Sustainability through Process Automation

The two associations ZVEI and NAMUR have published a brochure entitled "Sustainability through process automation - Greater efficiency and sustainability through automation, digitalization and modularization in the process industry" for the 2023 NAMUR Annual General Meeting. We have currently set around 10% of the energy efficiency levers in motion. This will not be enough in the long term, but we are well on the way to achieving a further 40% - and the products, solutions and projects mentioned in this brochure are some of the promising tools we have at our disposal. Without claiming to be exhaustive, this brochure compiles concrete contributions of process automation to increasing sustainability.

This includes

  • Innovative sensor and actuator technology for monitoring and operating systems (chapter 2),
  • Energy-optimized processes, electricity instead of gas and hydrogen production (chapter 3),
  • Modular, flexible plants that support continuous optimization (chapter 4),
  • Energy management systems that support sustainable plant operation (Chapter 5),
  • Digital twins of the plants for simulation and optimization (chapter 6),
  • Connectivity for fast data transmission down to the last plant detail (chapter 7) and
  • IT-tools for data utilization and analysis (chapter 8).

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