ABB software wins 2008 Global Fuels Award | Automation.com

ABB software wins 2008 Global Fuels Award

Baden, Switzerland, February 19, 2008 – ABB’s Expert Optimizer software was honored with the “Most innovative technology for electrical energy efficiency” award at the second annual Global Fuels conference in London earlier this month. Part of ABB’s Collaborative Production Management portfolio, Expert Optimizer helps cement plants to significantly reduce their energy consumption and energy costs. Pro Publications International Ltd. organized the conference; over 100 cement industry delegates from 27 countries attended the 2008 event.

Pro Publications Editorial Director, Dr. Robert McCaffrey presented the award to Dr. Eduardo Gallestey, Product Manager for Expert Optimizer at ABB.

“We are truly honored that ABB has been recognized with this award,” said Dr. Gallestey. “It is great to see that ABB’s commitment to innovation, and our focus on improving productivity and energy efficiency, has been acknowledged by the opinion leaders in the market. I was very proud to accept the trophy on behalf of our team.”

Part of ABB’s Collaborative Production Management suite of solutions, Expert Optimizer allows cement plants to reduce their specific energy consumption through the intelligent use of variable speed drives in fans and kiln control, for implementing cooler optimization in combination with high-efficiency cooler multidrives, and for deployment of mill optimization and grinding plant scheduling for reduction of energy consumption and energy costs. Energy monitoring is executed in conjunction with ABB’s Knowledge Manager solution.

During the conference, Dr Gallestey also presented the paper ‘Effective Energy Management in Cement Production’ which he co-authored with Matthias Bolliger, Michelle Kiener and Gabriela Crosley from ABB.

ABB's suite of Collaborative Production Management (www.abb.com/cpm) products, which includes Expert Optimizer and Knowledge Manager, provide productivity improvements to process automation companies.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 112,000 people.

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