Energy audit, Italian model for European SMEs

Once in a while Italy rules as a best practice in terms of energy efficiency among SMEs. Is good to read in this interesting and accurate article about the Energy audit model implemented by the Italian government, an effective tool to unlock great energy efficiency potential in Europe, considering that SMEs are the heart of European economy, representing 99% of all businesses in the EU.

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In Italy the Article 8 of the current Directive 2012/27/EU, also know as Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), has been ratified with the Legislative Decree n. 102 of 04/07/2014. The European EED defines ‘energy audit’ as a systematic procedure with the purpose of obtaining adequate knowledge of the existing energy consumption profile of an industrial or commercial operation, also identifying and quantifying cost-effective energy saving opportunities.

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Increase the production plant efficiency

Hot season is coming, cooling plants are beginning to get some difficulty … preventive maintenance helps to avoid problems and to increase production efficiency.

The increase in efficiency includes, in my opinion, two important aspects:

  1. Increase the productivity of a plant
  2. Reduce plant management costs

Surely a preventive maintenance action of heat exchangers, which involves washing and regenerating, achieves both goals.

  1. You can increase your plant’s productivity, as the “cooling / heat exchange” system will reach and maintain the required temperature levels more quickly.
  2. At the same time, this higher speed saves energy (electrical / thermal) needed to reach and maintain temperature levels, without dispersion or obstacles.

We have already started to make scheduled maintenance. The service division is equipped with spare parts for quick intervention in case of urgency.

You can contact us to assess the efficiency level of your systems and the costs for preventive maintenance.
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Thermoregulating units in clean energy

It happens often that new applications of the thermoregulating units that we develop to meet customers requests surprise ourselves too. The flexibility of this kind of thermoregulating equipment allows indeed to offer a fine temperature regulation and heating capacity modulation to apply in several sectors, such as chemical, pharmaceutical, composite materials and test benches.

A particular application we recently developed required special thermoregulating units for testing of an alternative energy production system using a Stirling engine.
energia alternativa termoregolazione biomasse

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Racing motors thermoregulation

Special industrial applications are the perfect field to take advantage of the extreme flexibility of Tempco’s special Thermoregulating units.

termoregolazione banchi prova motori F1

An example is the special custom solution we designed and engineered for application in a test bench for extreme high-performance motors, engines to be employed in competition and racing cars.
We developed for a specific customer a diathermic oil thermoregulating unit for high-temperatures up to 300°C, with fine temperature regulation.

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Diathermic oil life span in thermoregulating units

Diathermic oil is a heat transfer fluid highly employed in temperature regulation systems, due to its high boiling temperature at atmospheric pressure conditions, between 400°C and 500°C, and to its low freezing point.

These properties give diathermic oil an excellent thermal stability, making it a perfect substitute of water and vapor in heat transfer systems and thermoregulation, for applications involving temperatures in a wide range, between -115°C and up to 400°C, mostly without pressurized equipments. I would like to suggest the products of Therminol by Eastman, in the selection of a diathermic oil, due to the excellent performances offered and also supplying other kinds of thermal transfer fluids allowing to manage wide temperature variations with very low viscosity variations.

centraline olio diatermnico

The working life span of a good diathermic oil in a thermoregulating unit is usually about 3-4 years, provided that design, engineering and building of the plant are made taking care of a series of characteristics:

– Right equipments sizing
– Proper materials selection
– Correct filling and start-up process
– Planned maintenance and periodical service during plant working life

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Automotive test bench

Even in car there are utilities:

  • cooling systems
  • servo systems for steering
  • power assistance to the brakes
  • air conditioning
  • start / stop systems

All these features allow you to enjoy a relaxed trip with more comfortably and safely, and of course they have to operate in all conditions, and must be tested.

How to do? typically the largest producers of components for automotive, have test and climatic chambers where make the component tests, subjecting them to the most severe conditions that will meet in reality.

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Tempco from many years, supports this application field, providing special thermoregulation unit that simulate the extreme conditions.

Temperatures from -30 ° C to + 300 ° C, allow to simulate the operating conditions to producers of

  • pumps
  • conditioners
  • aircraft electronic equipment
  • engines
  • radiators
  • conditioning systems
  • navigators
  • avionics

termoregolatori per applicazioni speciali

Demineralized water, how it is thermoregulated?

There are many application fields requiring demineralized water, in fact all of the applications where water must be softened and filtered and, in addition, it must have specific electrical conductivity properties, to be employed for example in cooling of electric and electronic components, power inverters or generators.

It may appear as a kind of fluid not needing particular cares, but also working with demineralized water involves a special attention in the selection of components aimed to get in contact with it.

Demineralized water has indeed a high level of acidity, excluding the employ of copper, highly exposed to the risk of corrosion in a short time.

Circulating equipments used in combination with demineralized water are usually realized in different materials, such as:

  • stainless steel
  • brass
  • bronze
  • plastics

Some additional technical infos can be found in this table:

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Customized for this kind of application, in Tempco we realize special and personalized thermoregulating units, employing materials compatibles for use with demineralized or deionized water.

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How to control temperature in pharma process

Tempco temperature control unit are employed in many different field of application.

In the last few month we design thermoregulating units for many different production systems:

  • active principles
  • antibiotics
  • bulk
  • hyaluronic acid
  • drying of powder products

all of these needs reactors with precise up/down temperature settings and gradients.

Customers greatest difficult are related to reckon the heating/cooling capacity they need…Ok!

Here the simply solution in 5 points:

  1. capacity of the reactor, or the volume … better the quantity of product content to the maximum production
  2. type of product, consequently physical characteristics
  3. range of working temperature
  4. time of heating / cooling
  5. weight of the equipment (reactor, dryer etc …)

defined these 5 simple steps, with an Excel spreadsheet, or a calculator, the computation of heating power and cooling become a breeze.

And if you have any doubts, please contact our technical department, which provides you the support.

supervisor in temperature production control process

Tempco, 100% Green Energy

Tempco obtained the Guarantee of Origin certification of 100% Green Energy employed in our plant, granted by the Axpo Italia operator.
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The trademark 100% Energy from renewable sources guarantees the whole amount of energy supplied have been produced by power plants using only renewable energy sources. Guarantees of Origin certifications are acknowledged proportionally to the amount of electrical energy from green renewable sources consumed yearly by Tempco, in compliance to the italian energy market regulations.
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Following the same path of our core business, developing machinery and solution for smart energy consumption, heat recovery and energy efficiency in industrial heating and cooling systems, Tempco embraces sustainability good practices aimed to environment safety and protection, in all of our internal activities and operations, and in all products and services for our customers.