Saving energy is the most reliable way to reduce operating costs and improve profitability in a volatile market – it always saves money, helping maximise return on investment, driving down operating cost, and minimising risks associated with stricter governmental and environmental legislation.
Energy systems also often limit production, with performance of steam, power or cooling water systems constraining process throughput and yield. In constrained systems energy saving and system debottlenecking directly improves the bottom line of your asset.
KBC provides a complete suite of energy software for optimising the design, revamp and operation of energy systems:
Design: Make utility configuration decisions, size equipment and build in high efficiency at the design stage, taking into account site specific economics and energy cost to maximise returns
Revamps: Identify improvement opportunities and evaluate the benefits, predict future scenarios and carry out what-if studies for energy related equipment
Operation: Speed up performance management with online monitoring, make the right decisions quicker, and optimise plant performance in real time
Real time monitoring and optimisation of utility systems offers scope to reduce energy costs by up to 5% without requiring capital investment.
Reduce energy costs by 10-30% and minimise the capital spend when designing or revamping heat exchanger systems, by using SuperTarget.
Fouling related issues cost a typical 100KBD refinery $1-2M per year compared to those with a HX Monitor exchanger management system.