A constant eye on energy: Sarlux accepts the challenge of energy efficiency

Sustainability is a daily gesture: as when we check the TV standby light and remember to turn it off.

So, checking the standby lights of dozens of pieces of equipment, at an industrial site as large and complex
as the Sarlux site in Sarroch is seen as the high road to compatibility.

For some time now, Sarlux has been following this pathway with the aim of continuing improvement,
a principle that marks both environmental performance and productivity.

And now, energy performance.

Sarlux has joined an Energy Management System in which all workers must play their part.

The procedure starts from the top, with policies, procedures and a tight schedule that will rapidly lead
to detailed knowledge of the energy performance of each unit of plant and equipment at Sarroch.

Digital and Big data will do the rest: on a dashboard with friendly interface,
technicians will be able to monitor performance step by step
.

Reduction in energy consumption for operating crude oil refining equipment, and hence lower GHG emissions
are pursued through the use of new techniques and management methods.

To achieve this objective, we have started by monitoring energy demand, identifying the impact of each plant
and concentrating on the best and most effective solutions.

We have also taken action to improve individual behaviours
and awareness of the need to reduce consumption
.

Sarlux has chosen to implement an Energy Management System,
which is distinct from the other Integrated Management Systems
on the site (HSEQ); it is based on a guidance document, the SGE Manual.

Differently from the other systems, the EMS minimises recourse to new procedures,
while it does have in common recourse to corrective actions to achieve the planned objectives,
which are constantly monitored by management.

The Sarlux Energy Management System, based on standard UNI EN ISO 50001:2011,
is managed by a small team tasked with coordinating all activities on the site,
to which all employees are required to make a contribution.

The aim is to be certified by the end of the second quarter of 2018,
after review by management in the coming months.