The Dow Chemical Co.

COMPANY: The Dow Chemical Co.
HEADQUARTERS: Midland, MI
SIZE OF COMPANY: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Chemicals
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Specialty chemicals, advanced materials, agroscience, and plastic products
NAME OF PROJECT: Application of Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) technology
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To reduce energy consumption because it was the largest expenditure after worker-related costs
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: Yokogawa Corp. TruePeak tunable diode lasers
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: The technology is used extensively within the company and has reduced energy consumption and emissions, improved safety, and provided significant savings on fired heaters and ethylene cracking furnace.