Future proofing

Raleigh, Patrick
November 2010
Process Engineering;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 91 Issue 6, p29
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's energy forecast in processing plants. He mentions that by 2020, process plants will be using less energy than in 2010 standards due to automation, intelligent systems and devices. He cites Richard Hüppe, executive vice president at ZVEI, says that energy consumption is responsible for the 20% of the manufacturing cost in complex chemical plants. Hüppe adds that in Germany, better use in process automation could save 50 billion kilowatt hour a year.


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