May 2006

Special Report: Maintenance/Reliability

Maximize pump system energy savings

The approach saved $2 million per year at one site

Budris, A. R., Consultant

Proven methods and considerations are detailed that have achieved sizable pumping system energy cost savings. The approach has been applied to a large industrial facility with good results. A two-year energy audit of 110 large pumps resulted in identifying over $2 million in annual energy savings, which represented 31% of the initial pump energy expenditure. Identifying savings. With energy costs continuing to accelerate, industrial plants around the world are always looking for ways to mitigate the resulting increase in operating costs. One area of potential savings is industrial pumps and their systems. Pumping systems account for nearly 20% of the world's electrical energy demand and 25

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