"We believe that our Energy Savings Estimator is an industry first, providing customers with an easy method of understanding the potential savings that upgrades may offer to their existing drive train systems," said Doug Keith, president, drive technologies division, Siemens Industry.

Siemens' Energy Savings Estimator requires the end user to submit existing data points about their current system, including for example, the application (fans, compressors or pumps), horsepower, motor speeds and reduction stages for gearboxes. Once the operating profile is input, the Energy Savings Estimator evaluates the potential for energy savings in kWhs, dollars, CO2 emissions, and the return on investment for the recommended solution.

"A significant opportunity for industry energy efficiency exists through the implementation of control, automation and drive technologies, and according to the Department of Energy, industry consumes 70% of all energy consumed in the US. With energy efficiency initiatives, US manufacturers could reduce energy consumption by as much as 30%, also resulting in operational efficiencies, improved productivity and a strong return on investment," adds Keith.

The program also offers ‘real world savings’ approximations to help users understand what their estimated savings means in terms of sustainable operations.