Improved data management reduces costly utility consumption and defines benchmarks for real manufacturing growth.
Manufacturing and other plant operators—such as those who work in wastewater, water treatment and power generation—face the daily challenge of maintaining efficient operations. Manufacturing is the most energy-consuming market in the U.S. Recent data indicate a trend toward increasing energy prices for manufacturing processes. As the U.S. debates energy efficiency and carbon emissions, manufacturers will stand out as leaders in decreasing energy use and reducing carbon emissions.
While the industry has made strides in curbing energy use, manufacturers should seek more sophisticated tools and changes in corporate behavior. Energy and sustainability planning play vital roles in manufacturers’ strategic growth forecasting.
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Source: Pumps &Systems Magazine, November 2014