Emballator in extensive energy project – takes Hjo into the futurePosted 2023-02-28
Many Swedish factories have been up and running for a long time. Most efforts are put into developing the production line while the infrastructure is allowed to lag behind. Emballator’s facility in Hjo is no exception – but now that is about to change. In close cooperation with the energy experts at Siemens, Emballator has started an extensive energy saving project.
We’re like so many others, says Jonas Strålman, Production Manager at Emballator Tectubes:
”The property’s machines and control have not been updated for a long time, some equipment – including the ventilation – is actually from when the factory was built in 1968. The control system we use is no longer available on the market. It goes without saying that there are a number of inherent risks in this. If something fails, troubleshooting becomes complicated and it is impossible to get hold of the right spare parts, with the risk of panic solutions that are not thought through and functional in the long run. Of course, we can’t have it that way. Especially as there are great opportunities to save energy.”
Siemens has therefore been commissioned to carry out an energy survey that shows the current plant status and opportunities for future energy savings. The result is a project proposal in two stages where ventilation, the cooling machine, the fan room heater, and the supply air unit will be replaced together with other property management control systems and old electronics.
”We will also optimize property management through a new building automation system”, explains Jonas Strålman.
As part of the project, new solutions have also been created to sell excess heat to Hjo Energi.
”This is the first step towards our ambitious goal to create a climate-neutral factory for tube production. With this foundation, we will be able to develop and future-proof our business.”Back to news