Industry 4.0 provides energy-saving opportunities

10:50 | 28/07/2017 Energy

(VEN) - The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) blurs the gap between the real and virtual world through innovative technologies. It also provides energy-saving opportunities for businesses.  

Nguyen Van Long, deputy director of the General Directorate of Energy’s Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, says Industry 4.0 creates new information technology solutions, helping monitor machinery and equipment, and optimize energy efficiency. In addition, data collection, analysis and processing help create a continuous manufacturing process, shorten testing periods and reduce energy costs.

He also said that Industry 4.0 provides new opportunities to increase processing capacity in manufacturing technology, data collection and transportation. Data collected from machines and sensors enables manufacturers to rapidly make decisions in order to improve operational efficiency. For example, the Goshi Thang Long Auto Parts Co., Ltd. has applied a power management system since 2015. This system runs every day, collects data, gives instructions and receives feedback to help the company keep track of the manufacturing process and operational time. Thanks to the system, the company says it has significantly saved energy costs.

The Big C Thang Long Supermarket has also applied a power management system that collects data, calculates energy costs and produces reports on the energy use of machines and equipment. This avoids the need for guesswork in putting together the power system budget, optimizing management costs and minimizing errors when entering data manually. Thanks to the system, the Big C Thang Long Supermarket says it has saved five to seven percent of total energy consumption.

Dam Tien Thang, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, says applying automation technology in the power management system, building energy efficiency indexes and enhancing capacity to access Industry 4.0 have been strengthened in Hanoi. These measures have contributed to improving energy efficiency in the city. This is also the target that the energy efficiency program in the capital of Hanoi drives towards in 2017.

Dam Tien Thang, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, says application of the power management system has contributed to reducing production costs, thereby improving the quality of growth and promoting the country’s economic integration.

Nguyen Hanh