- Annual Energy Reduction: 372,000 Kwh
- Annual Energy Savings: AED 160,000
- Annual CO2 Reduction: 252 Tons
- R.O.I.: 71%
AIL Industries, part of Gibca Group, is a first class international supplier of decorative architectural castings in aluminum, brass, and bronze. AIL Industries also designs and manufactures alloy systems for sub-sea structures and vessels in the offshore and marine industries.
AIL’s management has launched an initiative to reduce overall energy consumption across its facilities (factory, office building and staff accommodation). AIL connected with Smart4Power to explore cost effective ways to reduce energy consumption related to its facilities in Sharjah, UAE. The energy audit conducted by Smart4Power highlighted significant opportunities for savings, mainly targeted at the facility’s DX (direct expansion) AC units and metal halide lighting. The lighting in the factory was responsible for nearly 700 MWh in annual electricity consumption.
Smart4Power conducted an assessment of the metal halide fixtures in place and identified induction lamps as a suitable replacement. A mock up was conducted to assess not only energy consumption, but also light quality, considered to be vital to operations within the space.
Following the mock up, Smart4Power analyses indicated that the induction lamps would consume 54% less energy than the extant metal halides while lasting nearly 5 times longer. The induction lamps also improved the space lighting in terms of lumens and colour temperature. The induction lamps boosted the lumens level by 25%. Having demonstrated the viability of the replacements, Smart4Power successfully installed the induction lamps in all the areas of the factory.
AIL Industries will save AED 160,000 a year and will have its investment paid back in less than 17 months.