Industrial Systems Optimization

A Global Approach for Improving Industrial Process Efficiency

CanmetENERGY promotes the use of a comprehensive approach to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes at both the design and operational levels. A global approach consists in analyzing a process as a whole rather than considering individual operations independently. This method can be used to reduce energy consumption through increased heat recovery, maintaining energy performance over time or the optimal integration of new technologies.

Energy Savings Potential for Various Industrial Sectors Through Process Integration

Energy Savings Potential for Various Industrial Sectors Through Process Integration

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Energy Savings Potential for Various Industrial Sectors Through Process Integration

This diagram represents the energy savings potential for various industrial sectors through process integration. The potential energy savings range from 10 to 25% for the oil refining sector; 10 to 30% for the iron and steel industry; 10 to 25% for petrochemicals; 15 to 35% for chemicals; 10 to 35% for pulp and paper plants; and lastly, 15 to 40% for the food and drink industry.


Knowledge and Tools to Optimize Energy Use

In collaboration with its partners, CanmetENERGY develops and provides knowledge and tools to improve the energy efficiency of large industrial facilities with complex energy systems. These useful resources consist of state-of-the-art technologies and best practices for process design and operation. CanmetENERGY’s activities aim to: