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Company: INFN – Italy
INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) is the national public research body, dedicated to the study of the fundamentals and laws of the subject, with research activities in the fields of subnuclear, nuclear and astro-particellar physics.
The INFN was established in 1951 by groups of the Universities of Rome, Padua, Turin and Milan in order to continue and develop the scientific tradition that began in the 1930s with the theoretical and experimental research of nuclear physics by Enrico Fermi. Today the body has 4 National Laboratories, based in Catania, Frascati, Legnaro and Gran Sasso, which host large equipment such as the particles accelerators, including the electro-syncrotron, the first Italian accelerator. INFN counts on the collaboration of about 5,000 scientists and employs 1,792 people.
Given the high energy absorption that characterizes the complex machinery of a laboratory dedicated to nuclear research, the customer was looking for an effective solution that would guarantee measurable energy savings and produce a consequent reduction in CO2 emissions.
Reducing the environmental impact is one of the primary objectives of the laboratory, which is an international reference in the world of research in sub-atomic physics.
In August 2016, was installed an 800 A E-Power device downstream of the existing general switch, in a cabin that mainly manages laboratory services and large lab machinery. The configuration of the electric loads consists mainly of air conditioning, machinery with and without inverters and lighting, for a used power of about 390 kW and a consumption of about 2,300,000 kWh:
• Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning: 40%
• Inverter Machinery: 18%
• Non-Inverter Machinery: 25%
• Traditional lighting: 15%
• IT devices: 2%