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The Future of Energy Efficiency

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:28am

Beacon™Harper International, a world leader in thermal processing solutions for advanced materials, has launched Beacon™, a ground-breaking new program offering carbon fiber manufacturers the ability to evaluate the carbon footprint of their manufacturing process and identify opportunities for improvement. According to the company, key highlights include:

  • With its extensive experience in the industry since the market’s inception, the company has developed a model that analyzes various plant configurations and capacities, precursors, integration scenarios and energy recovery options and ranks the environmental impact of the process line.
  • This endeavor establishes a baseline and a facility-specific metric that can be used to develop improvement plans to drive greater energy recovery and lower operating costs.
  • A new website,, allows users to experience the concept of Beacon with a preview survey that evaluates the carbon footprint in a short example model — the complete Beacon model is a complex analysis of over a hundred design parameters.      




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