Main energy carrier: steam, natural gas, electricity
Include potential improvement acting over the monitoring and control of the process: 10% relative reduction in energy consumption is expected due to the existing energy management system STRUCTese (incl. extensive monitoring), no further savings foreseeable
Challenges and expected improvements: as part of the C.I.P. Climate Check a systematic screening of energy efficiency improvements has been recently performed and all feasible improvement measures are currently being implemented.
Any suggested improvement measure prior to implementation has to be subjected to the standard investment appraisal workflow of the C.I.P. group
Current product specifications and standards have to be fulfilled. Some of the specs relate to complex properties like viscosity, colour and shelf life. Some specifications, such as colours, cannot be described with a relation between process parameters like pressures, temperatures or concentrations.
Trace components are decisive for the product specifications, thus their formation should be controlled.
All processes involve highly hazardous chemicals (toxic, highly flammable, aggressive). All identified improvement measures will have to undergo a thorough safety review before implementation.