16 May The cost value in energy audits for hydraulic systems
Energy consumption, particularly on hydraulic units, is a core focus of the Australian mining sector, as the industry shifts towards more long-term sustainable practices. Analysing this consumption with frequent audits can assist companies to reduce or re-distribute energy more efficiency, unveiling opportunities for cost savings.
“Questions a mining business might ask are, ‘how do I achieve savings through an audit?’ and ‘what’s the return of investment on an audit?’,” posits Michael Greelish, National Account Manager for Mining, Quarrying, and Resources at Motion Australia.
“While there are no absolutes, the objective of a hydraulic systems audit will be to get these systems running with less pumps or smaller pumps, or configured differently so that they use less power. If that objective is achieved, then the savings will be swift, and that will more than justify the costs of an audit – ROI could be achieved in months.”
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