your factory, so hire one to monitor your energy usage and make reductions if necessary. Find an outside expert who is familiar with electricity and energy efficiency. Hire one to monitor your factory’s consumption of energy on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This manager should also give recommendations on how to reduce energy wastage.
Schedule Regular Equipment Maintenance
Schedule specific dates of maintenance for your factory’s machinery. First, make a list ranking the equipment that requires the most to least amount of maintenance. Include equipment that has had numerous repairs in the past as they require ongoing care. Schedule maintenance times that are outside of operation hours so that the repair person has enough time to work on the machines properly.
Perform Energy Audits
Schedule energy audits that indicate how much energy is being consumed and wasted on a regular basis. These audits can be either planned or random. Random audits that occur spontaneously when the employees least expect it are more effective. They are less likely to try to manipulate the results by using less energy than they normally would.
The most effective audit comes from an energy specialist. An expert points out the days and times when your energy consumption rates are the highest. Know which pieces of equipment are using the most energy and the reasons why. Last, receive recommendations on how to upgrade your electrical systems. Most of all, get the most value out of returns on investments.
You cannot simply tell factory workers to use the machines correctly and expect to save a lot of energy. Without a plan, your business will continue to waste tens of thousands of dollars that should be invested in valuable projects. Review these and more tips on how to reduce industrial waste while saving the environment and your business at the same time. Call us at 408-295-2182 to learn about our professional energy conservation services.