Is your factory paying for energy that evaporates into thin air?
The cost of plant sustainability now less than ignoring it
From bottling beverages to spray painting cars and powering air guns, compressed air is ubiquitous across most manufacturing plants. It also may be the most wasteful utility on the shop floor. Leaks and poor connections mean companies may be paying for energy that literally evaporates into thin air. And given it is odorless, invisible and innocuous, it’s really difficult to pinpoint.
That’s why LightApp, an Israeli-Silicon Valley startup, chose compressed air systems as a focus of its industrial-internet-of-things (IIoT) technology.
Technology company working with Fresno’s Pepsi bottling facility to save energy
In honor of Earth Day (April 22), energy optimization company Lightapp Technologies is giving away 100 air quality monitoring devices (one per plant), along with their software to help manufacturers operate more responsibly and sustainably by tracking air quality. You can go to their site for more on that, but the message, it seems, may be more valuable than the monitor: A plant can decrease emissions and make more money doing it.
Top 5 jobs that will take advantage of the IIoT revolution
Executives from Lightapp, UC Berkeley, MIT, the University of Chicago and the California Energy Commission toured the Fresno Pepsi bottling plant April 12, 2019, to see how Lightapp's data-retrieving technology is working.
California Energy Commission and Lightapp Cloud-Based Software Begin Monitoring Study
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) revolution is no longer coming -- it's here. While the regular IoT brings connectivity to consumer gadgets like smartphones, wearables, and appliances, the IIoT connects machines and devices in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and more.
Are We Promoting the Right Kind of Energy Efficiency?
As energy costs continue to rise it becomes increasingly important for industrial operations to reduce waste and inefficiencies wherever possible. It’s why an innovative company known as Lightapp has developed an intelligent resource management software platform to help manufacturers and other industrial users reduce energy consumption and save costs in the process.
How much electricity does a bottle of beer take? Israeli start-up Lightapp knows
20% of industrial consumers adopted a new energy efficiency software tool.
If you had asked me 10 years ago where I thought there were more opportunities for energy efficiency improvements – homes or factories – I would have answered homes, without question. Factories are in business to make money, and energy is like any other input – the less of it you use per unit of production, the more money you make.
$5 million grant to evaluate new advanced energy monitoring system
How much electricity goes into a roll of paper towels? How much water does it take to process the hops that go into a bottle of beer? How does the weather affect the tire manufacturing business?
The answers to those questions are in the data, but extracting that data in a manufacturing setting is difficult without the energy monitoring system developed by Lightapp Technologies.
University of California Berkeley projects
The E2e Project (E2e), a joint initiative of the University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Chicago, has partnered with Lightapp Technologies to receive a $5 million research grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to conduct the largest demonstration and evaluation of an innovative energy monitoring system for industrial facilities. The project will provide industrial customers and policymakers data-based evidence on whether advanced energy monitoring is a cost-effective approach to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Policymakers are looking to energy efficiency to reduce the world’s dependency on fossil fuels and address climate change. Yet our understanding of how individual behavior influences energy use is still poor. This project aims to narrow that knowledge gap through a new advanced energy monitoring system designed to save industry energy and money