Fonderie di Montorso has implemented its integrated management system with ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification.
This important achievement is the result of a policy of sustainability rooted in the company and strong expertise in energy management.
Following the Energy Budget presented in December 2015, especially praised by the technicians at ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and the Environment), the Certification constitutes one more step in the right direction.
And that’s not all. The energy team at Fonderie di Montorso, comprised of the Energy Manager Silvia Zonta, the Head of the Integrated Management System Nicola Cocchia and representatives from the strategic areas (maintenance, production and purchasing) is constantly working towards ever more ambitious objectives.
The significance of Energy Management Certification goes beyond mere reductions in energy consumption: it aims at a rational use of energy and improved energy efficiency by means of a well-organised programme of monitoring consumption, investment and good practice.
Fonderie di Montorso has collected the data by installing measuring instruments in departments and on machinery. At the same time, the company maintenance office has developed software that cross-references energy consumption figures with productivity and operational efficiency. In this way efficiency indices are created based on which strategies can be developed to act intelligently on processes.
In practical terms, in 2017 all production departments substituted the traditional light bulbs with LED lights, thereby saving 50% in lighting energy consumption.
In addition, the pumps for circulating the water that serve the plants were changed for high energy efficiency types of the latest generation, while the extractors were fitted with inverter technology. With these measures taken overall energy savings of 40% have been calculated.
Lastly, but of no less importance is the training and communication policy, to sensitise employees and to implement all the necessary measures to achieve increasingly better performance.