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6 Steps to Create Effective Energy Plan

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…

Air is Free….Or Is It?: How Compressed Air is Costing Your Facility Money

Compressed air consumes a large amount of electricity in manufacturing/industrial facilities. Unfortunately, many compressed air systems operate with little to no maintenance/oversight, leaving air lines vulnerable to leaks and inefficiencies. Furthermore, compressed air is often used unnecessarily. These failures ultimately result in higher utility bills. Low Cost/No Cost Approach One of the cheapest ways to…

Big Data Moves From Buzzword to Practical Application

Big Data has jumped from technology buzzword to practical application in a relatively short period of time. As the ability to collect and process large volumes of data has become a reality, businesses are beginning to look for ways to translate information from the spreadsheet to the balance sheet. Energy management is one promising application of…