Process integration is a highly effective approach to improving energy efficiency in large and complex industrial facilities with energy-intensive systems.
Reducing Energy Consumption
A process integration study in a food and drink plant typically costs between $15,000 and $50,000, depending on the complexity of the process, the size of the plant and the availability of operational data required for analysis. Such studies usually generate energy savings ranging between 15 and 40%. Given the generally low profit margins in the food and drink sector, these savings can potentially translate into significant profits even though energy may only represent a small proportion of total production costs.
The following success stories illustrate the results achieved through the implementation of process integration projects in Canadian food and drink plants:
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