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 issues happen. That’s why continuous, automated optimization is key.
Pharma facility directors can reduce energy costs even in the most demanding environments by tapping into tekWorx engineering expertise and adaptive control algorithms.
Pragmatic optimization solutions
At tekWorx, pragmatic solutions and proven chilled water plant optimization technology help companies minimize plant kW/ton while maximizing the use of existing equipment and limiting implementation downtime. Our CEO® solution, which utilizes the Niagara 4® platform, uses adaptive algorithms to continuously analyze real-time process variables and then automatically adjusts key parameter values for real optimization.
Easily integrated with any BAS, any mechanical configuration and any equipment make/model, the CEO® is the leading choice for effective, operator-free optimization.
Allergan chilled water plant optimization results
tekWorx recently worked with the Allergan Global Energy team to optimize their Irvine, CA, manufacturing site’s chilled water plant. While producing popular products such as BOTOX®, JUVEDERM® and LATISSE®, the company struggled to meet an installed capacity of 6,300 tons due to hydronic issues and the load shedding required on high temperature days.
After an initial assessment, the tekWorx engineering team devised a customized adaptive control strategy enabling the site to:
- Maximize capacity using minimal kW/ton
- Improve equipment utilization, which in turn improves redundancy
- Decrease manual intervention
- Reduce equipment wear and tear
The team integrated the CEO® solution with Allergan’s BAS to improve utilization and performance – all with minimal downtime. This pragmatic solution yielded tremendous bottom-line savings:
For more information
Discover how we put our Approachable Expertise® into action for other pharmaceutical companies by reading our online case studies for GSK and Merck. Then contact us to discuss how we can work together to reduce your energy and operating costs with no downtime.