Above all, the reduction of non-compliant products is a valuable lever for improvement in the fields of assembly, machining, casting and material shaping.
Regularly check the condition of distribution networks (compressed air, heating, steam, chilled water, technical gases, etc.) and systematically repair any leaks. A leak in a pipe results in so much wasted energy and money.
- Avoid wasting expensive energy carriers: compressed air, steam, electricity and fuels
- If possible, switch off or reduce the operation of machines that run for a long time without load
- Disable non-essential functions such as raw material or waste conveyors, dust extraction, lighting during downtime, etc.
- The efficiency of the machines is often much better at their nominal load: is such load optimisation possible?
- Transporting materials through production sites also consumes energy
- Systematically close the doors of thermal equipment (ovens, kilns, dryers) and cold rooms
- Close openings to the outside and minimise draughts, which reduce the efficiency of heating and air treatment
What daily actions can you take in your business to maintain or even improve your energy performance?
- The issue of energy savings must be communicated to employees, especially when training new recruits.
- It is necessary to repeat this advice and disseminate it extensively on a regular basis: organise information meetings and awareness-raising sessions, or reminders in the form of emails or in the company newsletter, etc.
In addition, there are external training courses to train managers in energy-management matters in companies: energy management (ISO 50001), training courses such as "Energy manager in companies", operational excellence combining the concepts of Lean and energy, etc.