Energy Management – Food & Drink event

With energy costs approaching record highs and the spectre of yet further increases over the coming years, industry at large is now faced with some difficult challenges. From shop floor to boardroom, manufacturing and engineering businesses are having to closely evaluate their energy management practices.

In recognition of this fact, Datateam Publishing, with its seven strong ‘industrial portfolio’ of market leading publications, has joined forces with The Carbon Trust to present a series of industry-specific events and publications, which will be structured to present the key ‘best practice’ energy management messages to UK industry.

The first event will focus on the food & drink sector, which has been identified by the Carbon Trust as one of the most important industrial sectors in terms of energy use. In 2000, this sector consumed some 4,300,000 TOE, making it the fourth highest energy user (after iron & steel, engineering and chemicals) and as such a key target for energy reduction measures.

The food & drink seminar programme will provide much needed information on how to use energy more efficiently, with presentations being made by some of the leading names in the field of energy management including; The Carbon Trust, The Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme/The National Energy Foundation, ABB, Micronics & Switch2 Energy Solutions, Team Energy (Energy Auditing Agency), Trend Controls, Baldor UK, Flir Systems, and The British Compressed Air Society.


Time Paper

09.00 Coffee & Registration


Trevor Floyd, Principal Consultant – Tenby Consultancy Group


Simon Helmer, Regional Account Manager – The Carbon Trust

Saving energy and therefore saving money makes sense at any time, but with increasing energy prices, concerns over security of supply and an urgent need to act on climate change, energy efficiency is a particularly pertinent topic. The Carbon Trust is in existence to help UK business be energy efficient. Their objectives are to to ensure that UK business and public sector meet ongoing targets for CO2 emissions; to improve the competitiveness of UK business through resources efficiency; and to support the development of a UK industry sector that capitalises on the innovation and commercial value of low carbon technologies. This presentation will discuss the many services that the Carbon Trust has to offer and what it can do to help your company improve its energy performance.


Trevor Floyd, Consultant – Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme

The Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme recognises organisations in industry, commerce and the public sector who have achieved significant reductions in energy use by implementing good energy management practice. This presentation will describe how EEAS could benefit your organisation by identifying improvements and recognising achievements. The presentation will discuss how to engage with the scheme whether you are at square one, or already achieving major savings. The Scheme is owned by Carbon Trust Enterprises, who are integrating it with other Carbon Trust initiatives which focus on assisting organisations to become more energy efficient. The National Energy Foundation manages this independent Scheme on behalf of the Carbon Trust and the Awarding body is the Energy Institute.

10.40 Q&A

10.50 Morning Coffee


Andy Preston, UK Product Manager, Drives – ABB &

Tony Hoyle, Product Manager, Flow – ABB

Many food companies have reduced their in-house engineering and maintenance teams, leaving nobody inside the company to walk around the plant looking for energy saving opportunities. Yet the food and beverage sector is the UK’s third largest industrial energy consumer. Without firm control over energy usage, these companies stand to lose significant amounts of money. Much equipment in the sector is running longer hours than it needs to. Other equipment is running with higher speed than necessary, with oversized motors or motors with unnecessarily low efficiency. This presentation looks at ways to rectify existing applications and by correctly specifying new ones, including the need for motor management, motor sizing and motor control, including variable speed drives. In addition, the presentation will explain how modern instrumentation technology can be employed to help better manage energy consumption and cut energy costs. It will focus on how this technology can be used to complement proactive maintenance checks and provide a greater level of detail for identifying problem areas.


David Leigh, Marketing Manager – Micronics &

David Phillips, Sales & Marketing Director – Switch2 Energy Solutions

aM&T (automatic Monitoring & Targeting), the correct selection and application of meters combined with AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) and M&T (Monitoring and Targeting) is a key element in Best Practice Energy Management. David Phillips – Switch2 and David Leigh – Micronics are combining their experience to provide a presentation, which will cover the fundamentals of developing an effective energy and water metering strategy, AMR communication options and an overview of the functionality and associated benefits of an effective aM&T system. A comprehensive bottom up presentation on the subject of metering and monitoring to manage energy and water including the potential for ultrasonic, non-invasive flow measurement from leading players in the field.

12.25 Q&A

12.35 Lunch & Refreshments


Andrew Crawford, Trend Bureau Manager – Trend Control Systems

Through close control and monitoring of building services such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning, your building energy management system (BEMS), maintains optimum environmental conditions without unnecessary use of energy. As well as cutting utility bills it can also make substantial savings on plant maintenance costs. This presentation will highlight ‘real-life’ opportunities for energy reduction and cost savings, many of which can be applied to any building energy management system without any additional investment. Some of the concepts presented are very simple and have a big ‘pay-off’. More complex examples may require the assistance of your BEMS supplier for implementation. This paper will also present delegates with practical guidelines on how to achieve results within their own organization and experienced Energy Engineers from Trend Controls will be available to discuss individual needs in more detail.


Andrew Stephenson, International Project Manager – Baldor UK

Plant managers strive to have increased plant throughput while cutting back on maintenance expenses and personnel. Correct selection of the most suitable motor enclosure and level of environmental protection is essential to increasing uptime. Proper management of the motor inventory by making the decision on what motor to use before failure is also a key to replacing failed motors correctly. Cutting through the myth of motor efficiency levels, test methods and available technologies will enable delegates to understand what is available now and what the future will bring. The possible efficiency gains that can be achieved through alternative transmission elements such as gearboxes, belts and pulleys will also be discussed. Although this paper primarily addresses the end user, OEMs can differentiate their product from competitors by offering a lower life cycle cost with improved uptime and reduced energy consumption.

14.25 Q&A

14.35 Afternoon Tea


Paul Sacker, Sales & Marketing Manager – FLIR Systems

There are many initiatives to target energy Efficiency – driven by the Kyoto Targets and the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. One example being the recent changes to the Part L2 Building Regs. One problem with all of these is in readily identifying the sources of energy loss. One ideal technology useable across a very wide range of applications is InfraRed or Thermal Imaging. This presentation will introduce the concepts and practical applications of using an infrared camera. It will show real life examples of identification of energy losses from both Buildings and Manufacturing plant and will discuss some of the ways in which infrared imaging can highlight the source of the energy loss – including insulation defects, construction defects, overheating machinery and overloaded electrical circuits.


Marion Beaver CEng, Commercial Officer – British Compressed Air Society

Of all the utilities, compressed air represents one of the greatest opportunities for immediate energy savings on any site for little or no capital outlay, and any payback times reduce as electricity prices increase. When implementing energy saving projects, it is essential to also ensure that changes do not compromise the productivity or integrity of the product or process. This paper takes a holistic and practical view of improving your compressed air system, covering aspects such as staff involvement, how to choose suppliers for installation, maintenance and energy audits. There will also be reference to compressed air initiatives specific to the food and drink sector. From the information presented delegates should be able to improve their system in terms of reliability, health and safety, compliance as well as energy efficiency, thus maximising overall productivity.

16.10 Q&A

16.20 Close

Please note that the Organisers reserve the right to amend the programme, if unforeseen circumstances so demand.

Aimed specifically at individuals working within the food & drink sector, this seminar will provide all levels of engineers and management with comprehensive information on how to use energy more efficiently, and in doing so, reduce costs and improve overall profitability.

The presentations will provide practical information, and as such will equip all delegates with the right information to effectively implement the latest energy saving initiatives.

By condensing the presentations into just one day, these events offer a truly cost-effective way to obtain the very latest information on this hugely important subject.

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