Energy and Ressource Efficiency

It is foreseeable that consumption data for packaging systems will be requested more and more frequently in future. But how can data from different manufacturers be compared? Can the data be transferred to the conditions in user operation? Do they stand up to scrutiny? VDMA 8751: 2019-03 "Filling and packaging machines - Specification and measurement of energy and media consumption" provides the basis for answering these questions.
The Lighthouse Project 2018: Scientists from Erlangen and Munich have jointly developed the innovative VKB baking oven technology for energy-efficient and time-saving baking
The new ISO TC 313 Packaging Machinery was founded faster than expected on the initiative of European packaging machine associations and standardization organizations.
Energy and utility media consumption of packaging machinery is dependent on the operation pattern of the machine system considered. This VDMA standard sheet defines key figures and machine performance levels for which average energy and media consumption could be specified related to defined boundary conditions. Based on these specifications the expected energy- and media consumption could be calculated for a given production pattern. The calculated consumption could be verified by measurement of energy and media consumption in the course of an acceptance run of the machine system.
This VDMA-specification provides two concepts for the determination of the yield of tablet presses. The (overall) yield of a tablet press is distinguished from the technical yield of a tablet press whereas for the calculating of the technical yield only product losses related to the processing unit ‘tablet press’ are considered.
A new draft of the 4th BImSchV for the implementation of the MCP Directive is now available.
Currently, EN 16855-2 is in the final survey before publication and will be published shortly.
Amendment to the Directive on the promotion of waste heat prevention and waste heat recovery in commercial enterprises of 25 August 2017
The BREFs on the food industry, waste treatment, steel processing, surface treatment of metals and plastics (electroplating) and slaughterhouse plants will be revised or completed in the foreseeable future. The result then flows into the TA Luft.
BREF "Food, beverage and dairy industry": deadline for comments 22.03.2017
The energy consumption of commercial and industrial ovens is of great interest to manufacturers and operators of these ovens. The VDMA standard sheet 8765 has now been published with an issue date of September 2012. This provides a measurement specification for industrial baking ovens that can also be applied to commercially used baking ovens.
Ortwin Fink
Ortwin Fink
Technical Affairs, Research & standardisation food processing machinery, Hygienic Design (open systems), machine safety food processing machinery
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Matthias Balley
Matthias Balley
Technical affairs, Research & standardisation beverage machinery, dairy machinery, packaging machinery, machine safety, Hygienic Design, materials for direct food contact, BVT (BREF)
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