Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., introduced a Molykote energy savings calculator to The online tool is intended to help plant managers and maintenance engineers manage rising energy prices and carbon dioxide emissions by realizing the energy and cost savings available through lubrication best practices.

Users can enter the number of motors, gear boxes, pumps, compressors and fans, the kilowatts needed to run them, efficiency, hours per day and days per year into the calculator. Potential reductions in kilowatt hours, CO 2emissions and the potential cost savings associated with proper lubrication are calculated and displayed.