Introduction of the company
Wichary TECHNIC Sp. j. started its business in 1992. The activity runs in its own industrial hall located on a 2-acre parcel located in industrial areas of Zabrze, in the rapidly developing region of Silesia. The company has implemented ISO 9001.
Context and stakes
Participation in the project gives the opportunity to diagnose weaknesses and strengths of existing solutions that have been implemented in the company and to improve these solutions in the context of increasing prices of energy carriers. It will also point to the weak points of current solutions so that they can be changed and improved.
Energy efficiency measures implemented in company
The company is preparing to implement the activities proposed in the energy audit developed under the project. It is planned to take actions related to reduction of heat losses in the electric furnace, use of excess heat from the paint chambers and heat recovery from process equipment. Activities related to leakages reduction of compressed-air system, modernization of transportation fleet and change of luminaire type (to LED) are also considered. The key element in implementing the above activities is to find financing sources for these investments. Nowadays the company has successfully installed 60 kW of PV panels (area of about 360 m2). In the audit 40 kW was planned and due to favorable circumstances the power was increased.
The results obtained
By installing PV panels, the consumption of conventional primary energy was reduced by approximately 167,576 kWh, which is approximately 17% of the total primary energy demand.
Wichary Technic Sp. j.
Sobieskiego 105, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała