Compressed air is critical to virtually all industrial operations, yet compressors are also heavy energy users, responsible for a high proportion of the total electricity used in an industrial plant. There is growing pressure to reduce costs, and the key question for companies today is how to ensure that compressors use less electricity without compromising the availability, flexibility and efficiency of the systems, themselves?
Siemens Energy Efficiency Analytics (EEA) Compressor Optimization provides an effective solution, which is now proven through operation with major international clients. Siemens understands Operational Technology (OT) because we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers and operators of industrial machines, and a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI). To ensure optimal performance from major industrial systems, all these capabilities: OT, IT and AI, must come together in a single, integrated solution.
EEA collects real operational data from each compressor, then analyzes how the machines are working. Using an algorithm enhanced by AI enables this analysis to be done at high speed, in great depth and with outstanding results. Through scenario modeling and data-based simulation techniques, the solution can then identify how best to meet the targeted operating parameters, while at the same time reducing power usage.
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The EEA Compressor Optimization solution provides visualization and measurable insights on the efficiency of operational states defined by existing settings. It then gives recommendations on how to adapt pressure bands and control parameters to make operation of the compressors more efficient. This offers potential savings that most of our clients had never even thought of.
Perhaps the most important characteristic of the solution is that it enables higher levels of energy efficiency and lower cost, without in any way affecting the levels of air or gas volume throughput required by the processes, and while also identifying any operational anomalies.
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