Dow Corning Online Calculator Helps Manufacturers Manage Rising Energy Costs, CO2 Emissions

Date: 9 April 2008
Source: Dow Corning
Dow Corning on 3 March, 2008 launched the interactive Molykote® Energy Savings Calculator, an easy-to-use, online tool that can help plant managers and industrial maintenance engineers manage rising energy prices and carbon dioxide emissions by realizing the significant energy and cost savings available through lubrication best practices.

Improper lubrication creates drag and friction, wasting money and damaging equipment. Correct lubrication strategies improve reliability, can help avoid costly repairs and save energy to reduce harmful CO2 emissions.

“Optimized lubrication is more important than ever to increase reliability, lower emissions and reduce plant operation costs,” said Phil Grellier, Dow Corning global solutions development manager.

“The Molykote Energy Savings Calculator can help manufacturers meet sustainability goals and fulfill their commitment to innovative, energy-efficient solutions by understanding where they may be wasting energy.” This new online tool is for plant managers and industrial maintenance engineers who stand to benefit from increased awareness of the importance of lubrication as part of a proactive and planned maintenance program. When users can enter the number of motors, gearboxes, pumps, compressors and fans, the kilowatts needed to run them, their efficiency, the hours per day and days per year into the calculator, they are shown potential reductions in kilowatt hours, CO2 emissions and the associated cost savings.

Molykote® brand lubricants from Dow Corning reduce friction to lower the amount of energy needed to operate equipment, helping the environment and saving money.

The Molykote Energy Savings Calculator is available online at

About Dow Corning Dow Corning ( provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicon-based technology and innovation, offering more than 7,000 products and services, Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.

MOLYKOTE® Smart Lubrication from Dow Corning® For more than 60 years, customers around the world have trusted the MOLYKOTE brand for performance and expertise to solve or prevent virtually any lubrication problem and to save energy through Smart Lubrication™.

MOLYKOTE solutions are available through a global network of more than 3,000 channel partners. For more information, visit, or e-mail

MOLYKOTE and Dow Corning are registered trademarks of Dow Corning Corporation Contact - Richard VanOrnum, APCO Worldwide, +1 (202) 478-3548

600450 Dow Corning Online Calculator Helps Manufacturers Manage Rising Energy Costs, CO2 Emissions
Date: 9 April 2008
Source: Dow Corning

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