Energy Audit of an Industrial Unit- A Case Study
S. U. Kulkarni1, Kalpana Patil2
1Prof.Mrs S.U.Kulkurni, M.E. Control System from Collage of engg.,Pune, India
2Kalpana D. Patil, B.E Electrical Engg. From D.N.Patel Collage of Engg., Shahada., India.
Manuscript received on November 11, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on November 15, 2013. | Manuscript published on November 25, 2013. | PP: 22-24 | Volume-2 Issue-1, November 2013. | Retrieval Number: A0549112113/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In any industry, the three top operating expenses are often found to be on energy, labor and materials. If one were to find out the potential cost savings in each of the components, energy would invariably emerge at the top, and thus energy management function constitutes a strategic area for cost reduction. This paper discusses the common aspects of electrical energy management in small- and medium-sized industries. It contains the findings and the analysis of the results obtained from the electrical energy audit program employed in an industrial unit, Loknayak J.P.Narayan Shtekari Sahakari Sootgirni, Untawad Hol, Shahada.Dist.-Nandurbar. The electrical energy audit was carried out under three major heads: (i) lighting audit, (ii) power load audit (motors, meters, etc.), and (iii) harmonic analysis. Readings were taken under these heads and analyzed to find the scope of energy conservation opportunities in the selected test case industrial unit.
Keywords: Energy audit, energy conservation opportunities, harmonic analysis, industrial unit