Serhii Syvolobov, Deputy Director, «DISLA» Consortium
Our plant is new – it was built in 2012. We were pretty sure our market position has been stable and favourable enough all these years. But we kept on asking ourselves one question “Why Chinese commodities are a way cheaper than ours?” We acknowledged that any foundry engineering involving aluminum had to be energy-intensive. When RECPC experts visited our plant to conduct a technical audit they shocked us with their calculations – aluminum waste amounted 48 tons per year. If the plant starts using its designed capacity the aluminum waste will get doubled. That fact worked as a driver for us and pushed us to start using aluminum alloys as RECPC experts had suggested in their technical proposal. We liked that idea a lot as it really gave us an opportunity to save the situation and get the commodities price drop down and become even cheaper than the Chinese products. And finally our plant got all chances to become more competitive and in high demand. I would like to express my gratitude to the RECP Center and hope for further fruitful cooperation.
Vsevolod Yaremenko, Director, state-owned company “Elastik“Research Institute”
Having analyzed our company operation process we came to a conclusion that actually we had been wasting lots of energy resources. To change the situation for the better we addressed the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre is July 2016 and started our cooperation. The RECPC experts inspected the facilities producing pilot lots of rubber goods. To my mind the comprehensive inspection resulted in a very interesting and effective technical solution that might allow reducing the amount of energy consumed by the extractors, thus achieving significant improvements in the non-stop processing line for rubber products vulcanization. So, having now 80 kW of electricity consumed per hour, we do hope to get double power reduction due to the solution implementation. I would like to sincerely wish the RECP Centre experts be always inspired and free to generate new ideas and innovative solutions.
Volodymyr Korovai, “Zaporozhogneupor” PJSC
Our company has been cooperating with the RECP Center for two years. The Centre conducted measures on energy efficiency increase at the plant. The experts suggested reducing the amount of heat losses leaking out through the walls of a tunnel kiln. Our company, “Zaporozhogneupor” PJSC, followed the technical advice and implemented the elaborated solution. To be honest we were interested ourselves to check whether it was going to work effectively or not. Well, it worked perfectly, the implemented solutions gave impressive results. Thus, prior to modernization process the temperature on the outer kiln surface was 168°C, while afterwards – 89°C. This is a rather illustrative example depicting that the solutions elaborated and delivered by the RECP Center experts contribute to the saving of natural gas and other energy resources, as well as the saving of heat. I strongly advise energy audit process to all energy-intensive enterprises. It will for sure reveal many production drawbacks and further get them eliminated thanks to innovative technical solutions, which subsequently leads to a significant saving of fuel resources.
Petro Polishchuk, Technical Department Head, “VYSHNEVSKYJ LYVARNO-KOVALSKYJ PLANT”, public company
If anyone wants to be competitive in the market, he must minimize the unit costs. We started cooperation with the RECP Center 2 years ago. The experts identified heat and energy losses in production process and offered practical recommendations where we could actually make resource saving. Due to these recommendations got implemented we managed to save more than 25% of electricity. In the nearest future we are thinking about upgrading the lining material, replacing gas burners, etc. To be honest we tend to start implementing zero cost measures requiring no investments – first top priority. Costlier but effective solutions are our second top priority. The plant is equipped with 6 gas kilns and we plan get them reconstructed in the future, thus expecting to get a significant reduction in heat losses and energy savings, accordingly.
Dmytro Bilyi, Dеputy Director, State High Education Institution “Kyiv electromechanic college”
There are about 800 students in our ca problem areas and drafted an action plan. The improvements are fundamental – the students and the college administration are very happy with achieved results. We are very pleased to cooperate with RECPC and are planning to implement more expensive projects in the future, one of which will be the installation of IHU (individual heating units) with weather dependent regulation. We see the results and they are obvious.