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TIPCHECK case study 1:
Chemical plant (NL) - Piping
• Insulation investment: 66,700 EUR
• Insulation savings: 112,000 EUR/a
• Payback period: 0.6 (a)

TIPCHECK case study 2:
Refinery (IT) - Rooftop storage tank
• Insulation investment: 430,000 EUR
• Insulation savings: 344,000 EUR/a
• Payback period: 1.25 (a)

Two examples of the 85 TIPCHECKs evaluated so far.

May 2014 about the European standardized, high quality thermal The TIPCHECKs were carried
Energy Security Strategy, which energy audit tool quantifying the out in Europe and abroad across
includes that Member States amount of energy and money several energy intensive industrial
should “speed up measures an industrial facility is losing sectors (i.e. chemical plants,
to achieve the 2020 energy with its current insulation system refineries, processing plants,
efficiency target, focusing (including uninsulated parts). food and beverage, etc.). The
on heating and insulation in usual payback periods for the
particular in buildings and The TIPCHECK Programme investments in insulation were in
industry”. provides industries — and most cases 1 to 2 years only. l
especially energy-intensive
Furthermore, the European industries — with sustainable
Commission adopted the Energy insulation solutions contributing
Efficiency Directive (EED) in 2012. to tap the energy and cost savings
The EED sets up a common potential in industrial plants.
framework of measures for the Even though potentials vary
promotion of energy efficiency between regions and sectors,
within the EU-28 in order to due to differences in energy use,
ensure the achievement of the temperature profiles and fuel mix,
Union’s targets to reduce energy energy savings potentials were
consumption. In particular, article found to exist across all regions
7 and article 8 of the EED compel and industrial sectors.
each EU country to establish
an energy efficiency obligation A first evaluation of 85 The European Industrial Insulation Foundation
scheme and to promote energy TIPCHECKs carried out until 2014 (EiiF) is a neutral and non-profit institution
audits and energy management has identified energy savings of promoting insulation as a top-of-mind method
systems, respectively. In 200,000 – 400,000 MWh per for enhancing sustainability and profitability.
this regard, the TIPCHECK year reducing now every year For more information, visit
Programme of the EiiF offers the energy bills of TIPCHECK
an energy efficiency solution: a clients by up to 7 million euros.
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