Industrial Pumps & Fans

Category: 
Industrial / Manufacturing
Project Number: 
PGE 0505
Start Year: 
2005
End Year: 
2007
Markets Segments: 
Agricultural - Food Processing
Commercial Office
Industrial - Manufacturing
Project Type: 
Electric Energy Savings
Methodology
Pilot
Type of Technology: 
Water Pumping
Organization: 
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Project Status: 
Completed

Project Summary

Pumps and fans are responsible for about 40 percent of motor energy use and account for more than a quarter of industrial electricity consumption nationally. The potential savings are more significant in pump and fan systems than for motors alone because pump energy use varies as approximately the cube of motor speed. Since flow varies linearly with motor speed, saving energy is a matter of minimizing flow for process requirements. The primary requirements to realize these savings are cost-effective methods to evaluate applications, identification of savings potentials, and delivering engineering services to customers, which are being developed and piloted in applications under this project. For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization.

 

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