Atlas Copco and Cargill Turkey’s Orhangazi Factory partner to reach renewable energy goals
Wilrijk, Belgium, Juni 2014. As a result of investments and projects since its establishment, Cargill Turkey’s Orhangazi Factory has decreased its total electricity usage by approximately 6000 MWh and its natural gas usage by approximately 1.7 million sm³. However, the factory continues to raise the bar by adding new energy efficiency projects to its agenda. One such project has been replacing its fixed-speed compressors with ZT 90 VSD FF variable speed oil-free compressors from Atlas Copco.
Variable Speed Drive technology replaces fixed-speed compressors
One of these projects has been to replace fixed-speed compressors with ZT 90 VSD FF variable speed oil-free air compressors from Atlas Copco. Atlas Copco oil-free screw air compressors, in fact, have been used in the factory since its establishment. However, as Mustafa Cem Bilge, Maintenance Manager at Orhangazi Factory explains, “The specialty of this new compressor is the ability to change its speed, and consequently the output flow, according to the requirement of our production target. Since speed and output flow of a screw compressor are directly proportional to the consumed power, it makes this a very efficient process.”
Compressed air is used as an energy source or as an integral part of the production process in almost all industries worldwide. Hence, about 10% of the overall energy consumed for global production results from the use of compressed air systems. Variable speed drive compressors from Atlas Copco can save 35% on energy. Furthermore, Atlas Copco compressors offer the ability to recover rejected heat and reuse it during the production cycle in the form of hot water, which further improves the overall efficiency of any compressed air system and reduces total energy consumption.
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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.
Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network. Compressor Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China, India and Korea.