Industrial Utility Efficiency    


The System Assessment


It’s no secret the craft beer market has grown dramatically in North America.  Local


Temperature control of the musts during the fermentation process is required for the production of


Heat recovery opportunities have resulted in the largest amount of savings of our common projects


Long known as water hogs, resistance welders are widely used in factories that manufacture products


Industrial plants are major consumers of water. Water is used in many processes. Sustainability


Chiller & Cooling Best Practices interviewed Gregory Rhames, Asset Reliability Manager/Energy

Plastics and Rubber

Controlled cooling is an essential part of manufacturing polyethylene stretch film.  The

Oil & Gas

As with most major process plants, refineries and petrochemical plants periodically need to shut
A manufacturing site’s central utility plant (CUP) provides 24/7 cooling for critical R&D laboratories, critical manufacturing processes, data centers and office space. Over a period of several years, campus growth had significantly increased facility energy consumption, raising costs dramatically. Simultaneously, the host state enacted a legislation to deregulate utilities, a move potentially doubling the cost of electricity.
The Smardt Chiller Group has manufacturing operations in North America, Asia Pacific, China and Europe.  Our main North American plant and headquarters is in Dorval (Quebec) complemented by our Plattsburgh (New York) plant which serves government and other clients requiring a “Made in the U.S.A.” certificate.  Asia Pacific manufacturing is done in Melbourne (Australia) and we have launched a manufacturing plant in Guangzhou to serve China. The European market is served out of our plant in Stuttgart (Germany).  North America and Asia Pacific make up 80% of our business with the balance coming from Europe and China –which are our fastest-growing geographies.
It’s no secret the craft beer market has grown dramatically in North America.  Local breweries and brewpubs are popping up across all regions of the United States as consumers seek unique, flavor-rich brews.  In fact, according to the Brewers Association, the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, in 2015 the number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 15 percent, totaling 4,269 breweries – the most at any time in American history.  With more breweries than ever before, small and independent craft brewers now represent 12 percent market share of the overall beer industry*.