Validated Fuel Efficiency
PEPITe took on the project and analyzed the company’s historical data. The efficiency of the pre-calcification and kiln was calculated and the variability of its energy performance was evaluated. The results were so surprising that the company requested PEPITe confirm their detailed analysis. The data consistently identified the same results: 1 million euros in potential savings for energy consumption and operating costs. To realize this compelling saving, PEPITe was engaged to:
- Identify the appropriate fuel to burn in real-time for the pre-calcification and kiln process.
- Find the root causes of variations to detect drifts as they happen and mitigate them.
- Implement the right decision tools for the entire organization, from operator to plant manager.
- Develop a continuous improvement group within the plant to assure long term success.
- 1 million euros in annual savings by using a better fuel mix in the pre- calcification stage and kiln
- Improved problem solving based on facts
- Long term approach with a commitment to sustainability
- Reduced risk of loss by detecting drifts early
- Involved plant personnel who can take ownership of the results committed