In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic tips on improving efficiency in a process heating facility. From upgrading equipment to optimizing various processes and steps within the facility, there are several ways to improve your overall efficiency and bring significant cost savings as a result.
At Gordo Sales, we’re proud to provide a wide variety of process heating equipment, from component heaters to drum heaters, radiant heaters and many other industrial heating systems to meet your facility’s every need. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll dig into several additional tips we can offer on optimizing your process heating systems and facility.
One major area that has a big impact on efficiency and overall operations outside equipment or procedures: Training, which informs the use of both those areas in numerous vital ways. Well-trained employees are not only far safer, they’re also much more efficient at the tasks at hand.
Regular training schedules for employees, even those who have been with the company for a long time, are vital for keeping up efficiency. These are chances to update various processes or steps, plus to teach employees how to operate new equipment so it can be used efficiently right away. Training is also valuable for employee morale, helping you retain employees who see you care about their knowledge and safety rather than only prioritizing their work output.
For those who utilize heavy industrial heating equipment regularly, along with other facility equipment, you have to plan for bumps in the road. If a piece of equipment fails or requires repair, you don’t want production to be halted for any longer than is absolutely necessary.
This is where a spare parts management system comes into play. This system reduces downtime when such issues come up, allowing you to limit expenses for equipment repairs plus shave major chunks of time off this process. If you do not already have such a system in place, now is the time to consider one – and if you do, ensure it’s up to date and you’ve been recently investing in new parts to replace those that are used.
Finally, another potential issue is inevitable plant shutdowns that may take place, including unplanned ones. These likely can’t be fully prevented, but you can take the steps to have a preparation plan in place so you do not lose too much efficiency when such issues do happen. There are several such steps to take depending on the precise variables in your facility.
For more on how to optimize efficiency within your process heating equipment and surrounding facility, or to learn about any of our temperature controls or other process heating system accessories, speak to the staff at Gordo Sales today.