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Industrial Fuel and Energy Equipment

Energy efficiency is a big deal when you're working with industrial equipment. There's never been a better time to take a look at your current energy management policies and then acquire a few units to reduce your net energy use. Reducing waste is a great way for industrial sector businesses to cut costs and green their operations.

What are some fuel-saving features built into gas cans?

Industrial energy experts have completely redesigned traditional gas can equipment to save fuel. While cans themselves never consume fuel, it can be easy to spill it when trying to fill gas hoppers. New gaskets, nozzles, and seams have drastically reduced the amount of fuel that ends up on the ground. Some companies in the mining industry have drastically cut the amount of fuel they use merely by replacing the dispenser nozzles on existing cans.

Generally, what's the right size for gas can spouts?

You'll want to make sure that the funnel end of the spout is slightly smaller than the fill hole on any piece of industrial equipment you'll be working with. Energy efficiency experts agree that the spout should be snug enough that no fuel will trickle out of the fill hole while you're pouring it. Make sure that the top of the spout is large enough to accommodate the dispenser that you use with your industrial machines.

What are some ways that gas meters save energy?

Manufacturing technicians might not always be able to spot a leak on a line if it's not metered. Installing a dial on each line can help manufacturing experts catch trouble spots before they start to cost real money. Industrial users might also want to keep an eye on which parts of their operation consume the most gas, which can help them figure out where they should focus their efforts on reducing energy use. Keep in mind that government efficiency programs have implemented a number of tax breaks for industrial energy consumers who slash the amount they use.

How do you install a usage monitor?

Unplug any piece of manufacturing equipment that uses 110 volts of wall power, and plug the usage monitor into the wall. You can then plug the unit back into the receptacle on the monitor's front plate. Switch both units on, and you should begin to see how many watts the machine draws. You can later remove the monitor and plug the unit back into the regular socket. While the manufacturing industry has used these for some time, they work with standard sockets so that any industry could theoretically perform an energy audit with them.

What portable sources of alternative energy are available?

Manufacturers have answered requests for portable alternative energy devices. A number of machines are light enough for you to carry to a work site. Industrial equipment that runs on electricity can draw power from any of these devices without modifications. You'll find that you can probably move the following units by hand without any special equipment:

  • Portable solar panels
  • Biodiesel generators
  • Hydrogen fuel cells
  • Mobile wind turbines
  • Hand crank dynamo