March 2014

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HP Automation Strategies: Intelligent pumps offer potential for significant energy savings

Increasing energy costs over the last few decades have put more pressure on companies across all industries to find more efficient ways to utilize energy. Reducing energy consumption reduces both inpu..

Whalen, J., ARC Advisory Group

Increasing energy costs over the last few decades have put more pressure on companies across all industries to find more efficient ways to utilize energy. Reducing energy consumption reduces both input costs and CO2 emissions for industrial organizations. The need to increase efficiency contributes to the gradual shift to consider total lifecycle costs, rather than just initial purchase and installation costs. Here, the energy consumption of an asset—whether or not it is actually in use—represents a significant component. Unfortunately, purchasers of industrial pumps have been slow to embrace this lifecycle cost approach, and, instead, they often base their decisions on antiquated

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