New water treatment plant for plastics production at OWI went into operation in early 2018
OWI installs new water treatment plant
and reduces its energy costs
Rising energy prices, higher demands on the water management of cooling systems in plastic injection molding and immense cost pressure in production caused OWI to invest more than € 300,000 in this area. "Due to the high energy prices in Germany, we have a real competitive disadvantage compared to companies from abroad," says Andrea Zschocke, managing director and owner of OWI, a problem that is currently affecting energy-intensive companies throughout Germany. In cooperation with ONI-Wärmerafo GmbH from Lindlar, the world market leader in this area, and the company Calor from Frammersbach, under the direction of maintenance manager Christian Thurn, a new, modern water treatment system was installed at OWI.
This system solution for water treatment and water treatment with free coolers, high-performance plate heat exchangers with a total output of more than 500 KW and the feed into the heating system now meets the latest requirements for water management and is forward-looking for OWI. "Water quality has a significant impact on the operating costs and reliability of our injection molding machines," says Andrea Zschocke of OWI, "so this is an area that deserves increased attention in plastic injection molding. The entire spectrum of requirements, from corrosion protection and filtration to biology protection, is now covered by this system solution. By feeding into the heating system, ie the heat recovery, we are now optimally positioned. With this investment of more than € 300,000, we want to sustainably keep energy costs at a minimum and to optimally optimize production conditions. "The results obtained so far suggest that the goals we have set ourselves are not only achieved, but somewhat exceeded.