A best-practice example that shows there are potential savings everywhere—including in the production of compressed air.
The compressors previously used to produce compressed air have been replaced by state-of-the-art, efficient compressors. Each year, the E.G.O. production site now saves 214 t CO₂e and 1,595,000 kWh of electricity when producing compressed air.
2. Compressed air consumption in the production line
The analysis of compressed air consumption resulted in several solutions, which were quickly implemented in the production lines. For example, automated controls and additional valves now help to stop the flow of compressed air when it is no longer needed.
The compressed air consumption measured directly at the air supply points in the installation is also gathered and analyzed. Higher consumption is immediately noticeable and direct action can be taken. This measure saves E.G.O. Croatia 2.05 t CO₂e and 15,339 kWh of electricity per year.
Examples of energy efficiency measures:
- Renewal of the compressors of E.G.O. Elektro-komponente d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
- Optimization of the annealing furnaces of E.G.O. Elektrikli Aletler Sanayi A.S., Ergene, Turkey
Energy consumption within the organization (MWh)
Besides sustainability, the introduction of digital technologies is currently one of the biggest challenges companies are facing. Everyone is talking about “digitalization”, one of the buzzwords of recent years, and new solutions and business models are literally sprouting from the ground.
The Spanish site of the E.G.O.-Group, E.G.O. Appliance Controls, S.L.U. (EAC), is located in Lliçà de Vall (near Barcelona) in a region severely affected by water scarcity. Employees have therefore been working hard to reduce their water consumption since 2020—with great success.