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In close cooperation with the plant’s operating personnel, experienced Linde engineers inspected the condition of the plant and its corresponding energy systems. During this plant audit, which lasted several days, our experts pointed out process control strategies, equipment, control settings and operation strategies that were leading to an increased demand for energy and utilities. Subsequently, suggestions for potential improvement were made and a first assessment of the investment needs was presented. Based on these findings, it was possible to implement some measures right away, while others led to more in-depth studies. Taking the expected cash flow of measures into account, the company then decided to carry out moderate modification measures.
Even after reviewing the first results, it was already possible to reduce the energy demand by simply changing a few control settings and operation strategies. Flanked by moderate investments, the total energy demand of the plant was reduced by more than 10%.