Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Energy and CO2 savings potential of industrial insulation says report.

Paroc is working actively working together with other members of EiiF to raise awareness about the contribution that industrial insulation can make to energy efficiency and CO2 reduction. This report clearly states that with current progress EU will achieve only half of these savings. This means that European industry is losing energy and money every day, emitting tonnes of avoidable CO2 emissions, says Lasse Satka, Business Area Manager at Paroc.

According to the study 10% or more of all equipment in industrial plants is not insulated or is covered with damaged insulation. Furthermore, the level of insulation applied is typically based on a minimum investment decision. Requirements like cost-effectiveness or maximum energy efficiency of the insulation system are often just not considered.

Industrial insulation is a way to help European industry to reduce its total fuel consumption by 620 PJ and emissions by 49 Million tonnes of CO2. If industry takes the opportunity and starts to tap the insulation potential this trend could be stopped. The first step would be to consequently insulate all not insulated parts and to repair damaged insulation. If however industry continues to ignore the large savings potential of industrial insulation, the gap between “current” and cost-effective insulation will further increase. Additional costs for CO2 emission allowances will even accelerate this trend, Mr. Satka adds.


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