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Food Engineering - Integrating Process Control

It seems like prices for goods and services are rising everywhere, and the price of energy is no exception. As facilities continuously look for ways to decrease costs and increase efficiency, looking at integration, ways to share information, CIP automation/integration, and tracking down costs are all common topics that Food Engineering explores in their latest article, Connecting Process Control, CIP, HVAC, and Energy Management.

 

In the article, industry experts discuss the potential benefits of integrating energy management, process control, and HVAC systems. Whether it is a loosely or tightly coupled plantwide system, product quality can be improved while also saving energy. As the contributors mention, the key to reducing energy-related expenses is to truly understand where the consumption is coming from. Based on this information, manufacturers can proactively manage energy consumption and improve system performance by focusing on those issues.

"The first step is to set a realistic goal. Identify and monitor your processes and equipment, analyze your results, and continue to improve. Staff will need to be trained on how to assess potential opportunities and make improvements."
Jeff Jendryk, Vice President of Business Development

Spec Engineering

Project scopes will need to be identified, with critical milestones and metrics to be successful. Continue reading the Food Engineering article here.

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