Energy Conservation

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Conservation and efficient use of energy in industry has for a long time been a priority of the government on India. In anticipation of enactment of federal legislation on energy management for industry, the state of Government of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and other Southern States, made energy audits mandatory for large-scale energy consuming industries. So among industrial consumers, the aspect of energy conservation is gaining due importance of the realization that “Energy Saved is Energy Produced and that too at Economical Cost”. This paper shares the experience of the authors on energy conservation projects carried out in a textile industry situated in Tamil nadu state. Economic and efficient measures of energy conservation have been followed subject to budget constraint and the effects of such measures were realized through reduction in energy cost with the added advantage of environmental safety.
1. Introduction
Today, energy and environment are two areas that have sought the greatest attention at the international level. With the issue of the global environment, becoming as important as never before, energy particularly its conservation in industries, has become the main target for all parts of the world that has to be achieved as soon as possible. Textile industries are found to be energy-intensive [4% energy cost in total input cost[ compared to other industries like chemical, food, computer manufacturing, etc.. and hence extensive research has been focused on such industries in the past to reduce the energy cost and the total input cost. In post-independence india, the industrial sector has reached to a level of consuming 50% of total commercial energy available in the country. Indian manufacturing industries like fertilizer, cement, sugar, textile, aluminium, paper, etc.. are found to be highly energy-intensive and their energy efficiency is well below…...

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