MECO Improves Client’s Efficiency and Energy Cost Savings
Combining MECO SMARTANALYTICS technology with Multiple Machine Installations Improves Client’s Operational Efficiency and Reduces Energy Costs While Enhancing Sustainable Practices.
[MAY 2019], MECO’s smartANALYTICS™ technology and service recently reported 50 percent savings on energy consumption and operational efficiency over the past 18 months.
An industrial manufacturing facility utilizes the MECO smartANALYTICS™ technology on its integrated water purification system for its clean utility production. The integrated system includes four vapor compression stills with storage and distribution. As is typical in facilities with multiple machines, the machines are turned on and off as required to meet production demand and maintain storage tank levels.
In this case, two machines producing 3,000 gallons per hour (11,356 litres per hour) each were run 100 percent of the time, while two identical machines were turned on and off to make up additional capacity as required. The production demand was such that the on-off cycle of the latter two machines exceeded 16 times a day between the two of them. The average production demand of the facility is approximately 204,000 gallons per day (772,224 liters per day). With smartANALYTICS™, all four machines now operate at 75 percent capacity to meet production demand without intermittently starting and stopping two of the machines resulting in 50 percent reduction on energy consumption with the same total output. The client’s savings on electrical costs, resulted in dollar savings greater than $400 (€357) per day or approximately $135,000 (€120,462) per year. In addition, the reliability and life expectancy are increased with four machines operating at 75 percent load rather than the former operating profile.
“MECO water purification services provides critical utility facilities with the broadest range of water purification solutions in the industry,” says George Gsell, President of MECO. “By utilizing our smartANALYTICS™ technology and service, our clients can rely on a solid team of experts to advise and implement best practices solely focused on our clients’ sustainability and operational goals.”
MECO is a manufacturer of engineered products for water purification serving multiple industries. MECO is also the world’s leading producer of water purification plants for offshore oil and gas platforms and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries where ultra-pure water is the primary ingredient in the drug manufacturing process. MECO also provides advanced water purification systems to the U.S. Armed Forces. MECO is a Louisiana-based company with facilities in Houston, Texas, Mandeville, La., Limerick, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Singapore. For more information, visit www.MECO.com.