09/08/2013

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Kraiburg TPE introduces energy certification according to ISO 50001

With the voluntary certification according to ISO 50001, the company said it has reached a major milestone on its way to a systematic energy management. It is now able to record and optimise its main flows of energy. Initial success is already evident: In a full in-house effort, the cooling water pumps have been retrofitted with pressure controlled speed regulators. They ensure an exact adjustment of the pump performance to the respective cooling water requirements and reduce the power consumption by about 100 MWH per annum. [image_0] Currently an internal team now identifies further energy optimisation potentials. The new automatic energy data acquisition system is an important tool for this. Key-date evaluations of energy consumption data make a detailed analysis and assessment of optimisation measures possible. Kraiburg TPE is already certified according to the international environmental management standard EN ISO 14001:2008 as well as the quality standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. With the objective of continuing to increase its energy efficiency, the TPE compounder is currently building a new storehouse at its site in Waldkraiburg. The storehouse is heated by using the waste heat of the extruders. For the future, the company has set itself ambitious energy goals: the continuous increase of the overall energy efficiency, the reduction of the gas consumption by using waste heat of the plants as well as the reduction of the electrical peak load. The implementation of the key-date evaluation for gas and water consumption is to be realized this year.  "We are aware of our responsibility for today's and future generations and act accordingly",CEO Franz Hinterecker comments. ISO 50001 is currently valid for the Kraiburg TPE site in Germany. It is planned to expand the area of validity of this certification to the company's production sites in the USA and in the Asia-Pacific region.

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