To avoid leakages of Energy (Steam - Air)
1. LEARN BY YOURSELF & CHALLENGE YOUR WAY OF DOING
Due to the high intensive use of energetic system, it happens that the pipes are broken. This is link to important leakages that is energy and CO2 Emissions.
Detect Leakage : During Gemba Walk everyday or when machines are stopped. You can hear the leakages
Show it and contact the maintenance team to repare / fix it
Install a regular leak detection in the factory will support a lot to reduce your impact
The leakage is mainly detected at the connection point, the valves, the corners, the rubber hose connections, the regulators.
For Air, if not fixed the Leak rate can be 20% of total compressed air production capacity
Air and steam leakages are really common in the industry and linked to important CO2 Emissions and cost losses. It is important to work on it to reduce your Environmental Impact
1. Hear the sound in the factory. The ears are your best ally to fight leakage.
2. Ultrasonic Leak detector
3. Calculate the efficiency of your system and verify it
COST OF LEAKAGES
Find below the cost of leakage in function of the size of the leak. Important cost are related to it...
2. COPY & IMPROVE ASSOCIATED BEST PRACTICES
4. VALIDATE YOUR SKILLS
Competency = no skill associated
5. EVALUATE YOUR ORGANIZATION