Greentech Lead Team: The Drive Technologies division
of Siemens Industry has launched its online Energy
Savings Estimator, a tool that allows customers using drives, motors,
couplings and gearboxes to estimate potential energy savings across their
entire drive train.
believe that our Energy Savings Estimator is an industry first, providing
customers with an easy method of understanding the potential savings that
upgrades may offer to their existing drive train systems all through one easy
to use website,“ said Doug Keith, president, Drive Technologies division,
Energy Savings Estimator requires the end user to submit existing data points
about their current system, including for example, the application (fans,
compressors or pumps), horsepower, motor speeds, reduction stages for
the operating profile is input, the Energy Savings Estimator evaluates the
potential for energy savings in kWh’s, dollars, CO2 emissions, and the Return
on Investment for the recommended solution.
significant opportunity for industry energy efficiency exists through the
implementation of control, automation and drive technologies, and according to
the Department of Energy, industry consumes 70 percent of all energy consumed
in the U.S.
energy efficiency initiatives, U.S. manufacturers could reduce energy
consumption by as much as 30 percent, also resulting in operational
efficiencies, improved productivity and a strong return on investment.
program also offers real world savings approximations to help users understand
what their estimated savings means in terms of sustainable operations, such as
488,000 kWh could fully charge 40,800 electric cars, allowing them to travel
1,600,000 emission-free miles.