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Wisconsin Foundry Industry Overview. 125 foundries 80% - 100 employees or less 21,000 employees Payroll $870 million $3.5 billion in sales Wisconsin 3d Ranked Foundry State Nationally 200 – 250 trillion Btu per year. WCMA Energy Initiatives. Focus on education and facilitation

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Wisconsin foundry industry overview

Wisconsin Foundry Industry Overview

  • 125 foundries

  • 80% - 100 employees or less

  • 21,000 employees

  • Payroll $870 million

  • $3.5 billion in sales

  • Wisconsin 3d Ranked Foundry State

  • Nationally 200 – 250 trillion Btu per year


Wcma energy initiatives

WCMA Energy Initiatives

  • Focus on education and facilitation

  • Incorporated energy issues into the standing Environmental Committee

  • Best Practices Handbook & May 2006 Workshop

  • Targeted Site Assessments – future Regional Workshops

  • No goal set to date


Foundry industry barriers to energy reduction

Foundry Industry – Barriers to Energy Reduction

  • International competition – priority is survival and market-share. Capital priorities.

  • Demographics  internal resources (many hats for one individual)

  • Environmental requirements – air pollution control


Energy use profile cupola shop

Energy Use Profile – Cupola Shop

APC/AMU


Foundry support

Foundry Support

  • Small Foundries will require more individual attention and financial assistance

  • Large Foundries continued financial incentives and tax credits

  • All require education/awareness and research/development


Assistance model

Assistance Model

DOE –

Industrial

Technologies

Program

Research

*AFS

* Universities

Focus on

Energy

Local Foundry

WCMA


Assistance considerations

Assistance Considerations

  • Existing model is effective

  • Do not forget about the basics

  • Do not assume that a 2 year pay back is a “slam dunk”


Historical practices

Historical Practices

  • Scrap recycling  life cycle perspective

  • Sand recycling  life cycle perspective

  • Preheat of cupola blast air (1980)

  • Inductor and furnace efficiency

  • Purchasing practices


Recent energy reduction activities

Recent Energy Reduction Activities

  • Compressor system modifications and control

  • Cupola heat recovery for space heat  50,000 dekatherm annual savings

  • Lighting Projects  $325K invested to date

  • Premium efficiency motor project


Future reduction activities

Future Reduction Activities

  • HVAC smart building controls

  • Plant 1 Cupola Heat Recovery

  • Compressor System Retrofits

  • Lighting Retrofits

  • Waste Heat to Electricity  8 MW (long term 6 –8 year payback)


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