Eliminating once-through cooling creates significant opportunities for research facilities
This interesting analysis of General Electric's sustainable growth documents how the company's total water use fell 18.3% from 2011 to 2012.
This interesting analysis of General Electric's sustainable growth documents how the company's total water use fell 18.3% from 9.1 billion gallons in 2011 to 7.43 in 2012. From 2006-2012, water use fell 46%, far exceeding the company’s target of a 25% reduction by 2015. Over the same six year period, once-through cooling water use fell from 8.9 billion to 3.92 billion – roughly a 55% decrease.
This analysis is further evidence that once-through cooling is a dated and ineffective method. More and more companies are finding ways to eliminate the cooling method with modern methods and technologies including the eVap. The innovative eVap chilling systems provide necessary cooling for research facilities and also eliminating the risk of flooding.
Moving to technologies like the eVap cooling systems is simply the right thing to do. One quick look at GE's sustainability reports indicates that billions and billions of gallons of water are being wasted every year around the world. The eVap is an opportunity for research institutions to operate in a significantly more sustainable manner, conserve water and reap operational cost savings.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey