Investigation Of Industrial Energy Efficiency: A Case Study

Atnaw, Samson M. and Kitaw, Daniel (2015) Investigation Of Industrial Energy Efficiency: A Case Study. In: International conference on Mechanical and Automotive Engineering (ICMA2015), 27-28 October 2015 , Kuching, Malaysia. pp. 1-5..

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Developing economies are mostly unaware of the actual savings potential of energy conservation and are additionally restricted due to the application of outdated technology in their industrial production. This is partly because their industries have not been checked for proper energy use and conservation. Therefore, it is the intention of this paper to provide and apply tools on the procedure and methods involved to firstly assess possible deficiencies suspected of irrational consumption of energy bill. Also steps to be taken to raise possible required investment for energy conservation measures and their financial analysis like payback period will be included. The status of Industrial Energy Efficiency in Ethiopian Industries has been analyzed with a special focus on the leather sector taking Batu Tannery a case study. The various energy utilization and saving practices of the plant and its potential saving areas are identified. Though higher saving is possible through the introduction of modern technology, this study focuses on housekeeping and low investment measures that will gain fast results and will motivate the management for more in – depth energy conservation measures. This approach is found suitable for developing countries who suffer from lack of funds for higher investment in energy conservation programs and the use of renewable energy sources.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 07:16
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 03:33
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