To save or not to save is no longer the question…

5ca8rxrj0ca5gckticarclf66catg6jyucab7b8wecakw1cxbcas2k6fdcabgygb1caebi6tzca7wo8tjcacpmftdcacv3b22cac644zccax6lkgmca3kvlphcaotk3n5cavy8t37caiqcmhhcaqkgleaTrying to convince someone that saving energy is a good idea is no longer a challenge.  What everyone wants to know is the best way and where to start.

Lighting is where to start!  As Omar Rivera states, it requires a low cost investment and short payback period.  A lighting retrofit is a low cost method of getting substantial energy savings.   Click here to read entire article.

Contact a Delta Wye Energy Consultant and take the first step towards assessing your energy performance today.

August 11th, 2009 | Posted In: Energy

10 Benefits Of Using Adjustable Speed Drives

fan_pump_and_motorsWith savings up to 70% in energy costs, one would wonder why more facilities don’t use adjustable speed drives. 

As energy costs rise and energy supplies become strained, controlling motors based on the actual demands of the load becomes increasingly important.  Besides the obvious energy savings, there are several other benefits of using adjustable speed drives.  As Plant Engineering points out, using an ASD can protect machinery from damage and protect the process or product because the amount of torque being applied by the motor to the load can be controlled accurately.  To read many more benefits of adjustable speed drives click here.

July 14th, 2009 | Posted In: Energy, Industrial Controls

FinishMaster, Inc. Receives Orion Environmental Award

As the result of a light-related electricity reduction at its Mira Loma, Calif., distribution facility, FinishMaster has received Orion Energy Systems’ Environmental Stewardship Award.

Orion presents the award to companies that achieve significant environmental benefits through the use of Orion’s energy-efficient products and systems.

Contractor Delta Wye Electric Inc. replaced 52 high-intensity discharge (HID) light fixtures with Orion’s Compact Modular, high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) system at the 32,000-square-foot facility.

“The award was a nice surprise,” said Distribution Center Manager Jesse Rose. “We initially did this to save some money, but it’s nice to be recognized for helping save the environment.”

The completed project reduces light-related electricity consumption at FinishMaster by 77 percent. Orion’s system is expected to decrease the amount of kilowatt-hours FinishMaster consumes for lighting from an annual 135,795 kWh to 30,950 kWh.

Because a reduced amount of electricity is needed to power FinishMaster’s lights, FinishMaster is helping keep harmful greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

In total, FinishMaster will decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 1,377 tons over the life of Orion’s fixtures as a result of the kilowatt-hour reduction, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. During that same period, FinishMaster will reduce 6 tons of sulfur dioxide and 2 tons of nitrogen oxides.

The reductions are the air-scrubbing equivalent of a 19-acre forest or removing 17 cars from the road. It also is the conservation equivalent of saving 8,655 gallons of gasoline every year, according to the EPA.

As a result of the energy system installation, FinishMaster is projected to cut its light-related energy costs 77 percent, from an annual $24,443 to $5,571.

June 30th, 2009 | Posted In: Energy

Why HMI’s Are Everywhere

hmiThis month’s Plant Engineering magazine has an informative article on the spread of HMI’s throughout industry.  Jeanine Katzel expresses how HMI’s helps companies make better business decisions by delivering, managing, and presenting information – in real time.  It is further discussed that incorporating HMI’s into applications has been proven to increase productivity, lower costs, improve quality, and reduce material waste.  To further read about the three developments that have influenced industry’s growing dependence on HMI’s click here.

May 15th, 2009 | Posted In: Industrial Controls

Working the Motor Maze

dollarsTaking a total-cost-of-ownership approach to motor replacement can save big dollars – and help save the planet. 

The Department of Commerce estimates that there are more than 12.4 million electric motors larger than 1 hp in service throughout the industry in the United States, and that nearly 3 million of these workhorses will fail this year.

As Gerardo Elias-Rodriguez explains, there are many options to consider for replacing a motor….choose the right efficiency, calculate the savings and consider the future.  Click here to view full article.

April 1st, 2009 | Posted In: Industrial Controls

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