MHI Inc. now offers a new dimension of manufacturing with tested ideas for energy savings for the same objective but with new designs. We call it Simplicity. Simplicity builds product resilience. Cross platform application of our best practices.
Why and how are MHI devices built with high energy efficieny? The use of high-grade energy almost automatically leads to many types of improved efficiencies including the use of much lower energy for an objective and much lower time of processing i.e. to a higher productivity. MHI excels in high-grade energy conversion in the hot-products sector. High temperature-energy is high-grade energy. Now Quasi-R™ MHI technology further extends the dramatic energy savings upto the Exa-Joule range.
The best way to increase savings and reduce emissions is to lower the power consumption and total energy use for any objective.
Lower the device power usage by just 1 kW – Save $876 per year @US 10c/KWhr (A typical US household uses 2-4 KW (power) devices at home). Multiply this power by the hours-used for obtaining the energy-used and price-paid.
Industrial use of power is much higher ~ 100-1000 KW are used for industrial devices specially when radiative, steam and materials processing requirements.
These items are now basic in a new device specification. They are best practices and should be part of your project when specifying a device.
Warranty – Ask for Warranty on the Heating-Element for a Steam Generator, Hot Plate, Airtorch or Furnace.
Ask for Testimonials – Or look for them on the manufacturers web site.
Does the manufacturer provide several levels of tutorials – Online forms.
Online RFQ’s – Does the manufacturer provide this.
Prices: Although not always comprehensive there should be an online web store with price guidance.
Does the manufacturer talk up energy efficiency and sustainability? Its a good practice to ask the sales agent.
Does the manufacturer believe in Simplicity of design?.
What makes a device cost more?
Here is a list of items that typically may lead to an increase in the capital cost of a device.
Short Time-Frame – The faster you need it; the more people will need to work on your order to make the deadline. More people equals more money.
Customization– Customization could be great but highly costly. Please be aware that the more items built from scratch, the more the cost.
Spreading out payments: Paperwork from your end could take time – sometimes even compared to the build out. Manufacturers routinely depend on being paid on time. The best prices are given when prepayment is made.
Integration to 3rd Party Tools: Choose a manufacturer that provides their own data acquisition system. Third part tools can cost money and time to integrate.
Will I get my money back. What is my ROI?
When choosing a product ask for typical Return On Investment Calculations if you will use it to generate revenue.
Check for Testimonials and Reviews. A good manufacturer will always post these
Is the repair policy sound, affordable and useful. Machines will break down – maintenance is typically 10% of the initial purchase. Buyer should check if the manufacturer offers a comprehensive policy like the NeverDown(TM) policies.
It does not hurt if the company that you are dealing-with is at least two decades in existence with continuous testimonials.
Did the manufacturer or seller provide the quote in a timely manner. If not, it could be a symptom of downstream delays. There are exceptions but buyer beware.
Summary: There is obviously no one answer to how to choose your best thermal device. The above are some guidelines that refer to good practices. Now include some Green Practices and obtain more benefits-
Some Benefits Of Going Green and even Blue In Manufacturing?
Attracting buyers and as away to do more business is a benefit of sustainability. How can MHI help? MHI technologies offer the potential to:
Applications of Steam Generators: From Drying Animicrobial and Waste to Energy – Steam has many advantages e.g. reducing the amount of landfill dumping, reducing the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions and pollution, as well as reducing dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels.
If one burns fossil fuel, the best efficiency is ~50-85% for achieving a work objective. With electric energy, efficiency for an objective can be closer to 100% during conversion. Sunlight to direct electrical work is ~35-44%.
Pounds (lb) Weight of Carbon Dioxide per One Million BTU (293 KWhr) of Burn with Different Processes.
The approximate price of this much amount of energy used is US$30. A typical US home monthly electric bill is also in this order.
Note for comparison that the average human exhales about 2-3 pounds of carbon dioxide on an average day (about 15- 20 lbs a week) because human activity averages at about 100 Watts or 0.36 BTU/hr of power usage (energy burn rate).