Paper Machine Vacuum System OptimizationCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Papermaking|
|Energy Savings Potential||
An audit of 14 paper machines at a Canadian paper producer revealed a potential for saving 3.5 MW of power by system modifications and operational changes. That involved even removing some of the vacuum pumps.
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential|
Cost to achieve initial savings were negligible. Total annual costs savings were about $400,000 per year (2009 dollars).
Paper Machine Vacuum System Optimization Publications
This Energy Guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels.