An average site consumes 50% more energy than it would if built today with all up-to-date, economically justifiable measures of energy efficiency incorporated. With the cost of energy increasing, such "poor" energy performance is making many sites uncompetitive in the current economic environment. Increasing energy taxes and tightening environmental legislation means that operators now need to refocus on how to make significant reductions in their energy consumption and energy related emissions. By applying a systematic and "Total Site" approach across a site utilizing leading industry tools and technologies, operators can realise very significant cost reductions with the implementation of energy efficiency measures. This webinar will explore innovative energy efficiency solutions and their cost/benefit impacts for refineries and petrochemical sites.
To ensure energy efficiency projects are identified, implemented and sustained it is necessary to include all aspects of energy management. As with any change management task, energy management needs to address 3 strands:
- Who performs the task (people)
- What they use to perform the task (technology & tools)
- How the tools are applied to perform the task (methodology)
This free 45-minute webinar covers the organisational aspects, the leading tools and technologies required, and the methods and procedures that sites will require to achieve best practice energy performance. Key areas explored:
- Methodology and technologies that can be applied to both grassroots and revamp projects in order to improve energy efficiency
- How to combine energy conservation within and across the site
- The importance of having a robust energy management system supported by an energy-focused organisation to ensure sustainment and continuous improvement
Allan Rudman is Vice President of Energy Services with KBC. During his 20-year career with KBC, he has advised refining and petrochemical clients in a number of European, Russian, Asia, South and North American countries on improving energy efficiency. Utilising his engineering background, Allan has played a leading role in the development of energy services technology, including training, development and methodology guidelines.