Many industries depend on energy-intensive machines and processes. Ball mills and kilns in cement plants are good examples. There are also many energy-intensive applications in food and chemical industries.
While established energy efficiency measures are often highly expensive, specialty lubricants can offer a simpler and relatively low-cost way to significantly reduce energy costs; yet this opportunity is often overlooked or underestimated. This is partly because energy efficiency optimisation through lubricants, and its quantification or monetary proof, is not simple or easy to demonstrate – and the entire system must be considered. Then, the only true proof that better lubrication has reduced energy consumption comes from before/after comparisons.
Intelligent selection of specialty lubricants, precisely matched to the application, lets you significantly boost your energy savings, cut your direct and indirect CO2 footprint, and support your sustainability goals, for relatively little cost. High-performance lubricants also allow relubrication intervals to be extended, thus reducing waste.
Another plus: In terms of payback period, lubricants often yield much better results than cost-intensive design changes and renovations.
With our expert know-how and the right high-performance lubricant, we can help you to increase your energy efficiency. With KlüberEnergy we provide:
We combine our experience gained from many years of broad-based fundamental research, numerous KlüberEnergy projects and market feedback to develop sustainable lubricant solutions that help users in a wide range of industries to reduce their energy consumption.
After completing a comprehensive audit process, we received a declaration of conformity issued by TÜV Süd. The declaration confirms that we are able to carry out our KlüberEnergy process fully in compliance with the IPMVP (International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol) and ISO 50015, which is the European equivalent of the IPMVP.
Case study with the Graham Packaging plant in Rotselaar, Belgium
"The combination of energy measurement and polyglycol gear oil helped us to save approximately 2.1 % of energy and the corresponding costs,” Johan Van Diest, Technical Manager sums up. “Additionally, it helped us to fulfill audit requirements on energy savings and support our sustainability goals. The close relationship between Graham Packaging and Klüber Lubrication has been a major pillar of this success."
Johan Van Diest