Optimization of plants – cost reduction and efficiency improvement
We consider optimization as the crucial condition for implementing and running projects successfully through all project phases.
Starting with the best possible selection of suppliers, components and plants, setting the right contract agreement, through planning stage including all interfaces, this must be continued after the project was executed and the plant is commissioned.
We offer comprehensive services to secure technically and economically optimized operation, including:
- measures to reduce costs
- increased energy efficiency
- system flexibility
- emission reduction
Identifying and using optimization potential is becoming increasingly important due to the growing cost pressure and increasing legal and ecological requirements while at the same time aging of installed plants. We see potential for optimization in the following areas:
- plant optimization
- process optimization
- interface optimization
- operational organization including maintenance and service
- spare and weir part availability
The following diagram illustrates the extent of optimization potential of a plant during ongoing operation. An assumed biogas upgrading plant in operation in Germany for 1,000 Nm3/h of raw gas serves as an example. Looking towards the experience of various plants in operation, the potential of around € 100,000 per annum is to be regarded as rather conservative. Since not all relevant factors, in particular interfaces to upstream or downstream plants were taken into account, potential is relevantly higher in many places.
Can you, as an investor and operator, afford to miss those potentials? We offer you services and solutions for this.
We also offer the opportunity to share experiences and synergies in a network with many other operators, on a frequent basis and within our annual biomethane workshop. We take on the role of the coordinator and, of course, pay attention to questions like confidentiality and possible conflicts of competition.
The independent support of different plants and technologies makes it possible to show important indications of their own performance, strengths and weaknesses as well as optimization potential by means of cost and earnings comparisons, for example in the form of benchmarking.
Depending on the respective situation and the requirements of the customer, we also form the interface between the manufacturer / supplier and the investor / operator as a project partner.
Energy efficiency plays an increasing role both economically and ecologically. Our specialists are familiar with processes of biogas and biomethane generation as well as energy-intensive services. Our measurement-based energy advice enables us to design specific energy saving concepts for you and to accompany the subsequent implementation. On a round-the-clock basis, we support you in the examination and, where applicable, the selection of existing funding programs and the application process.