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Effective Strategies for Industrial Energy Efficiency:

Opportunity . Identification and Implementation. Effective Strategies for . Industrial . Energy Efficiency. Energy Efficiency through Industry and Process Specific Technical Assistance. MnTAP. Intern Program: Achieving Results Today while Preparing for Tomorrow.

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Effective Strategies for Industrial Energy Efficiency:

Opportunity

Identification and ImplementationSlide2

Effective Strategies for

Industrial Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency through Industry and Process Specific Technical Assistance

MnTAP

Intern Program: Achieving Results Today while Preparing for Tomorrow

Researching New Industrial Energy Efficiency Strategies and OpportunitiesSlide3

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

Created in 1984

Located at the University of Minnesota

Provide pollution prevention, waste management, water conservation and energy efficiency assistance

Confidential and Non-regulatorySlide4

MnTAP Mission

Strengthening Minnesota businesses by improving efficiency, while saving money through energy, water and waste reduction.

Businesses remain competitive

Improve employee and public health

Protect the environmentSlide5

Industrial Process Assistance

Pollution prevention

More efficient use of

raw materials

Water conservation strategies

Energy efficiency opportunities

Cost savings for businesses!!Slide6

Energy Efficiency Assistance

Process energy focus

Compressed air system audits

Steam system/boiler efficiency

Process heat management

Motor, fan, and pump efficiency

Resources

Certified Energy Managers on staff

Case

Studies

http://mntap.umn.edu/greenbusiness/energy.htmSlide7

Project: Industrial E2 Program

U.S. Department of Energy through the MN Department of Commerce

200 people

trained

100 businesses impacted

34 sites assessed

6 intern projects

3 teams

launched

Outputs

130,000

MMBtu

reduced

250,000

lb

chemical reduced

22 million gal water reduced

$1 Million yearly savings

OutcomesSlide8

Trident Seafood: Implemented Results

Participated in steam assessment training and an audit

Implemented four recommendations

Used most efficient boilers

Recovered heat with condensing economizer

Replaced inefficient equipment

Repaired boiler control system

Estimated Annual Savings

258,000

therms

$154,000

Motley, MinnesotaSlide9

Project: Wastewater Treatment E2

U.S. EPA Region 5

10 site assessments

1

i

ntern project

4 assessment presentations

5 technology demonstrations

benchmarking

Outputs

1.22 million

kWh

$

8

6,000

Project

Recommendations

5.56 million kWh

$444,000

OutcomesSlide10

MnTAP Intern

Program –

Achieving Results while Preparing for Tomorrow

Focus on solutions for P2/E2 projects

Students hired by MnTAP

Extra engineer for the summer

Reports direct implementation

Energy projects partner with utilities

Company cost-share suggested

Summaries of 2015 projects

http://

mntap.umn.edu/intern/pdf/2015Solutions.pdfSlide11

Impact Energy: Lloyd’s Barbeque Company

Mendota Heights, Minnesota

http://www.mntap.umn.edu/intern/pdf/Lloyd's%20BBQ%20Executive%20Summary.pdf

Manufactures:

Cooked meat products

Improve hot water management

Install wash tank temperature regulator

Optimize hot water pump pressure

Results:

50,000

therms

25,000 kWh

1.3 million gal water

$54,000Slide12

Impact Energy: Caterpillar Paving Products

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

http://www.mntap.umn.edu/intern/pdf/Caterpillar%20Executive%20Summary.pdf

Manufactures:

Road paving machinery

Improve compressed air efficiency

Optimize compressed air use

Install VSD

Upgrade control sequencing

Find and repair leaks

Repair >100 leaks

Isolate equipment not in use

Results:

300,000 kWh

$28,000Slide13

MnTAP Intern Program Results

2016 Recommendations

3.1 million

kWhs

143,000

therms

5 year Implemented Results*

11.5 Million kWh’s

1

Million

therms

$2.4 Million savings Students – experience in energy efficiency assistance

2016

MnTAP

Interns

*Verified by direct follow up with companiesSlide14

MnTAP

Intern Program Success

Xcel Energy values the

MnTAP

Intern Program and the projects that are identified each year. The program helps us to provide extra resources to our customers who value the high quality projects they get in return.”

~

Molly

Hiipakka

, Xcel Energy Customer Solutions

“Our intern was a great candidate for a future employee. He dove head on into his process improvements with an awesome hands on approach!”

~ Lee

Gulbrandson

, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Lou-Rich

“The outcome of the project has resulted in a minimum of 20% reduction in electrical demand of the aeration system and has created the momentum for even more reductions to occur.”

~

Tracy

Hodel

, Assist. Public Utilities Director, City of St. Cloud WWTF “Working

to

improve

energy

efficiency provided the perfect opportunity to expand my technical knowledge and analytical skills. This experience taught me how to work and communicate effectively with the variety of stakeholders involved in a large-scale manufacturing

operation.”

~WB Slide15

Energy Efficiency Research

Explore new industrial efficiency approaches

Industrial sector specific opportunities

Benchmarking

Develop tools and resources

Energy use calculators

Case

Studies

http://mntap.umn.edu/greenbusiness/energy.htmSlide16

Motivating Manufacturing Energy Efficiency

2013-2015 CARD Grant

Integrated

energy assessments and lean

manufacturing in

MnTAP

intern

projects to provide efficiency recommendations and

implementation assistance

Motivating Manufacturing Energy Efficiency: E2 Assessments &

GreenLean

SM

Training with Directed

Implementation

MN

Dept

of Commerce Division of Energy Resources CARD ReportsSlide17

Motivating Manufacturing Energy Efficiency

Direct energy reductions

Variable

frequency

drives

Optimize process

set

point

Motor

inventories

Maintenance

schedules for high energy equipment

Upgrade lighting Optimize compressed

air Slide18

Motivating Manufacturing Energy Efficiency

Increasing

Throughput

Optimize

work flow

Streamline

process set up/change over

Eliminate

off-specification

product

Achieve more

production per unit energySlide19

Project Outcomes

Suggestions

Recommendation

Value

Implemented

Reduction

Savings

Traditional Energy Efficiency

7

648,000 kWh

$59,000

6

257,400 kWh

$23,000

Lean Identified Process

11

586,800

kWh

2,200 therms 294 hr

75,000

lb

$491,000

4

438,400 kWh

11,000

therms

38,000

lb

$247,000

Lean Activities

7

29,000 kWh

2,600

therms

1,850

hrs

53,000

lb

$176,000

3

24,200 kWh

2,600

therms

800

hrs

$55,000

Total

25

$726,000

13

$325,000Slide20

Impact Energy:

Uponor

Corporation

Apple Valley, Minnesota

http://www.mntap.umn.edu/intern/pdf/UponorLean_Christopher%20Lanari.pdf

Manufactures:

Extruded cross-linked PE pipe

Increase output with lower energy

Optimize curing process

Insulate extruder barrel

Results:

448,000 kWh

$44,000Slide21

Power Tool Energy Efficiency Research

2016-2017 CARD Grant

Define energy conservation potential for conversion of pneumatic to electric tools

Resource development

Pneumatic tool guide

Conversion cost calculatorSlide22

Power Tool Energy Efficiency Research

Preliminary findings

$5,000,000 per year powering tools with compressed air

85% savings opportunity with

e

lectric alternatives

Electric driven tools have reasonable payback period

6 months (corded)

11 months (cordless / rechargeable)Slide23

Call

MnTAP For:

Customized Technical Assistance

Site Visits

Interns

Training and Resources

Resource Conservation

Air Emissions

Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

mntap@umn.edu

612-624-1300Slide24

Thank you – Questions?

Strengthening Minnesota businesses by improving efficiency, while saving money through energy, water and waste reduction.

Laura Babcock 612-624-4678

lbabcock@umn.edu

Paul

Pagel

612-624-4638

ppagel@umn.edu