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How does Burkert help businesses maximize their energy efficiency

In a climate dominated by spiraling energy costs and escalating environmental challenges, Bürkert offers a range of energy and cost-saving devices that are beneficial to the planet and your bottom line. Read on to find out more about the energy-efficient credentials of our highly innovative selection of valves, flowmeters, controllers and positioners.

Our extensive range of valves

It is worth noting that a correctly sized valve can save a huge amount of energy on reprocessing and wastage. Furthermore, one simple solenoid valve placed in the correct location of a manufacturing site will pay for itself within weeks, with savings of more than $1,000 a year routinely reported. Accurate valve specification is especially vital for optimizing water treatment process control applications. 

Bürkert has developed an impressive selection of valves that embody our energy-efficient engineering principles. Our range of solenoid valves includes a variety of models boasting double coil "Kick and Drop" technology. This effectively switches the valve to an energy-saving holding power following the initial high starting power needed to open the valve, reducing power consumption and preserving the valve's service life. Solenoid valves in our EV range also provide a cost-effective alternative to using compressed air. 

Beyond our collection of energy-efficient solenoids, we also offer a broad range of energy-saving valves to streamline users' energy consumption and costs. For instance, we can provide high-performance diaphragm valves that speed up the CIP/SIP process, saving time and energy. Meanwhile, our positional and process control valves also increase productivity with very low costs. 

Our selection of control valves is also noteworthy for their ability to recycle the positive air in our control valves. That means no air is wasted, unlike traditional controls that often suffer from a constant bleed, resulting in an abundance of lost air and wasted energy. So, as you can see, Bürkert really does have an energy-efficient valve solution for every type of application, budget and flow control challenge.

 

Controllers & Positioners

Our extensive selection of control heads and positioners is designed to provide a wealth of critical operational data, including the number of cycles and distance of travel. These useful data points enable our customers to organize a tailor-made preventative maintenance schedule. The upshot is a noticeable breakdown reduction and far more efficient processes across the board.

Another benefit of Bürkert positioners is their formidable energy-saving capabilities. As well as their ability to control pneumatic actuation, feedback, diagnostic functions, and Fieldbus communication, Bürkert positioners – such as the Bürkert Type 8696 digital electropneumatic positioner – are designed to consume zero air in the steady state. As a result, our positioners play a pivotal role in reducing overall energy consumption. 

 

Flow Controllers and Flowmeters

The Bürkert Type 8750 flow rate controller for gases delivers reliable and automated flow control. This unique flow control device uses the differential pressure principle to create a closed flow control loop to measure and control gases. That gives this efficiently engineered flow controller the ability to dynamically adapt and deliver pneumatic conveying air based specifically on load demand, delivering notable energy and cost savings.

Precise monitoring from a reliable sensor can also help to reduce process costs. For instance, the Bürkert Type 8098 FLOWave SAW flowmeter delivers tried and tested performance when monitoring CIP outlets. The Type 8098's innovative surface acoustic wave technology delivers more accurate and responsive flow measurements compared to a fixed time dosing approach, which can ultimately reduce water costs.

Type 8098

FLOWave SAW flowmeter

Type 8098
  • No obstacles inside the measuring tube, compact, lightweight and low energy consumption
  • Conforms to hygienic requirements, CIP/SIP compatible
  • Ideal for liquids with low or no conductivity
  • Digital communication, parameterisation via Communicator, display
  • Optional: ATEX/IECEx certification, II 3G/D

 

Efficient Device Integration Platform (EDIP)

One of the central tenets of our efficient engineering approach is our Efficient Device Integration Platform (EDIP). Devised with intelligent networking firmly in mind, EDIP equips sensors and actuators in the field with their own decentralized intelligence. Dovetailing perfectly with the digital ethos of Industry 4.0, EDIP-equipped devices enable manufacturers to increase automation, minimize human error, and increase efficiency.

Within the EDIP range, Bürkert has developed a range of digital output modules featuring "hit and hold" power-saving technology. This clever feature reduces the consumed power of a connected solenoid valve by reducing the holding voltage (the minimum current required to pass through a circuit to remain in the 'ON' state) and, therefore, the current/power. Once again, delivering vital energy and cost savings to the end-user.

 

Engineering efficiency at Bürkert

At Bürkert, we have always been motivated to use efficient engineering to maximize performance and minimize energy consumption. We recognize that the dual challenge of rising energy costs and mounting environmental concerns require a different way of working – a more efficient, sustainable approach. With our impressive selection of valves, flowmeters, controllers, positioners and EDIP-equipped devices, we believe we have achieved just that; providing our customers with energy and cost-saving fluid control solutions. 

For more information about our energy-efficient fluid control products, or to discuss your application requirements in more detail, please contact our sales team on +1 800 325-1405 or email sales.us@burkert.com. Our knowledgeable experts will be only too happy to offer their guidance.

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