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.