Manufacturer Saves $52,000 Per Year after SEP Certification
Specialty plastics manufacturer HARBEC improved its energy performance 16.5 percent to earn Platinum certification in the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program administered through the US Department of Energy. HARBEC also conformed with the international energy management standard ISO 50001.
A case study from the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) says HARBEC improved the energy performance of its specialty plastics manufacturing plant in upstate New York primarily by managing its combined heat and power unit more efficiently.
The $127,000 invested to implement SEP was paid back by the resulting operational energy cost savings within 2.4 years. The energy management system now saves the plant 6 billion Btu annually and lowers energy costs by $52,000 each year at prevailing energy prices. HARBEC’s real-time automated system continuously monitors plant equipment to sustain and continuously improve energy performance.
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