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Smart Manufacturing Technologies and Data Analytics for Improving Energy Efficiency In Industrial Energy Systems

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
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Conference Name
American Council for Energy Efficient Economy
Conference Location
Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Conference Sponsor
US DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office
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Smart manufacturing and advanced data analytics can help the manufacturing sector unlock energy efficiency from the equipment level to the entire manufacturing facility and the whole supply chain. These technologies can make manufacturing industries more competitive, with intelligent communication systems, real-time energy savings, and increased energy productivity. Smart manufacturing can give all employees in an organization the actionable information they need, when they need it, so that each person can contribute to the optimal operation of the corporation through informed, data-driven decision making. This paper examines smart technologies and data analytics approaches for improving energy efficiency and reducing energy costs in process-supporting energy systems. It dives into energy-saving improvement opportunities through smart manufacturing technologies and sophisticated data collection and analysis. The energy systems covered in this paper include those with motors and drives, fans, pumps, air compressors, steam, and process heating.