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DET Plant 6 Wins ASEAN Energy Award 2020 in Large Building Energy Management for Industry Category

By David Nakayama, DET Corp Comms

Bangkok, Thailand, November 24, 2020– Delta Thailand won the ASEAN Energy Awards 2020, in the Large Building-Energy Management for Industry Category, from the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) for our successful energy reduction project at Delta Plant 6 in Wellgrow Industrial Estate.

Johnny Tam, Country Manager for Delta in Indonesia, represented the company at an ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) virtual awards ceremony and received the award on Delta’s behalf. This project was led by the Delta Energy Management Team and Delta Plant 6 management.

Founded in 2002, Delta Plant 6 is in Chachoengsao Province and is an R&D and production center for electronic components and thermal management products including DC fan, EMI filter and solenoids shipped to our global customers.

DET Plant 6 is a green factory with a 2 MW solar energy capacity installed on the roof that we use 100% in our operations. From 2017 to 2019, the Delta Energy Management Team completed 31 energy-saving projects resulting in 6,962 MWh of energy savings worth USD 827 Million. The plant’s Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) exceeded the original plan targets to reach a 35% energy consumption reduction before 2020.

The Delta Energy Management Team found out that the top source of energy consumption, at 25% of total consumption, was injection molding machines at our electronic fan production lines. They improved the energy efficiency of older machines by installing insulator hopper, hot air return, insulator barrel and servo motor injection machine systems.

The second-largest source of energy consumption for Plant 6, at 24% of total consumption, was the air conditioning systems that were under strain from the heat of injection molding machines. This caused temperature instability with some working areas exceeding 30°C. The team improved efficiency by adjusting the level of the duct air supply and changing the grille from square diffuser type to Jet diffuser with high pressure.

Thanks to the dedication of our Delta Energy Management team and everyone in Facility and Production we are able to continue to find ways to save energy and improve our efficiency in our green factories. Our Delta Thailand Lean Manufacturing (DTLM) strategy improves our manufacturing process efficiency and the Delta Smart Manufacturing (DSM) with Kaizen management for continuous improvement helps us boost operational efficiency.

Started in 2014, the ASEAN Energy Awards represents a benchmark of excellence and offers recognition for businesses that play a critical role in developing the energy sector and help drive the region towards a more sustainable future. Last year, DET received 1st Runner Up for the ASEAN Energy Award 2019 in the ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Best Practices category and the Green Building sub-category for its green factory headquarters.

 

About the Author (Editorial Team)

If content is king, there must be a kingmaker. And the universal theme in my favorite stories is our innate human desire for freedom. I have a master’s degree in Chinese education and experience spanning industries and countries. As the Comms guy at DET, I’m obsessed with the stories behind our products and people. Share your stories with me @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/yushi-david-nakayama/

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