Reduce energy consumption

Improved transparency and optimized use of waste heat help reduce energy consumption and energy costs in the food and beverage industry

Optimized waste heat use improves your energy efficiency

Energy-intensive production of food and beverages requires smart energy-efficiency measures to reduce energy costs. These include new measurement strategies to record energy data accurately in order to improve transparency. Another important factor is the improved use of waste heat, which is generated in many areas.

How energy efficiency works, without additional investment

In the food and beverage industry, high energy costs often result from heating, electricity, and cooling. In addition, fossil energy sources usually account for a large share of heat generation. The waste heat that’s generated is often unused, necessitating labor-intensive and costly cooling systems to cool it down. Stringent energy targets (ISO 50001) pose additional challenges for many manufacturers, creating a need for intelligent and sustainable solutions.

Actively using waste heat from production processes

Instead ofwasting heat , you can put it to good use. The first step begins with an energy measurement concept to record your energy data accurately. That createstransparency within the company: You can break your energy consumption down to the individual process level, such as rinsing cleaning, washing, and heating. From this data, we jointly derive measuresto reduce your energy consumption: For example, water that has already been heated inproduction can be reused for pre-heating water to wash bottles. Or you can use a heat exchanger to recuperate waste heat for various processes such as heating , and thus save electricity.

Energy-efficiency measures from Siemens as a service

Will investing in energy-efficiency measures blow your budget? No. Siemens offers an attractive all-in-one package of efficiency-improving measures and an innovative financing model. “As a Service” means the systems you use will continue to belong to Siemens, so they stay off your balance sheet and you just pay for the service. While Siemens takes care of the technical solution, you can concentrate on your core business . For example, an international dairy operator choosing this model made large annual savings in a new plant without incurring additional investment costs.

How to optimize the generation of process steam and other forms of process heat in the food and beverage industry

Use case: Generate process heat more cheaply and more sustainably

Our solutions not only help you increase your company’s energy efficiency: We also help you to optimize the generation of process steam and other forms of process heat needed for the food and beverage production. That means you can further reduce your energy costs and enhance the decarbonization of your production.

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There are numerous levers that companies in the food and beverage industry can use to improve their flexibility, efficiency, and sustainability. Check out the many use cases we’ve compiled and discover the possibilities for your company.