Facility Maintenance: Energy Savings Reduce Manufacturing Costs
According to the US Energy Information Administration, the average retail price of electricity in the United States has increased about 1.5% every year since 2006!
Rising energy prices are becoming a major concern for many industries, including the plastics industry and automotive manufacturing markets. Increased energy costs are especially burdensome for small and medium sized companies that have less wiggle room when trying to balance operating expenses against profitability.
As adequate supplies of natural gas and other resources become more costly, many plastics manufacturing companies are realizing that they need to reduce the energy they use – and especially the energy they waste – to stay competitive in regional and global markets.
How Facility Maintenance Can Impact Energy Savings & Reduce Manufacturing Costs
Reducing energy consumption is critical to reducing costs and ensuring your operation’s competitiveness. But did you know that government statistics report that, on average, 30 percent of energy in buildings is wasted?
Implementing a comprehensive facility maintenance plan can be the first step to bringing your energy costs in line with what they should be. Identifying idle equipment, reducing HVAC burdens and making simple operational and maintenance changes, can lead to big energy savings.
Most industrial facilities strive for maximum efficiency. But with multiple independently-controlled systems facility and plant managers face many challenges. A major hindrance to effective facility energy management is often simply identifying the problems that are costing the most money so they can be addressed.
This is where hiring a “green” facility maintenance company comes into play. The experts at World Class Works can review your operations, and prioritized a list of energy savings opportunities.
Energy Saving Facility Maintenance Steps
Typically, energy-consuming systems like compressed air systems, pumps and fans, refrigeration and chilled water systems, process heat systems and boilers and steam systems, are your biggest energy wasters.
Often there are significant savings that can be recouped simply by making low-cost or no-cost adjustments to your plant’s existing operating processes. Examples of just a few of the steps we can help you take to reduce energy costs are:
- Systematically shut down unused equipment
- Improve HVAC efficiency with cleaning
- Air-condition manufacturing area
- Implement a motor management system
- Add liquid pressure amplifiers to chillers
- Insulate bare molding machines
- Reduce air compressor, dust collector, air handler units, and motor loads
- Turn down main chiller and rooftop units
- Turn down high power equipment such as 100hp extruders
- Reduce non-essential lighting
More efficient manufacturing operations and industrial buildings not only reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and protect the environment – they also save companies billions of dollars in energy costs that can be spent growing their businesses.
Kalamazoo Area’s Best Facility Maintenance Company
World Class Works’ customized facility maintenance programs offer our customers cost-effective, safety-conscious, turnkey maintenance services. We can maximize your efficiency, enhance production, increase quality, and improve safety & regulatory compliance – all while improving your bottom line.
We deliver facility maintenance solutions to virtually every sector of Michigan industry, including: automotive, aerospace, general manufacturing, defense contractors, food processing, print & publishing, paper manufacturing, warehouse & storage, transportation & logistics, and more.
We have provided world class facility maintenance services for industrial facilities across Southeastern Michigan, including Kent County, Grand Rapids, Eaton County, Ingham County, Lansing, East Lansing, Sturgis, Portage, Three Rivers, Kalamazoo County, Battle Creek and St. Joseph County.
Improve your facility’s appearance, reduce energy costs, increase worker health & safety, and extend the life of your facility and equipment, with World Class Works’ facility maintenance services. Call us today for a free facility maintenance quote.
Free Kalamazoo Facility Maintenance Quote: 888-315-2313