Fan System Optimization (FSO)


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Fan System Optimization (FSO)
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Description

70 percent of an industrial plant’s electric load is produced by motor systems. About 60 percent of this motor load comes from operating fans, pumps, and blowers. Old control technologies, changing operating conditions, and varying production needs create opportunities to substantially reduce the energy use of installed motor systems. Overall system efficiency may often fall below 50 percent. Sometimes systems with efficiencies as low as 15 or 20 percent are installed and operated for years without anyone even realizing the waste and enormous expense. Optimization can help companies improve system performance and boost the bottom line. Optimizing fan systems can also lead to better utilization of existing resources (such as electrical generating plants and transmission lines), which helps keep utility costs low and reduces rates for everyone. Energy cannot be created or destroyed. The energy that is wasted in inefficient systems does not go away. It usually manifests as destructive energy, including unwanted heat, vibration, noise, and damage to the system. This leads to costs that may be much higher than the initial costs of the wasted energy itself.