Eastman Chemical Company is a global company that manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. Since its earliest days, Eastman has focused on energy efficiency. The company's commitment to continuous improvement has advanced to a new level with a restructured corporate-wide energy program. This corporate program now has broad participation and executive-level support that uses ENERGY STAR resources, corporate initiatives, and designated funding to improve energy efficiency. Additionally, the Eastman energy management program strives to continuously improve energy efficiency and minimize overall impact while contributing to regulatory compliance.
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Eastman Chemical Company
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Kingsport, TN 37662
Identifying Drivers of Energy Intensity and the Value of Benchmarking
Eastman Chemical Company developed a model that quantifies the effect of product mix, capacity utilization, non-manufacturing energy use, improvements made through maintenance work (such as repairing steam leaks and adding insulation), degradation (low hanging fruit grows back) and capital improvements. By developing this model, Eastman found that more effort should be put into maintenance work and maintaining the gains achieved. In particular, an evaluation of the number of steam leaks identified ultimately led to a change in materials of construction used for steam tracing and additional staff to manage maintenance for steam piping.