Accuride Corporation’s Brillion Iron Works facility in Brillion, WI is one of the largest and most versatile iron foundries in the United States. They create and produce an assortment of iron products ranging from light-weight, intricate, thin-walled castings, to highly cored, heavy-sectioned castings for a variety of industries.
The challenge Accuride faced in the Brillion Iron Works facility was how to create a more productive and safe environment while increasing energy savings an decreasing energy consumption. One of their concerns was that lighting levels in some work areas were too low, creating unsafe conditions and inconsistent performance.
A complete audit for the facility revealed out of date lighting technology and an inefficient air compressor system. The Wasmer Company’s team of Energy Consultants, Engineers, and Designers collaborated to find the solution that would best meet the facility’s needs and surpass savings expectations.
By upgrading to LED lighting technology and redesigning the compressed air system, the facility was able to reduce the annual energy consumption in those areas by a combined 55%. The lighting upgrades maintained or increased light levels with a decreased draw on energy. By installing metering and control systems in the facility’s compressed air system, Brillion Iron Works was able to take control of their compressed air supply based on their exact demand.