Innovation and Productivity: What’s the Relationship and How
Does They Happen?
Maximizing Soap and Detergents Manufacturing
Processes with the Proper Pump
SNP SERIES SLIDING VANE PUMPS FROM BLACKMER® DELIVER THE EFFICIENCIES REQUIRED FOR
COMPLEX PRODUCT TRANSFER APPLICATIONS IN GLOBAL SOAP AND DETERGENT OPERATIONS
Use of supercomputers by Proctor and Gamble
• Saves $309,000 annually
The installation and configuration of a Programmable Logic Control (PLC)-based network controls
package with Management Information System (MIS) capability. The new control system was
linked to additional airflow and dew point measuring devices that could provide it with real-time
data to better help it determine when to bring compressors on or offline.
The project has substantially reduced energy consumption by the original, seven-compressor system,
yielding annual energy savings of 7.6 million kWh and $304,000. The mill saved an additional
$5,000 on maintenance by taking a 450-hp unit offline. Together, these savings total $309,000.
Because the project cost was $545,000, the simple payback is 1.75 years
The Power of Productivity
Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability
William W. Lewis