Winner of Helios 2014
Georg Fischer GmbH, Herzogenburg.
The internationally operating enterprise Georg Fischer Automotive employs more than 700 employees at the site Herzogenburg. These produce and cast aluminium and iron components for cars, service vehicles and industrial applications. A comprehensive modernisation of the plant was carried out in recent years.
Energy efficiency considerations were thereby particularly at the fore. Thus, the most energy intensive aluminium melting furnace 15 T-1 was equipped with a heat recovery system, among other things.
The conception was carried out by EcoProjekt. The combustion air is preheated by the waste heat of the melting furnace. This resulted in comprehensive modification measures to the furnace itself and the control. Based on the active collaboration with the maintenance department, the furnace master and our team of specialists, we were able to make a decisive contribution that with further measures energy at a total volume of 2.5 million kWh per year was saved and the Co2 emissions were reduced by nearly 650t/year. The overall project incl. the furnace optimisation became the overall winner of the Helios 2014 award.