Reduce temperature and maintain production speed.
Steel mills pickling over 2 million tons per year can save upwards of $400,000 per year. in pickling energy cost at a minimum 5° F reduction in temperature with no sacrifice in production speed using a WIM Naxid Additive in their pickle line.
Several years ago a study was made by a mill pickling 2,000,000 tons per year to see what energy might be saved reducing the pickle temperature 5⁰F. They determined they would save $385,000 annually nearly $0.19 per ton pickled.