Almost a quarter of a million people are employed in the Irish food and beverage industry. Increased growth in this sector and a push towards lower operating costs and employee safety has seen a rise in demand for Premium Power’s services in this area.
Food and beverage manufacturing is going through a period of growth and development. Driven by a growth in population, increased automation, labelling regulations, energy cost control and tighter working procedures and safety, capital expenditure projects are seeing significant investment.
Premium Power work with significant international clients such as Pernod Ricard and Glanbia ensuring their electrical infrastructure is fit for purpose in this ever demanding market.
The increased usage of VSD’s as energy efficiency initiatives is widespread within the industry. Potential knock on effects such as increased voltage harmonics and power factor issues require careful management to avoid potential equipment failures.
Auditing of electrical assets with subsequent recommendations such as preventative maintenance scheduling, mitigation of power harmonics and establishment of cost efficient energy and power management systems are popular services for this industry.
Premium Power can provide food and beverage manufacturers with an electrical system health check as an initial low cost indication of the status of their electrical assets.
"We are seeing two factors affect the resilience of electrical systems in high tech manufacturing plants: the amount and concentration of electric loads which are sensitive to power fluctuations and the increasing use of VSDs which intensify these fluctuations."