Implementing Energy Solutions that Don’t Jeopardize Your Plant’s Operations

Pharmaceutical manufacturers require 100 percent reliability in their chilled water plants to maintain product quality, ensure the validation of test results and eliminate manufacturing downtime. Having the “correct” plant chiller sequencing set once is simply not enough to meet ongoing operational demands. On a daily basis, increased loads occur, weather conditions vary and unexpected maintenance […]

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5 Steps to Communicate the Value of Your Energy Program

You’ve implemented an effective corporate energy program that’s lowered operating costs – probably in the 35-50 percent range. You’ve achieved significant cost savings, while also helping the environment by reducing your energy consumption. But the work isn’t quite done yet. Now it’s the time to communicate both the program details and the results. You might […]

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The ENERGY STAR® Summit: 3 Key Learnings for Industrial Organizations

As an Industrial ENERGY STAR partner, tekWorx commits to providing energy efficiency solutions for companies of all sizes and helping them meet their energy usage and sustainability goals through chilled water plant optimization. At our recent ENERGY STAR Energy Industrial Partner meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, several themes and opportunities emerged: Energy efficiency intersects with reliability Attaining […]

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Energize Your Bottom Line with a Comprehensive, Complimentary Energy Audit

When hearing the phrase energy audit, do you automatically think a) we did that years ago, or b) it’s not in the budget for this year? Consider what it would mean for your corporate bottom line if a free energy audit reported that your company could realize an annual savings of 10-50 percent in energy […]

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All Energy Optimization Solutions – Simply Put – Are Not Created Equal

As you work to save kWh and $, you want an energy optimization solution that automatically and continuously minimizes consumption. That means it requires no manual intervention to optimize your chilled water plant. Optimization projects usually start with an evaluation of the current plan. The evaluation results in recommended measures to reduce kW/ton and a […]

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IPS® Retrofit: Discover the Simple, Effective Solution for Chiller Plant Energy Efficiency

Did you know that if your chiller plant features a primary/secondary (P/S) design, you are likely not operating at maximum efficiency? With the introduction of variable speed drives in the 1970s, the P/S design was created to take advantage of the newfound ability to modulate flow with load and the added flexibility for chiller staging. […]

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When Approachable + Expertise Doesn’t Equal an Oxymoron

When you’re looking for an expert, you want to work with the Einsteins of the industry. But what happens when you get an Einstein who can’t explain their innovations or play nicely with your operators? When it comes to chilled water systems, tekWorx offers a unique blend of Approachable Expertise®, increasing operational efficiency and reducing […]

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How tekWorx Helped a Major Pharmaceutical Site Save $542,000

tekWorx recently worked alongside the Allergan Global Energy team to optimize chilled water plant operations at their Irvine, CA manufacturing site. The makers of such well-known products as BOTOX®, JUVEDERM® and LATISSE® were struggling to meet an installed capacity of 6,300 tons due to hydronic issues and the load shedding required on high wet bulb […]

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How Professor Pump Became a Guiding Force at tekWorx

You sometimes meet people and immediately understand their impact will be felt far and wide for years to come. Our co-founder Burt Rishel was one of those people. He made his mark in design, engineering and writing while influencing those around him with his intelligence, heart and dedication. A gifted engineer and a captain of […]

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How to Combat Higher Energy Prices – Today and Tomorrow

2017 is shaping up to be a volatile year in electrical prices. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is predicting higher prices for electricity, driven by higher than expected natural gas prices. Natural gas prices could soar because of rising exports to Mexico and production that’s predicted to fall for the first time since 2005. […]

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Chillin’ in the New Year

As we kick off 2017, tekWorx and our clients have a lot to celebrate. We’ve worked together to implement chilled water optimization solutions that have cut energy usage and amped up cost savings at their facilities. Here are the highlights: 2016: At a glance Nissan upgraded their cooling efficiency at a critical vehicle assembly plant […]

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COACH™: Integrated Chiller Control and Optimization In One

tekWorx recently announced the successful completion of multiple installations of COACH™, an integrated chiller plant control and energy optimization system scalable to plants with as few as two chillers. Using tekWorx CEO® adaptive control technology to control chillers, pumps, and towers, the COACH ™ continuously optimizes total plant kW per ton. The field-configurable package includes […]

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