EE-Metal project is now arriving at its conclusion. Consortium is completing all pending activities and it is time for presentation of results.
With this aim, the 18th of January Italian partners AIB and CSMT presented the final workshop of EE-Metal. The event, organized in cooperation with the Order of Engineers of Brescia, was hosted in the production site of Fonderia di Torbole, an important cast-iron foundry that produces brake discs and drums, casting and machined parts for automotive market.
Workshop opened with presentation of EE-Metal project activities and results by AIB and CSMT. Content of this speaking session refers to activities that have been carried out and statistical data about energy audits results, most recurrent suggestions for the companies and implementation status of energy efficiency actions.
Then three relevant case studies of companies involved in the project were presented: Nord Zinc, Mori 2A, SBM-IRFI.
Nord Zinc decided to be involved in auditing phase of EE-Metal even if they carried out a previous energy audit in 2010. In fact, some important actions of enhancement were implemented 8 years ago but Nord Zinc is aware that energy situation of industrial plant is always dynamic and periodic updates of audits are needed in order to apply further improvements and maintain a very good level of efficiency.
Mori 2A spoke about its experience in energy management system ISO 50001, showing how much this certification has developed common involvement and awareness towards energy topics among all staff, from top management to purchasing staff, from maintenance manager to production workers.
SBM-IRFI received a complete energy monitoring system thanks to EE-Metal project. Functioning of this tool was exposed to the audience and potential benefits and possible modes of operation were highlighted.
Final part of the event was dedicated to a technical visit of Fonderia di Torbole manufacturing plant (foundry and mechanical machining). During the visit the main energy efficiency measures made by the company in the last years were illustrated: Installation of an O.R.C plant for the recovery of the thermal waste from the exhaust furnace gas, optimization of the combustion chamber burners of the cupola furnace, introduction of domotics for thermoregulation, replacement of the lighting system with LED technology, installation of VSD technology and softstart on air extraction systems, construction of a new compressed air production unit.
The attendance register counted over 70 people.