Industrial Plants Energy Audits

Mechanical Insulation Saves Industrial Money

Industrial facilities can greatly benefit from the use of mechanical insulation.

The practical application of mechanical insulation can provide a number of benefits - from temperature and moisture control to mold prevention.

Oftentimes, heavy industrial processes require a large amount of costly energy and mechanical insulation can help protect the process from energy loss, which ultimately saves money.

Mechanical insulation can also be applied to a facility’s pipe system. Properly protected piping can improve system functionality and save money. Similarly, mechanical insulation can be applied to HVAC work in industrial settings. Preventing condensation and minimizing energy loss makes the HVAC system more efficient, and also prevents the growth of mold and bacteria and stops rust from forming.

Plant managers, maintenance managers and other key decision makers should download and read some of these mechanical insulation audits and reports.

The Mechanical Insulators LMCT encourages you to learn how other industrial facilities not only saved money and energy for their plants, but generated additional return on investment through the installation and proper maintenance of mechanical insulation.

Audit Reports

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Boise Paper Mill Final Energy Audit Report

The Save Energy Now assessment of the Boise Inc. St. Helen’s paper mill discovered a blow tank was not insulated. Proper insulation of the tank would yield energy savings of 1,500 MMBtu and $10,000 per year. Open this energy audit to find the full report.

Dow Chemical Company Petrochemical Plant Final Energy Audit Report

A Save Now energy assessment of Dow’s St. Charles plant revealed a lack of sufficient insulation, which estimated the total loss of 1,946 megawatt hours. Properly installed and maintained installation would result in an annual savings of $121,000. More detailed information can be found in this energy audit.

OS Longman State Department Agriculture Food Supply Final Energy Audit Report

This facility was losing 6,026 gigajoules per year in energy. An energy audit revealed an annualized savings of $24,102 could be obtained, if all recommendations were addressed. The ROI from this investment was calculated to be $12,472 within six months of implementation. Learn more in the downloadable energy audit.

Wascana Powerhouse Final Energy Audit Report

An energy audit at Wascana Powerhouse identified areas with missing or damaged insulation. The audit discovered the powerhouse could save 7,218 gigajoules of energy annually, which resulted in an annual savings of over $15,500. The audit also found multiple instances of exposed asbestos, which poised an immediate health risk. Further details can be found in this energy audit report.

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