On July 30, Energynomics organized the ONLINE conference dedicated to energy efficiency solutions for industrial consumers. The six guest speakers covered the entire range of interests and expertise, from production to monitoring and control consumption. ABB, Bjorn Heizung, Klarwin, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH, Phoenix Contact and EnergoBit supported the event which had almost 1,800 viewers on LinkedIn (126), YouTube (240) and Facebook (1.400); almost 200 people registered in the online platform MyConnector.
EnergoBit: Energy efficiency is more than simply saving resources
Starting with 2020, through the European Green Deal, the energy efficiency paradigm has changed, says Adrian Terec, Director of Power Products, EnergoBit. “Energy efficiency is more than simply saving resources. It is appropriate to the current context and it takes into account the requirements in the European Union and worldwide. Energy efficiency solutions must reach very ambitious targets set at the level of the European Union – with an emphasis on reducing energy consumption and on limiting greenhouse gases emission, but also on increasing the share of green energy in total final consumption”, he said.
Energy efficiency solutions must include elements for the development of energy infrastructure, elements for electric mobility and for reaching a climate-neutral circular economy in terms of climate impact, sustainable economic activity and job creation.
In the context of the pandemic, companies have to make additional efforts, and collaboration becomes essential during the crisis. “From the very beginning, EnergoBit’s mission has been to make energy safer, more economical, more environmentally friendly. It is the high time to fit in the European and local mind frame for the next period”, he said, presenting the company’s solutions. EnergoBit celebrates 30 years of activity this year.
ABB – new technologies, new digital products
The trend in the electrical infrastructure segment is to advance towards more and more powerful electric car chargers, says Constantin Ichimoaei, Executive Manager at ABB Romania. To meet the demand, ABB has started a new investment in Italy – a 16,000 sqm charging station factory that will be ready in 2021.
Since this summer, ABB’s e-chargers portfolio includes compact chargers ranging from 90 to 180 kW. “It has a single cabinet, all models with the same footprint on the ground. The 90 kW model permits charging a single car. The 120 kW model allows charging two cars in parallel, and the 180 kW model allows charging the most powerful cars. The installation is very simple, very fast, as everything comes completely configured from the factory”, he added.
Grid limitations can be resolved by installing an external battery system to cover the loading peaks. “With proper management, all energy sources can be integrated. Such a system was put into operation in Switzerland last month, with a 350kW fast-charger successfully installed”.
At the same time, ABB provides the industry with modern solutions such as ABB Ekip UP, which allows the transformation of a transformation point in a factory from a classic one to a smart one, he added, presenting the digital unit developed by ABB.
Energy efficiency is part of a constantly evolving network
Phoenix Contact, a company founded in Germany in 1923, has centers of expertise on three continents. “We are active in all the global markets, we have subsidiaries open in all countries, on every continent”, says Cătălin Lepinzean, Business Development Manager, Phoenix Contact. In the field of digitalization, the company covers all areas of energy infrastructure, from production and transport, to telecommunications, infrastructure and production in various fields.
Energy efficiency can be defined as reducing the amount of energy needed to manufacture certain products or to provide certain services, by reducing costs, saving resources, reducing pollution and streamlining production.
“From now on, we will understand energy efficiency as part of a constantly evolving network, thus we often talk about integration of equipment compatible with those installed. We will have a very large volume of data, and the protection of this data is extremely important”, he added, presenting the company’s solutions.
Energy efficiency means high productivity
Klarwin specializes in technologies for filtering, separating and purifying industrial fluids, said Mihai Rânceanu, Power Generation Business Developer, Klarwin – Energy Technology Division. “These technologies have a significant positive impact on our quality of life, although consumers only see the end result. Our efforts and our experience can be seen – from the purity of the water, to the quality of the wine, from the purity of the fluid medicines developed, to the quality of the fuels”, he explained.
Klarwin has been operating for 16 years now, and the company’s goal is “to facilitate access to the latest technologies on the market, through design, engineering and execution services”.
“Energy efficiency means high productivity, cost reduction and equipment availability. In the energy industry there are many equipments that have already reached their lifetime; for the new equipments it is very important the protection and extending their lifetime”, Mihai Rânceanu also said. “Klarwin has thus developed a wide range of support and maintenance services, the beneficiaries being the producers of electricity and heat, but also manufacturers of installed equipment for power or oil production,” he said, presenting the company’s solutions.
Klarwin has grown alongside Pall Corporation, which holds more than 10,000 patents developed in 70 years of innovation and continues to make large investments in research.
Kawasaki: We developed an engine with an electric efficiency of 51%
Kawasaki is getting more and more involved in the development of hydrogen solutions, says Cristian Athanasovici, Business Development Manager, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH.
“However, for a period of at least 10 years, the transition fuel is natural gas. We must take into account everything that means energy efficiency solutions and adapt to the new strategy of the European Union regarding the transition to a neutral impact on climate based on hydrogen”, considers Athanasovici.
“Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has been in Europe for a long time, and the energy division is represented by Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe Gmbh (KGE). Since 2018, KGE has an office in Romania responsible for the whole of Southeast Europe. KGE-KHI is responsible for the production of gas turbines and internal combustion engines, using only natural gas. “For some time we have also moved towards renewables, namely we develop gas turbines able to burn hydrogen”, he said.
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“We try to be as efficient as possible and save every bit of fuel. We developed an engine with an electrical efficiency of 51% ready to deploy wherever needed, across the industries. In June 2020, after many tests, we launched the commercial production of this new 7.8 MWe internal combustion engine, which has the best electrical efficiency in the world, at this installed power.”
Kawasaki has set a roadmap for hydrogen and is ready for the transition to the Green Deal with equipment, know-how and solutions. “We hope that the funds for such projects will be released as soon as possible. We also hope that POIM 6.4 will be unblocked, respectively the duration of the analysis of the projects will be much shorter, and the final decision for financing will be much faster than before”, added Athanasovici.
Reducing heating costs
Bjorn Heizung is a company specialized in energy efficiency solutions in the heating sector. “We produce a single underfloor heating system, suitable for residential and industrial use,” said Mihai Măerean, CEO Bjorn Heizung.
In Romania, the population consumes the largest share of energy, but a substantial share still goes to the industrial area, where many energy efficiency measures have already been applied. “In the residential area, the buildings have a consumption for heating and air conditioning of 50% of the total energy. Industrial buildings have relatively similar shares, but the major difference between heat and electricity (used for lighting, electric motors, etc.) is that heat is only used for 5-6 months a year, in the cold season.”
Regarding industrial thermal efficiency, Bjorn Heizung proposes three objectives: reducing operating costs, increasing comfort in the workplace and reducing investment costs. “Our heating system can be mounted strictly where it is needed. The advantage is that a much smaller room volume is heated, a temperatures which are much lower, as the energy transport is done through water, much more efficient than air. The costs are exponentially lower, and the maintenance is simple, because there is no need for scaffolding, platforms or other installations that take up a lot of space”, he added. In addition, Bjorn Heizung’s underfloor heating solution can be adapted to any industry, wherever the energy generated in the production processes can be taken over and used with no additional costs.
The conference “Energy efficiency solutions for industrial consumers” was organized by Energynomics with the support of our partners ABB, Bjorn Heizung, Klarwin, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH, Phoenix Contact and EnergoBit.
182 people have registered on the MyConnector platform to participate in the dialogue, representatives of organizations such as AB Instal, ABB, Actual Connect, ADX Energy, AEEPM, AMBER Technologies, ANRE, Antibiotice S.A., APA CANAL SIBIU S.A, ARAMIS GROUP, AUTOMOBILE DACIA, AVIVA S.R.L, BAT, BCR, Bjorn Heizung, Bosch Rexroth Sales SRL, Business France, Celco SA, CET-Nord SA, CG EELECTRIC SYSTEMS HUNGARY ZRT, Chimcomplex, Ciech Soda Romania, CJ ApaServ SA, Cluj Innovation Park, CMT Elect, CNE Cernavoda, Compania Aquaserv SA, COMPANIA DE APA SOMES CLUJ, Complexul Energetic Oltenia SA, CRH Ciment Romania, Delgaz Grid, Department of Energy, Technical University of Moldova, DNC CALINA SRL, E.ON, E.ON Energie Romania SA, Ecoenergia, EGGER Romania S.R.L., Electrica SA, Electrica Serv, ELECTROCENTRALE DEVA, Electromagnetica S.A., Electrotehnica Consult SRL, Elgeka-Ferfelis Romania, Elsaco, Enel X, Energie Finanzierung und Kapital, EnergoBit, Eneria, ENGIE, Eximprod, Expense Reduction Analysts, FINDER Romania, FMS, GLOBEMA, Greencells Group, GSP Holding, Hella Romania, Hidroelectrica, IES (Industrial Electrical Solutions SRL), IHC Romania, IMSAT SA, INCDTIM, Industrial Electrical Solutions, Industrial Reform Grup, Institutul Național de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Tehnologii Criogenice și Izotopice Ramnicu Valcea, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH – Romanian Office, KEO-Zenit Ltd, King’s College London, Klarwin, Linde Gaz, LISSCOM SRL, Lubexpert Romania, Marquardt Sibiu, Masifpanel SRL, MEN Industry Group, Ministerul Economiei, Energiei și Mediului de Afaceri, Monsson Trading, National institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest, OPM, Oresi Energy, PADO GRUP, partnerg-i Energy Consultants, Pentalog, Phoenix Contact, Photomate, Pivate, PREFAB SA Bucuresti, PROCREDIT BANK SA, QETICS, QUARTZ MATRIX, RADET Constanta, RATEN – ICN, Roche, Rominterface Impex srl, Rompetrol Rafinare, SGRE, Siemens, Smart Factor, SmartGrider Electric SRL, SOMPLAST SA, STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit., Sunrise Trade SRL, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Technosam SRL, Tehnomontaj Consulting, Termoelectrica, Termoficare Oradea SA, Thermoenergy Group, Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund, TIAB SA, TIBIMAR COMIMEX srl, TMD Friction, Total Energy Solutions SRL, Tractebel, Transelectrica, TRANSGAZ SA, Transylvania Energy Cluster, UPRUC CTR SA FAGARAS, VADO FRIGO SRL, Vertis, Volta Grup SRL, Voltech Energy, Walter Tosto WTB.