LIEN EVENT SERIES
LIEN events are hosted by Network members and focus on particular themes, usually technical, which are of interest to members. These informal gatherings bring people from different sectors together and affords then the opportunity to hear presentations from technical experts and others members, share learnings, discuss challenges and make useful connections. These events generally include a study tour, relevant to the event theme, which allow members to see first-hand the implementation of various technologies.
Three events were held as part of the LIEN 2016 Event Series addressing the following topics:
a) Energy Efficient Design
This event focused on the application of energy efficient design (EED) within major manufacturing facilities in Ireland, highlighted the savings, opportunities and learnings gained from the application of the EED methodology. The event was held in April in GSK, Cork and included a site tour of GSK’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and also provided members with an update on SEAI’s new EXEED certification scheme. GSK and Diageo both presented on their first hand experiences of implementing the EED methodology.
b) Heat Recovery and Steam Displacement in the Food & Dairy industry
This event was held in October in Kerry Ingredients, Charleville and concentrated on advances in energy management specific to utilities in the food and dairy industry in Ireland, including heat recovery, steam displacement and alternative heating/cooling systems. As part of the event, there was also an interactive session on effective metrics, giving insight into the most effective means of tracking energy performance in utility and process systems for food and dairy facilities.
c) CHP optimisation
The last of the LIEN 2016 Event Series sees Boston Scientific, Galway hosting this CHP-focused event in November. The event was a mixture of presentations and discussion sessions, exploring the design, installation and operation of CHP plants for Irish manufacturing facilities. It also examined the opportunities available to companies to maximise the potential of their installed systems.