‘Green Energy’ is Vacuum and Atmosphere’s solution for cutting the energy costs on your furnace equipment. Industry standard energy saving packages only produce cost savings out of cycle, while the VAS ‘Process Intelligent Energy’, takes energy saving to a new level.
Energy saving during the actual cycle is a new concept. By using accurate live data, we can reduce costs by between 5% and 15%.
STANDARD ENERGY SAVING:
10-15% cost savings out of cycle
Vacuum pumps safely switch off when out of cycle
Water pumps (only on dedicated systems) safely switch off when out of cycle
Simply and safe restart process
Process Intelligent Energy Saving:
Standard Energy included
10-15% cost savings when in cycle
Intelligent and efficient use of KW usage during cycle
No impact on cycle times and temperatures
Programmable start times for nights and weekends, making use of lower kw/h rates
Monitoring of cycle, daily, weekly, monthly and annual kw/h usage and costs
Online support to optimise savings
Weekly reports emailed to relevant personnel
Predictive cycle costing software based on ‘live data’ usage from your furnace
VAS have undertaken live trials both at our facility and at a heat treatment production site in the UK. The furnace used was the Ipsen VFC524 (hv). Our figures are accurate and cost savings are significant. The larger the furnace the bigger the savings. Our calculations will allow the customer to choose specific furnaces for specific cycles, again keeping control of the cycle costs.
ENERGY SAVING CASE STUDY:
Working with a customer, our dedicated team of engineers calculated a saving of 57% per cycle.
This result was based on a five segment programme. VAS engineers only looked at saving energy through vacuum pump usage.
The saving for this customer was £5,020.03 over an annual period based on forecasts for the estimated cycles per year. The calculation used the following costs: 16p per Kw and 24p cost per hour.