Motivation for process optimisation?

The reasons often lie in the following areas:

 

Productivity and Efficiency

  • Increased performance / throughput
  • Minimization of raw material use
  • Re-usage of waste (raw) materials
  • Minimizing energy consumption
  • Minimizing change-over / lost times

Quality:

  • Increasing the reproducibility
  • Reduction of waste level
  • Reduction of quality costs

Plant availability

  • Reducing standstills
  • Increased plant availability
  • Reduction of maintenance costs

Operation

  • Increasing the efficiency of operators
  • Increasing safety

Environmental factors

  • Minimizing the environmental impact
  • Reduction of waste disposal costs