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Energy Audit: A Case Study of Tyre Retreading Unit in Kerala

  • Anith KrishnanEmail author
  • Rose Mary Francis
  • K. R. Rahul Raj
  • Nikhil Thomas
  • V. K. Muhammed Sadique
  • A. Sriram
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 608)

Abstract

In this paper, we have discussed the analysis of the energy consumption from the energy audit conducted at transport workshop, Edappal, Kerala, India, and we have identified opportunities to reduce energy expense and carbon footprint. We found out that the most of the energy consumption is by the curing chambers in the Tyre Workshop. So we have done a targeted audit on the curing chambers. The energy audit showed that the industry consumed a monthly average electrical energy of 31394.71 kWh and has a potential to save 7751.71 kWh of energy by implementing the recommendations suggested in this paper.

Keywords

Energy audit Compressor Energy conservation Energy efficiency Reactive power management Tyre retreading unit Power factor Specific energy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would also like to acknowledge the support received from TEQIP-II.

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    http://mnre.gov.in. Concept of grid connected solar inverter

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anith Krishnan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rose Mary Francis
    • 1
  • K. R. Rahul Raj
    • 1
  • Nikhil Thomas
    • 1
  • V. K. Muhammed Sadique
    • 1
  • A. Sriram
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Engineering KidangoorKottayamIndia
  2. 2.Kerala State productivity councilKochiIndia

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